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SIGNS OF A SENSATIONAL SUMMER CAMP by Erin Kelly For many, summer camp is more than just fun and games—it’s a place where friendships form, memories develop and possibilities soar. But whether it’s just for the day or overnight, you don’t want to send your child off to uncertain hands. You want to make sure you’ve picked a winning summer camp that you and your child will both appreciate. The greatest benefit of summer camp is the opportunity to expose children to activities they can’t find around the neighborhood. These days, the chance to disconnect from technology and enjoy the great outdoors is another important plus. While the benefits may be clear, the best choice for your child can be tricky.

Here are a few tips to help you on your search for a sensational summer camp:  A good camp should have an accessible point person who you can talk to before, during or after the camp experience. Find out the camp’s mission statement or philosophy. Most camps have a specific focus—sports, education, the outdoors, the arts, so on. Ask for that mission statement or philosophy and find out how the practical details of the camp coincide with it. If possible, get references.  Understand the camp’s history. Some of the most successful camps have a good, solid history to share. If it’s a fairly new camp, be sure you ask a lot of questions to ensure that they’re fully prepared to handle the camp load.

Make sure the camp has a well-trained staff to adequately supervise the campers. Also, ensure that the staff has gone through a background check and proper interview and screening process. Talk with your child before deciding on a camp. Not all summer camps will jive with your child’s unique personality or temperament; make sure it’s an ideal fit for everyone.

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Children’s Theatre Summer Workshops The Children’s Theatre will hold 3 workshops this summer. For more information on the camps below, contact the Children’s Theatre at (337) 433-7323, or register online at www.childrenstheatre.cc.  Wild Things, July 8-10. Children ages 5-8 years old participate in creative drama exercises, games, movement and music in this workshop just for youngsters. Classes are from 10-11:15am; $65.  Acting for the Camera, July 8-10. This workshop covers auditioning for commercials, reading commercial scripts, exploring different commercial techniques, and beginning improvisational skills. Information and samples are shared on resumes, headshots, and finding the best agent or manager. This class is for ages 8-18 years old from noon-1: 30pm; $85. Shakespeare Workshop, July 22-26. This workshop teaches the language, ideas, and adventures of Shakespeare. Students will perform excerpts from some of Shakespeare’s most popular plays while experiencing the technical aspects of lighting, set design, and creating costumes. The workshop concludes with a free public performance starring all of the students. Ages 5-8 years old attend from 10-11:15am and ages 9-18 years old attend from 10am-noon; $85. Kids in Showbiz, July 29-August 3. Students learn the basics of musical theatre performance by singing, dancing and acting to songs and scenes from Broadway shows. Ages 5-8 years old attend from 10-11:15am and ages 9-18 attend from 10am – noon; $85.

CPSB Summer Arts Camp The Calcasieu Parish School System and the Arts Council of SWLA will be hosting a Summer Arts Camp from June 4 – 28. Children grades kindergarten through eighth are welcome. Tuition is $235 if registered before May 10 and $250 after. For more information, call (337) 526-2908. JITA Youth Summer Jazz Workshop Jazz In The Arts summer workshop is a hands on performance clinic for aspiring middle and high school jazz musicians. The workshop will emphasize practical playing experience through a variety of classes, clinics and performance activities for jazz musician. The camp is scheduled for May 29-June 1. For more information and how to register, visit jazzinthearts.org. Second Saturdays Sulphur Arts Camp Each 2nd Saturday in Sulphur, the Henning Cultural Center will host interactive activities for children ages 6-12. Local artists will be on hand to teach children how to express their creativity in clay, on canvas and more. Registration is free, but limited spaces are available. Contact (337) 527-0357 for more information. Young Band Nation Camp Local band director, Marcus Johnson, The Arts and Humanities Council of SWLA, and Baton Rouge Music Studios are combining efforts to ignite a spark in young musicians of SWLA who want to rock. The camp is set to take place July 8 – 12 at Central School in Lake Charles. For more information, call (337) 513-7905 or email mpj03@hotmail.com.

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Lake Area Putting Association Day Camp June 3-7. Children ages 8-18 will learn putting skills, sportsmanship and score keeping. Cost is $25 per child for the week or $7.50 per day. Call (337) 480-1954. St. Luke Simpson’s Summer Day Camp St.Luke Simpson’s will host a summer day camp for children who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade, every Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5:30pm.The cost of weekly tuition is $110 and will include field trips, special themed days, wet and wild days and more. Space is limited and pre-registration has already begun. For more information, call (337) 474-1500. Stables at Le Bocage Summer Camp Through horses and equine activities, campers will learn how to improve not only their knowledge about horses, but will also gain a level of self-esteem, selfrespect, and self-discipline. For more information, call (337) 905-5867.

