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Summer CAMPS Sioux Empire’s Parenting Resource


CO N T E N T S

features WELCOME 4

Find out what’s in this issue, and what’s coming up next month.

‘HOOD ADVICE 5 Are you thinking social?

‘HOOD FEATURE 6-13

Summer camps for every interest

‘HOOD ADVICE

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‘HOOD EATS

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‘HOOD GOOD DIRECTORY

FAMILYHOOD 14

Is your child ready for camp?

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KARA’S KREATIONS 15 Colorful Hair wraps

‘HOOD HAPPENINGS

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Don’t miss these age-appropriate events!

FAMILYHOOD 20

10 tips for summer brain training

LIFE IN THE ‘HOOD 24

Easing the anxieties for child and parent

stronger families through

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W E LCO M E TO T H E ‘ H O O D

WELCOME to the Summer

Camps issue!

Welcome to our March 2012 Summer Camp Issue! This month we are pleased to be your resource for Summer Camps in our community. Why so early you ask? After researching, we found that that most camps require pre-registration and we wanted to give you all the Summer Camp information you could need, before making those choices! Turn to page 6 and browse through the area wonderful opportunities to keep your kids acftive this summer! Enjoy and transport yourself to early memories of Summer Camp! n

NEXT MONTH Next month Hood is talking Parties...Birthday Parties that is! Join us as we plan, explore the possibilities and put everything you would want to know about planning your child’s Birthday Party into one Jam-Packed Issue!

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Publisher Steffanie Liston-Holtrop Hoodlum Productions, LLC 605-366-1479 steff@thehoodmagazine.com Design Director Ally Vogel 605-759-5615 ally@vogeldesignshop.com Editor/Design Coordinator Taryn Sonnenfeld taryn@thehoodmagazine.com Contributing Photographer Kristi Shanks Photography Washington Pavilion Excel Achievement Sylvan Learning Center Contributing Writers Shaina Herrmann, Kara Weber Cory Fabor, Dr. Richard Bavaria Brittany Schmidt, Dee DiMemmo, Emily Marsh, Kristin Tuttle, Greta Stewart Creative Ideas Director Kara Weber Account Executive Kelli Johnson 605-366-9357

kelli@thehoodmagazine.com Interns Hannah Goemaat Kristina Johnson Chris Langner Hannah Weise Website Connie Miles Cover photo Kristi Shanks Photography Reproduction or use of the contents of this magazine is prohibited. ‘Hood Magazine is published 9 times a year by Hoodlum Production, LLC and strives to publish only accurate information, however Hoodlum Production, LLC cannot be held responsible for consequences resulting from errors or omissions. All material in this magazine is the property of Hoodlum Production, LLC and cannot be reproduced without permission of the publisher. We welcome article proposals, story suggestions and unsolicited articles and will consider all submissions for publication. Please send your thoughts, ideas and submissions to Hoodlums@thehoodmagazine.com. Magazine feedback and advertising and marketing inquiries to steff@thehoodmagazine.com. ©2011 Hoodlum Production, LLC All Rights Reserved.

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‘HOOD ADVICE

Are You THINKING SOCIAL?

by Brittany Schmidt, MA-CCC/SLP Owner Autism Behavioral Consulting

Social Thinking is something most people do without expending too much effort or giving it much thought. Sometimes we have to try a bit harder if we are tired or not feeling well, but, for the most part, we just naturally “think social.” People who have trouble “sharing space effectively” have to work at thinking social. Some people have educational or medical diagnoses of Autism or Asperger Syndrome, while others do not. Social Thinking means that we are aware that others are having thoughts about us and our behaviors. We have to think about others and change our thoughts, words and actions to be able to fit into the different environments,

situations, and people we may encounter. The ability to interact and react to the varying conditions must be taught and practiced. Social Thinking teaches the “why” and not just the “how” of social skills. People with Autism Spectrum Disorders or those who have difficulties socializing, playing, interacting or “sharing space” have to understand and then practice their Social Thinking skills. The goal of Social Thinking Group is to teach perspective taking (understanding another person’s thoughts, feelings, opinions and experiences), social imagination, play, and conversation skills. Learning and practicing these skills will help them be comfortable and confident in social situations. n

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CHILDHOOD

Summer CAMPS With our occasional snow showers and cold, breezy February mornings, your mind may just not naturally find it’s way to fantasies of delicious Summer and all it brings. Allow us to take you there! Your kiddos will thank us! We have so many opportunities in our community to use summertime to its fullest. Camps come in all shapes and sizes... Educational, Art, sports development and learning all kinds of new skills, building social skills and strengthening the friendships and confidence. There really IS something for everybody!

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Looking for help with covering the cost of Summer Camps, check out www.seuw.org/connectingkids.aspx


CHILDHOOD

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Summer CAMPS Excel Achievement Center www.excelachievement.com Name of Camp: Imagination Amplified Date(s) & Time(s): May 21st-August 9th, full and half day camps Ages: 3-10 Price: Camp prices start at $75 per week, see website for details Location: Excel Achievement Center, Sioux Falls, (605) 988-0900 Description of camp: These action packed camps will amplify even the best of imaginations! From climbing into a castle, creating an explosion, to climbing a giant rock wall-your child will be entertained non-stop! Best of all, these kiddos will be learning about reading, math, science and history without even realizing it!

Washington Pavilion www.pavilionclasses.org Name of Camp: Washington Pavilion Summer Classes & Camps Date(s) & Time(s): Summer 2012, May-August Ages: Multiple week-long classes and multi-week camps available for ages 3-4, 6-7, 8-10, & 11-13 Price: Prices vary for each course. Classes and Camps start at $66 for Pavilion Members. Location: All classes are on site at the Washington Pavilion, held in our classrooms, Discovery Den and theatre spaces, (605) 367-6000 Description of camp: The Community Learning Center at the Pavilion is thrilled to offer another summer of fun filled activities with our summer classes and camps. Join us for some summer favorites like Musical Theatre Camp, Art Adventures, Star Wars Science and Pottery. Explore a few of our brand new summer offerings with MOD Squad, Survival Science, Art 101 and Sparkling Science. For busy families, we will offer before, Lunch-time and after care with our staff.

Connolly Irish Dance www.connollyirishdance.com Name of Camp: Intro to Irish Dance Date(s) & Time(s): Various dates, June & August Ages: 4-6 & 7-14 Price: Prices vary Location: Balleraena Dance Studio, Sioux Falls, (303) 912-6541 Description of camp: At Connolly Irish Dance, learn from 2-time World Champion and former lead dancer of Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance.” This summer camp is an intro to the basics of Irish Dance. Have fun and stay active while learning this unique art form. With high energy, lively music your kids will leave with “happy feet.”

