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Vol. 3, Issue 1 T H E U LT I M AT E M A G A Z I N E F O R C A M P E R S , P A R E N T S & FA M I L I E S

Marine Science Summer Camp on a Historic Treasure

Magical Moments at Camp

Drills, Skills, and Frills

Why the World Needs Summer Camp

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EDITOR’S LETTER

WELCOME! Spring is on the horizon, and with it Summer Camp enrollment! It’s time to start looking at Camps & Academic Summer Programs more closely and compare them to see which one is the best fit for your little camper. There are still some early bird discounts to be had, and it’s important to not wait too long to decide, as camps & academic summer programs fill up quick. It’s time to start navigating with CampNavigator.com! In this issue we showcase a wonderful residential Camp where science, adventure, and fun collide in a traditional camp setting. We feature a fantastic soccer camp that provides an enjoyable, meaningful, and educational experience. We highlight an amazing marine mammal camp where kids enjoy hands on learning activities, zoo exploration, and interact with marine mammals. We highlight an amazing Audubon Camp that helps kids interact with nature and explore the natural world while having tremendous fun and making new friends, and much, much more. We share some fantastic camp pictures and amazing camp videos, and provide much more information about summer camps and summer programs. At CampNavigator, we give parents accurate, insightful and valuable information, empowering them to make informed decisions about summer camps & summer programs. 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 are able to find the right summer camp or summer program for your needs. Enjoy your search as you navigate with CampNavigator.com!

…And we hope you enjoy this issue of CampNavigator Magazine!

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Contents March 2014

CAMP VEGA

SCHOONER AJ MEERWALD SUMMER CAMP

NORTHWEST SOCCER CAMP

CAMP SEWATARO

STONE MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES

SUMMER MUSIC WEST

EASTER SEALS COLORADO

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KEYSTONE SCIENCE SCHOOL

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SCHOONER AJ MEERWALD SUMMER CAMP

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NORTHWEST SOCCER CAMP

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MASS AUDUBON

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STONE MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES

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EASTER SEALS COLORADO

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SPRUCE LAKE

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SUMMER MUSIC WEST

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CAMP SEWATARO

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WHY THE WORLD NEEDS SUMMER CAMP

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CAMP CHATEGAUGAY

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OCEANS OF FUN

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MOUNTAIN CAMP WOODSIDE

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EVENTS CALENDAR

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SCOTTSDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

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SUMMER STUDY

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MINNESOTA INSTITUTE OF TALENTED YOUTH

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TEN WAYS TO REDUCE INJURIES AND ILLNESSES IN CAMP

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CAMP SEQUOIA

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CAMP WEKEELA

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SUMMER CAMPS PODCAST (CAMP FARWELL, CHELEY COLORADO)

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CAMP DIRECTORY

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t’s fitting that within this pristine environment that the daily pressures that come with just being a girl melt away. Camp Vega, set along a picturesque Maine lake in a secluded corner of its nearly 300 acres of pine forest, feels like the safe, welcoming arms that so many girls crave. In many ways, it’s like a family with whom you are free to be yourself and who become your biggest cheerleaders.

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well-devised program starts weeks before camp when each camper is asked to consider and choose her activities. In doing so, the campers and their families are empowered to choose those activities that are important to them while giving each girl a running start once she arrives at camp. The wide-range of activities are equally spread among land and water programs with participation grouped by ages, helping to foster friendships and improve skill development.

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he charming cabins and activity areas blend beautifully into the scenery

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here. Once inside a cabin, the girls find modernized and comfortable summer homes. More importantly, these cabins become the basis for the friendships that create such a sincere loyalty to Vega. More than 95% of campers return year after year; a remarkable rate that reflects the counselors determination to help the girls become supportive allies for one another, while embracing each girl’s emerging independence.

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ne of the many traditions at Vega, Sunset Circle, might best illustrate the tight bonds that form each summer. This weekly all-camp campfire is at once joyful, inspirational, and touching. It is an intentional program designed to foster gratitude and appreciation within the camp family. Many camps strive to develop a family-feel similar to what Vega does so well. Without question, Vega’s longtime family legacy helps it create this warm atmosphere; an atmosphere that’s happy, encouraging and accepting.


Director’s Message

We consistently hear from our campers, alumnae and parents that Vega is the one place where girls feel they can truly be themselves. Vega will become your daughter’s summer home – a place where she will be supported and loved by a tight-knit community with nearly 80 years of tradition, be able to take risks and try new things in a safe environment, learn the importance of kindness and working as a team, practice gratitude, and perhaps most importantly, be herself.

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Walk by any summer camp and you will find camp counselors wearing knee high socks, torn up gym shoes and shorts that go past their belly buttons. Campers in white shirts covered in dirtand sticky fingers from oogy, gooey smores.They are sitting around a campfire, the smell of burnt wood in the air and you can hear laughter and songs. Those magical moments of sticky fingers and laughter will be the stories that your camper comes home with, but to your children those moments are so much more. Whether you love science, horses, or swimming, summer camp is a place for kids to do something they love with open and like-­‐minded people. Camp can be a learning experience-­‐ leaving home, meeting new people, doing things you wouldn’t normally do. However, with these experiences, kids are able to expand their comfort zones and gain confidence in the fact that they accomplished new challenges. With the help of counselors and staff, they begin to shape themselves into the adults they will one day become.

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I was ten the first time that my parents sent

me to a two-­‐week residential camp. I was very scared and shy and didn’t truly know how to talk to people. All I wanted to do was go home. But then, I met Kyle. Kyle was one of the greatest counselors I will ever know. My first night at camp, people were singing and laughing around the campfire and I remember sitting on the bench thinking about how much I didn’t want to be there. Then a stick came in front of my face with womarshmallows on the end and Kyle’s voice saying, “You want an awesome treat?” It was in this moment that I knew that someone at camp cared about me. Kyle helped me open up, introduced me to new friends and helped me realize that it’s okay to be who you want to be at camp. 13 years later, I am the Assistant Directorof that very camp. With a simple s’more, Kyle changed my entire perspective of camp. I learned that it was OK to be my silly, goofy self and over the years my Camp confidence has spread into my real life. Those quick little instances that happen at camp are magical and cannot truly be explained, only felt. When your camper closes their eyes, takes a deep breath in and remembers the smell of the campfire and the taste of that s’more,in that instant they are also remembering how they have been Changed into a stronger and more independent person. Every child deserves camp, if only for that one moment where they can meet their Kyle and have someone show them all that they truly can be.

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Schooner AJ Meerwald

Summer Camps Hauling on the natural manila lines to the beat of a sea shanty and watching the heavy canvas sails go up is how it all begins. As the sails catch the wind, we are underway without the aid of an engine. The fresh sea air stimulates all of the senses. The wind in the rigging and the waves against the wooden hull of the ship are the only sounds you hear. This is the sound of tranquility. The hustle and bustle of everyday life is soon forgotten. Our journey has a purpose... to learn as much as possible about sailing, the surrounding environment, ourselves and our shipmates in the time that we have together. The ship is a historic treasure. Built in 1928 in Dorchester, NJ to oyster on the Delaware Bay, the Schooner AJ Meerwald was fully restored and began a new chapter in her life as an environmental education vessel in 1996. Stepping aboard is like stepping back in time. The authenticity of the restoration combined with old images of her heyday provides a living history experience.

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The ship has the honor of being designated New Jersey’s Official Tall Ship. Based in Bivalve, NJ, she travels to various ports around the state. Summer ports of call typically include Jersey City (Liberty State Park), Long Beach Island / Barnegat Bay, Atlantic City and Cape May among others. Every year, the ship’s itinerary includes day- and week-long summer camps for youth. Sailor For A Day Camp is a oneday experience where up to 25 campers (between the ages of 10 and 16) learn how to sail and about the surrounding environment. Young sailors take a turn at the helm and bow watch, plot the course on the navigation chart, experience the mechanical advantage of the simple machines onboard, tie some salty knots and learn a bit about the theory behind the sailing.


An equal amount of time is spent learning about the environment around us. A 16’ otter trawl is used to see first-hand what kind of marine life lives in the water. A plankton net and microscope allows us to observe the bottom of the marine food web. Live oysters provide an anatomy lesson about this keystone species. Water sampling is done to assess the health of the waterways. The signature watershed station heightens awareness about our individual impacts on the environment which supports the local marine life. The day is balanced out with quiet observation time, sea shanties and games. Maritime Camp is a 5-day, 4-night experience for up to 12 campers (between the ages of 13 and 17). The content is much the same as Sailor For A Day Camp with time to get much deeper into all aspects of the experience. Additionally, campers become an integral part of the crew... standing watches, cooking in the galley, cleaning the ship, sleeping in the bunks and living the life of a sailor. Conserving resources and monitoring waste is imperative for a vessel at sea. Living a low-impact lifestyle for a week is part of the experience. A week aboard also means travelling more nautical miles, observing more natural beauty (sunrises, sunsets, the night sky, dolphins and other marine life, etc.), having more time to reflect on the experience and forming a shipboard community that will last long after the camp is over. Maritime Camp ends with a public sail providing the young sailors with an opportunity to demonstrate their self-confidence from newly acquired skills and knowledge to family, friends and the public at large. Whether for a day or a week, a camp experience on the Schooner AJ Meerwald is like no other. It is a unique blend of sail training, environmental science / stewardship, history and community-building. www.CampNavigator.com Vol. 3, Issue 1

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Schooner AJ Meerwald Summer Camp

2014 Schooner AJ Meerwald Camp Schedule Sailor For A Day Camp (9:00am - 4:00pm) June 25 from Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ July 2 from Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ July 16 from Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ July 30 from somewhere around Barnegat Bay (exact port TBD) August 6 from Gardner’s Basin, Atlantic City, NJ August 13 from Utsch’s Marina, Cape May, NJ August 20 from Utsch’s Marina, Cape May, NJ August 27 from Utsch’s Marine, Cape May, NJ

Maritime Camp (9:00 am Monday thru 4:00 pm Friday) July 7 - 11 (from and to Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ) July 21 - 25 (from Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ to somewhere around Barnegat Bay, exact port TBD)

2014 Pricing Schedule: Sailor For A Day Camp - $70 per camper Maritime Camp - $750 per camper ($150 deposit required at time of reservation)

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Sailor For A Day and Maritime Camp reservations can be made online at

http://bayshorecenter.org/ with full credit card payment. Deposits for Maritime Camp or other forms of payment can be made by calling the Shipboard Program Coordinator at

856-785-2060 ext. 107. The Schooner AJ Meerwald is owned and operated by the non-profit Bayshore Center at Bivalve. The ship is a U.S. Coast Guard inspected vessel. The shipboard crew of eight are trained in all aspects of sailing and safety aboard the ship. More information about the ship, the organization behind it and the educational programs that it offers can be found on the website noted above. Questions can be directed to the Shipboard Program Coordinator at education@bayshorecenter.org or at the number above.

