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WELCOME! Summer is here! It’s that time of year when children are running around the house full of anticipation for their summer camp or summer program ahead. When parents are searching for last minute Camp supplies and preparing their little campers for what to expect this summer. And what a wonderful time it is! In this issue we showcase an amazing academic summer camp that transforms lives. We feature a fantastic golf camp that provides a world-class golf and vacation experience for youth. We showcase a wonderful Boys Camp where Boys develop character with new adventures. We highlight a fantastic Girl Scout Camp celebrating its 50th year of operation. We feature an amazing Audubon Camp that has provided a fun, hands on learning experience for kids for more than 30 years, and much, much more. We share some fantastic camp pictures and amazing camp videos, and provide much more information about summer camp and summer programs. At CampNavigator, we give parents accurate, insightful and valuable information, empowering them to make informed decisions about summer camp & summer programs. The CampNavigator Magazine shares knowledge to enrich the lives of children, youth and adults through the camp & summer program experience. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful summer camp or summer program experience this year. A summer full of fun, amazement, great times and new friends. A summer where you create memories that last a lifetime. …And we hope you enjoy this issue of the CampNavigator Magazine! Your CampNavigator Team.

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SUPER CAMP

What It Takes To Motivate Teens

PALI ADVENTURE CAMP

Choosing an Action Adventure Camp for Kids and Teens

CAMP FRENCHWOODS

French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts Summer Camp for individuals

ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL GOLF CAMP Orlando International Golf Camp was founded by PGA Professional Brian Roddy.

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IMAGINE THAT

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CAMP CHIPPEWA

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BALLIBAY CAMPS

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EVERYTHING SUMMER CAMP

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CAMP CAROLINA

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CAMP KATERI

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SPORTS SAFETY TIPS

Techno - Mania Your hands-on Technology Extravaganza grades k-2 & 3-5

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Advanture. Tradition. Character

Camp Ballibay for the fine and Performing Arts

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Boys Residential summer camp.

Girl Scouts of gateway council.

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FIREFLY CAMP MANAGEMENT

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CAMP FARWELL Where girls shine.

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VALLEY VIEW RANCH CAMP

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BLUE MOUNTAIN CAMP

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BIG BEAR SPORTS RANCH

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SEATTLE AUDUBON CAMP

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AERI EXPERIENCES

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In the spring of 1946, Bill Allen, a well-known Texas high chool football coach from Ft. Worth, was looking for the perfect location for his dream of a summer camp for boys. Our motto for 45 years has been ”Building skills, character and friends...for a lifetime!

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2013 Summercamps.

LEGARZA BASKETBALL CAMP

Basketball, Volleyball and all-sports camps will be offered this summer!

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LAWRENCE ACADEMY

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WILDWOOD NATURE SCHOOL

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TEXAS ART PROJECT

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SUMMER CAMP @CDC

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INTERVIEWS

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A Journey to Success

International immersion program in italian, mandarin, french, and spanish

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Texas Arts Project began in 2003 with 32 campers from across the country.

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Breaking Barriers What It Takes To Motivate Teens

By Bobbi DePorter

Campers can’t just walk in off the street Parents often complain that their sons

and daughters aren’t reaching their full potential. They know they’re capable of much more, but they don’t know how to motivate them to go for it. Truth is, it’s very difficult for parents to motivate their kids. The single biggest reason why it’s so hard for parents is that motivation is intrinsic; it comes from within. Parents, or teachers for that matter, can’t force a young person to get motivated. The more they try, the more resistance they receive. Of course there’s the proverbial carrot approach. “If you get better grades, you can earn a ________.” Incentives, or bribes, only go so far for so long. So what does get a student motivated? Feeling passionate about achieving a goal is a big part of becoming motivated, as is feeling equally passionate about overcoming any obstacles that stand in the way. At SuperCamp, we stage an event near the end of the 10-day session that helps students identify an important life goal and mentally break through their biggest barrier to achieving the goal. We pass around 12-by-12-inch pine boards and markers. We tell campers that this activity is not about breaking a piece of wood. It’s a metaphor about life. It’s about how you can get what you want in your life. It’s about breaking barriers to grab on to your goals — about going for it no matter what.

They have the power to break through

any barrier. It has nothing to do with body size or physical condition. The skinniest, smallest teens will break through the board almost as easily as the hulking, muscular ones. 7

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and accomplish this feat, no more than a parent can motivate their son or daughter with a pep talk. That’s why we put it close to the end of the session. By then they have a much higher level of confidence and focus than they had before they arrived. We talk to the campers about the reasons they might have had for not reaching their goals in the past. Maybe they got lazy and decided it wasn’t worth the effort. Maybe they failed and let their fear of failure hold them back. But this exercise is about putting the past where it belongs. It’s about making new choices. By this point in the program, they’ve all chosen a goal to pursue. We ask them to think of the goal they’ve set for themselves. We ask them to envision achieving that goal, to make it a reality. Then they write their goals on the boards. When they’re finished, we ask them to flip the boards over. “Where is your goal?” “Under the board.”

We tell them: “This board is the obstacle that

has come between you and your dreams. What is it that’s holding you back from what you really want? Get honest. Get real. What barrier, what fear has ripped you off over and over again?”

When they have their answers, they pick

up their pens and write their obstacles on the board — on the opposite side from their goal. An inch of pine now stands between them and their dreams.

Now it’s time to get in state. They’re expert state-managers by this point, so when we tell them to get into a state of focused excitement, the energy builds at once. Powerful music swells loudly. They get into a powerful physical stance and repeat, “I am centered, focused, confident, and powerful.” “Be ready for success. It’s yours... if you choose it.”


About the Author

Bobbi DePorter, teen motivation and accelerated learning expert, has changed the lives of over five million kids through her SuperCamp and Quantum Learning school programs. SuperCamp is a learning and life skills summer program with more than 65,000 graduates in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. Quantum Learning is an accelerated learning-based teaching and learning methodology that has helped improve thousands of schools and districts across the nation. Bobbi is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Seven Biggest Teen Problems and how to turn them into Strengths (An Insider’s Look at What Works with Teens). For more information, visit http://www.SuperCamp.com and http://www.QLN.com Contact Bobbi at bdeporter@qln.com

Junior Forum – 7 days Ages 11 -13 entering grades 6-8 - $2495.

Senior Forum – 10 days, Ages 14 – 18, entering grades 9-12 - $3095. Stanford is $3195.

Camp Locations & Dates: SuperCamp CAMP

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LOCATION

Brown University

July 5- Aug 4

Providence, RI

Loyola Marymount

July 9 – 27

Los Angeles, CA

Loyola University Chicago

July 10 – 28

Chicago, IL

UC Berkeley

July 24- Aug 11

Berkeley, CA

University of Texas – Dallas

July 22- Aug 9

Dallas, TX

Stanford University

June 30 – Aug 14

Palo Alto, CA

University of South Florida

July 12- 30

Tampa, FL

Wake Forest University

June 28 – July 28

Winston-Salem, NC

When they can feel their commitment,

they’re ready. The facilitators and their team mates gather around. The support is strong. One by one, they break through the barriers and grab their goals! All around us teens are laughing, crying, hugging, and holding up the broken pieces of their boards. The confidence radiating from their faces is beautiful.

The camp session ends one day later and the campers head home with their broken boards in tow — and a level of motivation they’ve never before felt. It’s a beautiful thing.

SuperCamp Academic pressure to stand out. Social pressure to fit in. Its not easy being a high school or middle school student these days. Whether your child is straight A, struggling, or somewhere in between, chances are they’re often overwhelmed by too much homework, too many activities, and the never-ending distractions created by technology. SuperCamp teaches teens real-life strategies that help them manage their time and improve their relationships. The result increases in their grades, confidence and motivation. Now in its 32nd year with 65,000 graduates worldwide, SuperCamp is a 7- to 10-day residential camp held on prestigious college campuses that teaches strategies for reading, writing, memorizing, studying, and problem-solving. SuperCamp combines the 8 Keys of Excellence character-building program with academic preparation and fun outdoor challenge activities to give kids an edge in learning and in life. www.CampNavigator.com Vol. 2, Issue 3

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Quantum U – 8 days - $2495 Incoming College students CAMP

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UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

July 13 – 19

Let’s face it, college life is different. It’s a

fun and exciting time of growth, but with growth comes growing pains. College life can be fragmented, intense, and sometimes overwhelming. For the first time students experience large classes, unstructured time, and professors who think their course is a student’s only priority.

In just eight days at Quantum U,

participants learn how to manage their time, energy, and finances. They gain added focus and confidence while elevating their communication, presentation, study, writing, and reading skills. This program is designed for students who are entering their first year of college and want to begin their college career feeling empowered to live up to

their full potential, and for sophomores and juniors who need to get back onto the path of success.

Our facilitators and team leaders give

Quantum U students strategies for notetaking, studying, and balancing campus life. Students learn Quantum note-taking and mind-mapping, and then get to practice these skills during college-level lectures where they learn from a scientific and psychological standpoint how their brain processes information. They learn the why behind how they learn and are challenged with high level critical thinking and analysis.

Manage their time

Power peg 12 brain rules

Find their optimal learning environment

Master Quantum Reading

Complete a Mind Mapping assignment

Develop a story using Quantum Writing techniques

Practice interviewing

In addition to the academics, students are mentored by team leaders hand-selected from the most prestigious universities in the country. They guide students through their campus life experiences including …

Greek life

budgeting

dorm living

Mcredit card safety

financial aid

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SuperBizCamp – 8 days - $2995 Teen Entrepreneur

Ages 15 – 18, entering grades 10 – 12

CAMP

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Loyola Marymount

Los Angeles, CA

July 28 – Aug 4

SuperBizCamp immerses aspiring teen

entrepreneurs into a highly collaborative mini-MBA style course that was developed in partnership with Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Over eight days students construct their own unique business plans—with the exciting opportunity to win seed capital to start their own business. Our teen entrepreneurs acquire a background of sound business principles and develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Innovation, creative thinking, and collaboration are celebrated, sparking students’ imaginations and challenging them to develop fresh ideas.