Sioux Empire Baseball Association www.siouxempirebaseball.org Name of Camp: Mid-Summer Baseball Camp Date(s) & Time(s): July 16th - August 16th, 2012 Ages: 9-12 Price: $70.00 Location: Multiple locations, (605) 336-3462 Description of camp: The Mid-Summer Camp will consist of clinics two nights per week. Clinic sessions will cover hitting, fielding, throwing mechanics, etc. Topics vary witheach clinic date. Depending on the number of participants, game situations will be played when possible. The objective of the Mid-Summer Camp is additional skill development with the possibility of additional game play in a minimally competitive environment. Continued on next page >

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CHILDHOOD Catfish Bay Water Ski Park www.catfishbay.com Name of Camp: Camp OnAqua Date(s) & Time(s): June 25th - June 29th, 9am-4pm Ages: 8-13 Price: $295.00 Location: Catfish Bay Water Ski Park, Sioux Falls, (605)-339-0911 Description of camp: A week-long day camp for boys and girls. The camp gives kids the opportunity to experience water recreation in a fun and safe learning environment. Includes water skiing, fishing, canoeing, tubing, swimming and more. Dakota Stained Glass www.dakotastainedglass.com Name of Camp: Kids Glass Camps Date(s) & Time(s): Morning dates: 9:30-11:00am, June 11, 12, 13, 14, 25, 26, 27, 28, July 16, 17, 18 and 19 Afternoon Dates: 1:30-3:00pm, June 18, 19, 20, 21, July 23, 24, 25, and 26. Ages: 9 and up Price: $80.00, includes all supplies

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Location: Dakota Stained Glass, Sioux Falls, (605)-331-4963 Description of camp: Each day the kids will make a different project using either fused glass or mosaic glass. A list of possible projects includes wind chimes, stash trays, window hangings, mosaic plaques, etc. YWCA Sioux Falls www.ywca-sf.org Name of Camp: “If you can Dream it, you can be it.” (K-2nd) and “Project Fun Summer Workshop” (3rd-5th) Date(s) & Time(s): Weekly, beginning May 21-August 17, 6am-6pm Ages: K-2nd, 3rd-5th grade Price: Full-time, $120/week or Pick Your Week, $135.00/week *There is a field trip fee for camps Location: YWCA South, Sioux Falls and Liberty Elementary School, Harrisburg, SD Description of camp: 13 weeks of camp-pick one week or all 13. There are different activities each week scheduled around themes for the camps. YWCA campers go on field trips, swim both inside and outside, participate in crafts, sports, interactive computer games, community service projects, cooking and much more.

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This summer will be a blast! Our summer fun sessions are filled exploring and learning about all sorts of summer-related subjects, such as the beach, fishing, bugs, camping, water fun, watermelon, and ice cream! Children will also enjoy the exciting learning centers, sing-along time and Bible lessons. Outdoor water activities will help them cool off during hot summer days. Tasty theme-related treats will round out a great morning. Summer Fun is for children ages 3, 4, & 5 years old. Preschool/large group experience is required for 3 year olds. All children must be potty-trained.

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CHILDHOOD Youth Enrichment Services Name of Camp: YES Summer Camp Date(s) & Time(s): May 17-August 16, 6:30am-6:00pm Ages: 5-12 Price: $115/week full time, $88/week part time Location: Eastside & 14th St, Sioux Falls, Robert Bennis, Brandon, SD, Explore, Harrisburg, SD, (605) 338-8061 Description of camp: Summer Exploration-Wild Wild West, nature, cooking & gardening, strange talents, how the world works, dirty jobs. Weekly field trips & swimming. Curriculum based learning complete w/hands-on activities!

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Inspiration Hills www.inspirationhills.org Name of Camp: Inspiration Hills Summer Camp Date(s) & Time(s): Weekly resident and day camps, June 11-August 3. Family Camp, August 5-9 Ages: 1st-4th grade day camps, 3rd-12th grade week camps Price: $160-$420 Location: Inspiration Hills Camp and Retreat Center, Inwood, IA, 6 miles southeast of Canton, SD, (605) 986-5193 Description of camp: Experience the best week of your summer! Christian camping at its best, in a variety of settings. Air conditioned lodge camps, Roughing It Wilderness Camps, Saddle Up Horse Camps, Boundary Waters Family Camp, Take Me Fishing Camp, High School Leadership Camps, Day Camps, Girls Only Camp, Man Camp, and more. Central Baptist Preschool & Kindergarten www.cbcschool.org Name of Camp: Summer Fun Date(s) & Time(s): Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 9am-11:30am Session 1: June 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28 Session 2: July 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, and 19 Session 3: July 24, 26, 31, August 4, 7, and 9 Ages: Ages 3, 4 and 5 (potty-trained) Price: Call for prices Location: Central Baptist Preschool & Kindergarten, Sioux Falls, (605) 336-2303 Description of camp: Children who attend Summer Fun will explore summer-related subjects such as the beach, fishing, bugs, camping, water fun, watermelon and ice cream. They will also enjoy exciting learning centers, sing along time, and Bible lessons. Outdoor water fun will help them cool off during hot summer days. And fun, theme-related snacks will round out a great morning! Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota www.lsssd.org Name of Camp: Southern Hills of LSS/Hilltop of LSS Date(s) & Time(s): M-F, 7am-6pm, May-August Ages: K-5th grade Price: $100 per week Location: Southern Hills, Sioux Falls (605) 371-8770, Hilltop of LSS, Sioux Falls, (605) 759-8038 Description of camp: Daily camp filled with fun, field trips, clubs, gardening, hands on learning, swimming and much, much more!

Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Care Hospital & School www.cchs.org Name of Camp: Social Skills, Breakfast Club, Handwriting Skills and so much more! Date(s) & Time(s): Vary Ages: 3 and up Price: Call for information Location: Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Care Hospital & School, Sioux Falls, 605-782-2400 Description of camp: Variety of camps to address handwriting, speech and communication skills, sensory processing, picky eating and even power mobility for wheelchair users.

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CHILDHOOD Star Performance Complex www.starperformancecomplex.com Name of Camp: Summer Adventure Camp Date(s) &Time(s): May 17th – August 17th, 7am-6pm Ages: 3-18 yrs old Price: Varies Location: Star Performance Complex, Sioux Falls, (605) 362-STAR Description of Camp: Field trips, Wild Water West, crafts, learning, gymnastics, & fun! Also, a variety of other one day to weeklong camps offered throughout the summer. Boy Scouts of America www.siouxbsa.org Name of Camp: Cub Scout Day Camp and Akela Camp Date(s) & Time(s): Various dates in June and July Ages: Kindergarten-4th grade Price: $23-$35 (price increases after May 2nd) Location: Center for Scouting, Sioux Falls or Newton Hill Scout Camp, Canton, SD, (605) 361-2697 Description of camp: Designed for Cub Scouts currently in Kindergarten through 4th grade. Scouts get the chance to experience fun with a purpose. Hope Reins Equestrian Outreach Center www.hopereins.net Name of Camp: HopeReins at Westridge Date(s) &Time(s): Sessions lasts 3 days. Every Tues,Wed,Thurs from 9am-3pm, June-July Ages: 6- 13 Price: $200.00 (Sponsorship under HopeReins available to those families with children that are socially, physically, emotionally, and financially disadvantaged.) Location: NW of Sioux Falls, Baltic, SD, 605-450-9783 (Angela) or 810-599-5905 (Diane) Description of Camp: Each child will learn basic horsemanship from the ground up. Lots of fun, horsy activities with a show at the end of the camp to show off what each child learned over the 3 day camp sessions. Trail ride, games, crafts (horse or pony cart ride when available). Harold’s Photo www.haroldsphoto.com Name of Camp: Mommy & Me Date(s) &Time(s): May 19th, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Ages: 6-12 Price: $29.99 Location: McKennan Park, Sioux Falls, (605) 336-2833 Description of Camp: A fun morning with Mom (teaching kids camera basics, composition & technique). Space is limited. 10 | March 2012 | thehoodmagazine.com