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Soccer Camp: Drills,Skills and Frills By C. Cliff McCrath

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Day One of camp – at the Check-In table - reveals many things that can work equally well for parents, camp staff, AND campers. The messages are conveyed on the faces, in the eyes, and/or the “swagger” - or lack thereof - in the initial approach. The “veterans” are animated, confident, happy and clearly at ‘peace’ with the return to camp. (Some campers have been coming to camp for years…starting with the earliest age - for many age 7 is the magic age and ending with the final summer before college.) The “first timers”- which many times also include the parents - often are the opposite! But they still provide valuable messages – at least for the staff. These cover every emotion from mild trepidation to outright fear - and include a wide variety of legitimate questions: “Will my child be safe?” “What about homesickness? (Parents get homesick…or “away” sick as well!) “Will he/she be embarrassed or bullied or left out of the games or program?” All of these are valid questions that fall under the larger question of “…why should we send our child to camp?”

The answer from directors, teaching and counseling staff - as well as the 99.9% of seasoned campers - is a resounding YES! Take the testimony of Michelle Akers, FIFA’s Female Soccer Player of the Century, who says, “My years in camp – from 8-years on - were not only great fun – where I made great friends and got super coaching - but allowed me to learn and develop the skills that took me to the top of the world.” But if we dig a little deeper, to explore what really happens in the camp environment, we find some pretty compelling answers to the original question.

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Soccer Camp: Drills, Skills and Frills

Several decades ago, an educator by the name of Madeline Hunter, introduced an educational concept that became well known by its acronym ITIP! Spelled out, it was Instructional Theory into Practice. What that means is taking the philosophical principles of learning and putting them into a framework that can actually be learned if not embraced and even loved. In other words, it finds the basic ingredients, adds ample portions of the passion for learning, and packages it in a way it is not only grasped but becomes part of the finished product the ‘student’ carries for life. The right camp program is a laboratory for producing just such results. Take soccer for example. Proper soccer coaching (teaching) breaks down skills into teachable segments develops drills and exercises to allow practice and repetition until the “learner” progresses to the next levels, which covers the gamut from accomplished and proficient all the way to the expert player! This last rung on the learning scale is what might be 16

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considered the “frills” level which is often seen in the performances of the world’s elite players: Basketball’s Michael Jordan and LeBron; football’s Manning; hockey’s Gretzky; soccer’s Messi and…well, you get the idea. Underlying this narrative is the “hidden” secret in what happens in the “right” camp setting. Providing the right ingredients is one thing but, even without assurances that all the right things happen at camp, there is a byproduct of the experience that almost ensures the camper will return with better skills and a more rounded approach to life. The learning factor is “assimilation”. Assimilation is the sum total – if not the gold medal – of the camp experience. It can be explained this way: At camp the drills and skills are formatted pretty much like what


happens in school. Math classes begin with 2+2 = 4 and progress to the dreaded algebra and trig classes. The old rote approach was based on the Latin phrase “repetita juvant,” i.e., “repetition is good.” Albeit that system proved less than desirable, one spinoff that still works - at any level - is repetition. Even training sessions at the highest level involve repeating a technic or tactic until muscle memory pretty much ensures it will surface under pressure. The practical formula for the parent is as follows: Pick the child up from camp, stop for a burger, arrive home, wake the exhausted camper up and allow the next day or two for “recovery.” Do not take the

child to the backyard or playfield and say, “Show me what you learned!” However, if you can stay for the child’s next practice with his/her team, you will witness an amazing phenomenon. Once the coach explains the drills the camper begins and gets a subconscious message “Oh, I’ve seen this before…” the result of which will be a “head-and-shoulders” performance that wasn’t there as polished as before the camp experience. That’s what the “frills” factor is all about!

Happy Camping!

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SOCCER EXCELLENCE! Six great weeks of overnight and 9-5 day camps at Bastyr University in Kenmore! Cliff McCrath’s Northwest Soccer Camp is all about preparing young boys and girls to play at the highest possible level. Alumni include super stars like Kasey Keller, Marcus Hahnemann, and Michelle Akers but to us every camper is a super star.

Highlights include: • • • • • •

Expert soccer training for all skill levels, ages 7-17 Quality programming and staff Specialty Goalkeeping Week, ages 12-17 Elite Week, ages 12-17 Team training Founded and led by Cliff McCrath, 5x NCAA Champion

REGISTER NOW www.nwsoccer.org 425-644-0470 info@nwsoccer.org

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Naturally Learning A small girl, hands and knees caked in dirt, carefully inspects each ripe tomato as she plucks them from the vine. A group of boys and girls guide one another across a ropes course through the trees. A counselor gathers campers around to examine a pair of animal tracks they have just discovered on the side of a trail. These scenes are only a small window into the world of exploration and discovery that nature camps provide. When kids arrive at a nature camp, most of them can work a smartphone or tablet with ease, but not many can tell the difference between a sugar maple and a Norway maple tree, pitch a tent on their own, or navigate through the woods using a compass. Environmental camps allow kids to reconnect with nature in ways that cannot be replicated elsewhere. With the guidance of knowledgeable staff, campers gain confidence and skills in outdoor exploration. A growing body of research shows that children who spend time outdoors have more critical thinking and problem-solving skills than their peers, and achieve higher scores on standardized tests in science, mathematics, listening, and writing. At nature camps, away from a dependence on electronic devices, kids learn by doing. These are lessons that can last a lifetime. At Mass Audubon, we believe that by strengthening today’s youth to nature, we can help inspire the next generation to revel in the outdoors and, in turn, take an active role in conserving the natural beauty

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found across New England and beyond. Learning at camp happens at every turn through the woods, every dip into streams and ponds, and at the summit of each climb. Our educators take advantage of every moment to reinforce the value of exploring the outdoors and help campers gain the skills they need to become environmental leaders. The joys of nature exploration are not limited by age! Mass Audubon day camps across the state span preschoolers to high school students, while our Wildwood Camp offers overnight sessions for campers ages 9-17. Families wanting to enjoy time away in a natural setting will find Wildwood’s Family Camp a wonderful opportunity to explore the outdoors together. And of course, many of our wildlife sanctuaries offer classes and programs year-round for all ages and abilities. More than ever, it is important to give our children the opportunity to interact with the world around them, so that they will be equipped to become leaders and stewards for the environment. Mass Audubon strives to provide that opportunity. We invite you to experience the great outdoors like never before at a Mass Audubon camp this summer!


Connecting children with nature for more than 60 years! Have fun, make friends, and connect to the natural world! Caring and energetic staff Outdoor exploration Hands-on, minds-on activities Creative art projects Noncompetitive games

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Stone Mountain Adventures (SMA) is a co-ed, overnight teenage summer camp located in the heart of Central Pennsylvania.  We offer young teenagers the opportunity to challenge themselves to step beyond their own abilities: to ride with confidence, to climb with technique, to control the sail, to bike one more hill.With only 60 teenage campers ages 1216 and an active, caring staff of 14, we enjoy the summer’s adventures in an environment of respect and sharing; celebrating our victories, accepting our shortcomings, learning, and having fun together. 20

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What Makes Stone Mountain Adventures Unique? Teen focused activities and events Develop leadership & independence freedom, respect and personal challenge

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Choose your own activities everyday We are a non-competitive, overnight, teen summer camp We offer freedom, respect, and challenges to help you develop your independence


It’s easy to be a First Time Camper regardless of age A Message from Director Jud Millar: Welcome to Stone Mountain Adventures  Teenage Summer Camp, where summer camp has been transformed into the summer adventure. We believe in challenging every single camper to expose their potential and ability, while providing them with the time of their lives. A summer with Stone Mountain Adventures will serve as the best investment in your young teenager’s future.

Stone Mountain Adventures Teenage Summer Camp is different from traditional camps in that we only have 60 campers. We also offer campers the opportunity to leave camp on adventure activities of their choice every day.  Every one of our programs is designed to stimulate and challenge every camper and make them a better student and child. If you are searching for a teen summer camp that will empower your child and maximize their potential, Stone Mountain Adventures is the place. Call us today!