In addition, essential learning and

life skills—including critical thinking, communication, relationship-building, and stress management—help students overcome obstacles and achieve success throughout their careers.

At SuperBizCamp students experience

real-world business activities through case studies, buying and selling events, role-playing sales, and sessions with entrepreneurial experts. In addition, they have the opportunity to participate in a buying event at a local supplier and prepare a product to sell at a local venue.

Return on investment Business plan writing Opportunity recognition Marketing Competition/collaboration Cash flow Stress management Visual mapping tools Learning and leadership style

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Extreme Action: Choosing an Action Adventure Camp for Kids and Teens Action-adventure camps packed with adrenalin-pumping activities are all the rage this summer. Kids and teens are looking for more than a cabin, a hike in the woods and a few crafts and games offered in the traditional camp setting. Extreme sports camps and camps that offer a variety of electives allow campers to choose activities that align with their interests. Many camps focus on a single interest, but the action-adventure camp offers numerous activities from paintball to motor sports to ropes courses in addition to some of the single-interest activities you find in a traditional camp. There are a number of important things to consider when choosing an action-adventure camp such as: Will your camper have enough activities to choose from? What is the camp’s safety policy? Is the camp accredited?

Variety When researching a summer camp, consider variety. Choose a camp that offers specialties or electives. Some camps offer action, creative, and performing arts electives all in one camp. For example, extreme action specialties include everything from motor sports to water sports to ropes courses. Some camps offer unique specialties such as secret agent camp, Hollywood stunt camp, or circus camp. Creative specialties focus on creative interests like culinary arts, fashion design, filmmaking or movie make-up. And for the aspiring performing artist, there are acting, broadcast, dance, and music-focused specialties. When selecting a camp, you want to choose a program that offers as many specialties as possible. The greater the number of specialties and electives offered, the more engaged your camper will be, which means there’s little room for boredom or homesickness.

Safety and Accreditation When researching a summer camp, consider variety. Choose a camp that offers specialties or electives. Some camps offer action, 11

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creative, and performing arts electives all in one camp. For example, extreme action specialties include everything from motor


sports to water sports to ropes courses. Some camps offer unique specialties such as secret agent camp, Hollywood stunt camp, or circus camp. Creative specialties focus on creative interests like culinary arts, fashion design, filmmaking or movie makeup. And for the aspiring performing artist, there are acting, broadcast, dance, and music-focused specialties. When selecting a camp, you want to choose a program that offers as many specialties as possible. The greater the number of specialties and electives offered, the more engaged your camper will be, which means there’s little room for boredom or homesickness. Chances are, your camper will choose the most thrilling, heart-pounding, actionpacked summer camp around, but before you sign your enrollment papers, make sure those safety procedures are in place. Because choice is so important to young people, you’ll also want to be certain the camp has a variety of high quality activities that align with your camper’s interests. Your camper will want flexibility to explore a range of activities that he or she can participate in for the first time. Often campers will choose one camp activity such as paintball, only to discover they prefer water skiing. Camps that accommodate a camper’s changing interests are often a parent’s first choice.

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We don’t usually think of the number of activities a camp offers and their correlation to safety, but they’re definitely related. One way to make sure your camper is safe is to be sure he or she is actively engaged in activities from sunup to sundown. Campers who are actively engaged in activities are rarely bored, are less apt to get into trouble and are rarely homesick. So consider putting variety, safety, and accreditation at the top of your list as you select a camp for your child this summer. Your camper will have an adrenalinpumping time, and as a parent you’ll have peace of mind knowing that he or she is in the safest environment possible.

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French Woods Festival Summer Camp Every child who is her or his own

For the last 40 years, French Woods has been famous for its’ programs in music, theater, dance and the performing arts. French woods pioneered the inclusion of circus arts in summer camping, and varied program in camping. Beyond that, french woods has created a community who come to French Woods do what they love, and to share their excitement with others who share their enthusiasm. ones which recognize that they are made up of individuals, and acknowledge and delight in that which makes each individual unique. French Woods understands this.

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the individualized program at French Woods allows a child to make choices, to shape her or his own camp experience. No matter the needs of the child, no matter how quirky the interests or the personality, French Woods has something to engage every child – and a community in which to delight and grow. children can explore their interests and try new things, all in one of the most educational and loving environment possible. Give your child the opportunity to shine, call 1-800-634-1703 or visit frenchwoods.com to learn more.

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Orlando International Golf Camp

www.orlandointernationalgolfcamp.com Teaching

Orlando

International Golf Camp was founded by PGA Professional Brian Roddy. Mr. Roddy is owner and Director of OIGC located in beautiful Orlando, Florida. The Golf Camp is an extraordinary learning experience. Camp philosophy focuses on learning the “Game for a Lifetime” while experiencing the most FUN any golf camp has to offer anywhere in the world. It’s a win-win opportunity for both juniors and parents accompanying students.

Offering

instruction is PGA Professional Brian Roddy, former Head Professional with Disney Institute at Walt Disney World, with 30 years of experience teaching juniors and adults. Mr. Roddy’s professional portfolio includes caddying for the legendary Arnold Palmer. Mr. Palmer’s respect for and desire to pass on the unique lifelong benefits of learning the game ignited Mr. Roddy’s own career in golf. 15

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the psychology of the game is Sports Counselor Dr. Tim Fennell, www. fennzone.com, who has helped many athletes perform at their “optimal” level. Attitude is an important ingredient in creating a balanced golfer. Being strong both physically and mentally helps the junior golfer achieve a higher level of play and can strengthen academic performance. Staying in the “Alpha” zone where a player learns to be focused and relaxed produces outstanding results for all of life’s challenges.

Professionally trained instructors focus the

student golfer on the fundamentals. Video analysis is used to track progress in the student’s game year round, when he or she joins as a Golf Camp Family Member. The prestigious 5-star Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge, with the largest driving range training facility in the United States, is our base. An outstanding 45-hole


golf complex and practice facility offers your young person a powerful learning environment. OCN courses have been used many times for the PGA Tour Qualifying Finals.

The

Golf Camp specializes in developing the young learner’s golf skills, leading to enhanced life skills. Helping students improve their ability to play the “Game for a Lifetime” is our goal. Orlando International Golf Camp is about focus and FUN for young people. A key component of teaching success in any endeavor is to ensure an atmosphere of learning enjoyment.

Golf

instruction sessions run from Sunday to Sunday (8days & 7nights), utilizing the full week to help young golfers learn the greatest game basics. Starting in June and running through Labor Day, families have many choices for weekly reservations during summer vacation. Golf students stay with family at renowned Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort, across from Downtown Disney Village. Accommodations, food,

golf instruction, range balls, and after-golf activities are part of the total package.

Great theme parks, including Walt Disney

World, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Universal, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Harry Potter, and Sea World, are a few of the places that Campers may enjoy during their stay with us. Excursions to Downtown Disney, the “Splitsville” bowling experience, and the new Disney Quest interactive computer game theme park are also on the agenda. Aftergolf activities also include healthy dining at Rain Forest Cafe, Planet Hollywood, and world-famous Japanese restaurant Benihanas.

Parents are assured of the finest instructional

environment in golf. Everything the Camp has to offer will entice your favorite junior golfer to come back again and again. Orlando International Golf Camp strives to provide a lifetime of enjoyable golfing memories and friendship.

For reservations contact Mr. Roddy at 352.408.5463 or coach@orlandointernationalgolfcamp.com The Golf Camp offers Adult Golf Schools beginning in 2014.

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Techno-Mania

Your Hands-On Technology Extravaganza Grades k-2 & 3-5 Grades 3-5 LEGO® Education Robotics, Programming ◊

& Technology

Classes held through NXT MINDSTORMS® Robotics and Programming. The students will be your school’s After challenged to explore an ancient Mayan pyramid, filled with booby traps! The School (ASEDP) students will build and program different exploratory robots to disable the traps program! so that they can explore the tomb. They will test not only their programming skills but also their engineering and decision making skills as they determine the Imagine That! and best means to accomplish a task. These robots use sound, light, and touch sensors Future Tech to make the tasks exciting! We make learning Scratch Programming: Learn how to create your own FUN! anime cartoon, game or interactive story on a computer with drop and drag programming. Share them on the web! www.imaginethatfun.com Motorized Machines and Pneumatics: The students will fun@imaginethatfun.com build advanced machines that are operated by Pneumatics 770-455-1980 (compressed air) and Motors. Explore power systems and components, sequence and control, pressure, prototyping, kinetic and potential energy, wheels, pulleys, axles, and gears as they create Alien Dock loaders, robotic arms and much more! For every child that

Grades k-2 LEGO® Education Robotics, Programming & Technology

asks the question “Why?”

WeDo™ Robotics and Programming. Come join us as we explore the world of computers and build new and exciting robots. We will build new models such as a Ferris Wheel and Tower Crane, which feature working motors and sensors, and then program our models using a drag-and-drop interface. This will help your child develop skills in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and language. ◊

LEGO Education Simple and Motorized Machines: We will also build many crazy contraptions where our students will continue to learn about gears, pulleys, wheels and axles. One way we accomplish this is through “Tora No Maki,” a new way of creating that encourages your child to think outside the norm and step into the fantastical!! We will also be using LEGO Technics in building activities using real world concepts!

LEGO Education Tech Machines® Our youngest students also build working machines with moving parts using small hand friendly tools such as screwdrivers and integrated screws.

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Hands-On Science An Exciting Science Extravaganza

Come join us for our exciting new program! See why we are the premier science program in Atlanta! This is the way we are meant to learn!

Grades 3rd-5th

Investigative Science

The students will embark on an adventure to discover HOW SCIENCE WORKS! Incorporating both Physics and Physiology, the students will be asked to hypothesize about the outcome of the project and then they will participate in hands-on experiments that will prove or disprove their theories. Our explorations this year will include: ◊

Potato Launcher

Trebuchets

Lights and Lasers

Microscopes, cells & DNA ◊

Pulley Systems

Egg Drop

Submarines and buoyancy ◊

Fluorescence

Model Domes

Water Balloon Helmet Design

Liquids in a Vacuum

Grades K-2nd

What’s It All About?