Sylvan Learning of Sioux Falls www.sylvanlearning.com/centers/57106 Name of Camp: The X Factor Algebra Camp/Get Mad Skills Camp Date(s) &Time(s): July 16th – 19th (X Factor), July 23rd – 26th (Mad Skills) Ages: 12-15 (X Factor), 9-17 (Mad Skills) Price: $100 Location: Sylvan Learning of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, (605)-362-4885 Description of Camp: (X Factor) There is no need to fear Algebra! Set your child up for success. They will walk into their first algebra class in the fall confident and ready to achieve the grade they are capable of with ease and clarity. (Mad Skills) Is your child disorganized? Do they tell you they don’t have homework when you know they do? Do their test scores not reflect daily work? If you answered yes to any of these questions they need to learn study skills! This camp improves your child’s study skills with techniques for organization, time-management, note-taking, test-taking and more. Limited Enrollment.


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CHILDHOOD Dynamic Cheer & Dance www.dynamicstudio.org Name of Camp: Summer Session Date(s) & Time(s): Sessions offered from June 11th – July 27th Ages: 3 and up Price: Cost varies by age/class Location: Dynamic Cheer & Dance, Brandon, SD, (605) 582-8999 Description of camp: Cheerleading, tumbling and a large variety of dance classes are available for beginners to advanced levels. Great Plains Zoo www.greatzoo.org Name of Camp: Zoo Camp Date(s) & Time(s): June 4th - August 17th Ages: 2-11 years old Price: Varies by Camp Location: Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls, (605) 367-8313 ext. 15 Description of camp: Each Camp is customized, but all include lessons, games, crafts, snacks, train or carousel rides, live animal encounters & tours of the Zoo.

Visit us at www.theratime.com for links to popular special need sites.

Services:

• Pediatric Speech • Occupational Therapy • Physical Therapy • On-site Therapy • Autism Services Intensive Therapy • Expressive Language Skills • Receptive Language Skills • Speech Production Articulation Skills

• Social Skills • Feeding and Swallowing • Oral Motor Skills • Disorders of Voice • Fine Motor • Gross Motor • Consultations • Schools • Evaulations

Call 359.3842

Free Speech and Language Screenings! Every Thursday at Midwest Ear Nose and Throat 8-10 am To schedule a screening call 275.1205

Special Services for Special Children

We’re a great Summer Camp and so much more! • Several weeks of Summer Camp • We host a wide variety of groups • Year round lodging in two lodges with five year round cabins • RV campground and more!

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CHILDHOOD Apple Tree Children’s Center www.appletreechildren.org Name of Camp: Apple Tree Children’s Centers Summer Program Date(s) & Time(s): May 16th – August 19th, available from 6:30am to 6:30pm Ages: 5-12 years Price: $150.00, 20% discount for multiple children Location(s): 4 Sioux Falls Locations: North (605) 3325581, East (605) 339-9571, Valhalla (605) 361-7746, West (605) 361-9875 Description of camp: Our focus is making the summer fun and an enriching time for your child. We offer a summer full of outdoor activities, field trips, and hands on projects that will stimulate their imaginations while maintaining their educational focus. Sioux Empire Community Theatre www.mysect.org Name of Camp: Bugsy Malone Jr., Imagine Nation, High School Musical Date(s) & Time(s): June and July, 9:00am-5:00pm Ages: 2nd Grade - 5th Grade Price: Varies by camp

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Location: Sioux Empire Community Theatre and Augustana College (Edith Mortonson Center) Description of camp: In the summer of 2012, the Sioux Empire Community Theatre will offer three musical camp opportunities. Each camp will take young actors through all aspects of producing a musical, from auditions to their very own opening night. Sanford Health www.sanfordhealth.org Name of Camp: Sanford Children’s 2012 Camps Date(s) & Time(s): Varies based on camp Ages: Vary, pre-registration required, check website Price: Varies Location: Vary, pre-registration required, check website or contact Sanford Children’s Camping Coordinator at 605-328-7157 *Scholarships are available* Description of camp: For children with a specific challenge or illness including physical disabilities, cancer, healthy eating habits, Spina Bifida, and Grief. The camps feature a wide variety of activities ranging from outdoor activities like boating, swimming and games to indoor activities such as art and music.


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CHILDHOOD Description of camp: Unleash the creative genius in your child! Children entering grades 1-6 participate in 4 exciting hands-on classes every day, presented by local teachers. Take apart appliances, make new inventions, design a magnet-powered city, travel through time, build a maglev train, create your own new games. Theratime www.theratime.com Name of Camp: Summer Speech Therapy Date(s) & Time(s): Mid June- Mid August Ages: All Price: $40-$60 Location: TBD Description of camp: Minimize the amount of time your child is out of the classroom for speech and language services by adding summer speech and language programming. Sessions will run from the middle of June through the middle of August on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All sessions are custom tailored to the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s specific area of need.

Photo courtesy of Kristi Shanks Photography

YMCA www.siouxfallsymca.org/CampDay.aspx Name of Camp: Little Vikes, Leif Erickson Day Camp, Camp Tepeetonka Date(s) & Time(s): Please see www.siouxfallsymca.org for complete listing. Ages: Vary Price: $105-$335 per camp Location: (Leif Ericson/Tepeetonka) 26th Street between I-229 and Southeastern Drive (Little Vikes) Sioux Falls Family YMCA Description of camp: The core activities offered by the camp are BB guns, archery, crafts, boating, fishing, music, nature, and horses. Each activity is an age appropriate progressive program that all campers are able to participate in. The older the campers get, the more challenging these programs become. Camp Invention www.campinvention.com Name of Camp: Camp Invention Date(s) & Time(s): June 4-8, M-F, 9:00-3:30 Ages: 6-12 years old Price: $215; get a $25 discount until March 30th Location: Robert Bennis Elementary, Brandon, SD, 800-968-4332 March 2012 | thehoodmagazine.com | 13


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FA M I LY H O O D

Is Your Chi l d READY FOR CAMP? by Dee DiMemmo

Sending your child to summer camp is a difficult decision on a variety of levels. There are a lot of different choices available, depending on your child’s interests and age. Even though its not summer yet, its never too early to start looking. Your first consideration should be if your child is ready to go. You need to keep in mind that they will be away from home for at least a week and will have to be independent. If they are unable to follow a basic routine without parental assistance, your child probably is not ready for a full week of sleep away camp. You need to know what the expectations for campers are, to see if it’s a good fit for you and your child.