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Trinity Baptist Church’s WinShape C3 Camp Children will enjoy activities centered around science, athletics, dance, food prep, secret ops, crafts, music and drama. The camp is July 22-26, 8am-5pm for children who have completed grades 1-6 in May 2013. Visit www.winshapecamps.org.

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Ward 3 Summer Camp Schedule For more information, please call (337) 990-0112.

June 3-July 26, Summer Day Camp, 7:30am-5:30pm, $80 full day/$60 half day June 3-4, Skating Camp, 8am-noon, No cost June 3-5, Volleyball Camp, 11am-1pm, $25 June 7-26, Midnight Basketball, 8pm-midnight, Free June 7-26, Midnight Indoor Soccer, 8pm-2am, Free June 10-13, Boys Basketball Camp, 8-11am, $25 June 10-14, MSU Soccer Camp I June 13-15, MSU Women’s Team Tourney, Free June 17-20, Tennis Camp, 8-10am, $25 June 22, Fishing and Casting Camp, 8am-noon, Free June 24-26, Girls Basketball Camp, 1-3pm, $25 July 1-3, Soccer Camp North, 8-10am, $25 July 8-10, Golf Summer Camp, 8-11:30am, $25 July 13, Nate Livings Football Camp, Free July 29-31, Soccer Camp South, 8-10am, $25 July 29-August 2, MSU Soccer Camp II August 9, Big Baby Davis Basketball Camp, Free

Webelos Resident Camp Boys finishing 3rd and 4th grades are encouraged to attend this camp for opportunities to earn Webelos Activity Badges. Some Webelos scouts can leave camp with 7 of the 20 Webelos Badges completed. Cost is $75 per Webelo. For more information, call the Boy Scouts office at (337) 436-3376.

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Calcasieu Parish School Board Tech Camp The CPSB Technology Training Staff and Region V LATI Tech Staff will be instructing a Tech Camp from July 22-26 from 8:30am-3pm. Tuition is $475 and includes an iPad mini, camp T-shirt and daily snack. Call (337) 217-4120.

students, that means a solid review of previous material. Others benefit from previewing upcoming concepts. Most students will get some of both. You can begin a 6 or 12 month, year round program, or Summer-only Mathnasium memberships are available. Call (337) 478-0550.

Children’s Museum Weekday Events The Children’s Museum will have something fun and exciting to offer each weekday this summer. Visit www.swlakids.org or call (337) 433-9420.

McNeese Kids College/McNeese Teens, Various Dates McNeese Leisure Learning will offer a number of classes for students starting the week of June 3 through August. The enrichment and academic courses are individually priced and are offered for children entering first grade through twelfth grade. For more information on courses, pricing or registration, call (337) 575-5616 or visit www.mcneese.edu/leisure.

Creative Mondays – The museum will offer a creative project for the kids to make and take home. Crafty Tuesdays – The museum’s art director will feature ArtSpace workshops. Cool Wednesdays – The museum will have a cool treat such as watermelon, popsicles, ice cream, etc. Amazing Thursdays – The museum will have a special guest from the community to provide a hands-on demonstration. Guests may include Wildlife & Fisheries, Zumba, Tae Kwon Do, Animal Shelter, American Red Cross, etc. Fun Fridays – The museum will offer something special in the ArtSpace such as finger painting, play dough, etc. Local State Park Summer Events Throughout May and June, Louisiana State Park’s will offer various programs and activities surrounding nature. Call (225) 342-5473 or visit LaStateParks.com. May 4, Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte – Guided Hike May 4, Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte – Butterflies May 11, Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville – French Roundtable May 11, Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville – Bird Banding Demonstration May 11, Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville – Guided Canoe Tour May 11, Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte – Bird Calls & Songs of the Arboretum May 18, Chicot State Park, Ville Platte – Guided Canoe Tour May 18, Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville – A Day in the Life of an Early Acadian Child May 18, Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte – Nature for Kids May 18, Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville – Night Hike May 19, Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville – Guided Trail Tour May 25, Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte – Nature Scavenger Hunt  June 1, Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville – Attakapas Trail Maintenance Day June 1, Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte – Guided Hike  June 1, Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte – History of Chicot State Park June 1, Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville – Night Hike June 2, Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville – Guided Trail Tour  June 8, Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville – French Roundtable June 8, Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte – Bird Hike June 13-14, Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville – Summer Reading Program June 15, Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville – Guided Canoe Tour June 15, Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte – Nature for Kids June 15, Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte – Natural Dyes June 22, Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte – Pine Needle Basketry June 29, Chicot State Park, Ville Platte – Guided Canoe Tour June 29, Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte - Hummingbirds Mathnasium Summer Programs At Mathnasium, summer programs are all about preventing summer learning loss and helping students prepare for what lies ahead. For some May 2013