Classes held through your school’s After School (ASEDP) program!

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We will take the children on many adventures as we travel the Hawaiian Isles. In our interactive story the children will have to solve science riddles first with their brains and then with the hands-on experiments that will prove or disprove their theories. Our explorations this year will include: ◊

Treasure Maps

Dissecting Owl Pellets

Fluorescence

Boats and buoyancy

Water experiments

Blasting off volcanos

Insects and Spiders

Rockets and Space

Rainforest investigations

Oil Spill clean up

Fossil digs

And LOTS more!

For every child that asks the question “Why?”

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Imagine That! Artrageous Art

Come see what your child can create with our wonderful new projects! Join us for the excitement of our updated arts and crafts program! Offered to grades k-5th. Classes will be divided by k-1st and 2nd-5th.

This exceptional program offers personalized instruction in drawing and painting, plus some exciting craft activities. Your fabulous artists will become familiar with using perspective, shading, color mixing, proportion, framing and composition. This will enable your child to capture their subject on paper, canvas, tiles, & more! Some of our projects this year include: ∗

Drawing and Painting Exotic Birds

Painting Ocean Scenes

Anime and Cartooning

Creating Shell Frames

Line Drawing

Self Portraits

Grand Canyon Painting

Water Color Landscapes

Egyptian and Aztec Art

Impressionist Painting

Creating Fruit and bowls out of Clay

Aluminum String Art

Rolled Paper Art

Imagine That! uses its own special brand of creativity to create age appropriate Art programs that encourage a love of art and a tremendous sense of self confidence! Our class will work with your child's ability level, from beginning to advanced skills. For more information and to see some of our pictures, please visit our website! All supplies are included. Classes are held at your school, through the After School (ASEDP) Program.

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Camp Chippewa is a summer camp for boys located on beautiful Cass Lake near Bemidji, Minnesota. The camp is located in a wilderness setting within the Chippewa National Forest, on an isthmus between two lakes. Campers live in rustic yet comfortable

cabins nestled in the woods. A limited enrollment of just 75 boys ensures individual attention for each boy and personal, hands-on interaction among campers and counselors.

At Camp Chippewa, sessions of 2, 4, and 8 weeks offer fun-filled program that promotes individual achievement and skill development, while instilling a joy of life-long sports and appreciation of our wilderness surroundings. A carefully developed program promotes emotional and physical growth, develops confidence and encourages friendships with fellow campers and counselors from around the world. Cass Lake is large and perfect for a variety of water sports such as sailing, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, and wake boarding, while smaller Buck Lake is perfect for swim instruction and fishing. Other activities include tennis, table tennis, archery, riflery, trap shooting, fencing, and soccer. In addition, to the traditional in-camp activities, boys go on canoe trips on the lakes and rivers of northern Minnesota, and fishing trips at our rustic lodge on our island in Canada’s Rainy Lake.

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Website: www.campchippewa.com Email: mike@campchippewa.com Phone: 800-262-1544 Campers of high school age have the opportunity to go on canoe trips of varying lengths in the Canadian wilderness. Trips range from seven days in Ontario’s wonderful Quetico Provincial Park, increasing in length and difficulty, to 19-day trips on the challenging remote rivers in northern Manitoba that flow into Hudson Bay. Chippewa’s unique environment gives the boys an opportunity to escape their daily routines, where they can do things that they don’t do during the rest of the school year, to get away from their smart phones, electronic gadgets, and

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video games that ask nothing of their imagination, that do nothing to challenge them or to help them grow. As our sons accelerate toward adulthood, they need to time to slow down, to rediscover that which strengthens them in childhood, builds resilience, creates community, and encourages discipline, courage, and wonder. This is our challenge – to provide boys a place to have adventure, to have fun, to grow, to head outside, to explore in a place where it is safe but away from their parent’s shelter. Here at Camp Chippewa a transformation is made possible not in a few hours each day but in weeks, months, and years, at a summer home under the direction of men and women on our staff who share the same vision. If we are to have successful sons, caring fathers and husbands, and strong leaders for the next generation, we must accept the challenge today. This is Camp Chippewa -- a fun and exciting program that exists within a well-developed camp structure.

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CAMP BALLIBAY FOR THE FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS

allibay is a summer sleep-away camp for boys and girls ages 8 through 16. We offer a wide range of noncompetitive fine and performing arts activities in a fun and friendly summer camp setting. We are located on an exquisitely beautiful 175-acre mountaintop campus in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our sessions range from 2 to 8 weeks in length. Our program is completely individual choice: campers can focus on a single activity all day, pick several, or try a little of everything! For campers who have a specific focus, we offer dance and rock music intensive programs. Our 3-week programs are perfect for campers who want to concentrate on theater, art, or music, or try a little of everything! Our 2-week programs are for more intense, focused study in the arts. Our program is educationally oriented, with an emphasis on process rather than product; and growth, learning, safety and caring are our highest priorities. Activities are noncompetitive, and participation is based on the individual choices of campers.

Campers of all interest and skill levels are at home in the Ballibay program; our goal is the artistic and personal growth of children, whatever their backgrounds and goals. We believe that a small camp is a happy camp, so rather than expanding our camp’s capacity over the years, we have created multiple small camps. Everyone knows everyone at each of our camps. With never more than 140 campers, and always at least 45 staff, we maintain very small communities with an outstanding child-adult ratio (typically 3:1). No one feels lost, and everyone “fits in.” Campers attest to how easy it is to make friends here, even for the most introverted of kids. Parents tell us how much confidence their experience at a Ballibay Camp has given them. Cabin sizes also remain small, with usually 8-12 campers and at least two counselors living in each bunk. Only our cabins are organized by age and grade; all of our program areas mix ages and genders, allowing campers to make friends and work creatively alongside a diverse group of fellow campers. Superb individual attention and an open, non-competitive environment serve as the foundation of The Ballibay Camps’ truly unique and supportive communities.

Ballibay offers exciting programs in theater, the visual arts, music, dance, video, radio, and rock-n-roll music. We have an outstanding horseback riding program, swimming instruction, and daily sports activities.

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No bells ring, whistles blow or loud speakers blare to announce the end of one activity and the beginning of another. Our distinctive individual choice program allows for great flexibility; each child selects his or her own activities, and programs can be altered to better meet the needs and interests of our campers. This flexibility does not mean anarchy; rather freedom in a structured environment that allows for constructive choice, application of skills, completion of projects and smooth interaction. As one of our parents said, ‘Ballibay is the most structured - unstructured camp...’ It never takes long for campers to find their niche and direction in our program; and this direction is always one that suits their interests and needs! Campers must participate in some activity, but the activity is the activity which they have chosen. We are always prepared and happy to assist campers in planning their activities and pursuing their own interests. Younger campers in particular need more help in making choices about their activities, and we assist them with this throughout the summer, and plan special group-centered activities for them. Among the key philosophies of Ballibay is a commitment to a noncompetitive environment. There are no awards, prizes, or inclusion and exclusion based on judging, scoring, or grading of any type in our arts program areas. Our teachers provide feedback, advice, and encouragement; they encourage campers to pursue interests, and to observe others to gain insight and inspiration. There are many summer programs offering performing arts training that prepare children for the highly competitive professional arts world. This is not our mission. We want the experience of artmaking to be rich and fulfilling, and free of the concerns of the professional world. We take pride in attracting campers from an extremely broad range of skill and experience levels, and providing an environment in which all campers have ample opportunities for growth. ‘It’s the Journey, not the Product’ has always been a basic tenet of the Ballibay philosophy. The road that leads to a completed project, artwork or performance is the most valuable to the student, regardless of the final outcome. If the process of development and discovery is positive, then valuable learning and growth have occurred. This philosophy does not mean that the product is unimportant; we expect campers to make a commitment to the activities they have chosen and follow through with them. Whatever campers elect to be involved in, be it drama, tennis, or musical instruction; they need to meet their commitment to a project or study through its completion. Should a camper want to change commitment to a program he or she has selected there is ample opportunity to do so, but this is always done through discussion with his or her instructors.

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our campers. Something as simple as a camper choosing his breakfast or developing a passion for an activity that he skeptically tried for the first time can boost self-confidence. Summer camps, especially Camp Carolina counselors aim outdoor sport-based high adventure camps such as Camp to provide our campers with Carolina, provide children with responsibility and leadership opportunities on a daily basis a number of opportunities to as well. learn, grow and develop into enthusiastic, inquisitive and well-rounded young members Our campers’ parents will write to us informing us of how of society. Camp Carolina has an extensive range of activities helpful and mature their sons are after a summer at camp! for campers to choose from. Attending summer camp Boys can use their creative minds in Arts’n’Crafts, Yoga or provides a great opportunity Music. They can be challenged for campers to determine, develop and focus on their physically and mentally on a passions. Camp Carolina offers rock climbing or whitewater a wide variety of activities kayaking trip or develop their accommodating all types of leadership skills while playing soccer or Aussie Rules football campers. We always encourage with new friends. Every activity our boys to try new activities and high adventure trips provides a supportive and inspiring learning environment, whether it is their first summer or 10th summer. It is amazing encouraging personal growth and development every step of when parents pick their sons the way. “Teachable moments” up at the end of camp and discover their newfound happen more often and in a love of playing the guitar, shorter period of time in the long-term camping experience. horseback riding or even an international sport such as They occur when a child is cricket. It is paramount that the having fun, surrounded by good role models, and learning activities be taught by trained and experienced activity new skills. specialists whose passion and Self-reliance is one of the most enthusiasm spreads to the important skills Camp Carolina campers in an encouraging an encourages in all campers. It is inspiring environment. Many our goal that boys return home boys pursue these newfound activities when they return more confident in themselves home and some for many and adapted to community years to come. Enjoying nature living. We have passionate is an important component of and caring counselors from Camp Carolina’s ethos. around the world who receive We have found that a summer specialized training and filled with discovering all that have extensive experience in the outdoors has to offer will teaching and encouraging encourage children to grow up 25

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with a better appreciation for their surrounding environment. Being immersed in the camp community encourages children to step outside the box, engage in their surroundings and learn by exploring the opportunities that arise. They will find that the opportunities to connect with new friends and counselors will hone their social skills and fuel their love of the outdoors. Camp Carolina is about living fully, setting personal goals and meeting challenges head on. We teach boys that anything can be accomplished with determination and enthusiasm. The primary goals of our program are for boys to make lifelong friendships and to develop their community living skills, self reliance and good sportsmanship in all activities. A special effort is made to send every child home stronger in body, keener in mind, nobler in character and more confident in themselves. Camp simply lets kids be kids in a positive and supportive environment.