5. What kind of insurance does the camp have and what does it cover? Janelle Kelly, the mother of a Lincoln High School sophomore has sent her son to Camp Minneboji for six years as a camper. Before he started at camp, Casey had attended sleepovers at friends houses so he was ready to be away from home. Kelly learned about the camp through her church, and the fact that several of her district pastors were involved was a huge factor for her. Also, the fact that many of her son’s friends would also be attending helped ease the transition.

The biggest factor for many families is cost. Sleep away camps range from $200-2000 per week, depending on the location and activities. It is a big investment, and just as you would with any major purchase, you need to do your research. With the internet, it’s easier to find out information on a camp, and even see videos of the camp in action. There are some key questions you would want answered before committing to a camp:   1. What activities are offered? Is participation mandatory?

Thunderhead Episcopal Camp in Lead offers a family camp which offers a camp experience for those who want it but might not be ready to be at sleep away camp on their own yet. Camp Director Holly Mosely also offers a 5th/ 6th grade camp that is popular, along with weeks designated for just middle school and high school campers. Many of the counselors were once campers and look forward to returning each year.

2. What is the camp’s philosophy on competitiveness? 3. How many returning campers come back each year? 4. What is the camper-counselor ratio? What training do they have? Who is first aid certified? CPR training? 14 | March 2012 | thehoodmagazine.com

Children with special needs also have similar opportunities to experience camp. The state Department of Human Services has a listing on their website (http://dhs.sd.gov/ ddc/summercamps.aspx) of different programs, as does the South Dakota Parent Connection. While it may be more challenging for a child with disabilities to attend a sleep away camp, there are more opportunities than ever to provide a similar experience to their peers. Many of the camps also offer adaptive aquatics, riding and kayaking so no matter the disability, each camper gets a true camp experience. n


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Colorful Hair Wraps by Kara Weber

How To Get This Look These are popular in tourist areas and many young girls get them on trips with their families, but you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to travel to an island in the Bahamas to get one of these. You can do them yourself. They are an easy and fun way to celebrate a trip to summer camp as well! You will need embroidery floss and a scissors. Take a small section of hair, wet it, and put it into a tight braid a bit smaller than the diameter of a pencil. Pull the rest of the hair back into a quick ponytail to keep it out of the way. Chose the colors of floss you want to use and cut them 4 times the length of the braid. We choose 4 colors. Put all your pieces together and find the middle. Place the middle under your braid and tie a single knot as close to the top of your braid as you can. Pull it pretty tight. Choose the color you want to start with. Grab both strands of that color and wrap around the braid starting at the top, no knots needed. Make sure each time you go around the braid, you are right next to the last time you went around so that it covers the braid and the other pieces of floss. Wrap tightly, but make sure you are not pulling so much that the knot at the top is sliding down. If it does start to slip, push it back up to the top. When you want to change colors, just put the strands of the color you are using back into the middle, grab the two strands of the color you want to change to, and pick up wrapping where you left off. Keep wrapping until you are just past the end of your braid. You will still be wrapping the floss around the other strands of floss. When you get to this point, twist all the floss pieces together and tie a knot back onto itself. This should secure your string and your braid. Trim off the extra pieces and you are ready to go!

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Thursday, March 1 8:00am-10:00am.....................................................................................Free Speech and Language Screenings, Theratime Inc. 10:00am-1:00pm...............................Home School Moves, Star Performance Complex, $15/$10/$5 (preregistration required)

Friday, March 2 5:00pm-8:00pm..............................................................................................................Free First Friday, Washington Pavilion 7:00pm-8:00pm..............................................................................................Curious George visits Storytime, Barnes & Noble

Saturday, March 3 9:00am-10:00am..............................................................................................Build a #20 Race Car, Home Depot, ages 5-12 10:00am-11:00am..................................Auditioning Workshop, Washington Pavilion, ages 9-12, $8 (preregistration required) 10:00am-11:00am............................Watercolor Wonders Workshop, Washington Pavilion, ages 6-8, $8 (preregistration required) 10:15am-11:15am......................................................................Story Time: “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse”, Washington Pavilion 10:30am-12:30pm..................................................................................Crafty Creations Fair, MariCar Community Center, $5

Monday, March 5 10:15am-10:50am............................................................................Puppet Show, Oak View Library (preregistration required)

Tuesday, March 6 10:00am-10:45am............Toddler Art-Color and Shapes, Washington Pavilion, ages 1-3 w/ adult, $30 (preregistration required) 10:00am-11:00am...............................Get Messy & Crafty!, MariCar Community Center, ages 2-5, $5 (preregistration required) 10:00am-11:00am..........................................................................................................................Storytime, Child’s Play Toys 10:15am-10:50am....................................................................................Puppet Show, Main Library (preregistration required) 12:30pm-2:00pm....Pottery Studio Homeschool class, Washington Pavilion, ages 4-15, $37, $34 members (preregistration required) 4:30pm-5:30pm..............................Marvelous Mud Pottery Club, Washington Pavilion, ages 10-14, $50 (preregistration required) 6:00pm-7:00pm...............................Get Messy & Crafty!, MariCar Community Center, ages 2-5, $5 (preregistration required)

Wednesday, March 7 10:15am-10:50am...................................................................................Puppet Show, Caille Library (preregistration required)

Thursday, March 8 8:00am-10:00am.....................................................................................Free Speech and Language Screenings, Theratime Inc 1:00pm-1:35pm...................................................................................Puppet Show, Ronning Library (preregistration required) 6:00pm-7:00pm............................Storm Dance Clinic, Morningside Community Center, ages 4-9, $5 (preregistration required)

Friday, March 9 10:15am-10:50am.........................................................Puppet Show, Brandon Performing Arts Center (preregistration required) 1:30pm-2:45pm..............................................................Fun and Fitness Friday, Kenny Anderson Community Center, ages 0-6 6:30pm-7:30pm......................................................................................Family Nite Out, Kenny Anderson Community Center

Saturday, March 10 10:00am-10:45am............Toddler Art-Color and Shapes, Washington Pavilion, ages 1-3 w/ adult, $30 (preregistration required) 10:00am-11:00am..........................Creative Ceramics Workshop, Washington Pavilion, ages 9-12, $8 (preregistration required) 10:00am-11:00am...........................Science in a Bottle Workshop, Washington Pavilion, ages 6-8, $8 (preregistration required) 11:00am-11:35am...................................................................................Puppet Show, Main Library (preregistration required)

Sunday, March 11

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Please note: all events are current as of press date. The Hood Magazine publishes the most recent information provided. Please remember to call ahead to confirm event details.