Here at Stone Mountain Adventures we provide an atmosphere that is productive to the demands of today, while allowing teenagers to find themselves and give them the summer to remember. The great outdoors is the best therapy known to humans. Stone Mountain Adventures gives teens from around the country and around the world experiences of a lifetime. Our teenage summer camp program is designed to entertain kids based on their age and the activities they enjoy doing. Don’t let your teenager’s summer waste away with video games and unproductive down time. Sending your child to Stone Mountain Adventures will not only give them a chance to experience all the outdoors has to offer, but will also make them productive year round. Our teenage summer camp  gives  teenagers the opportunity to get out of their comfort zone and safely challenge themselves on adventure activities, to make meaningful friendships and have fun every day.

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Easter Seals, Rocky Mountain village is a camp like no other. It’s truly been a magical place for almost sixty-three years, where “I can’t” has become “I did”. We offer a fully accessible summer camp located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains for kids and adults with physical and/or developmental special needs. Our 220 acres, conveniently located just forty miles west of Denver, Colorado, is the perfect set up for a summer camp. Easter Seals is the oldest and one of the nation’s largest disability services in America. Rocky Mountain Village is accredited by the American Camp Association. Our goal is to assist the needs of our campers in any way possible to achieve success and to encourage independence. From May to August, our camp runs a thirteen and a half week program. The first week and a half is committed to a vigorous training course for our qualified staff from all over the world. The next twelve weeks are dedicated to the part that makes Rocky Mountain Village thrive, our campers. We focus each week towards a certain disability group ranging from developmental, physical, and behavioral. One of our weeks specifically focuses on kids ages 6-18 on the autism spectrum. Campers arrive Sunday and are partnered one to one with our counselors until they return home Friday. Throughout the week, campers experience activities like the adaptive climbing wall and zip-line, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, overnight camping, music and drama, arts and crafts and even our Thursday night dance! 22

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Rocky Mountain Village has been like a second home to hundreds of campers over the years. One in particular, Dan Ham, has even been coming to camp for all sixtythree years! We strive to provide a safe, fun, and empowered environment for our campers, giving families a break from care giving as well. In addition to our summer season, we offer eight respite weekends during the off season for campers during the autumn and winter season. Respite weekends operate much like camp but with more chances to explore the community around us! In addition at our many exciting programs here at Rocky Mountain Village, we have teamed up with the Rotary Club of South Denver to create the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). RYLA is an international youth program created by Rotary International to encourage strong leadership in youth. We select awardees in high school with physical disabilities or other similar challenges who are interested in participating in our one-week leadership program, well known for its life-changing experiences. Young people chosen for their leadership potential attend an allexpense-paid camp to develop and enhance leadership skills through activities conducted in an atmosphere of openness, trust and respect. We would love for you to become a part of our family and experience a week here at Rocky Mountain Village.

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Easter Seals, Rocky Mountain village

“Every time I come here, I feel like I don’t have a disability. I feel like I am normal. I don’t know about anyone else but when I come up here I wanna stay because I love it so much. I think we all for a week feel like we are normal. I think whoever built this camp was a genius because we do what we “cant” for a week. I want to come here forever.”

– Keslie Levad, Rocky Mountain Village Camper

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VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO http://www.easterseals.com/co/our-programs/camping-recreation/rockymountain-village.html

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Why Camp? Summer Camp has a huge impact on people’s lives, as seen in this evaluation:

“Caroline loved the entire week at camp. Her counselor was a great influence and acted the part of an awesome older sister and role model. She had a great week and came back with a strengthened faith. Wilderness camp week is her favorite time of the year and she is already talking about going back next summer and the possibility of becoming a Staff-In-Training.” Summer Camp takes us out of our normal setting and schedule, which also removes the usual pressures, distractions, and temptations that exist there. It puts us in a different role where we get to have face-to-face time with friends, role models, and God. Away from the normal expectations, camp allows us to get creative and crazy, try new activities; it gives space and opportunity to develop our own identity and make decisions on our own. A camp with a religious/spiritual focus also provides direction in pursuing a relationship with God, and experiencing His love and direction.

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The benefits of camp are best told through people’s experiences. Here is Rachel’s: I went to my first week of camp when I was eight years old with my older sister. I am quite glad she was with me, because I was so scared! I remember it storming that week and I was afraid of thunder storms (still am at times). The other girls in my cabin were slightly older than I was and they didn’t seem very scared at all, neither did my sister. But the counselor comforted me. She sat on my bunk with me and just talked. I honestly don’t remember anything she said, but her presence was so encouraging. I knew I was cared for. Every year I went back, I had the same feeling of being cared about. Not just by the wonderful counselors whose names I still remember to this day, but also by the friends I made there. For me, keeping friends in middle and high school was tough. But I always looked forward to that one week of camp in the summer. The friends I made there liked me for me and that helped me come out of the shy shell I built for myself. I could be the energetic person I wanted to be. No one judged me, but instead loved me for it. The Summer Staff did their best to make me and every other camper feel safe and be able to call it a home.

Although I didn’t accept Christ as my Savior at camp, I certainly grew more in my relationship with Him every year. I have a spot at the camp I grew up at that I love to go to every time I’m there, even if it’s only for a short time. This Outdoor Chapel is where I did my devotions, prayed and learned. It was that spot where I first heard God’s calling for my life. I have returned to that outdoor chapel often and had long talks with God. I also had many good directors and counselors who challenged me. They were able to put new meaning and understanding into things I had heard my entire life. I don’t know what it was, but they helped me better understand what love, discipline, and walking with God was really about. The best times learning happened were at campfires. I have talked with many other people who work and experience camp, and we all agree that there’s something about the atmosphere of a campfire that makes everyone, campers and staff, feel God’s presence and opens our hearts and minds.

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Summer Music West: Inspiring Young Musicians for 30 Years

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music presents the 30th season of Summer Music West from June 16 to August 1, 2014. Summer Music West (SMW) offers six select programs for the young musician, providing a stimulating and supportive summer experience based on the traditions of Conservatory training. SMW students benefit from the expertise of our distinguished Pre-College Division faculty and noted guest artists, who provide the individual attention and professionalism needed to nurture young talent. Admission to SMW is based on ability as demonstrated in an audition as well as compatibility with other applicants. Attendees

enjoy the camaraderie of other talented young musicians by joining together in an immersive, collaborative musical experience. SMW is a day-camp. Classes and performances are held at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s state-of-the-art Civic Center location, just blocks from many public transportation options. If the young musician in your family is clamoring for chamber music, has a propensity to compose their own tunes, loves to sing with others or needs to brush up on their musicianship skills, SMW is the answer!

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Summer Music West Gilbert & Sullivan Scenes

(ages 10-18) June 16 - 28, 2014

Lamplighters Music Theatre artistic staff direct daily classes and rehearsals that lead to a fully staged and costumed performance. Rather than competing for “leads� in a single show, each student is cast in appropriate scenes from the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire and has a chance to develop both as a singer and actor.

Composition Intensive

(ages 9-20) June 23 - July 24, 2014

Students learn from the work of both traditional and contemporary composers while developing their individual voice within a small group of their peers. The program culminates in a concert of students’ works performed by chamber music students and guest artists.

Musicianship

(ages 9-18) July 7 - 18, 2014

Students improve their musicianship skills and build a solid groundwork for exploring music in other programs. Three class levels are offered, grouped by age and experience.

String and Piano Academy (ages 9-12) Piano Duo Academy Chamber Music

July 7 - 18, 2014

(ages 9-13) July 21 - August 1, 2014 (ages 12-18) July 21 - August 1, 2014

These three ensemble sessions provide intensive chamber music instruction that encourages students to use their soloistic and ensemble skills to collaborate as team players.

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G&S Scenes is an awesome program with spectacular coaches from Lamplighters. Not only is it a great way to meet great people from around the Bay Area who love musical theater, it’s a way to share your talent and show your true awesome self!

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SMW has helped me develop into a better musician. I learned numerous new skills in a matter of days! -2010 Chamber Music student

I’ve learned more about music in this intensive than I have in my entire life. It has been an incredible experience and I hope to come back next year! - 2012 Composition student

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Good old-fashioned fun at Camp Sewataro For almost 54 years, Camp Sewataro in Sudbury, MA has been a household name in the Greater Boston and MetroWest areas. What started out as a “camp for cousins” has turned into one of the most popular multicultural day camps around, bringing children together for good old-fashioned fun. Franklin Secatore, a young Italian immigrant, purchased the large tract of land where the camp sits in 1940 with plans to redevelop the heavily forested terrain by creating meadows, lawns, and ponds. Twenty years later, his daughter, Alba Taylor, turned the family homestead into a “real” camp. Sewataro began with just 25 campers, 10 of whom were Secatore grandchildren including Alba’s own children, Chris, Mark, and Rob. From the earliest days, Alba’s vision was innovative.  Her goal was to expose young people to nature during their formative years and guide them as they grew into young men and women with real world values and a strong sense of community. 32

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According to Alba’s son, Mark Taylor, who now directs the camp, that same goal still applies today.”Life has changed so much since the camp

started...and the role that the camp plays in creating a child’s values is even more important today,” said Mark. “We believe that Sewataro is their ‘springboard’ into the real world.  Our job is to continue Alba’s vision of helping campers as well as counselors understand who they are and what they stand for.” This past season Sewataro hosted nearly 1,000 campers.  One family from Mexico even moved nearby for the summer so their children could attend. Some campers came to Sewataro from China, where they attend school during the year. Sewataro believes deeply in a diverse community.  In fact, one of the ways the camp measures its impact is by teaching all kids to work together, developing bonds that will generate lasting memories and life-long friendships.