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In its 50th year of operation, Girl Scouts Camp Kateri in Hawthorne, Florida is a beautiful setting for equestrian, aquatic and adventure activities. Camp Kateri is owned and operated by Girl Scouts of Gateway Council. All camp sessions are designed to entertain and engage girls in age-appropriate activities that inspire growth and learning in a safe, supportive, all-girl environment. During the week-long summer resident camp sessions, girls live in cabins, platform tents, and treehouses. Most sessions range from $400- $550. Financial assistance is available to registered Girl Scouts. Non-Girl Scouts are welcome, and bring-a-friend discounts are available to registered Girl Scouts who bring along a non-Girl Scout friend. In Glamour and Glitz, rising 4th and 5th grade girls will explore their glamorous side with a peek into the world of fashion design and modeling, then take to the runway to show off their creations! Or maybe they would like to get messy with all kinds of goo, slime, and mud parties in Ooey Gooey, or create masterpieces out of unlikely substances, in the Science of Art. In Waves and Weights, 6th through 8th graders will Learn the basics of surfing and scuba, and stargaze on the beach. In SuperSitters, girls can earn the American Red Cross Babysitter certification. Girls entering 6th – 12th grade will test their outdoor survival skills, as they kayak, canoe, learn archery, ride a horse, or serve as a mentor and stylist in relative relaxation - in the Hunger Games inspired Kateri Games. 9th -12th grade girls will fly from a trapeze, zipline, rock climb, and ice skate as a Daredevil, paddle down the Nantahala River, and camp in the mountains as a River Wrangler, or compete for camp bragging rights in the Ultimate CAMPetition. Does your girl love horses? Sign her up for a week of riding and instruction in horse care! Beginner and advanced level sessions are available.

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SATURDAY Day Camp Open House 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Camp Fire USA Camp Open House 2 Cain Road Salem, MA 01970 1-978-745-7200

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At Camp Farwell you will SHINE. We believe that every girl deserves the opportunity to pursue her own personal interests. At Camp Farwell, we take a more innovative approach and offer an entirely elective program of activities. Your summer home is a beautiful and tranquil lakeside setting illuminated by diversity and leadership. Our small size and warm nurturing environment create an ideal setting for the first time or experienced camper. Activities include an outstanding riding program for girls of all abilities, individual and team sports, performing arts, a diverse waterfront program, arts and crafts, photography, petting zoo, trips, and more! Along with the fun you will experience at Camp Farwell, you will also develop leadership skills to help ensure a bright and shining future. Camp Farwell isn’t just for summer. It’s for life. “From a first time parent’s point of view, not only did my daughter have a wonderful experience at camp but I also had the comfort and ease to know that she was at a safe and fun place having a terrific time. And that put me at ease with her being away from me for the first time.” - Simone F., parent.

“As you may know, my daughter attends an all-girls school. Much as we love her school for the academics and the emphasis on cultivating a sense of self, the social dynamics are complicated and not always easy for many of the students. Her grade has a clique and consequently there is a fair amount of social aggression that goes on that borders on bullying. The school tries very hard to address these behaviors but it’s often out of their reach. Camp Farwell is so different and so successful at creating an all-girls environment where girls treat each other with genuine respect and friendship. I don’t know how you do it, but you achieve it! I think the talented, caring, and dedicated counselors that you bring to CF are central to making each girl feel like she is welcomed and belongs. For my daughter, this experience at CF has shown her that there is a different kind of girls community that can exist that is supportive and caring and tons of fun.”Parent of second year camper www.CampNavigator.com Vol. 2, Issue 3

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We are delighted you found us in our

Fifty-Ninth Season. Jack & Olive Jones built our riding camp for their daughters. Now their daughters and grandchildren run it for second generation horse lovers.

At Valley View Ranch, we take 60 girls,

ages 8 through 17, with the theme of letting a young lady gain as much knowledge about horses as her curiosity demands. Each girl gets her own horse, according to her ability. She learns the responsibility of taking care of that horse. This includes daily riding, brushing, saddling, and cooling out after trails or classes. Our instructors are happy to work with girls who bring their own horses from home, but we have 75 Valley View horses to choose from.

The ranch consists of 600 acres of

mountain countryside, trails and pastures. As soon as possible we like for each Rancher to enjoy the trails along the brow. You become a better rider through “time in the saddle�, and practice on trails teaches communication with your horse.

includes beginners learning to post, to advanced jumping and cross-country. Stock Seat Equitation, trails and Gymkhana games are taught in Western Riding.

Besides riding, we also have a complete

activities program including swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, pottery, archery, hiking, camp crafts, and much more. Classes are taught by qualified, collegeaged counselors or Staff personnel.

Since we have a small enrollment, each

camper can plan her program according to her own interest. She can spend two to five hours per day with horses, or plan a varied program combining other activities.

We offer a happy and valuable experience to all of our ranchers. Please let me hear from you soon if you would like your daughter to join our busy summer program. I will be delighted to answer any questions you might have at 706862-2231, Fax 706-862-6190, or info@ valleyviewranch.com. Your interest in our horse program is appreciated.

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international standards of the Certified Horsemanship Association. We follow the CHA guidelines for safety. Goals are set at all levels, giving each child an opportunity for advancement from beginner through advanced levels in both English and Western riding. The English program

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BLUE MOUNTAIN RANCH CAMP - A HISTORY

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n the spring of 1946, Bill Allen, a well-known Texas high school football coach from Ft. Worth, was looking for the perfect location for his dream of a summer camp for boys. He had worked at a camp in Texas but didn’t enjoy the heat, and he had leased a camp in New Mexico where it was heavily treed but there was not enough room to play. In early summer, he and his wife Dorothy ventured up to the Colorado Rockies where they found Blue Mountain Ranch, a former farm with a huge wide open space surrounded by Pike National Forest. He brought the first campers (many of them his football players from Paschal High School) for the summer of 1947 and those boys helped to build Beaver Lodge, the first building of the camp. In those days, the boys worked out for football in the afternoon, but the mornings were filled with horseback rides, swimming in

the dammed up creek, fishing, hiking and riflery. Things were a bit rustic in those early days, but the campers didn’t mind. They were happy to be in the cool Colorado air and to work with the fine counselors (most of them also coaches) Coach Allen had chosen. During the early years, Coach and Dorothy worked hard to create a place for boys where they could get away from the pressures of society, school and sports. They wanted a place where children could experience the wonders of nature in simple, everyday ways. This was a place to be a kid and experience finding one’s true self through trying new activities and sharing living space in a cabin with other children. One of the greatest aspects of Coach and Dorothy’s vision was to create a place of integrity – a place where honesty and high morals were paramount. Everyone knew that they might get away

Blue Mountain Ranch has a long and interesting history laced with stories of life changing events for children. As the third generation of the Allen family begins to establish their place in that history, they continue to hold the same values dear and to strive for the very things that their grandparents did. They will continue to give children outstanding outdoor experiences while encouraging them to try new things and reach new heights of personal independence. 37

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with something back home but not with Coach. The fatherly lessons he taught those early boys are things they will never forget and many of them write letters to the camp to this very day! One of those boys, Frank Ryan, played football for Coach Allen and went on to quarterback for the World Champion Cleveland Browns. He said that Coach had the most impact on him of any coach he ever had – including Vince Lombardi! In the years that followed, Blue Mountain Ranch moved away from the heavy emphasis on football, added new activities and added a girls camp in 1972. These activities include archery, tennis, swimming (in a heated pool – not a creek!), canoeing,


crafts, nature crafts, ropes course, dance, drama, cheerleading and many more. We operate on the Pike National Forest for hiking and horseback riding by permit. There are still lots of sports but, according to Coach Allen’s dictum, new teams are picked every day and sports are played for the fun and learning experience, not just to win. New buildings have been added, the latest being a full size elementary gymnasium with a hardwood floor. The camp is still operated by Coach Allen’s daughter and her husband, Bob and Suzie Allen Graf and

their sons and daughter in law, Tim and David and Liz Graf. Suzie has been a director in the camp since the inception of the girls camp in 1972. Camping has essentially been her whole life! She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. Bob, a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado and Adams State College, is a distinguished coach, recently inducted into the Colorado Coaches Hall of Fame and soon to receive the Don DeCombes Award for service from the Coaches Association. Their son David, graduate of The University of the South, is a teacher and Head Girls Basketball Coach at Woodland Park High School where Tim, who has a degree from Northern Arizona University in Outdoor Recreation, assists him. They both coach baseball as well. Liz, a former counselor at camp who has a Masters from the University of Northern Colorado, works in medical trials and helps out

at camp as she can. Liz and Dave have a baby daughter, Harper. We have all been reading recently about how important it is for children to have the experience of being in the great outdoors and just playing. Children arrive at camp with cell phones and handheld games in hand, and these are retrieved by the staff at once. It takes a while, but soon they are playing on the athletic field or hiking through the forest finding things in nature that they never knew existed. The goal is to give each child the opportunity to have a summer much like their parents might have experienced and to learn to enjoy exercising and playing in the great outdoors.

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THE BIG BEAR SPORTS RANCH Our motto for 45 years has been ”Building skills, character and friends...for a lifetime!”