2:00pm-4:00pm....................................Dog Treats - Make ‘em at Home, Kuehn Community Center, $16 (preregistration required)

Monday, March 12 10:05am- 10:30am.................................................................................................ToddlerTime, Oak View Library, 2 year olds 10:45am-11:20am.............................................................................................................Family Storytime, Oak View Library

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Preschool

Elementary

Middle School

All Ages

Tuesday, March 13 10:00am-11:00am........................Little Shamrocks, Kenny Anderson Community Center, ages 4-5, $5 (preregistration required) 10:00am-11:00am..........................................................................................................................Storytime, Child’s Play Toys 10:05am-10:40am........................................................Preschool Storytime, Main Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required) 3:30pm-3:45pm...................”No Limits” After-school Fitness for Tweens and Teens, Kenny Anderson Comm Center, ages 7-9 4:00pm-4:30pm.......................”No Limits” After-school Fitness for Tweens and Teens, Kenny Anderson Comm Center, ages 10-18 6:00pm-7:00pm..........................Storm Dance Clinic, Morningside Community Center, ages 10-18, $5 (preregistration required)

Wednesday, March 14 10:05am-10:30am....................................................Preschool Storytime, Oak View Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required) 1:00pm-1:35pm...............................................................Preschool Storytime, Caille Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required)

Thursday, March 15 8:00am-10:00am.....................................................................................Free Speech and Language Screenings, Theratime Inc 10:00am-3:00pm......................................................................(Recycled) St. Patty’s Day Crafts, Museum of Visual Materials 10:45am-11:20am..................................................Preschool Storytime, Ronning Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required) 3:00pm-4:00pm.........................................................................................................................Crafty Kids, Oak View Library

Friday, March 16 10:00am-11:30am..........................No School Day Camp, YWCA, ages 5-12, $25-$30 + activity fee (preregistration required) 10:05am- 10:50am.....................................................................................................Lapsit, Caille Library, ages 6-24 months 7:00pm-9:00pm.....................................................................How I Became A Pirate, Orpheum Theater, $5 General Admission 7:00pm-10:00pm......................Kids’ Night Out, Star Performance Complex, ages 3+, $25/$15/$5 (preregistration required)

Saturday, March 17 10:00am-10:45am........Toddler Art-Color and Shapes 2, Washington Pavilion, ages 1-3 w/ adult, $30 (preregistration required) 10:00am-11:00am.............Acting Up--The Three Little Pigs Workshop, Washington Pavilion, ages 6-8, $8 (preregistration required) 10:00am-11:00am...........................Science in a Bottle Workshop, Washington Pavilion, ages 9-12, $8 (preregistration required) 11:00am-11:35am....................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Main Library

Monday, March 19 10:05am-10:30am..............................................................................................Toddler Time, Oak View Library, 2 year olds

Tuesday, March 20 10:00am-11:00am........................................................................................................................Storytime, Child’s Play Toys 10:00am-10:45am..........Toddler Art-Color and Shapes, Washington Pavilion, ages 1-3 w/ adult, $30 (preregistration required) 12:30pm-2:00pm....Pottery Studio Homeschool class, Washington Pavilion, ages 4-15, $37, $34 members (preregistration required) 3:30pm-3:45pm...................”No Limits” After-school Fitness for Tweens and Teens, Kenny Anderson Comm Center, ages 7-9 4:00pm-4:30pm.......................”No Limits” After-school Fitness for Tweens and Teens, Kenny Anderson Comm Center, ages 10-18 4:30pm-5:30pm........................Marvelous Mud Pottery Club, Washington Pavilion, ages 10-14, $50 (preregistration required) 6:00pm-8:00pm.................................Vegan DeeLight Cooking Class , Museum of Visual Materials, $5 (pre-registration required)

Wednesday, March 21 10:45am-11:20am...............................................................................................................Family Storytime, Ronning Library 1:00pm-1:35pm...............................................................Preschool Storytime, Caille Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required)

Thursday, March 22 8:00am-10:00am.....................................................................................Free Speech and Language Screenings, Theratime Inc 10:45am-11:20am...................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Caille Library 3:00pm-4:00pm.........................................................................................................................Crafty Kids, Oak View Library

Friday, March 23 10:05am-10:50am...............................................................................................Lapsit, Ronning Library, ages 6-24 months 10:30am-11:00am...........................................Toddler Gym, Kuehn Community Center, ages 2-3, $5 (preregistration required) 7:00pm-9:00pm.....................................................................How I Became A Pirate, Orpheum Theater, $5 General Admission

Saturday, March 24 9:30am-12:00pm............................................................................................Fused Glass Easter Eggs, Dakota Stained Glass 9:30am-10:15am........................................................................................................Lapsit, Main Library, ages 6-24 months 10:00am-10:45am.........Toddler Art-Color and Shapes 2, Washington Pavilion, ages 1-3 w/ adult, $30 (preregistration required)

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Preschool

Elementary

Middle School

All Ages

Saturday, March 24 10:00am-11:00am..........................................Play Clay Workshop, Washington Pavilion, ages 6-8, $8 (preregistration required) 10:00am-12:00pm.............................Broadway Bound Workshop, Washington Pavilion, ages 9-12, $8 (preregistration required) 11:00am-11:35am.....................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Main Library 4:00pm-6:00pm..................................................................How I Became A Pirate, Orpheum Theater, $5 General Admission

Monday, March 26 9:30am-10:15am........................................................................................................Lapsit, Main Library, ages 6-24 months

Tuesday, March 27 10:00am-11:00am........................................................................................................................Storytime, Child’s Play Toys 10:05am-10:50am........................................................Preschool Storytime, Brandon Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required) 12:30pm-2:00pm....Pottery Studio Homeschool class, Washington Pavilion, ages 4-15, $37, $34 members (preregistration required) 3:30pm-3:45pm...................”No Limits” After-school Fitness for Tweens and Teens, Kenny Anderson Comm Center, ages 7-9 4:00pm-4:30pm.......................”No Limits” After-school Fitness for Tweens and Teens, Kenny Anderson Comm Center, ages 10-18 4:30pm-5:30pm........................Marvelous Mud Pottery Club, Washington Pavilion, ages 10-14, $50 (preregistration required) 6:30pm-8:00pm................Young Scientists Gone Mad!, Kuehn Community Center, ages 6-9, $5 (preregistration required)

Wednesday, March 28 10:05am-10:35am........................................................Preschool Storytime, Caille Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required) 10:45am-11:20am.................................................Preschool Storytime, Oak View Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required)

Thursday, March 29 8:00am-10:00am.....................................................................................Free Speech and Language Screenings, Theratime Inc 10:05am-10:35am....................................................Preschool Storytime, Ronning Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required) 10:45am-11:20am.....................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Caille Library 3:00pm-4:00pm.........................................................................................................................Crafty Kids, Oak View Library

Friday, March 30 10:05am-10:50am.......................................................................................................Lapsit, Caille Library, ages 6-24 months 4:00pm-9:00pm....................................................................................................................Bowl for Kids’ Sake, $65/person