Monica McCann, the camp’s general manager, left her career as a teacher in 2012 to return to Sewataro where she spent many years as a counselor during her youth and later as a section supervisor when her children were young. “I loved teaching,” said McCann, “so this was a difficult decision. One of the main reasons I decided to join Sewataro full-time was the need I see for children to have a camp experience. “The school day is packed with curriculum demands, and school staff work hard to meet those demands.  But often social and emotional developmental needs take a back seat,” she said. McCann said she sees Camp Sewataro as a refuge, an environment where there is time to assist children in the development of their social and emotional sides and in being who they are. Combined with this nurturing environment, campers develop skills in sports, swimming and the creative arts, which translates into growth in self confidence and maturity.”Our focus is helping kids unveil the mysteries of nature and teaching them skills to enjoy a wide variety of sports, arts, music and (non-electronic) games,” McCann added.  “We work extra hard to preserve the innocence of childhood during a time in which our world is moving at such a fast pace. We do that by keeping up with trends and expanding our repertoire of activities each year.”

Taylor adds, “ultimately, a camp is only as good as its leaders and we have extremely high expectations for the leaders we hire. We want families to know and feel that their kids are safe and secure here.  Kids can be who they are and feel that they belong.  If a child does not feel safe or a strong sense of belonging, than we shouldn’t be doing what we’re doing, it’s that simple.”

Sewataro offers one, two, four, six and eight week sessions, starting with its Sprouts program for ages 3-4 all the way through its CIT program (grades 9-11). Camp Sewataro is accepting applications for its 2014 season (June 9 - August 15).  For more information go to www.sewataro.com

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Why the World Needs Summer Camp

It is not easy for parents to make the decision to send their child away into the waiting arms of strangers who promise to take care of them — people who promise to show them the wonders of nature, fun, new skills, and friendships. As a parent of two children, even I struggle with the idea, and I have been around summer camps my entire life. The world needs the next generation to be more tolerant of each other’s views, ideology, and beliefs. Summer camp is an opportunity for children to be exposed to the best of human character. Carefully selected role models are dedicated to showing your child how to have fun, learn from others, and make friends in person rather than online. Camp allows kids to meet people from all over the world, every race, culture, and socioeconomic level. I still remember one of my counselors, Danny, from England, explaining to me, “The world is full of

excuses. It doesn’t matter where you came from or what has happened to you. At the end of the day you choose how you treat others.” There is something magical about a summer camp experience. Each and every camp in the world is different. Not merely because of geography or location, but because of the traditions and people who have touched the camp. Every camp has

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hidden treasures of history and traditions that give it character and identity. Even with agency camps like the YMCA where there is a common mission, each and every camp is unique in its style, program, games, geography, traditions, and experience. Every staff member, alumni camper, and volunteer has memories associated with their time at their camp — memories that stay with them for their lifetime. Most people remember with fondness the counselors, cabins, camp food, camp outs, and special happenings of their time. Camp is an independent experience that shapes one’s character and life — a controlled, safe environment where children and youth are able to make their own decisions about simple things (what activity they

want to do, how many s’mores they want to make, or what clothes they are going to wear) and about important things (who they will hang out with . . . who will be their friends). Camp is a place where kids interact with people face-to-face and, at the same time, learn about themselves and others around a camp fire, under the stars, or sitting around a dining hall table. Camp allows the idea of boarding the train to Hogwarts to go from fantasy to reality— children find a world filled with possibilities unavailable to them in everyday life.


Camps give kids a chance to practice being the best they can be. They experience a place designed to create happy memories and encourage self-expression. They have the opportunity to climb towers, ride horses, shoot an arrow, and even experience the success of winning the big game! It stays with them forever. Kids will learn from a full range of emotions and human experiences including homesickness, friendship, disagreements, team work, frustrations, jubilant success, and more. As parents, our hopes and jobs are to ready our kids to be productive, independent, and capable people — to prepare our children to thrive without us. Camp offers a way for kids to start developing those skills in the best possible environment. It makes me a bit sad every time my son runs off to join his cabin group without even a look back . . . and at the same time, I burst with pride watching him growing into a happy, independent, tolerant, open, confident, and capable person. I know that we will have plenty to talk about when he gets home from camp. I also know he will remember the trust and gift of his time at camp, and it will add to him for the rest of his life.

Jeff Merhige is the Executive Director of the Joe C. Davis Outdoor Center/ Camp Widjiwagan in Nashville, TN. He has been professionally involved with camping for over 20 years. He and his wife Amy met at camp, and have two children Luke and Sydney.

There is so much competition for our children’s time in the summer — sports practices, summer school, well-deserved vacations. But let’s not forget the value of a camp experience — camp is a gift we can give our children that they will benefit from and remember forever. If ever there was a time when the world needed a generation of future leaders who understood the intricacies of living in a community, having tolerance, and being open — that time is now. Originally published in Camping Magazine. Used by permission of the American Camp Association. ©2011, American Camping Association, Inc. www.CampNavigator.com Vol. 3, Issue 1

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Camp Chategaugay Favorite People, Favorite Place

Our Summer Camp: Hard to Spell, Easy to Love Imagine a summer camp in the Adirondacks that combines all of this every single day: Unmatched beauty of our north shore location on one of the great Adirondack Lakes Self-discovery that starts with exceptional counselors and instructors Delight that comes from realizing previously unknown talents and skills Adventure that comes from trying brand new things with lots of support

Imagine all this happening, when all you expected was a great time: Together we build a sense of real community, beginning with sportsmanship Together we create a secure and supportive environment, based on mutual respect Together we form warm and lasting friendships . . . because we’re really nice And that great time you expected happens every day.

Location, Location, Location - Ours Is Quite Special For our campers, Camp Chateaugay represents a truly exciting journey to a very special place. For our campers who travel a bit farther to arrive here, Camp Chateaugay is almost like a special land. Your child does not have to cross a road to get to our lake Camp’s lakefront is a quarter mile with an additional mile (+) of forever wild lakeshore Camp is safely located right on the lakeshore Secluded location keeps campers safe

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It starts with playing in the sunshine. Then it becomes part of your life. When people search for a summer camp, they often hear a lot about Camp Spirit. Whether or not a parent remembers the almost magical appearance of Camp Spirit in their own lives, we can assure you that here, we do our part to make it happen every summer: Traditional games, campfires, camp celebrations – to create indelible memories Bonding across age groups, genders and nationalities – to encourage friendship Continuous surprises – from wacky traditions to spontaneous dining hall craziness

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Oceans of Fun, a marine mammal facility located within the Milwaukee County Zoo, is dedicated to the field of marine mammal science and education. We are currently home to a thriving population of California sea lions and Pacific and Atlantic harbor seals. It is our goal to provide the best possible environment, training and care for our marine animals with the focus of educating the public about marine life, environmental protection and conservation. We offer a variety of summer camps for ages 7-12 ranging from 2-day animal training camps to full week camps where we focus on conservation awareness and marine mammal education. Each day of camp is filled with hands-on learning activities, zoo exploration and interactions with our flippered friends. Campers will have the opportunity to prepare meals for our animals, participate in seal and sea lion shows and of course take part in training sessions along side our seals ands sea lions. www.CampNavigator.com Vol. 3, Issue 1

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Oceans of Fun

Our summer camps include

Marine Mammal Camp

Animal Behavior Camp

For campers who LOVE marine mammals, our weeklong camps will provide them a full week of fun as they get to know our animals personally. Each fun-filled day is designed around a specific theme, such as seals and sea lions, animal behavior, conservation, training and marine mammal care. They’ll spend time exploring the zoo, visiting the special exhibits, playing training games, creating art projects and enjoying loads of fun at our sea lion pool!

In this camp, kids ages 7-9 will take a look into the world of marine mammals and be given the opportunity to gain knowledge about animal behavior, adaptations and conservation. They will spend time working pool-side as they learn about the behavior of seals and sea lions! Campers will be able to take what they learn and apply it throughout the zoo!

Animal Training Camp Mini Camp For children (ages of 7-9) who may not be quite ready for a full week of camp, we welcome them to join us for a condensed version of our 5 day Marine Mammal Camp. Campers will spend 2 fun-filled days immersed in everything marine mammals! Our animals will help campers learn all about seals and sea lions, their care and training, and ways they can help to make a difference for these animals in the wild.

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Campers between the ages of 10-12 whose true interest is in animal training, this 2-day camp will immerse them in the  training techniques we utilize with our marine mammals. We use positive reinforcement training, which will be valuable as campers practice and perfect training at home with their own pets!  In depth discussions and hands on learning allow kids the opportunity to learn firsthand  about marine mammal care, training and conservation.


Education is a primary focus for us; we know that we protect what we love, and we love what we understand and know about. We strive to immerse campers in everything marine mammals, from training to animal behavior, to their care and of course conservation. Each activity in camp will provide campers with a better understanding not only about seals and sea lions, but also the world around them. Through these one-of-a-kind summer camps, we are able to give campers a chance to form a bond with our animals. Through that bond, and the things they learn about our

environment, we hope that campers take their newly found enthusiasm and inspiration with them and share it with their friends and family. Our goal is to help create the next generation of ocean stewards who choose to make life decisions towards a more sustainable future, where habitats and animals are protected and resources are used responsibly. We believe that by bringing in campers to show them animals they will fall in love with, that through falling in love with them, campsers will do their part to help protect not only these animals, but also the world we live in.

TO SEE A SNEAK PEAK INTO OUR SUMMER CAMP FUN, CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO HERE!