Welcome to one of Southern California's premier sports camps. We look forward to welcoming children from the ages of 7-17 to our 45th summer of providing a fantastic camp experience. We have some of the top sports directors in the country. Their high level training and instructional programs will help your child improve in their sport no matter what their level.  We are located in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California with perfect weather all summer long.   Our camp is known for its very safe environment which is why we always have a lot of young campers experiencing their first sleep away camp.  When you are a camper at the BBSR you become part of our family forever.   We have many parents that were former campers years ago who are now dropping their own children off with us to experience the magic of our camp.  When you come to our camp we are ready to help you have the best time of your life.  We do everything we can to help you make new friends and improve in your favorite sport.  We love when everyone goes home with a bunch of new friends and a renewed enthusiasm for their sport.  The Big Bear Sports Ranch is known for having top notch sports programs with all the fun of a traditional summer camp when you are not on the fields or courts.  From arts and crafts to rock climbing to horseback riding to tubing to alpine sliding, you can do it all the BBSR.  Our Sports Directors are some of the best in the business.   Our tennis program is run by Billy Martin, the coach of UCLA tennis and our soccer is led by former Brazilian national player Gerhard Benthin.   All our  Directors  and their staff can help your child improve and become more passionate about their sport. 39

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Evening Activities As the sun sets at the BBSR there are lots of activities planned for everyone to enjoy and be a part of. Many of these events happen on stage in the “Big Bear Theater.” It’s a great time to relax with friends, laugh a lot and maybe discover some hidden talents!

Evening Activities Include: • Movie Night • Name that Tune • Talent Show • The Big Show • Casino Night • Alpine Slide Night • The Counselor Show • The Dance • Minute to Win it

Daytime Activities When BBSR campers are not training with their coaches in their chosen sport they are free to choose what they would like to do from the many recreation activities offered at the BBSR. All activities are supervised by our staff.

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Seattle Audubon Camp

Summer Nature Camp: Getting Kids Back Outdoors! By: Kintea Bryant, Education Director, Seattle Audubon As a child, I spent many summer and winter days outdoors, playing in puddles made by afternoon storms that were frequent in the summer in Colorado, looking for grasshoppers, or building snowmen mid- winter. This was the norm for my peers and me; we were outside as much as possible. Parents encouraged and embraced it. We thought it was a luxury to go outside and explore! Times have changed since I was a child. Now, children are often at home playing electronic games or their parents have scheduled play time (play dates) with other children in their neighborhood. This leaves many children without the experience of playing outside using their imagination and observation skills to explore nature. In the last decade, the importance of nature and outdoor experiences for children has come to the forefront of the minds of educators and parents alike. Studies have found that the loss of outdoor play and contact with the natural world has a negative impact on the growth and development of the child’s acquisition of knowledge (White, 2004). Other studies found that K-12 students who participate in environmental education programs perform better on standardized tests; and children

find it easier to concentrate and pay attention after spending time outdoors (V., 2009). Additionally, being in nature provides a rich source of hands-on, multi-sensory stimulation, which is critical for brain development in early childhood (V., 2009). Long before environmental education was a topic of discussion, many environmental organizations, like Seattle Audubon, realized the importance of providing outdoor experiences for children. For the past 30 years Seattle Audubon has been providing quality nature education programs to children in the Seattle area. Nature Camp is Seattle Audubon’s longest running education program and our camp provides children with the opportunity to be outdoors in nature. Nature Campers get to experience different habitats, such as beaches along Puget Sound and the forests of Cougar Mountain. Best of all, they are able to learn about the natural world around them, enhance their observation skills, and have the opportunity to run and play outside. These experiences at Nature Camp are embedded in the minds of these kids for a life time. If you want to provide a lasting experience for your child, sign up for Seattle Audubon’s Nature Camp! Scholarships are available and there is still space left in some sessions!

References White, R. (2004). Young children’s relationship with nature: Its importance to children’s development & the earth’s f uture. Retrieved from http://www.whitehutchinson.com/printer-friendly/children/articles/childrennature.shtml V., J. (2009, 9 17). [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://www.kidsdiscovernature.com/2009/08/10-reasons-why-kids-should-play-outside.html 41

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aerie experiences

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June 2-8, 2013 Llama Adventure Base Camp A truly unique experience! Campers will set up base camp and from there will hike, camp and explore Pisgah National Forest with a new best friend by their side - their own personal llama. Their llama will carry each camper's supplies in exchange for the camper's constant companionship and daily care. Limit 7 campers, ages 8-13.

June 15-22, 2013: Coastal Expedition and Sail Camp Campers will explore the forested uplands, the vast salt marshes and the complex beach and dunes systems – as well as play a lot of camp games and learn to surf cast. Campers will also paddle, fish, create arts & crafts and explore the possibilities of self within the possibilities of the wild. Limit 8 campers, ages 10-14+.

June 30-July 6, 2013: Horse Ranch Adventure Camp Campers will experience life on a working horse ranch, explore the Cumberland Plateau, and trail ride through Big South Fork National Park. Limit 12 campers, ages 8-14.

July 14-20, 2013: Llama Trek Expedition This expedition is a lot like our Llama Adventure Base Camp, but on the go! Instead of forming a central base camp, campers will hike with their llamas to new camp locations throughout the week. Llamas will carry each camper's supplies in exchange for the camper's constant companionship and daily care. Limit 7 campers, ages 13-18.

July 28- Aug. 3, 2013: Coastal Expedition (Parents Welcome!) Here's a summer camp experience where parents are welcome to attend (or not!). We will explore the forested uplands, the vast salt marshes and the complex beach and dunes systems – as well as play a lot of camp games and learn to surf cast. Campers will also paddle, fish, create arts & crafts and explore the possibilities of self within the possibilities of the wild. Limit 10 campers, ages 8-16 (younger campers may attend with parents).

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About Aerie Summer Camps Aerie is a family run operation that serves only 44 children per summer. With a 2:1 camper-to-staff ratio, what makes Aerie special is that each camper gets to be the hero of his or her own story. Aerie kids go on grand adventures and play in an environment that is created for just for them. At Aerie, every kid fits in, and both our strengths and our quirks are celebrated. Aerie kids build a community where they make and develop friendships - not only at camp - but year after year, renewing and growing relationships with the same kids and staff. What sets Aerie apart is our clinical sophistication. Aerie works directly with each camper’s family and his or her practitioners both before and after camp, connecting the campe camper’s time at camp to their long-term developmental goals. The average age of our direct care staff, the people sharing and guiding our campers’ experiences, is over 40, and seventy-five percent of our staff holds masters degrees or PhDs. At Aerie, we get to know our campers clinically and personally before camp and maintain that relationship throughout the year, so that their time at Aerie becomes an integrated part of an overall treatment plan.

Aerie Experiences also offers: Social Adventures Groups Teen Respite Weekends Family Weekends Custom School Groups Family Consultations

What Does Aerie Mean? Aerie is defined as the nest of an eagle, falcon or other large bird. A nest is a safe, nurturing place for people to grow, develop and eventually fly to their own independent lives. We have three expectations of the all who join our programs: be safe, be honest, and be present.

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Weekly Camps from June 3rd-August 23rd for Boys and Girls K-8th Grade.

Times and Prices: Morning Camp 8:15am-12noon $195 Afternoon Camp 1:15am-5pm $195 All Day Camp 8:15-5pm $390 FREE Extended Care: 7:30 drop off and 5:30 pick up Call Us : 415-334-3333 {OR } Visit : www.LBCcamps.org

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BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL AND ALL-SPORTS CAMPS WILL BE OFFERED THIS SUMMER!

Legarza Philosophy & Information:

Legarza Camps give children the knowledge and motivation they need to achieve their personal best in sport and life. Over 100,000 children have experienced and benefited from our 24-year, tested and proven system. Our program is tailored to help your young athlete succeed on and off the court in a safe, professional and encouraging environment of learning and fun.

More Than Champions:

All of our camps offer a solid foundation of fundamental skill development for beginning players and a strong challenge for advanced players. Players are grouped by age, gender, ability and personal request. We use a Mastery Orientation of teaching, which celebrates improvement as much as accomplishment and focuses on personal development. Our teaching progression takes into account age and skill differences. Many go on and play at the next level - all improve and enjoy!

Bigger Than Sport:Â

Our goal is for all campers to work hard and feel good about themselves in a safe, disciplined, highly structured and motivated environment. We place the child and his or her personal development ahead of the game. Positive encouragement and measured improvement in the fundamental skills are the trademarks of our camp, as mechanical growth comes gained confidence and esteem.

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Wildwood Nature School Summer Camps Preschoolers benefit from close interaction with nature. In their 2006 study, “Nature and the Life Course: Pathways from Childhood Nature Experiences to Adult Environmentalism” [Children, Youth, and Environments, 16(1)], Nancy Wells and Kristi Lekies found that children who had many “wild” nature experiences, such as, hiking, camping, and fishing, became adult stewards of the natural environment. At Wildwood Nature School Summer Camps, young children translate their “wild” experiences into learning opportunities. Throughout the summer, we explore the world around us through age appropriate themes like Bubbles, Water, the Natural Arts, and Nature’s Math. Campers create artwork and complete science experiments related to each week’s theme. We also hike the Wildwood Trail abutting the school to observe the week’s topic in nature and collect items for further exploration, work in the school’s garden, cook vegetarian snacks using food harvested on site, and leave plenty of time for free exploration. Wildwood Nature School Summer Camps are held on the grounds of our preschool, locatedon 11 rural acres in Portland where children can learn from the natural world

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as well as a thoughtfully designed indoor environment. For more information about our summer programs, please visit www. wildwoodnatureschool.com.


Wildwood Nature School Summer Camps for Preschoolers Preschoolers bene�it from close interaction with nature. In their 2006 study, “Nature and the Life Course: Pathways from Childhood Nature Experiences to Adult Environmentalism” [Children, Youth, and Environments, 16(1)], Nancy Wells and Kristi Lekies found that children who had many “wild” nature experiences, such as, hiking, camping, and �ishing, became adult stewards of the natural environment. At Wildwood Nature School Summer Camps, young children translate their “wild” experiences into learning opportunities.

Throughout the summer, we explore the world around us through age appropriate themes like Bubbles, Water, the Natural Arts, and Nature’s Math. Campers create artwork and complete science experiments related to each week’s theme. We also hike the Wildwood Trail abutting the school to observe the week’s topic in nature and collect items for further exploration, work in the school’s garden, cook vegetarian snacks using food harvested on site, and leave plenty of time for free exploration.