Safe Sitter® Babysitting Classes Scheduled West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital will offer two sessions of the Safe Sitter® babysitting class for girls and boys age 11 to 13. Classes are scheduled for Tuesday, June 11 and Thursday, July 18. Interested students are encouraged to sign up early due to limited class sizes. Students will learn safety precautions, how to understand children of different ages, and the business of babysitting. The cost to attend is $35. To register, call (337) 527-4361. Sylvan Learning Center Summer Camps This year, Sylvan Learning Center will offer a number of camps, taught by certified teachers in small groups for individualized attention, and are flexible to fit your summer schedule. Spaces are limited. Call (337) 474-9998. Camps include: ACT Prep! • Camp Read! • Fit 4 Algebra! • Math Fun! • Study Skills!

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In the minds of most school-age children, summers are for fun and school is for learning, with nothing in between. They leave books unread on the nightstand and problems unsolved in their math books, and when the year starts again, teachers scramble to wake up their sun-weary brains. That’s usually how it goes, but it doesn’t have to be that way, according to Renee A. Reina, M.Ed. Executive Director, Sylvan Learning Center of Lake Charles. While it’s true that traditional lessons are unlikely to pique your child’s interests in the carefree summer months, it’s also true that there are many different ways to learn, and you don’t need worksheets and a whiteboard. “Most people, young and old alike, think of reading, writing and arithmetic as existing in the classroom, but these lessons exist around every corner,” Reina said.“There are ways to keep your child intellectually engaged without making them sit at a desk and listen to a lecture.” Here are a few tips to keep summer learning fun without subjecting your student to a makeshift summer classroom:  Math problems lurk inside every kitchen. You just have to unleash them. Whip up a batch of summer treats—whether it’s cookies, cake or a homemade salad dressing—and ask your child for help. “Make them measure, pour, and mix. Have them follow the directions of the recipe. When you encounter a fraction—half-cup of sugar, for example—talk about how those measurements add up and how incorrect measurements could affect your outcome,” Reina said. Don’t let English composition and creativity fall by the wayside. “Play writing games together. Make up stories, write them down, illustrate them, and bind them as a memento,” Reina said. “You could have your child write the stories, with you as the illustrator—or vice versa—or just develop the concept together at story time.” Look for life’s lessons, ones that involve critical thinking. “We use our critical thinking skills every day without even noticing. Make it a point to notice so you can share the opportunity with your child,” Reina said. “If you go to the playground, for example, talk about alternate ways the playground could be designed. Talk about the best place for the slide or the swings, and how it could affect the way the playground operates. Use logic, reasoning and creativity together.”

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Setting the Pace for Summer Sleep By Katie Harrington

When the final bell rings to close out the school year, children across the area will celebrate a two-month reprieve of homework, tests and early bed times. Sleeping in undoubtedly ranks at the top of every kid’s summer to-do list. According to Michelle Zimmerman, nurse practitioner at the Sleep Disorder Center of Louisiana, you may want to think twice before letting your summer breaker stay up all night and sleep all day. “With children and teens taking a break from school, summer can be a tricky time for sleep schedules, especially when other family members, like mom and dad, have to keep their normal routine. No matter what a child’s summer vacation plans entail, it is important that everyone in the house still get a good night’s sleep.”

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Lake Charles Cheer Training Summer Training Lake Charles Cheer Training will offer beginner, intermediate and advanced cheer training classes this summer. Call (337) 513-3246. LC Racquet Club Summer Tennis Camp Camp is open to ages 4-13 from 8am-noon, Mon.-Fri. Session 1, June 3-7; Session 2, June 10-14; Session 3, June 24-28; Session 4, July 15-19; Session 5, July 29-August 2; Session 6, August 5-August 9. Cost for 2 week minimum is $260 for members and $320 for non-members. Call (337) 433-8811. Lake Charles Country Club Summer Junior Tennis The LCCC will host four junior tennis camps from June 4–July 24. For more information on registration and fees, call (337) 802-7209.