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Mountain Camp Woodside is a traditional summer camp that offers both a Day Camp (for ages 5-15) and sleepaway Resident Camp (for ages 7-15) programs and is nestled in the heart of beautiful Portola Valley, California on the 63-acre campus of the Woodside Priory School.

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Mountain Camp Woodside’s minimal technology, noncompetitive program is designed to build confidence and independence, encourage friendships and healthy lifestyle choices. We offer activities like mountain biking, arts & crafts, soccer, swimming, archery and outdoor survival. In today’s hectic, high-tech world, we believe a back-to-basics approach to outdoor recreation and plain ol’ fashion “fun” is critical to building a child’s positive self-image. A quality summer camp experience will provide education, challenge, achievement and acceptance. Mountain Camp Woodside’s unique atmosphere allows children to learn in a fun and safe environment that encourages independence while nurturing lasting friendships. From campfire songs and skits to the first time away from home, the camp experience can have a profound impact on a child’s development.

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Mountain Camp Woodside is accredited by the American Camp Association (http://www.acacamps.org/) and is a member of the Western Association of Independent Camps (http://www.waic.org/). We are dedicated to meeting the highest standards in the camp industry. Our camp programs inspire campers to try new activities, build independence, make friends and take home memories that will last a lifetime.

Mountain Camp Woodside camp sessions are one-week long and run throughout June, July and August. Many campers enroll for multiple weeks or even the entire summer!

Please visit http://www.mountaincampwoodside.com for more information.

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Events Calendar

Rambling Pines Day Camp Open House

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Black Rock Retreat Open House Black Rock Retreat is pleased to offer an Open House on Tuesday, March 11th to learn about our summer camp program. 

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11 Camp Horizons Open House All open Houses are held on Saturdays from 1-5p.m. at Camp Horizons. March 22nd

Camp Olympia Open House 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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South County Family YMCA Camp Open House 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Scottsdale Unified School District ScottsdaleUnifiedSchoolDistrict 2014SummerPrograms

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What Should I do if My Child is Bullied or Cyber bullied? I am pleased to announce that our Scottsdale Leadership project team (Class XXV) has created a cyberbullying curriculum for Middle School students. The curriculum is designed to teach three effective bystander strategies; we call them the 3 R’s. We want to share these specific strategies with parents so that they can be practiced and reinforced at home.

Why focus on bystanders? Research suggests that if bystanders or witnesses are taught to properly intervene, they can stop bullying 50% of the time in less than 10 seconds. Pretty powerful; right? Also, kids are the ones on the frontline; bystanders are typically the first to witness acts of bullying. Many kids are reluctant to tell adults for fear of making it worse or shame in not being able to handle it.

Bystander Strategies: The 3 R’s Recognize Bullying and Cyber bullying Teach kids to recognize what bullying and cyberbullying is and when it is likely to happen To not accept bad behavior as normal To identify various types of bullying

Reach Out and Stand Up Teach kids direct ways to stand up to bullying when they witness it Reach out to support kids that have been bullied after the fact (more indirect strategies) Let them know they are not alone

Report Bullying Tell a trusted adult (i.e., a parent, counselor, teacher, or administrator) Report cyberbullying directly to the site where it occurred Block any offenders Don’t pass on mean or offensive messages or posts Keep record of offensive texts or posts

We would like parents, teachers, and administrators to reinforce these bystander strategies and role play specific scenarios both in school and at home. Role playing scenarios enable kids to practice exactly what to do and say in stressful situations. Students that have practiced these strategies are more likely to stand up if a bullying or cyber bullying situation arises. Please practice the 3 R bystander strategies with your child. Below are two role-play scenarios for you to get started.

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A mother is walking by her son while he is on the computer and notices that he keeps hiding the screen when she walks by. Upon further observation, the mother sees that he is reading a thread of offensive, derogatory remarks about another student. A new girl moves to your child’s school and one of the current students becomes jealous of her and creates a hateful website intended to make fun of her. She asks your child and all of her friends to join.

As part of the new Arizona Bullying Law A.R.S. §341(A)(37) The ESSP will provide students and families social and emotional skills in order to reduce bullying behavior. The program curriculum is designed to build the following skills: empathy, verbal and non-verbal communication, social conflict and problem solving skills, and identifying resources for support. Social responsibility strategies for students who witness bullying behavior, parents’ role in modeling behavior for their children, and effective parent-child communication strategies will also be taught. the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) is continuing the implementation of the Enhanced Social Skills Program (ESSP) which is designed primarily for bullying behavior offenders and their parents to attend together. It will be used as an educational diversion program for students exhibiting bullying behaviors.

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This program is also designed to promote partnerships between schools and families in the effort to reduce bullying behaviors in our schools. The program requires students and a parent/ caregiver to attend two, 3 hours sessions. Bullying behavior is defined as acts of repeated aggression where one or more students physically, psychologically, sexually, or virtually harass or harm other students repeatedly over a period of time. Bullying behavior may include physical acts of aggression as well as persistent teasing, taunting, threats, and/or social exclusion. Acts of bullying are unprovoked and the bully is perceived as stronger, older, bigger, or as having more power or a higher social status than the victim. The ESSP is an early intervention program and is not designed for chronic offenders.


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EXCITING HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAMS AT: PENN STATE UNIVERSITY • 2 - 6 ½ -week Enrichment & College Credit Programs • The Excitement of a “Big Ten” Campus • Unparalleled Sports & Recreational Facilities + Sports Clinics • Dance, Theatre, Acapella Singing & Rock Band Workshops • The Ultimate College Town • College & University Weekend Trips

THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER • 2, 3, and 5-week Enrichment & College Credit Programs • Spectacular Rocky Mountain Campus • Instructional Sports Clinics, Including Yoga & Rock Climbing • Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding & Whitewater Rafting • Weekend Trips to Breckenridge, Vail, Colorado Springs, Pike’s Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park...

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• 3 and 5-week Programs • French Language Taught At All Levels • French Immersion Opportunities • All-Suites, Air-Conditioned Hotel • Dine-A-Round Dining • Experienced Bilingual Staff • Sights & Sounds of “The City of Lights” • Weekend Trips to Loire Valley, Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles, Chateau Country... Our Programs Offer: • College Credit & Non-Credit Enrichment Classes • Princeton Review SAT Prep Courses • Day & Night Activities

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“MITY has made me into the person I am still becoming.” – MITY Alum Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth, or MITY as the students say, is a two-week summer academic camp in the heart of St. Paul, Minnesota, on the campus of beautiful Macalester College. Each summer over 500 students from Minnesota, across the US and around the world attend one of MITY’s programs. Students may attend as either a commuter or a residential student. Since 1967, MITY’s goals have remained the same: attract students who are excited about learning, seek out teachers who are passionate about their subject matter, offer classes that are exciting and academically challenging and provide a midday “rec” hour that is a unique blend of learning, physical activity and social interactions.

“The most special thing about MITY is the people. From the staff to the students, everyone is so friendly. And all the fun activities that were prepared for us made this experience more memorable.” – MITY student

“I learned so many new things I can hardly count them all!” - MITY student

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At MITY, students immerse themselves in an intense study of a single course of their choice, from over 30 options, including “Physics Phenomena,” “Lyric Theatre,” “Creative Writing,” “How to Stop the Madness: The Role of Diplomacy in International Crisis” and “Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse and Other Applications of Computer Modeling.”

“MITY is a great program that helps support motivated and curious students! It promotes intellectual inquiry, exploration and social development while exposing students to master instructors and higher education.” - MITY parent

MITY believes that students need a break from school, but not from engaging in fun learning. Summer learning loss is a well-documented problem for all students and high-achieving students are not immune to its effects. As one parent wrote, “MITY embodies the very antidote to boredom, a toxic state for our students!” One student said, “MITY makes my summertime worthwhile, productive

and fun!”

Join us next summer and get the “MITY-fine attitude.” And find out - What is “MITY time?”

MITYregards,

Robbie Seum MITY Director

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Ten Ways to Reduce Injuries and Illnesses in Camp by Barr y

.S., P.H.N. M ., .N R , g e rc E r e n b E Garst, Ph.D., & Linda

When it comes to providing safe experiences for children, knowledge is often the most powerful tool an organization possesses. Knowledge about safe conditions and practices and the ability to identify areas for improvement are keys to ensuring the health and safety of program participants and staff and decreasing the likelihood of adverse health events. An important key to developing a sound knowledge base about health and safety conditions is careful monitoring of the factors that cause significant injury and illness events in camps. National-level monitoring has proven successful in identifying risk factors for decreasing adverse events in several areas, such as the Consumer Products Safety Commission’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System and the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Injury Surveillance System (NCAA ISS). With more than ten million children attending more than 12,000 summer camps each year, camps have lacked access to reliable surveillance methodology. Until now!

The American Camp Association (ACA), in cooperation with Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University and the Association of Camp Nurses, has completed three years of the fiveyear Healthy Camp Study, a national injury and illness monitoring program in U.S. camps. Over 170 day and resident camps have participated in the study to date, submitting weekly online reports of significant injury and illness events experienced by campers and staff (See the sidebar, Monitoring Injuries and Illness, on page 51). The consistency of the results over the past three years of the study has provided insights into organizational best practices for the health and safety of campers and staff. Here are ten strategies that you can implement to improve the well-being of campers and staff involved in your program.