Wildwood Nature School Summer Camps are held on the grounds of our preschool, located on 11 rural acres in Portland where children can learn from the natural world as well as a thoughtfully designed indoor environment. For more information about our summer programs, please visit www.wildwoodnatureschool.com.

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Texas Arts Project began in 2003 with 32 campers from across the country. Eleven years later, our campers study acting, film, dance, musical theatre, and technical theatre at top universities around the world. We are equally proud of our campers who are in med school, law school, and business school. Every summer, students from across the country flock to Austin, Texas for a one-ofa-kind performing arts experience. Through outstanding teaching, professional instruction and practical experience, Texas Arts Project (TAP Camp) has quickly become a proven leader in the world of arts education. College professors join regional and national working artists as we strive for excellence through an artistic program where students are actively encouraged to find the place where process meets product.

Camp Philosophy Texas Arts Project offers a personalized artistic journey combining inter-​disciplinary course work, individual attention from industry professionals, artistic challenges encouraging growth, and a safe space for students from all backgrounds to overcome personal artistic obstacles.There is no benchmark at TAP camp. We believe that with direction and motivation, each camper can push beyond his or her perceived personal limitations. Teachers use the small classes as an opportunity to advance and enhance each student’s personal journey. Fast-​paced, professional-​style rehearsals and film shoots allow campers to excel as both artists and people. Campers leave with a sense of personal fulfillment, often exhibiting greater self-​confidence, a deeper passion for their art form and a true commitment to themselves, their craft, and the people around them.

Junior Camps

1 and 2 week camps for ages 9-13 Texas Arts Project offers a personalized artistic journey combining inter-​disciplinary course work, individual attention from industry professionals, artistic challenges encouraging growth, and a safe space for students from all backgrounds to overcome personal artistic obstacles.There is no benchmark at TAP camp. We believe that with direction and motivation, each camper can push beyond his or her perceived personal limitations. Teachers use the small classes as an opportunity to advance and enhance each student’s personal journey. Fast-​paced, professional-​style rehearsals and film shoots allow campers to excel as both artists and people. Campers leave with a sense of personal fulfillment, often exhibiting greater self-​confidence, a deeper passion for their art form and a true commitment to themselves, their craft, and the people around them.

Texas Arts Project has become the most-​looked-​forward-​to event of the Summer in our house. Josie’s experience there has given her the skills to audition, to memorize lines, and to perform on stage, all with confidence of a pro. She has made lifelong friends from all over the United States. The TAP Camp team are all professionals with open hearts and open minds — determined to showcase your child’s talent, whatever it may be. –Carrie Turlington (2013 will be Josie’s 4th summer at TAP Camp) 53

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Senior Camp 3-week camp for ages 14-18 Senior Campers choose a major area of focus: Acting, Filmmaking, or Musical Theatre. Day 1 is chock full of exciting activities to get us geared up for our first official day of camp. We start each session with placement auditions or assessments. Performance Majors audition while Filmmakers make their first film pitch. The following day, we start our camp routine. The day is divided into 45% classes, 40% rehearsal/ practicum, and 15% planned activities. Structured classes and rehearsals feel more like college than an extension of high school. Class size is typically 8-15 students, ensuring individual attention. Daily activities range from pool time to structured, fun, competitive events. On the weekend, we break up the daily routine with TAP Camp traditions such as the Spam Cook-off, the camp dance and a variety of off-campus field trips. Several guest artists join us for workshops and master classes. At the end of each session, we conclude with a final showcase/ film screenings. Friends and family are invited to cheer as the campers take their final bows and as the credits roll.

Advanced Camp

1-week camp for ages 15-18 (combine is with Senior Camp for the total experience)

This is not a program for the sometime performer, but rather for young people who are interested in continuing their performing arts education at the collegiate level. Through a series of private lessons, this select group will hone their talents and create a portfolio of songs or monologues for their college auditions. College Professors and experienced educators guide campers through the process of preparing for the competitive nature of the college audition circuit. TAP Camp prepared me for college--as well as life--by providing me with an everlasting reminder to love and nurture my work with all of me. TAP Camp taught me that it is worth waking up every day at 7 a.m because life does not run out of opportunities: whether it is an excellent breakfast with friends, a brilliant teacher and director to shape your life for the better, or a song that makes you love your voice and your life.

-Alexa Cepeda (4-year camper)

Housed on the scenic campus of St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, the 2013 Texas Arts Project offers young performers the chance to be exposed to professionals in an intimate and constructive summer camp environment.

Who

: St. Stephen’s Episcopal School’s Texas Arts Project

What : Overnight Camp for ages 9-18

Musical Theatre, Acting, Filmmaking

Where : St. Stephen’s Episcopal School Campus in Austin, TX

When : June 9 – July 7, 2013 Why

We offer the highest level of

: instruction in the safest and most beautiful atmosphere

How : Register online at

www.texasartsproject.com

Where are some of our campers now? Wallis Currie- Wood (TAP 2007 & 2008; TAP Staff 2010) is studying acting at The Juilliard School. Alexa Cepeda (TAP 2007 – 2010) is studying musical theatre at Ithaca Univeristy. Meghan Wagner (TAP Adv. 2008) is a Musical Theatre Major at Oklahoma City University. Katie McDowell (TAP 2005 – 2007; TAP Staff 2008 – 2011) Cinematographer for Bindlestiffs, which won Audience Award for Best Feature at Slamdance 2012. Andrew Edison (TAP 2005 – 2006) Co- Creator/ Director for Bindlestiffs, which won Audience Award for Best Feature at Slamdance 2012. Coy Branscum (TAP 2010 & 2011) is studying musical theatre at Millikin University. Gretchen Hahn (TAP 2011) is studying acting at University of Oklahoma. Jared Howelton (TAP 2010) is studying musical theatre at Otterbein University. Zach Teague (TAP 2010) s studying musical theatre at Elon University. Grace Phipps (TAP Adv. 2009) is an actress in Los Angeles. She originated the role of Amy in The Nine Lives of Chloe King. Grace plays April Young in The Vampire Diaries. Travis Brendle (TAP 2004; TAP Staff 2007- 11) graduated from The University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music. Worked in NYC as an AEA Stage Manager. Currently works as the Production Manager on Norwegian Cruise Lines. Christian Flemming (TAP 2006) graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Directing. www.CampNavigator.com Vol. 2, Issue 3

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Where Camp is Always an Adventure! Continuing Development Inc/Child Development Centers has been working with children and families since 1969. With over 40 years of direct and ever growing experience with youth, we know how to make meaningful programs for all kids. Our unique approach to kids is made from a blend of current trends with classic philosophies and academics. We focus on the needs of children and the individual child, developing programs with purpose and commitment to inclusive practices. Traditional recreation camps, enrichmentbased and specialized focus camps provide parents and their children choices. Our camps use CDI/CDC exclusive

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curriculum rooted in youthdevelopment academics and spiced up with the fun kids want today.

Traditional Camps

Our traditional day camp is all about

having a good time. This style offers a fun, wellrounded summer camp experience where our campers get to do a little bit of everything from water balloon races to arts and crafts. Each day offers a new opportunity to make new friends, play, explore, learn, and laugh.

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We know our communities. Our centers offer camps based on local needs and interests. CDI/CDC summer camps are available at nearly 100 locations throughout more than 30 cities in California! Including: Bay Area – Cupertino, Morgan Hill, Mountain House, Redwood City, San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Tracy Northern California/Sacramento – Antelope, Davis, Dixon, Elk Grove, Natomas, Sacramento, South Lake Tahoe, Suisun City, and Woodland Oxnard/Ventura – Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura Orange/Riverside – Anaheim, Buena Park , Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Menifee, Newport Beach, Ocean View, Riverside, Santa Ana, Tustin

Field Trip Camps

For more information visit : www.cdicdc.org Email us at : centerinfo@cdicdc.org Call our nearest regional office :

In select locations, a number of our centers offer Field Trip Camps where our campers spend each day exploring local and regional attractions in their area. Each new adventure will provide opportunities for campers to connect with friends and develop leadership skills by discovering their neighborhood, community and much more!

Northern California – Bay Area

(408) 556-7300

Northern California – Greater Sacramento Area

(916) 286-7865

Southern California – Oxnard/Ventura

(805) 483-6756

Southern California – Orange/Riverside

(949) 553-4440

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Interviews

Amber Cain

Camp Director for Dinosaur Discovery Camp

educational programs at Dinosaur Ridge, also run the Summer Camps. College students who are majoring in education and science will assist. Q. How long has your camp been operational? A. Dinosaur Ridge has offered Summer Camps for 9 years. After an initial run from 1996 to 2003, we re-opened the camp in 2012 to focus on the paleontologic and geologic wonders that we have to offer. Q. Where are you located? A. We are located north of Morrison, Colorado off of C-470 and Alameda Parkway. We’re just east of Red Rocks Park. Q. What is your camp’s philosophy? A. Dinosaur Ridge Summer Day Camp Program provides campers with opportunities to actively participate in scientific exploration of the geology and paleontology at Dinosaur Ridge and the surrounding areas. Using nationally recognized fossil sites, we teach through several hands-on educational activities that inspire campers to be enthusiastic about science. 57

Q. What does your camp specialize in? A. Our camp specializes in paleontology and geology. Q. What activities do you offer? A. We offer the unique experience of allowing your campers to explore Colorado’s Age of Dinosaurs through hands-on activities with over 300 dinosaur footprints that are 100 million years old and dozens of dinosaur bones that are 150 million years old. We’re one of the only camps that offers hands-on exploration of actual fossil sites. Q. What are the typical session lengths and approximate pricing for your camp? Each session lasts 1 week, Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm and costs $250 per session. Q. How much staff do you have and how do you select your staff? Two Dinosaur Ridge staff members, who run the