Tuesday and Thursdays Red Ball Class: ages 6-8, 8:45-9:45am Orange Ball Class: ages 9 & 10, 10-11am Yellow Ball Class: ages 11 & up, 11am-noon Wednesdays Tots Class: ages 4-6, 9-10am

Mallard Cove Summer Junior Golf Camp Offered Mon.-Thurs., 8-10am for children ages 6-14. $50 per child, per session. Session 1: June 10-13, Session 2: July 8-11, Session 3: August 5-8 Call (337) 491-1204. McNeese State University Athletic Camps McNeese Football Camp, July 14-16 Overnight campers $275/Day campers $140. Call Lark Hebert at (337) 540-2321.

McNeese State University Athletic Camps continued... High School Camp, June 11-12, June 18-19, $175 Youth Skills Camp, June 13, $125 Terry Gamble Volleyball Camps, July 11-13 Elementary Developmental & General Skills Camps: 9am-Noon, $120. Jr. High General Skills Camp: 9am-Noon, $120. High School General Skills Camp: 1-4pm, $120. Call (337) 475-5109. Putt-Putt Summer Camp During the first week in June, kids 8 years and older can enjoy 5 days of fun—learning the skills of competitive Putt-Putt. Call (337) 480-1954. Dynamic Dimensions Healthy U Camp Camp is open to ages 7-11 from 8am-3pm, June 17-21. Camp activities include crafts, nutrition activities including hands-on preparation of lunch and snacks, fitness games and pool time. Cost to attend is $100 for members and $125 for non-members. Call (337) 527-5459. Unique Fitness Personal Training Unique Fitness will be offering kid’s fitness classes this summer for all ages and fitness levels. Activities will include rock wall climbing, obstacle courses, strength training and tumbling. Call (337) 853-7749.

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Brooks Donald Williams Women’s Basketball Teen Camps Fundamental Camp: June 3-5, $105; Position Camp: June 9, $55 Team Camp: June 13-15, 1 Day: 3 Games, $160; 2 Days: 5 Games, $275; 3 Days: 8 Games, $420. Call (337) 475-5911.

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Competitive Challenge Elite Girls Soccer Camp, July 29-July 1 or July 20-22 The Elite Camp is open to girls in grades 8-12 in high school. Registration is $150 Commuter/$225 Resident. Call (337) 475-5216.  Competitive Challenge Youth Soccer Camp, June 11-14 or July 23-26 Open to boys and girls ages 5-14 with a registration fee of $85. Call (337) 475-5368.  Cowgirl Kicker Kutie Camp  Cowgirl Kicker Kutie Camp is scheduled for July 22-26 at the McNeese Recreational Complex. The camp is from 9am - 4pm and is open for girls entering Kindergarten–7th grade. Registration is $170. Call (337) 475-5604.

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Danielle Steinberg Tennis Summer Camp, June 3-7 Open to boys and girls ages 7-19 with a registration fee of $175. The camp includes 3.5 hours per day on the tennis court, with a strong emphasis on technique, fundamentals and consistency of the game. All levels are welcome. For details and application, email dsteinberg@mcneese.edu. Mike Smith Softball Camps  M cNeese Softball will host two camps this summer to teach techniques based on the McNeese Softball program philosophy, and to provide athletes the opportunity to participate with other athletes who have the same goals. For more information and to register online, visit collegesoftballcamps.com/msu. May 2013

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Christ Community Church, June 3-7 Vacation Bible School will be held from 9:00am-noon for ages 1st6th grade. The cost is $7/child. Call (337) 478-8228. First Baptist Church of Lake Charles, June 3-7 Vacation Bible School will be held from 9am-noon for ages Pre-K -5th grade. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call (337) 433-1443. First Baptist Church of Sulphur, June 24-28 Vacation Bible School will be held from 8:30am-noon for ages Kindergarten - 5th grade. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call (337) 527-5231. First United Methodist Church, June 10-14 Vacation Bible School will be held from 9:00am-noon for ages 4 years-6th grade. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call (337) 436-6656. Maplewood First Baptist Church, May 21-31 Vacation Bible School will be held from 8:30-11:00am for ages Kindergarten – 5th grade. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call (337) 625-5899.

St. Luke Simpson United Methodist Church, June 17-21 Vacation Bible School will be held from 9am-noon for ages Kindergarten – 5th grade. The cost to attend is $10 or $25, which includes a t-shirt and CD. For more information, call (337) 474-1500. St. Theresa’s Church, June 3-7 Vacation Bible School will be held from 8:30-11:30am for ages 4 years old– 5th grade. The cost to attend is $20. For more information, call (337) 583-4800. Trinity Baptist Church, June 3-7 Vacation Bible School will be held from 9am-noon for ages Kindergarten–6th grade. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call (337) 480-1555. University United Methodist Church, June 3-7 Vacation Bible School will be held from 9am-noon for ages 3 years-5th grade. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call (337) 477-2003.