Saturday, March 31 9:00am-2:00pm............................................................................................Vendor & Craft Fair, Sioux Falls Lutheran School 9:30am-10:15am......................................................................................................Lapsit, Main Library, ages 6-24 months 9:30am-12:00pm..............................................................................................Fused Glass Easter Eggs, Dakota Stained Glass 10:00am-11:00am..........................Watercolor Painting Workshop, Washington Pavilion, ages 9-12, $8 (preregistration required) 10:00am-12:00pm..............................Wacky Weather Workshop, Washington Pavilion, ages 6-8, $8 (preregistration required) 11:00am-11:35am.....................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Main Library

Monday, April 2 10:05am-10:30am...............................................................................................ToddlerTime, Oak View Library, 2 year olds 10:45am-11:20am..............................................................................................................Family Storytime, Oak View Library

Tuesday, April 3 10:00am-11:00am........................................................................................................................Storytime, Child’s Play Toys 10:05am-10:50am..........................................................Preschool Storytime, Main Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required) 12:30pm-2:00pm....Art Sampler Homeschool class, Washington Pavilion, ages 4-15, $37, $34 members (preregistration required) 4:30pm-5:30pm........................Marvelous Mud Pottery Club, Washington Pavilion, ages 10-14, $50 (preregistration required)

Wednesday, April 4

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‘HOOD HAPPENINGS

10:05am-10:35am...................................................Preschool Storytime, Caille Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required) 10:45am-11:20am.............................................Preschool Storytime, Oak View Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required)

Thursday, April 5 8:00am-10:00am....................................................................................Free Speech and Language Screenings, Theratime Inc 9:00am-3:00pm...........................................................Fused Glass Wind Chime, Dakota Stained Glass (preregistration required) 9:30am-11:30am................................No School Day Camp, YWCA, ages 5-12, $25-$30 + activity fee (preregistration required) 10:45am-11:20am....................................................Preschool Storytime, Ronning Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required)

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10 FA M I LY H O O D

Ten Tips for Summer Brain Training

Photo courtesy of Sylvan Learning Center

by Dr. Richard E. Bavaria, Ph.D. Sr. VP of Education, Sylvan Learning

Spring is on its way and summer will be here before we know it, so it’s a good time to be discussing summertime for our kids. Creating that right balance between summertime idleness and summertime over-scheduling isn’t always easy. Romantics say summer is for lazy days, play, and cloud-watching. Whip-crackers say it’s for keeping up skills, staying sharp, and remaining on academic high alert. I say the truth is right there where it usually is – in the middle somewhere. Of course summer is for play and fun. But there’s a ton of time in the summer, and for most kids there’s enough of it to build lasting seasonal memories and for keeping up those skills they’re going to need when the new school year begins. Summer is for slowing down, not shutting down. The research is clear - kids can lose a quarter of the skills and knowledge they’ve just learned in school during the summer. As a teacher, I see it every September.

Here are ten easy tips for keeping kids’ brains stimulated and bodies active during the summer months. 1. Keep reading. The most important. You know the drill. Read together. You read to them. Have them read to you. Go to the library regularly. 2. Keep writing. Again, keep it informal. Family summer journals – either hard copies or online – are excellent ways to document your summer. Let everyone in the family participate with short written memories, thoughts, or ideas. Poems, short plays, drawings, video and photos – they’re all fair game. 3. Keep talking. Kids need to have plenty of conversation to keep their vocabularies and minds growing. Talk with kids, not just to them. Reward new words, used correctly, with praise. 4. Keep listening. Kids know when we adults are really listening to them. Ask questions that show you’re tuned in. Make occasional comments to share your point of view. Keep up with their interests without being intrusive – just enough to monitor and to be supportive.

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5. Keep counting. Math plays a significant role in all of our lives. Show how you use it daily – in the kitchen, in the car, at the office, at a restaurant, in your gardening, as you watch or play sports, and at the mall. If math is not your favorite subject, keep it to yourself. None of this, “I hated math when I was in school. I can’t even figure out a tip!” said with a cheery laugh. 6. Keep up interests. Summer’s the perfect time to pursue interests kids don’t get to study in school. Special sports, hobbies, games, travel, arts, and friendships. Talk about them. Write about them. 7. Discover new interests. Summer’s also a great time to discover untapped potential and interests. When kids get together with other kids of similar interests and abilities, they motivate and challenge each other while strengthening friendships and expanding knowledge. 8. Play hard. The weather’s perfect for outdoor fun, exercise, and imagination. Encourage outdoor play, scavenger hunts, sports, bike riding, hiking, community exploring, imaginative fun, and neighborhood games. Keep an eye on them, of course, participate when appropriate, and enjoy the sunshine.

9. Re-charge. Kids work hard during the school year – or at least they should. Let the summer be a time for loosened school routines. If that last report card says they could benefit from a little academic encouragement, summer’s a good time to do this for a couple hours a week. 10. Look forward. Talk about the promise and possibilities of the coming school year. New teachers. Seeing old friends. Making new ones. Catching up. New extracurricular activities. New skills and knowledge. Play up the positives, as you do with all the other important things in their lives. n

p ‘hood should Keep kids’ brains stimulated and bodies active during the summer months.

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Let’s go

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‘HOOD ADVICE

CAMPING at

We are hosting 4 day long glass camps!

Special Needs CAMPS

Morning Dates: June 11–14 June 25–28 July 16–19 Afternoon Dates: June 19–21 July 23–25

by Kristin Tuttle, MS PT, ATP, Director of Outpatient and Outreach Services, Children’s Care Hospital and School

Long gone are the lazy days of summer. Today, kids’ (and parents’) schedules are jam-packed—running to ball games and the swimming pool—plus working in a vacation or trip to the zoo. A summer activity worth fitting into your busy schedule is camps. Summer camps have become a great way for kids to spend days or weeks learning new skills and building new friendships. However, not all kids are able to take regular camps due to a disability or fear of the unknown. Finding fun camps for kids with special needs is important. It gives them the opportunity to be with peers and to learn and have fun at activities led by skilled occupational, physical and speech therapists, along with other children that may share similar challenges. n

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Summer Camps EASING ANXIETIES

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LIFE IN THE ‘HOOD

by Greta Stewart, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center

If you attended summer camp as a kid, you know it’s a learning experience. You most likely made new friends, learned new activities and learned something new about yourself. But for some campers and their parents, the thought of heading off to summer camp creates tension and worry. “Anxiety can stem from a variety of sources,” says Benjamin Kohls, MS, LPC, NCC, BCCC, ACS, Outpatient Therapist at Avera McKennan Behavioral Health Outpatient Services. “Most common for children are anxious feelings about being separated from their parents. Staying in an unfamiliar place away from home and caregivers for the first time will likely trigger anxiety and fear. Other reasons children may feel anxious can be related to being worried about making new friends, getting embarrassed, not being able to complete or even failing an activity, or getting teased by other kids.” On the flip side, Kohls says parents can also become uneasy about their son or daughter heading off to camp. “Parents want to know that their children will be safe and secure when out of their care,” he explains. “Anxiety could be connected with hearing about tragic stories or a personal worry that something could happen to their child.” Kohls says those are all very legitimate concerns but camp provides some amazing opportunities. “Going off to camp is often seen as a rite of passage,” he says. “Camp can provide children with amazing opportunities to learn 24 | March 2012 | thehoodmagazine.com

and grow in addition to having fun. Camp can encourage and build self-confidence, independence, problem-solving skills, and socialization skills. For parents, it can give them a chance to relax and have some fun adult time. Parenting is stressful, even during the best of times. Taking a moment to recharge is valuable and your kids will thank you for it too!” Kohls suggests parents find out the basics of camp such as cost, time and location but they should also include the child in the selection process. “That can also ease some of the anxious feelings that may come as the day approaches,” he says. When choosing a camp: • Look for a camp that fits with what the parents and children want. • Know information about the camp: how long it has been in operation, what is the goal or mission of the camp, what is the counselor-camper ratio, what kind of training do counselors receive in order to work at the camp, what are the sleeping and bathroom arrangements, will they be able to work with my child if she/he has special needs, what is the camp’s plan/policy for medical emergencies, what do they do for security, and what happens if my child leaves the camp early?