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Q. Why should parents send their kids to your camp? We are an outdoor camp which offers the unique experience for campers to interact directly with natural exposures of fossil dinosaur footprints and an inactive quarry with exposed dinosaur bones. We focus on outdoor environmental education by encouraging kids to study, question, and interpret the information we can learn from the rocks and fossils located here. Q. When does your camp enrollment start and finish? Camp enrollment begins February 1st and ends Friday, May 24th. If there is space, late enrollment is allowed up to 2 weeks prior to the start of the camp session for an additional late fee. Q. Is there anything else that would be helpful for parents to know about your camp? Fossils and Fun Camp: Explore fossils at Dinosaur Ridge. Measure dinosaur footprints and trackways. Learn about


fossilization through handson experiments and activities. Explore local geology and create a rock collection from local rock formations. Conduct experiments to visualize and understand ancient environments. Study and measure dinosaur bones. Excavate replica dinosaur bones. Field Trips to Dinosaur Ridge, Red Rocks Park, the Hogback Geology Trail and Morrison Natural History Museum. Junior Geologists Camp: Learn about rocks and minerals with 5 fun-filled days of activities. Make rock and mineral collections. Observe erosion and weathering

processes through experimentation. Learn how different formations are formed. Conduct experiments that illustrate basic geological principles and processes. Learn to identify rocks and minerals with techniques that geologist use. Field Trips to Dinosaur Ridge,Triceratops Trail, School of Mines Geology Museum, Red Rocks Park, and the Hogback Geology Trail. Junior Paleontologist Camp: Study and measure dinosaur bones. Make your own dinosaur. Excavate a replica dinosaur skeleton. Measure and explore dinosaur tracks. Make skeletal models,

trackway models, and ancient environment models. Interpret fossils and ancient environments. Take field trips to Dinosaur Ridge, Triceratops Trail, and Morrison Natural History Museum. Q. What is the best way for parents to reach you to register for Camp? We work Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm if you want to call us at 303-6973466 x 101 or x 107, but the best way to contact us would be via email at: Tours@ dinoridge.org

Fred Lorber Former camper, counselor and now Camp Director for Camp Choconut

Q. How long has your camp been operational? A. Camp Choconut has a long history. It’s one of the first organized camps in America, founded in 1896. The camp ran continuously through 1954. It closed for a short period reopening in 1961. S. Hamill Horne, a previous camper and counselor ran the camp for 25 years, from 1961 through 1985. From 1985

through 2005 another camp family from the area ran Camp Susquehannok for girls. With help from Mr. Horne, a group of former campers organized the Choconut Foundation, which was founded in 1986, reopened Camp Choconut in 2007. Currently, former camper and counselor Fred Lorber is the Camp Director. Q. Where are you located? A. The camp resides on 40 acres in northeast Pennsylvania on the banks of Lake Choconut, a pristine, spring fed, private lake. Surrounding the immediate camp are an

additional 800 plus acres of private property that the camp is allowed to wonder through and utilize as part of its programming. The Camp is three and a half hours from Philadelphia and four hours from New York City. The closest city is Binghamton, NY roughly 20 miles north of Camp Choconut. Friendsville, PA is the nearest town. Q. What is your camp’s philosophy? A. Our camp philosophy is to grow the whole boy, establish a sense of self-awareness with one’s surroundings, and

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develop character in a safe, secure environment - all while having fun. We teach boys new skills. Skills that help develop one’s self-esteem, fulfillment in a job well done, success and accomplishment — skills a boy will require as he moves from boyhood to manhood, from Mom and Dad’s home to college and a life beyond. By using the skills learned at Camp Choconut and developing self-confidence and assurance in oneself, boys and young men find navigating through life and making difficult choices easier and more natural. Communicating with peers and adults is easier for them. Completing tasks, stick-to-itiveness, working a little harder becomes second nature. The Camp Choconut boy leaves camp each summer feeling confident about himself, knowing he has the skills to tackle the next year at school or the difficult time on a sports team, or problems at home with parents or siblings, or that neighborhood bully that just will not leave him alone. Q. What does your camp specialize in? A. Camp Choconut specializes in teaching outdoor living skills; pocket knife use and safety, hatchet use and safety, fire building techniques and safety, knot tying, shelter building, hiking and camping. All of this is done within our unique program and all while having fun. Our teaching is cumulative and the boys build upon the skills they previously were taught. The program works well with returning boys as they get to improve upon their previously learned skills and incorporate them into even more complex skills. 59

Q. What activities do you offer? A. In addition to the teaching of outdoor living skills, the Camp Choconut summer is filled with swimming and canoeing, fishing and nature activities, wood shop and small construction projects, a variety of sporting activities, overnight hikes, multi-day hikes and more. In addition to all these exciting activities, Big Games are incorporated into the daily routine. Big games are camp-wide games that usually take up a morning or afternoon. Some can take a full day or more. The purpose of the games, besides having fun, is to teach the boys how to find their way in the woods and to develop a kind of teamwork not found in typical athletics. The most revered game of the summer is the Villa Hunt. The Villa Hunt is a three-day game of cops and rubbers or hide and seek played in the woods surrounding the camp. The Villa Hunt is based on the Mexican bandit Pancho Villa and his escapades. The Hunt began in 1916, a year before the United States entered the First World War and has been played at Camp Choconut every year since. Q. What are the typical session lengths and approximate pricing for your camp? Camp Choconut runs two sessions, a six-week session and a concurrent four-week session. Both sessions begin on June 22nd. The four-week session runs until July 22nd and the six-week session runs until August 3rd. Our 4-week session fee is $3,950. Our 6-week session is $4,950.

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Q. How much staff do you have and how do you select your staff? As a camp accredited by the American Camp Association™, Camp Choconut is required to follow a set of guidelines regarding staffing. Most central to our staff is in the health facilities. Camp Choconut maintains an on-site health professional throughout the summer. Key staff are the cabin counselors. Generally, we have a camper/ counselor ratio of 5:1 or 6:1 while at times it can be as low as a 4:1 ratio. Our selection process for new staff can be quite arduous. New staff are not only required to apply either online or off line, and must also present three written references either from professionals, teachers or clergy. In addition, for new staff 18 years of age or older, Camp Choconut is required to fulfill both a background check and sex-offender background check. We take staff selection most seriously. Q. Why should parents send their kids to your camp? Of all the questions asked thus far, this is probably the most important. As the Camp Director, I know how difficult it can be to put one’s trust in complete strangers to take care of one’s child. I understand the reservations some parents have of letting their child go away, to a new place, for up to six-weeks. It can be a very difficult decision. Each parent asks themselves the same questions, “Will my child be safe?” “Will my child have fun?” “Will my child be able to cope with being


away from home or will he be homesick?” These are real concerns, and I do not take them lightly. First, allow me to say that I am always accessible to discuss any concern or issue a parent may have. And if I have a concern or issue concerning a child, I will not hesitate to contact the parent for further discussion. There is no doubt in my mind the Camp Choconut camper will have the time of his life while at Choconut. We take fun seriously. What we take even more seriously is the well being of the child. Our counseling staff goes through a week or more of training prior to the start of camp. This involves risk assessment and risk management as well as dealing with homesickness. In addition, each counselor is required to complete an extensive online training course developed by Dr. Chris Thurber, a board-certified clinical psychologist and father. Parents can read more about Dr. Thurber and Expert online Training at its Web site www.expertonlinetraining. com. Camp Choconut has a long history full of rich traditions and exciting new experiences. We find creative and entertaining ways to educate and challenge each boy, every day. We accomplish this through our Leadership Development program intertwined with our daily program. Its aim is to instill in each boy a sense of who he is in relationship to others; how his actions effect himself and others; to find the inner strength and desire to better himself; to develop a sense of empathy; to become a unique individual while

becoming a better social citizen; all of this in a fun and safe environment. Q. When does your camp enrollment start and finish? Open enrollment begins December 1st of this year and runs through May 28th, 2013. We offer early enrollment discounts. For enrolling prior to January 15th we offer a 10% discount and after January 15th and prior to February 15th we offer a 5% discount. We also offer scholarships for those families that may require help with tuition. Q. Is there anything else that would be helpful for parents to know about your camp? Camp Choconut offers a unique experience. Its rich traditions, some over 100 years old, its time tested programs and its surrounding wilderness can offer boys and young men experiences that they will carry with them their whole lives. Our program is designed to offer each age group its own unique experiences. Younger boys go through a right-of-passage that older boys do not, middle-year boys are capable of learning new skills and go on longer hikes,

and skill set in ways that help push their limits a little and develop their leadership skills. All boys are provided with opportunities to achieve those small successes that help develop one’s selfesteem. Camp Choconut strives to close the gap between feeling lost and unsure of oneself in today’s world to self-confidence, self-reliance and integrity. By using the skills learned at Camp Choconut and developing self-confidence and assurance in oneself, boys and young men find navigating through life and making difficult choices easier and more natural. Communicating with peers and adults in his life seems easier for him. Completing tasks, stick-to-itiveness, working a little harder becomes second nature. Q. What is the best way for parents to reach you to register for Camp? Parents can contact me, Fred Lorber, the camp director directly by calling (651) 338 – 3042. Parents may also go to our Web site at www. campchoconut.com. There they can read more about the camp as well as request more information or contact.

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CAMP CATEGORIES

ER SUMM CAMPS A SUMMER CAMP IS A PLACE THAT PROVIDES CARE AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.

TURE ADVEN S CAMP ADVENTURE CAMPS PROVIDE KIDS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT THE OUTDOORS AND BE INVOLVED IN ACTIVITIES LIKE CAMPING, CANOEING, HIKING,& BACKPACKING.

ART CAMPS ART CAMPS ARE THOSE WHICH INVOLVE CHILDREN AND STUDENTS IN PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAMS, VISUAL ARTS PROGRAMS, DRAMA ACTING, AND MUSIC AND DANCE CAMPS.

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MIC ACADE S CAMP ACADEMIC CAMPS TRAIN CAMPERS IN ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE TO SHARPEN THEIR ACADEMIC SKILLS IN DIFFERENT SUBJECTS.

CHOOL S R E T AF CAMPS AFTER SCHOOL CAMPS ARE GENERALLY HELD FOR ELEMENTARY & JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS , AND PROVIDE QUALITY EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIENCES, AS WELL AS FUN.