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Ten Ways to Reduce Injuries and Illnesses in Camp Strategy 1 Don’t Underestimate Illness Both campers and staff are more likely to become ill at camp than they are to become injured. In fact, the illness rate for camps is almost double the injury rate. Think about how much time you spend on injury prevention (filling potholes, removing loose nails, inspecting program equipment) compared with illness prevention. Many camps spend more time preventing injury than preventing illness. Given the rates, perhaps that needs to change. Partner with parents by encouraging parents to keep sick children at home. Explain to parents the importance of controlling the spread of illness in camp and build the same information into staff training. When camp staff become ill with an infectious disease, require them to stay home or in staff lodging to reduce or avoid contact with others. See the sidebar, Resources for Healthier Camps, on page 54 for ways to avoid spreading infectious diseases.

Strategy 2 Promote Good Hygiene Infectious diseases account for about 20 percent of illnesses among day and resident campers and staff. Controlling infectious disease is the most important thing you can do to provide a healthier camp environment. Actively promote good hygiene, and engage everyone’s participation in this critical task. Teach staff about proper hand washing and challenge them to find new and interesting ways to teach campers this important 54

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skill. Review your procedures for hand-washing before meals to ensure it’s actually happening. Provide adequate hand-washing stations at the entrances of eating facilities. Don’t require sick staff to prepare or serve food. If you’re over the age of eight, it’s likely that you learned the wrong way to sneeze, which includes sneezing into a hand or handkerchief. The best way to sneeze, so that you don’t expose others to your germs, is to do so directly into the crook of your arm or into your sleeve. Teach campers and staff the right way to sneeze and cough (into an arm or sleeve). Many resources are available to help you — see Resources for Healthier Camps.

Strategy 3 Focus on the Feet Trips, slips, and falls are the most commonly reported causes of injury in day and resident camps. For example, in resident camps, close to 30 percent of all injuries are sprains or strains resulting from a trip, slip, or fall. Review your camp’s footwear policy, because ankle, foot, and toe injuries related to a slip are often caused by rough terrain and improper footwear. Review your camp policies regarding footwear. Do you allow flip-flops or sandals during active periods of the day? Do you enforce closedtoed shoe policies for both campers and staff? You also need to consider terrain. Children today have less experience navigating in the outdoors, and the landscapes at many camps will be novel for many campers. Does your camp have steep, uneven, or slippery terrain? Closed-toed shoes are often the best choice. For ideas to protect against foot injuries, see Resources for Healthier Camps.


Strategy 4 Increase the Use of Protective Equipment A variety of camp activities require protective equipment, and ACA standards address the importance of protective equipment in specialized activities like horseback riding and adventure/ challenge programs. Unfortunately, results from the Healthy Camp Study indicate that protective equipment wasn’t being worn (by campers and/ or staff) in 50 percent of injury events in which protective equipment was applicable. What’s really happening at your camp? Protective equipment needs to be worn when appropriate. This is particularly important during active programs. Consider how you monitor the use of protective equipment in camp. Are there times in which protective equipment is a choice? What’s the penalty if protective equipment isn’t being worn? These questions are critical, since failure to wear protective equipment can contribute to serious injury and long-term impairment, particularly when injuries involve the back, head, neck, or spine.

Strategy 5 Revisit Your “Health Record Log” Do you annually review your health record logs so that you can identify patterns of injury related to specific camp activities or areas of camp that may be unsafe? A 2008 survey of ACA camps found that many camps fail to systematically review the injuries and illnesses recorded in their health/ medical logs. An annual review of your health center information will help you to identify injury

patterns and also where injuries are occurring. You’ll then be able develop specific safety procedures for each camp activity and camp location where injuries are common. If you’re looking for a system that can help you track your injuries, you should consider ACA’s Healthy Camp Study. By participating in the study for each week of the summer, and by investing approximately twenty minutes of staff time to data entry related to significant injury and illness events, your camp will gain a camp-specific report that you can use to better understand what’s really happening at your camp. Camps also receive a national report for each year they participate in the study, which allows them to compare their health statistics with national averages. These reports are powerful tools for risk assessment and management.

Strategy 6 Take Knife-Safety Seriously Every summer camp staff are injured while using knives during food preparation. In fact, in one year of the Healthy Camp Study wounds from sharp objects such as knives accounted for 15 percent of injuries to campers and staff in resident camps and 17 percent of injuries in day camps. Be careful not to assume what your staff already know about knife handling and storage. Require staff to attend knife safety training and then have them demonstrate mastery of the safe use of a knife. For additional information, see Resources for Healthier Camps.

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Ten Ways to Reduce Injuries and Illnesses in Camp Strategy 7 Stop Head Injuries Now! All injuries are not equally dangerous. Severe injuries are those that can lead to long-term impairment or death. You may be surprised to learn that blows-to-the-head, from running into a tree to being hit in the head with a piece of sports equipment, are in the top five list of injuries for campers in day and resident camps. Consider what we know about the physical development of children. A young child’s head is large in proportion to the rest of their body, making that child topheavy and more likely to become offbalance easily. For this reason, head injuries may be more likely for campers under age eight. As you plan camp activities, think carefully about the protective equipment that can help you reduce the likelihood and severity of a head injury during a slip or fall. Think about the surfaces on which camp activities will be played. Take special precautions anywhere potential hazards are identified. Make “plan for the worst” a guiding principle for planning camp activities.

Strategy 8 Reduce the Impacts of Fatigue Fatigue is a contributing factor in many illness and injury events for both campers and staff. Incidents occur more frequently as the day wears on because people get more tired. Incidents are more likely to happen when staff and campers get “worn out” from special camp events. Being over-tired makes 56

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one more susceptible to illness and can increase the severity of a simple illness. So monitor the fatigue status of your camp’s population. Does your camp schedule reflect a balance between busy and more sedentary activities? Can campers and staff who need more rest take naps or breaks? When staff or campers have a minor health concern, are they expected to recover rather than push themselves and, as a result, get more ill or injured? Fatigue is an insidious factor, one that can make even the most sainted person act like a beast. As you consider your camp’s injury-illness profile, don’t forget the influence of fatigue.

Strategy 9 Understand What Happens During Free Time What’s your perspective on “free time” at camp? For some camps, free time is an important part of the camp schedule, a time for both campers and staff to rest and reflect (see Strategy 8 about reducing fatigue at camp). For other camps, free time is an accident waiting to happen, as campers may use the down time for horseplay and other potentially dangerous activities. Regardless of your perspective, we need to pay attention to what happens to campers and staff during free time. In resident camps, 30 percent of illnesses and 20 percent of injuries were reported during free time. These percentages were even higher for staff. Consider your supervision policies and procedures for free time. What monitoring systems do you use during these times to ensure that free time is being used appropriately? Define for your staff the behaviors that reflect appropriate supervision.


Strategy 10 Integrate New Ideas Into Camp Staff Training Idea #1: Involve your staff in making a plan for reducing the spread of germs in your camp. Assess your facilities and existing procedures, too.

Idea #2: Talk to all of your staff about the importance of protective equipment. Conduct an “activityreview” in which you think about the worst-case scenario for each activity and the protective equipment you’d need to incorporate to keep campers and staff safe during that activity. Share how it is systematically reviewed.

Idea #3: Integrate one or more of ACA’s injury and illness prevention online courses from ACA’s e-Institute into your staff training. Nine out of ten camp professionals who used the injury/illness prevention courses as part of staff training in 2008 said they would recommend them to other camps.

Idea #4: Train all of your staff in the proper way to handle sharp objects. Consider purchasing knife-safe gloves.

Joining the Healthy Camp Study Camps across the country are benefitting from the information they’re learning about injuries and illnesses at their camp. With two more years left in the Healthy Camp Study, there’s still time to get involved, so that you can benefit from camp-specific information to enhance your camp’s risk assessment, management, and safety programs. Participation is free and confidential, and no special affiliation is required. Your camp does not have to be ACA accredited to participate.

Visit www.ACAcamps.org/research/ for more information.

Monitoring Injuries and Illnesses The Healthy Camp Study, funded by the Markel Insurance Company — an ACA Mission Partner — is the only national study of camper and staff injuries and illnesses. The study began in 2006 and will end in 2010. The goals of the study are to improve the overall camper experience, improve staff effectiveness, and eventually, to lower camp health care costs. Using an online reporting tool (CAMP RIO™), “reporters” identified at each participating camp (e.g., camp physicians, nurses, EMT, other health care staff) entered injury and illness data for campers and staff for each week of summer camp. Not every injury and illness

was entered into CAMP RIO — only those that matched specific criteria. For day camps, injuries and illnesses that took campers and staff out of the camp experience for more than one hour were included. For resident camps, an injury or illness had to take campers and staff out of the camp experience for more than four hours to be included in the study. At the end of each summer of the Healthy Camp Study, each participating camp receives an injury and illness report specific for that camp, which they can use for health and risk management planning. www.CampNavigator.com Vol. 3, Issue 1

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Ten Ways to Reduce Injuries and Illnesses in Camp Resources for Healthier Camps ACA’s e-Institute ACA’s Injury and Illness Prevention e-Institute courses are a series of courses related to the provision of healthy camp experiences for participants and staff. These courses, based on results from ACA’s Healthy Camp Study, target prevention efforts that camps and other youth development programs can make to reduce the likelihood of camp injuries and illness: Ouch! Protective Equipment: What ALL Staff Need to Know Reducing the Spread of Communicable Diseases in Camp: Why We Should Do It In Our Sleeves Footloose: Minimizing Slips and Falls at Camp Knife Safety: Reducing Sharp Object Injuries at Camp Visit ACA’s e-Institute at www.ACAcamps.org/einstitute/healthycamp.