LIFE IN THE ‘HOOD A good camp will welcome these kinds of questions and be attentive to parent and child concerns. To ease Camp fears: • Talk! Don’t wait until the night before camp to talk about how you and your child are feeling. • Prepare yourself and your child by asking questions about their specific worries. Show acceptance and understanding of their worries and acknowledge that they are doing something difficult. • Remind them of other difficult things that they have done and been successful at (i.e. going to a new school or starting a new activity when they didn’t know the other children). • Make a plan on some things they can do if they are feeling worried or homesick. This can

include writing letters, looking at a family picture, praying, or talking with a camp counselor. • Look through the information about camp together again and focus on the fun and excitement of camp. Heading to camp for the first time can be a little nervewracking. But when parents and children are informed and feel confident, it can be a fantastic experience. n

p ‘hood should A great resource for families is the American Camp Association (www.acacamps.org). You can search for ACA accredited camps and get access to other valuable tools in selecting a camp experience for your children.

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Summer Camps for 2012! · Handwriting

· Breakfast Club

“Handwriting Without Tears” for pre-k and grade-schoolers.

For children with feeding and swallowing difficulties.

· Sensory Camp

· Helping Hands

Helps children improve responses to sensory stimulation.

Constraint-induced movement therapy for children with hemiplegia.

· Social Stars Camp

· Power Mobility Camps

Improves kids’ interaction with peers.

Mobility skills with the latest technology in power wheelchairs.

· Speech Xtreme A fun way to improve speech articulation.

· Let’s Talk! A camp using Augmentative & Alternative Communication techniques.

Dates to be determined.

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SHOPPING LIST (by recipe)

Summer Camp Foods & Dinner Recipes check if adding to list

Summer Camp Foods

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Dinner Recipes

Campfire Pizza

Any Night Supper

Walking Tacos

Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

1 lb. hamburger 1 pkg. taco seasoning 1 small onion chopped lettuce shredded cheese black olives chopped tomato sour cream (or topping of choice) salsa 1 oz. bag of Doritos or Fritos chips

2 onions 1 chicken, cut up 1 lb. can tomatoes 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 1-2 tsp. crushed oregano 1/2 tsp. basil 1/2 tsp. celery seed 1 bay leaf 1 (4 oz.) can mushrooms (optional) 1/4 c. dry wine or apple juice (optional)

Nuts & Berries in a Pita

Quick Cheesy Broccoli Supper

1 pkg. large pita bread 1 can pizza sauce 3 slices salami 2 slices bacon 1 pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese sliced veggies (onions, peppers, mushroom, zucchini)

2 lb. lean beef 1 chopped onion 1/2 - 1 chopped bell pepper garlic powder and pepper to taste 2 (15 oz.) cans tomato sauce 3 c. brown rice 1 can whole kernel corn 1 pkg. frozen mixed vegetables

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3 tbsp. cream cheese 1 tsp. orange juice 2 tbsp. walnuts 1 tbsp. celery 2 tbsp. sweetened dried cranberries lettuce 1 whole wheat pita

1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen broccoli with cheese-flavored sauce in pouch 2 c. wide egg noodles 1/4 c. half & half 1/4 tsp. dry mustard 3 hard-cooked eggs 4 slices bacon

Burrito Dogs

Rolled Stuffed Meatloaf

16 oz. refried beans 10 oz. enchilada sauce 1/3 c. chopped green olives 3 cloves minced garlic 8 large corn tortillas 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese 1 lb. hotdogs

Mozzarella S’Mores

16 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes 2-3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 ball fresh mozzarella (8-10 oz.) 16 fresh basil leaves 16 garlic rubbed grilled bread slices barbecue forks or skewers

Personal Shopping

2 lb. ground beef 1/2 c. shredded carrots 1/3 c. chopped onion 1 c. herb stuffing mix 1 tsp. salt 2 tbsp. parsley 2 cans cream of mushroom soup 1/4 c. water 1 egg

Check your cupboards for the ingredients mentioned in the recipes before heading to the store. If you are running low, add the item to your personal list above.

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Summer Camp Foods Campfire Pizza Ingredients 1 pkg. large pita bread 1 can pizza sauce 3 slices salami 2 slices bacon, cut into small pieces 1 pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese sliced veggies: onions peppers mushrooms zucchini

Directions

Spread sauce on pitas and sprinkle with cheese. Place meat and veggies on top, place on tin foil over campfire grill (make sure the flame is not too high) or on top of low flame, barbeque for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bacon is cooked through.

Nuts & Berries in a Pita Ingredients 3 tbsp. cream cheese 1 tsp. orange juice 2 tbsp. walnuts, chopped 1 tbsp. celery, diced 1 tbsp. sweetened dried cranberries lettuce 1 whole wheat pita

Directions

Slice top half of pita. In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese and orange juice. Spread on cream cheese mixture. Prepare walnuts and celery and toss in pita pocket along with the cranberries. Add lettuce and wrap up.

Mozzarella S’Mores Ingredients 16 oil-packed sun-dried tomato halves, drained 2-3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 (8-10 oz.) ball of fresh mozzarella cut into 16 pieces 28 | March 2012 | thehoodmagazine.com

Walking Taco

Ingredients

1 lb. hamburger 1 pkg. taco seasoning 1 small onion chopped lettuce shredded cheese

sliced black olives chopped tomato sour cream (or other toppings) salsa 1 oz. bag of Doritos or Fritos

Directions

Brown hamburger and onion, drain. Add taco seasoning according to directions. Let simmer until taco seasoning is absorbed. Take your Dorito or Frito bag and press together smashing chips. Turn the bag on it’s side and cut the top off with a pair of scissors. Add the hamburger mixture along with all/any of the toppings you desire. Take a plastic fork and enjoy!

