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2021 SUMMER CAMP GUIDE

directory of Summer Camps, Schools & Programs for kids

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Experienced the zero-gravity sensation of weightlessness while riding MASS Mayhem.

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Learned to bodyboard or sur f on the triple-jet FlowRider.

Rode a bike on Massanutten’s beginner-friendly Bike Park trails.

Outdoor WaterPark opening summer 2021! For the latest info & summer season pass details, visit massanuttenwaterpark.com.

ain air on Breathed in the fresh mount lift ride. air ch a scenic

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• Parents – As parents, it is important to focus on the positive aspects of camp. Remember that separation is natural, necessary, and inevitable – what better place to have that first experience than in a caring and nurturing environment designed specifically for children? Parents can also focus on the amazing benefits of camp – an experiential education like no other teaching valuable 21st century survival skills like leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, and interpersonal communication. “The greatest gifts that parents can give their child are independence and resiliency,” said Peg Smith, ACA’s former chief executive officer. “Parents should remember that by choosing camp they are giving both.”

Prepare Your Child... and Yourself for Camp! For parents, the most heart-racing, adrenalin pumping moments happen when you let go and watch your child try something on his or her own. The moment the training wheels come off, the first trip down the driveway on the skateboard, the time our children ride the

school bus – these are more than just memories, these are critical moments that define growth and change. For many families, the first time they send their child to camp is one of the biggest let go, hold your breath, and watch them soar moments in childhood.

In today’s world of high-tech kids and families who have a constant connection to each other, it’s essential to take the time to emotionally prepare for camp. It is, of course, important to prepare the first-time camper, but families need to make sure that Mom,

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Dad, younger siblings at home – virtually everyone – is ready to adjust to camp life. The American Camp Association® (ACA) provides the following tips to help ease first-time families into the camp experience:

• Siblings - Bob Ditter, family therapist and one of the nation's leading experts on camp, cautions it is likely that the child left at home will experience separation anxiety and truly miss his or her sibling. To help them prepare, be sure to talk about the upcoming separation. Before the eldest child leaves for camp take a picture of your children together that the sibling can keep in their room or carry around. Remind your children about the communication they can have with each other through letters and postcards.  • Other family members – Be sure that everyone is aware of the upcoming experience. Let family members know how to

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Summer day camps for Summer Programs age2021 3 - rising 6th grade


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It is, of course, important to prepare the first-time camper, but families need to make sure that Mom, Dad, younger siblings at home – virtually everyone – is ready to adjust to camp life.

Camp is an equal opportunity life-changer. By sending a child to camp, families are truly giving a gift that lasts a lifetime. By tak-

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contact camper if they are interested through letters and care packages — make sure they are aware of any communication policies the camp may have, i.e. no phone calls or restrictions on what can be sent in a care package. In addition, an increasing number of camps are using Web sites to display photos or video during the camp session. According to ACA’s 2011 Emerging Issues Survey, 75 percent of responding camps indicate that they post photos or videos to a Web site for families to view. Forty-five percent indicate that they post information, photos, and videos to social media outlets like Facebook. Families should be sure to ask camp directors about these options.  

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ing steps to mentally prepare for camp, families not only keep from getting “kid-sick” for their camper, but they can stay positive about the camp experience – which goes a long way toward helping first-time campers adjust to life at camp. And just like taking off the training wheels, the moment families see their camper radiating confidence and joy they will feel that burst of pride and gratitude that they allowed their child this experience.

About ACA: The American Camp Association® (ACA) is a national organization with more than 12,000 individual members and 3,000 member camps. ACA is committed to collaborating with those who believe in quality camp and outdoor experiences for children, youth, and adults. ACA provides advocacy and evidence-based education and professional development, and is the only national accredit-

ing body for the organized camp experience. ACA accredits approximately 2,400 diverse camps nationally. Accreditation provides public evidence of a camp’s voluntary commitment to the health, safety, and overall wellbeing of both campers and staff. For more information, visit ACAcamps.org. Reprinted by permission of the American Camp Association. ©2021, American Camping Association, Inc.

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An Independent Boarding and Day School for Bright Children Ages 7 to 13 with Learning and Attention Issues

NOW ENROLLING FOR THE 2021 SUMMER PROGRAM 434.293.9059 - OaklandSchool.net

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OVER 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE s CARING SERVICE WITH INTEGRITY

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June 21-24, June 28-July 1, July 12-15 Beginning – Advanced Exciting performances end the camps! u PRINCESS/PRINCE/“FROZEN”

NOW MORE THAN EVER—it’s important for kids to be healthy physically, mentally, emotionally. Dance provides that plus social interaction! WE REQUIRE wearing a mask, hand sanitizing, distancing. Snacks and breaks are outside!

Elsa, Anna, Cinderella & more! Tutus & tiaras, capes & crowns. Kids love music from the wildly popular movie. Creative movement, arts & crafts. Ages 3-6. u HIP HOP/BROADWAY JAZZ/ LYRICAL/BALLET/TAP Great new dances! Learn how to choreograph! Fun rhythms! Cool current music! Crafts, snacks—stage makeup. Ages 6-10, 10-Teens.

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MOBILE APP! Easy to register from your phone! Download our app.

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Ages 9-14: Level II-III • Ages 11-Teens: III-Int./Adv.

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