Web Resources www.coughsafe.com— A free, short, and funny video for teaching staff about proper sneezing. www.CDC.gov— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — in particular, the “Injury, Safety & Violence” section.

www.nols.edu/wmi/— Wilderness Medicine Institute — resources related to tripping and remote camp programming.

www.nols.edu/wrmc/— Wilderness Risk Management Conference proceedings; especially good risk reduction strategies for injuries.

Barry Garst, Ph.D., is the director of program development and research application, for the American Camp Association. Contact Garst at bgarst@ACAcamps.org, 765-342-8456, ext. 312.

Linda Ebner Erceg, R.N., M.S., P.H.N., is the associate director for health and risk management for Concordia Language Villages and executive director of the Association of Camp Nurses in Bemidji, Minnesota.

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CAMP SEQUOIA A Supportive overnight summer camp for boys ages 8-17

Camp Sequoia is an overnight summer camp for boys ages 8-17 who are diagnosed with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Located on the beautiful campus of The Perkiomen School in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania (1 hour northwest of Philadelphia) our innovative program integrates Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking® framework to help campers develop their social thinking skills through an active, traditional camp program. Camp Sequoia is designed for children and teenagers with ADHD and other similar diagnoses who do not need the level of support offered at special needs overnight camps yet need a different experience than a traditional overnight camp can offer.

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The majority of our campers are diagnosed with ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Our camper population also includes boys who present with social anxiety, learning differences which effect social skills development or may not have a formal diagnosis yet present with social learning needs. All campers present with average to above average cognitive ability. The majority of our campers attend public schools where they are in mainstream education for all or a majority of the day. Some attend parochial schools, Jewish day schools or private schools for students with learning differences. Our campers come from across the U.S.A. and internationally to be with us in the summer. Parents who choose Camp Sequoia do so because the experience we provide is much more than a summer camp. It is truly an investment in their child’s future success. The mission of Camp Sequoia is to help our campers have a great time while developing their social cognition (how to think in a social context and apply socially related skills). Without strong social cognition it is difficult to be successful in life. Through integrating the Social Thinking concepts and language into all aspects of camp life we create a full immersion into a fun, active social learning experience. Camp Sequoia is the first overnight summer camp designed specifically for boys diagnosed with ADHD who need help developing their social skills.


PARENTS - 2014 DATES & TUITION

REGISTRATION INFORMATION Full Season - Sunday, June 29th - Saturday, August 9th - $9,600  1st Session - Sunday, June 29th - Saturday, July 19th - $5,450 2nd Session -  Sunday, July 20th - Saturday, August 9th - $5,450

IMPORTANT INFORMATION All campers will be considered preliminary enrolled until all required registration and health forms are received by the camp office. If all required forms are not received by May 1, 2014 tuition deposits will be returned and campers will be no longer be enrolled. Tuition listed above includes discount for payment by check. Credit card payment is also available. A 15% discount applies to total tuition if one or more siblings attend camp. Tuition includes laundry service, all meals/snacks and the cost of all regularly scheduled trips, including transportation from our scheduled pick up and drop off locations or Philadelphia International Airport (See “Apply” page on our website for payment terms and policies). Additional fees apply for our optional golf program, optional overnight trips and luggage transportation fees.

Camp Sequoia has limited availability for new campers, early registration is highly recommended. Campers in our LIT Program (ages 16-17) may only attend Full Season. Please contact us if you are interested in beginning the application process. We look forward to hearing from you.

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CAMP Summer camp is unlike any other experience that you can imagine. Camp is a place that is miles away from everyone and everything that you’re child knows. Despite this distance, camp is a safe haven where kids can just be kids. This is a place where kids aren’t judged; it doesn’t matter what clothes they are wearing, what grades they earn in school, where they live, and what kind of car their parents drive or who they’re parents even are. It’s an inlet free from the pressures of social media, which is this generation’s variation on ‘keeping up with the Jonses’. Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter are put on the shelf for the summer. Much like the scenic Maine mountains, camp is a breath of fresh air. The only requirement at camp is to be a kid, regardless of actual age. Camp is not just an escape, it’s a community that can only be described as family. That is exactly what Wekeela is. We honestly say that at Wekeela, friends become family. 62

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Although the former phrase just sounds like a cliché manufactured much like the way a Valentine’s Day Hallmark card is, we have found this to be nothing short of the truth. I can personally attest to this as I run the camp’s Facebook page. The number of online interactions amongst campers from all over the country and even the world on a daily basis is remarkable. Not only do campers keep in touch with each other, regardless of distance, they keep in touch with their counselors just as much. The camper- counselor relationship is one that is very special. After all, what makes a camp successful is the people. Counselors are a unique hybrid of teachers, guardians, big kids, and friends that campers not only learn from but admire and respect. We take great pride in our staff as they are the reason that our camp is as loving as it is. Counselors set the tone for a summer and the right staff makes all the difference. Counselors are hired based on their specific skills, several rounds of vigorous interviews, and careful inspection of recommendations and references. We do not take the responsibility of taking care of other kids’ children lightly. At Wekeela, it’s clear that the campers are the priority. Wekeela. Counselors are trained to connect


WEKEELA with each of the campers while working in a summer program designed to foster those connections. Whether it be the focus on developing strong bonds of friendship within a bunk group, or by creating an engaging, fun and well-run activity program, the Wekeela philosophy is rooted in a desire for each camper to feel listened to and respected, to develop sports skills and explore new interests, and to feel cared for. Much of the camper’s day is spent with their bunk groups in activities like swimming, tennis, basketball and even culinary arts, though two elective periods daily allow each camper to pursue his or her individual interests. While the waterfront is a key element to the program, it’s generally quite balanced with some unique opportunities, like Wekeela’s natural rock face climbing area on a granite outcropping that shares equal billing with a towering climbing wall.

meaningful friendships here. It’s also the intentional outreach to each camper’s entire family that helps create a strong bond to this nearly century-old camp. A quote at the end of the Wekeela promotional video might best sum it up:

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.” No doubt it’s remarkable to see the campers take flight each summer, rooted in this pioneer camp’s traditions.

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Interviews Marley Hanson Camp Director for Camp Farwell

Q. How long has your camp been operational? A. Camp Farwell was founded in 1889 by Julia Farwell. Currently Camp Farwell is owned and operated by the Hanson Family. My parents, Bob & Charyl Hanson, have been at Camp Farwell since 1978 and I have grown up being a camper, Counselorin-Training, Counselor, Horseback riding Director and now year round Director.

Q. Where are you located? A. We are located on Halls Lake in Newbury, Vermont which is just three hours north of Boston.

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Q. What is your camp’s philosophy? A. Camp Farwell, through its private, independent resident camp program, attempts to provide both the opportunity and environment for girls to become the finest individuals that they are capable of being. We are a safe place where girls are able to try new activities, increase selfesteem, develop leadership skills, identify personal goals, and build and maintain friendships that will last a lifetime! Our campers learn to appreciate nature, increase emotional intelligence, and develop critical social skills all while free from the pressures associated with social media and other technology.


Q. What activities do you offer? A. Horseback Riding, Vaulting, Stable Skills, Equine Theory, Archery, Soccer, Tennis, Fencing, Volley Ball, Drama, Dance, Theater, Musicals, Singing, Glee Club, Arts & Crafts, Pottery, Petting Zoo, Sewing, Videography, Swimming, Sailing, Wind Surfing, Water Skiing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Banana Boating, Wake Boarding, Rubik’s Cube, Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Petting Zoo.

Q. What are the typical session lengths and approximate pricing for your camp? A. We offer one, two, three, four, and seven week sessions.

provide opportunities for them to make decisions; and to learn how to accept the consequences (both good and bad) for their decisions and actions. All of this is done under the supervision of a very supportive staff and in a very caring environment. Many times, families think of camp in terms of swimming, tennis, and other activities. At Farwell, camping is first a “people experience”, one in which campers arrive from various parts of America, and from all over the world toshare, learn, make friends, grow, and develop skills that will truly last a lifetime. We have a unique Girls Empowerment Program that is led by our staff and older campers along with a welldeveloped three year Counselor-in-Training Program for girls entering 10th, 11th and 12th grade.

Q. Why should parents send their kids to your camp? A. At Farwell feel that “our specialty is your daughter.” It is through our activity program that we can help our campers to become more self-sufficient, independent, and responsible; to develop selfconfidence and a positive self-image; to

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Interviews

Jeff Cheley Camp Director for Cheley Colorado Camps

Q. How long has your camp been operational?

Q. What is your camp’s philosophy?

A. Cheley Colorado Camps was founded in 1921 by Frank H Cheley. Since its founding, it has been operated by the Cheley family for 93 years. Jeff Cheley and Brooke Cheley Klebe, the fourth generation of the Cheley family, are the current directors.

lasting character and resiliency of young people, creating unique life experiences in a challenging and nurturing natural envioronment.” We believe that every summer is an opportunity for children to grow. “Great things happen when youth and mountains meet.” Frank Cheley

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A. The Cheley Mission states “We build the


Q. What does your camp specialize in? A. We specialize in youth development and building ch aracter. Our programs help children explore the outdoors and unplug.

Q. What activities do you offer? A. We offer hiking, horseback riding, backpacking, outcamping, technical climbing, mountain biking, rafting, sports, crafts, archery, riflery, and more.

Q. What are the typical session lengths and approximate pricing for your camp? A. The Cheley Experience is 4 weeks long. The tuition is $4850 for the 2013 season.

Q. How much staff do you have and how do you select your staff? A. We have over 200 staff. Each year about 55 to 65% are returning and another 5 to 10% are referred from campers avnd staff. We also have some staff that find us on the internet. Our staff arrive 9 days early for a comprehensive staff training.