SY FANTA CAMPS SPORTS FANTASY CAMPS ARE A CROSS BETWEEN VACATION AND TRAINING CAMP. YOU’RE PAYING FOR THE PRIVILEGE TO SPEND A FEW DAYS HANGING OUT WITH YOUR IDOLS .


US RELIGIO S CAMP RELIGIOUS CAMPS HELP CHILDREN DEVELOP SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE, A SENSE OF DEVOTION, AND PHILANTHROPIC QUALITIES.

CAMPS S T R O SP SPORTS CAMPS ARE PERFECT CENTERS FOR BRINGING OUT THE HIDDEN SPORTS TALENTS IN CHILDREN AND ALSO FOR DEVELOPING TEAM SPIRIT, LEADERSHIP QUALITIES & UNDERSTANDING ABILITIES.

R& WINTE MPS CA SPRING THESE ARE THE CAMPS THAT TRAIN CHILDREN IN WINTER SPORTS AND EXPEDITIONS DURING THE WINTER SEASON AND INCLUDE SNOW BOARDING, HORSE RIDING, SKETCH WRITING & ATHLETICISM

S L NEED A I C E P S CAMPS SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPS THRUST EMPHASIS ON CHARACTER BUILD UP, ADHERENCE TO HUMAN VALUES, DEVELOPMENT OF NEW ACQUAINTANCES AND SOCIAL TOGETHERNESS.

D ABROA Y D U T S CAMPS THESE CAMPS ARE AIMED AT DEVELOPING ENOUGH KNOWLEDGE AMONG CHILDREN AND STUDENTS ON HOW TO SELECT THE FOREIGN DESTINATIONS & UNIVERSITIES FOR THEIR HIGHER STUDIES.

TEEN CAMPS M A R G PRO THESE CAMPS USUALLY INCLUDE STUDY ABROAD, TRAVEL, COLLEGE INTERNSHIP, AND SIMILAR PROGRAMS FOR TEENS.

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SUMMER CAMPS

DIRECTORY

Picking the perfect retreat for your little campers doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Help your kids gear up for a great camp experience with our detailed Camp Directory.

Foundry All Sports Camp

2575 East Bayshore Road, Redwood City, CA 94063 Ph: (800) 494-1319 http:// www.foundrysport.com

Power Brain Training Center

14845 SW Murray Scholls Dr, 106, Beaverton, OR 97007 Ph: (503) 352-4367 http:// www.powerbraintraining.com/ Beaverton.htmlvv

Breezy Point Day School

1126 Bridgetown Pike, Langhovrne, PA 19053 Ph: (215) 752-1987 http:// www.breezypoints.com

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Rockreation Reach Camp

11866 La Grange Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025 Ph: (310) 207-7199 http:// www. rockreation-la.com

Astronaut Training Enrichment Class

Izaak Walton Clubhouse 18 S Sunset, Longmont, CO 80501 Ph: (720) 851-7700 https://www.spacetimekids.com

The Iliad Academy Preschool Camp 4290 S Miller Rd., Buckeye, AZ 85326 Ph: (623) 474-6328 http:// www. iliadpreschool.com

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Museum of Discovery and Science 401 S.W. Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 Ph: (954) 713-0930 http:// www.mods.org

Mad Science - St Mary’s High School 51 Clapham Ave, Manhasset, NY 11030 Ph: (516) 620-6768 http://www.madscienceli.org

Emerald Hills Junior Golf Camp 938 Wilmington Way, Redwood City, CA 94061 Ph: (650) 368-7820 http:// www.playemeraldhills.com/ junior-golf.html


SUMMER CAMPS DIRECTORY

Camp Walden

429 Trout Lake Road, Diamond Point, NY 12824 Ph: (518) 644-9441 http://www.campwalden-ny.com/

Cannonball Art Camp

Creative Nature Camp

Wilderness Ventures Summer Camp

19255 SW Pacific Hwy., Sherwood, OR 97140 Ph: (503) 625-5944 http://www.friendsoftualatinrefuge.org

PO Box 2768, Jackson, WY 83001 Ph: (307) 733-2122 http://www.wildernessventures.com

Camp Skylemar

Thai Traditional Dance Workshop

3135 NW Wilson Street, 457 Sebago Road, Portland, OR 97210 Naples, ME 04055 Ph: (503) 913-6406 Ph: (207) 693-6414 http://www.cannonballartcamp.blogspot. http://www.skylemar.com com

Banner Day Camp

1225 Riverwoods Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045 Ph: (847) 295-4900 http://www.bannerdaycamp.com

Camp Olson YMCA

4160 Little Boy Rd NE, Longville, MN 56655 Ph: (218) 363-2207 http:// www.campolson.org

Ocean Institute

24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629 Ph: (949) 496-2274 http://www.ocean-institute.org

SUB5 Girls Distance Running Camp 508 S Evanston Ave., Arlington Hts, IL 60004 Ph: (847) 818-9374 http://www. runsub5.com

J1S Camp Elite

PO BOX 10014, Bakersfield, CA 00000 Ph: (323) 610-2800 http:// www.j1scampelite.com

Camp Dearborn

1700 General Motors Road, Milford, MI 48380 Ph: (248) 684-6000 http://www.campdearborn.com

44933 George Washington Blvd. Suite 110, Ashburn, VA 20147 Ph: (703) 574-5151 http://www.iriyadancetherapy.com

Oasis on the Sound

158 Manorhaven Boulevard, Port Washington, NY 11050 Ph: (800) 317-1392 http://www. www.oasischildren.com

ChildLight Yoga Adventures Camp 453 Central Avenue, Dover, NH 03820 Ph: (603) 343-4116 http://www.childlightyoga.com

Camp French Woods

PO box 609 , Hancock, NY 13783 Ph: (845) 887-5600 http://www.frenchwoods.com

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SUMMER CAMPS DIRECTORY

Euro School of Tennis

YMCA Camp Abnaki

Chan DT Musical Theatre Camp

700 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, CA 95129 Ph: (510) 491-3007 http://www.euroschooloftennis.com

1252 Abnaki Road, North Hero, VT 05474 Ph: (802) 862-9622 http://www.campabnaki.org

501 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317 Ph: (952) 934-1525 http://www.chanhassentheatres.com/ musical_theatre_camp.aspx

Hi Five Sports Camp

Adventure Links - Family Weekend

DC Youth Orchestra Summer Camp

3705 Haven Ave., Suite 125E, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Ph: (650) 362-4975 http://www.hifivesportsclubs.com

13220 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, VA 20124 Ph: (800) 877-0954 http://www.adventurelinks.net

1700 E. Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC 20003 Ph: (202) 698-0123 http://www.dcyop.org

Wellspring Pennsylvania

Fitness Works Gilbert Summer Camp

Camp Farwell

Forest Lake Camp for Boys Summer

Camp EdTech

Camp Edmo

261 Forest Lake Road, Chestertown, NY 12817 Ph: (518) 623-4771 http://www.forestlakecamp.com

3450 Louis Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303 Ph: (415) 282-6673 http://www.campedtech.org

352 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941 Ph: (415) 282-6673 http://www.campedmo.org

Good Earth Village

Chestnut Lake Camp

Childrens Civic Light Opera

2300 Adams Ave, Scranton, PA 18509 Ph: (866) 364-0804 http://www.wellspringcamps.com

25303 Old Town Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975 Ph: (507) 346-2494 http://www.goodearthvillage.org

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1668 N Highly Rd Gilbert, AZ,., Gilbert, AZ 85234 Ph: (480) 396-0086 http://www.fitnessworks.com

PO Box 369, Beach Lake, PA 18405 Ph: (516) 221-8800 http://www.chestnutlakecamp.com

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P.O. Box 300, Newbury, VT 05051 Ph: (802) 429-2244 http://www.farwell.com

2016 Camden Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025 Ph: (310) 478-5886 http:// www.cclo.org


SUMMER CAMPS DIRECTORY

Camp Krem - Camping Unlimited Santa Cruz Mountains, Boulder Creek, CA 95006 Ph: (510) 222-6662 http://www.campingunlimited.com

Carrie Curran Art Studios Fine Art Program 10636 N 71st Way, Ste 12, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Ph: (480) 478-8121 http://www. carriecurranart.com

Physics Camp for Girls - UT Dallas 7522 Campbell Road, Dallas, TX 75248 Ph: (214) 697-2673 http://www.napequity.org/stem/hthhphysics-camp-plano

College for Kids, San Mateo San Bruno

1700 W Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402 Ph: (650)574-6149 http://www.CollegeForKids-smccd.com

Club Scientific Summer Science Camps 106 Hartwood Dr, Woodstock, GA 30189 Ph: (404) 932-2552 http://www.clubscientific.com

Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts Summer Camp

SOCAPA Summer Arts Camps Vermont

SuperCamp - UC Berkeley

Jefunira Camp

6001 W William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78749 Ph: (512) 899-8710 http://www.kswoakhill.com

Northern California, Berkeley, CA 94701 Ph: (800) 285-3276 http://www.supercamp.com

221 Lassen Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043 Ph: (855) 338-6472 http://www.jefuniracamp.com

Columbia Gorge Teen Camps

625 Keasey Ave, Lyle, WA 98635 Ph: (801) 679-9099 http:// www.columbiagorgeteencamps.com

KenMont and KenWood Camps PO Box 548, Kent, CT 06757 Ph: (860) 927-3042 http://www.kenmontkenwood.com

D-Backs Baseball Academy

401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 Ph: (800) 821-7152 http://www.dbacks.com/academy

163 South Willard Street, Burlington, VT 05401 Ph: (212) 941-4057 http://www.socapa.org/

Camp Ramapo

PO Box 266, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Ph: (845)876-8403 http://www.ramapoforchildren.org

Lone Star Leadership Academy - 3 Locations 10200 Alta Vista Rd., Keller, TX 76244 Ph: (817) 562-4957 http://www.educationinaction.org

Camp Chippewa for Boys

22767 Cap Endres Road, Cass Lake, MN 56633 Ph: (800) 262-1544 http:// www.campchippewa.com

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