16 fresh basil leaves 16 garlic rubbed grilled bread slices barbecue forks or skewers

Directions

Place the tomatoes in a serving bowl. Arrange the mozzarella, basil leaves, and grilled bread in bowls or on a platter. Set up the grill for direct grilling and preheat to high. Skewer a cube of mozzarella. Roast it over the fire, turning the skewer to evenly melt the cheese. If using a gas

grill you’ll need to bring it as close as possible to the fire without touching the grate. When the mozzarella begins to melt and brown, after 1 to 2 minutes over charcoal or a little longer over gas, use a knife or fork to scrape the cheese off the skewer onto a piece of grilled bread. Never attempt to eat the melted cheese off the hot skewer. You will burn your lips. Top the cheese with a basil leaf and a piece of sun-dried tomato and place a second piece of grilled bread on top. Eat at once.


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Burrito Dogs Ingredients 16 oz. refried beans 10 oz. enchilada sauce 1/3 c. chopped green onions 3 cloves minced garlic 8 large corn tortillas 1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded 1 lb. hot dogs

Directions

In a small bowl combine beans, 1/3 c. enchilada sauce, green onions, and garlic. Lay tortillas flat; spread with equal portions of bean mixture. Sprinkle with cheese; set aside. Grill hot dogs. Place each on a tortilla. Fold edges over hot dogs at ends and one side. Roll up. Brush all over with enchilada sauce; wrap in foil. Grill, turning occasionally, for 10-15 minutes.

Dinner Recipes Any Night Supper Ingredients 2 lb. lean beef 1 chopped onion 1/2 - 1 chopped bell pepper garlic powder to taste pepper to taste 2 (15 oz.) cans tomato sauce 3 c. brown rice (1 1/2 c. uncooked) 1 can whole kernel corn 1 pkg. frozen mixed vegetables

Directions

Brown the beef with onion, bell pepper, garlic powder and pepper to taste. Drain well. Add tomato sauce, simmer for 15 minutes. Have ready brown rice, corn and mixed vegetables. Lightly grease a large baking dish. Spread rice in bottom of dish, then a layer of the meat mixture, then a layer of the vegetables, topping off with meat mixture. Sprinkle a mixture of bread crumbs and low-fat cheese on top. Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour at 350°. Do not precook frozen vegetables, They will cook when baked.

Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore Time saving savory supper recipe!

Ingredients 2 onions, sliced thin 1 chicken, cut up 1 lb. can tomatoes 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 1-2 tsp. crushed oregano

1/2 tsp. basil 1/2 tsp. celery seed 1 bay leaf 1 (4 oz.) can mushrooms (optional) 1/4 c. dry white wine or apple juice (optional)

Directions

Make a layer of onion slices in the bottom of a crock pot. Place chicken pieces on top of the onions. Add remaining ingredients. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours. Serve over spaghetti or rice.

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Dinner Recipes ‘ctd. Rolled Stuffed Meatloaf Ingredients 2 lb. ground beef 1/2 c. shredded carrots 1/3 c. chopped onion 1 c. herb stuffing mix, crushed 1 tsp. salt 2 tbsp. parsley 2 cans cream of mushroom soup 1/4 c. of water 1 egg

Directions

Quick Cheesy Broccoli Supper Ingredients 1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen cut broccoli with cheese-flavored sauce in pouch 2 c. egg noodles 1/4 c. half & half 1/4 tsp. dry mustard 3 hard-cooked eggs, cut into wedges 4 slices bacon, fried and crumbled

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Quick Macaroni Supper Ingredients

2 boxes macaroni and cheese 1 can tuna, drained and flaked 1/2 c. loose-pack frozen peas

2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese 1 small tomato, sliced parsley leaves (optional)

Directions

In a 1-quart roasting/baking pan combine macaroni and cheese, tuna, peas, and Parmesan cheese. For make-ahead, seal and chill in refrigerator for 3 to 24 hours. To bake: remove seal. Bake, uncovered, in a 350° oven for 45 minutes or until heated through. Or, bake immediately, uncovered in a 350° oven for 40 minutes or until heated through. Arrange tomato slices on top. Bake for 3 minutes more or until tomato is heated through. Garnish with parsley leaves, if desired.

Directions

Place unopened broccoli pouch in warm water for 20 minutes to thaw (or thaw in the microwave). Cook noodles to desired firmness in a large saucepan. Drain and rinse with hot water. Combine broccoli, half & half and mustard in a medium saucepan. Simmer until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally, (or heat in microwave).

Serve broccoli over cooked noodles on a platter. Arrange egg wedges on top and sprinkle with bacon.

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Combine stuffing mix, carrots, parsley and water together; set aside. Combine egg, onion, salt and 1/3 cup undiluted soup; add to stuffing mixture. Combine with ground beef. On wax paper, shape the meat mixture until it is 12x9 inches. Spread stuffing mix onto the meat, leaving a 1-inch rim. Roll from long edges, pressing ends and edges to seal. Place seam side down in a greased pan. Bake at 350° for 45-60 minutes. Mix 3 tbsp. of the meat drippings into the rest of the soup and the milk in a sauce pan. Heat; serve over meatloaf.


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Summer Camp SAVINGS Photo courtesy of Kristi Shanks Photography

by Shaina Herrmann, ShainasDeals.com

Summer camps provide excellent care and enrichment for children throughout the summer months but the costs of camp can quickly add up! There are often ways to cut costs to make summer camps worthwhile investments. Here are some ideas to help you bring down the cost of camp.

• T  he cost of summer camp may qualify you for a tax credit. Contact a tax professional to find out if you qualify.

• A  lways find out about available discounts. You may be able to save by booking early, signing up siblings, or, if you (or your spouse) are a teacher, police officer, firefighter, or military personnel, you may qualify for additional discounts. There may be discounts available to parents who are willing to volunteer. You may also want to ask about scholarships or grants that the camp may offer.

• I t doesn’t hurt to ask if a camp will be willing to “price match” similar camps in the area.

• B  ook shorter sessions if necessary. If you are unable to qualify for discounts and it looks like it is going to be too much to do full day sessions, find out if the camp offers half day sessions.

• C  arefully label everything you send to camp with your child. The fewer items that get lost, the fewer items you’ll need to repurchase the following year.

• F ind out if transportation is provided and if it would cut costs to drive your child yourself.

• T he cost of camping gear for overnight camps is another expense that can be overlooked. Borrowing gear from friends is one of the best ways to save. You could also check Craigslist or thrift stores before going out and paying full price.


Photo courtesy of Kristi Shanks Photography

‘HOOD ADVICE by Cory Faber Theratime Inc. and Emily Marsh SLP

Summer break will be here before we know it and for children receiving speech and language services such as social skills, this means a break in their therapies. Parents have an opportunity to keep their child’s speech and language skills in tact during the summer with speech camps. Summer break is an important time to advance children’s skills. This gives them a few times a week to work on their speech, language and/or social communication skills so their summer breaks do not push them behind on their skills. Some children will lose their learned skills because they are not being practiced frequently enough. Summer camps will only advance their skills and make them feel more confident. Parents can consider a few different therapy options for their children during summer break. School services often provide therapies, which are at an educationally necessary level. You can also find Speech Camps through private organizations in our community. Find what works best for your child. n

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