Q. Why should parents send their kids to your camp? A. Cheley has been impacting youth for over 90 years. The experience can change you. You become more independent and selfreliant. You face new challenges and form new relationships. You acquire confidence and initiate the lifelong process of selfdiscovery. The judgments and expectations that you bring from home start to drop away.

Q. When does your camp enrollment start and finish? A. We open enrollment at the end of the summer and have a rolling admission until each unit is full. Some of our units may fill as early as December for the following summer.

Q. Is there anything else that would be helpful for parents to know about your camp? A. Our Denver office is 303-377-3616.

Q. What is the best way for parents to reach you to register for Camp? A. Check out our website at www.cheley. com.

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CAMP CATEGORIES

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

ADVENTURE CAMPS 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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ACADEMIC CAMPS ACADEMIC CAMPS TRAIN CAMPERS IN ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE TO SHARPEN THEIR ACADEMIC SKILLS IN DIFFERENT SUBJECTS.

AFTER SCHOOL CAMPS AFTER SCHOOL CAMPS ARE GENERALLY HELD FOR ELEMENTARY & JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS , AND PROVIDE QUALITY EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIENCES, AS WELL AS FUN.

FANTASY 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 .


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

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

WINTER & SPRING CAMPS 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

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPS SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPS THRUST EMPHASIS ON CHARACTER BUILD UP, ADHERENCE TO HUMAN VALUES, DEVELOPMENT OF NEW ACQUAINTANCES AND SOCIAL TOGETHERNESS.

STUDY ABROAD 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 PROGRAM CAMPS 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.

Rock and Roll After School

Camp Friendship

Camp Jam Long Island

Pali Adventures Summer Camp

Cochran Mill Nature Center

Camp Howard

305 2nd Ave, Collegeville, PA 19426 Ph: (484) 961-8724 http://www.rockandrollafterschool.com

30778 Highway 18, Running Springs, CA 92382 Ph: (909) 867-5743 www.paliadventures.com

Camp Jeanne d’Arc

154 Gadway Rd, Merrill, NY 12955 Ph: (518) 425-3311 www.campjeannedarc.com

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573 Friendship Way, Palmyra, VA 22963 Ph: (434) 589-8950 www.campfriendship.com

6300 Cochran Mill Road, Palmetto, GA 30268 Ph: (770) 306-0914 www.cochranmillnaturecenter.org

Camp COFAC - Music, Studio Art

UWSP Continuing Education College of Fine Arts, Stevens Point, WI 54481 Ph: (715) 346-3838 www.uwsp.edu/campcofac

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160 Hagedorn Hall, Hempstead, NY , Hempstead, NY 11549 Ph: (800)513-0930 www.campjam.com

11010 SE Camp Howard Rd, Corbett, OR 97019 Ph: (503) 231-9484 http://www.cyocamphoward.org/

Camp Kingfisher

9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075 Ph: (770) 992-2055 http://www.chattnaturecenter.org/ camp-kingfisher/


SUMMER CAMPS DIRECTORY

Camp Woodbrooke

Sl, Richland Center, WI 53581 Ph: (608) 647-8703 http://www.campwoodbrooke.org

Camp Bauercrest

17 Old County Road, Amesbury, MA 01913 Ph: (978) 388-4732 http://bauercrest.org/

Black Mustang Ranch Wilderness and Endurance Camps 2200 FM1192, Pilot Point, TX 76258 Ph: (817) 915-8455 http://www.blackmustangranch.com

Camp Galileo Sunnyvale

Hubbard Sports Camps

Camp Sea Gull for Boys

Various Locations, Phoenix, AZ 85032 Ph: (602) 971-4044 www.hubbardsports.com

218 Sea Gull Landing, Arapahoe, NC 28510 Ph: (252) 249-1111 http://www.seagull-seafarer.org/

Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing

Camp Cayuga in the Poconos

Delphi Academy Summer Camp

321 Niles Pond Rd, Honesdale, Honesdale, PA 18431 Ph: (570) 253-3133 http://www.campcayuga.com

241 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL 60148 Ph: (630) 620-8950 www.delphichicago.org

Challenge Camp

Camp Manito-wish YMCA

Antietam Recreation

PO BOX 246, Boulder Junction, WI 54512 Ph: (715) 385-2312 http://manito-wish.org/

9745 Garis Shop Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740 Ph: (301) 797-7999 http://www.antietamrecreation.com

Animal Camp - Cub Creek Science Camp

Cali Camp at Big Rock Ranch

Penn State Abington Kids Teen College

597 Central Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 Ph: (800) 854-3684 www.galileo-learning.com

11176 Peaceful Valley Rd, New Castle, VA 24127 Ph: (540) 864-6792 www.wilderness-adventure.com

2225 Westchester Avenue, Rye, NY 10580 Ph: (914) 779-6024 www.challengecamps.com

16795 Hwy E, Rolla, MO 65401 Ph: (573) 458-2125 http://www.mosciencecamp.com

1717 Old Topanga Canyo, Topang, CA 90290 Ph: (310) 455-0404 http://www.calicamp.com

1600 Woodland Road, Abington, PA 19001 Ph: (215) 881-7400 http://www.abington.psu.edu/ youthteen

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SUMMER CAMPS DIRECTORY

Camp Cody

Camp Motorsport

9 Cody Road, Freedom, NH 03836 Ph: (800) 399-4436 www.cody.org

Alton, Alton, VA 24520 Ph: (434) 822-2999 www.campmotorsport.com

Lone Tree Camps

Inspiration Point Christian Camp

P.O. Box 713, Capitan, NM 88316 Ph: (505) 354-3322 www.lonetree.org

Camp Winnarainbow

PO Box 1359, Laytonville, CA 95454 Ph: (510) 525-4304 http://www.campwinnarainbow.org/

The Nature Place Day Camp

285 Hungry Hollow Road, Spring Valley, NY 10977 Ph: (845) 356-6477 http://www.thenatureplace.com

Camp Kulaqua

High Springs, High Springs, FL 32643 Ph: (386) 454-1351 http://www.campkulaqua.com

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13207 Inspiration Trail, Clitherall, MN 56524 Ph: (218) 864-5379 http://www.ipoint.org

Jamestown Audubon Summer Camp 1600 Riverside Road Jamestown, NY, Jamestown, NY 14701 Ph: (716) 569-2345 http://jacamps.wordpress.com/

Camp Pinnacle

1 Wolfe Lake Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731 Ph: (855)378-1928 http://www.camppinnacle.com

Camp Adventure Presented

1425 Busch Parkway, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 Ph: (847) 877-0455 http://kidtownusacampadventure.com

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ASU Camps-VOLLEYBALL

2036 N Gilbert Road, Mesa, AZ 85203 Ph: (480) 965-2035 http://www.sundevilvolleyball.com

Field Hockey Summer Camps

Fawcett Center, 7th Floor 2400 Columbus, OH 43210 Ph: (614) 247-2267 http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/

Camp Farwell

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

Iliff Preschool,Kindergarten, School-AgeSummer Camp 4140 E Iliff Av, Denver, CO 80222 Ph: (303) 757-3551 http://www.iliffpreschool.com

Brewster Day Camp

3570 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631 Ph: (508) 896-6555 http://www.brewsterdaycamp.com/


SUMMER CAMPS DIRECTORY

Camp Champions

775 Camp Rd, Marble Falls, TX 78654 Ph: (830) 598-2571 http://www.campchampions.com/

Camp Timberlake for Boys

Wolf Ridge

1123 Montreat Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711 Ph: (828) 669-8766 http://www.camptimberlake.com/

6282 Cranberry Road, Finland, MN 55614 Ph: (218) 353-7414 www.wolf-ridge.org

Campus NYC

Ontario Bible Camp Conference

Awosting

385 Lakeview Road, Oswego, NY 13126 Ph: (585) 298-3367 http://www.ontariobible.com

296 West Street, Bantam, CT 06750 Ph: (860) 626-8300 http://www.awosting.com/

D-backs Baseball Academy

Kippewa Family Camp

Centennial Forest Envrionmental Education Program

1760 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10029 Ph: (800) 883-1753 http://www.campusnyc.org/

401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 Ph: (800) 821-7152 http://arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/ ari/fan_forum/academy/index.jsp

Camp Birch Hill

333C Birch Hill Road, New Durham, NH 03855 Ph: (603) 859-4525 http://www.campbirchhill.com/

Eagles Nest Camp

43 Hart Road, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 Ph: (828)877-4349 http://www.enf.org/eagles-nest-camp/ camp-activities/

1 Kippewa Drive, Monmouth, ME 04259 Ph: (800) 547-7392 http://www.kippewa.com/family_camp. htm

Camp NorWester

P.O. Box 668, Lopez, Lopez Island, WA 98261 Ph: (360) 468-2225 http://www.norwester.org/

Camp Sierra Vista for Girls 175 Rio Vista Rd, Ingram, TX 78025 Ph: (830) 367-5353 http://www.vistacamps.com

Flagstaff, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Ph: (928) 523-8175 http://nau.edu/CEFNS/

Camp Ernest W Brown

49300 Camp Brown Road, Scotland, MD 20687 Ph: (202)540-2307 http://www.bgcgw.org/camp-brown/

Carol Joy Holling Camp Conference Retreats 27416 Ranch Road, Ashland, NE 68003 Ph: (402) 944-2544 http://www.nlom.org/

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978-443-3100 or 978-443-7410

Absentee line : 978-443-0563

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Fax :

978-443-8153

E-Mail :

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