Sale Street Baptist Church, June 3-7 Vacation Bible School will be held from 8am-noon for ages Kindergarten – 5th grade. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call (337) 477-3463.

Henning Memorial United Methodist Church VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL JUNE 10-14, 2013 9 a.m. - Noon

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

404 South Huntington • Sulphur www.henningmemorialumc.org 527-5483 May 2013

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Fun in the Kitchen

Chicken Salsa Wrap

Frosted Grapes

Oreo Crunch Parfait

Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients

1 pound chicken breasts, cut into strips Salt and pepper to taste ½ cup salsa ¼ cup ranch Tortillas Shredded cheese Shredded lettuce Tomatoes chopped Shredded carrots (optional)

1 bunch grapes (washed) jello – any flavor or color, small box

2 cups sliced fresh strawberries ½ cup cool whip 8 Oreo cookies crushed

Instructions 1. Put grapes and jello in plastic ziploc bag and shake to coat. 2. Place in shallow pan and freeze. 3. Enjoy or store in plastic bag in the freezer for a quick cool snack later.

1. Layer half each of the strawberries, cool whip, Oreos and repeat. 2. Refrigerate 15 minutes to 4 hours Makes four 8 oz. servings

Instructions 1. Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. 2. Cook, stirring occasionally until coked through. Stir in salsa and ranch. Cook until bubbly. 3. To serve: Place a tortilla on a plate. Top with chicken mixture, shredded cheese and vegetables. Roll up and serve.

Instructions

Recipes are provided by Dynamic Dimensions of West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. Kid-friendly recipes, like these and more, will be part of the upcoming Healthy U Camp at Dynamic Dimensions in Sulphur for kids ages 7 - 11. Healthy U Camp is June 17 – 21, but registration deadline is May 31. For details or to register, call (337) 527-5459.

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­Summer Bites & Stings MOSQUITOES Mosquito bites are characterized by a small red bump and localized itching. “Topical application of antihistamine, hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotions will usually stop the itch,” says Dr. Rasberry. “It’s hard to do, but try to keep young children from scratching the bite site too much.  This can lead to infection and scarring.”

It’s time for backyard baseball games, play dates at the park and an array of other outdoor summer activities. But beware of biting and stinging insects lurking in the area. “Most bug bites and stings will heal on their own without a visit to a doctor,” says Imperial Health family medicine and Urgent Care Center physician Dr. Melissa Rasberry. “There are several things you can do to relieve pain and itching and prevent infection from a bite or sting.”

ANTS Ant bites are very similar to mosquito bites, with the exception of those from fire ants. The venom of a fire ant sting causes stinging and swells into a bump, which can be painful and irritating.“The bump often forms into a white pustule, which is painful when active and can become infected,” Dr. Rasberry explains.  “If the sting area begins to swell, apply an ice pack to your child’s skin and use the same topical anti-itch treatments recommended for mosquito bites to help minimize discomfort.”

BEES AND WASPS With bee and wasp stings, a sharp pain is followed by a burning sensation that soon becomes a major itch. A red ring or bump appears at the site of the wound. The important thing to remember is that bees’ stingers are barbed and usually remain in the wound. If the stinger or poison sac remains in the skin, it should be removed as quickly as possible to minimize the poison dose and the risk of infection. “To remove a stinger, scrape sideways with a dull, clean edge to prevent getting more venom into the skin,” says Dr. Rasberry. “Wash the site with soap and water immediately, use antiseptic ointment and treat with ice, aspirin, antihistamines, hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion.”

It’s difficult—and nearly impossible—to avoid stinging and biting insects in Southwest Louisiana. Keeping kids away from open ditches, tall grass and other areas where mosquitoes like to swarm is a good way to prevent bites. Also, teach children to stay away from flowers, especially during the day when bees and wasps are most actives.  Finally, make sure little ones know what an ant hill looks like, and that they should avoid it.  “Fortunately, the itch from most insect bites and stings will only last a day or two,” Dr. Rasberry adds.  “If your child has more severe allergic reactions, you should see your physician right away for more specific treatment.” For more information about keeping your family safe and healthy, log on to www.imperialhealth.com.

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Summer Play the Old-School Way

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Need to get in touch with the pastimes of yesteryear? Here’s where to start: Take a blanket to the backyard and do some star-gazing. Believe it or not, there are actually things to see in the sky, not just the television, and you don’t need a telescope. See if you and your kiddo can spot constellations like the Big and Little Dipper. Talk about what may exist in that great beyond. You may be surprised what kinds of conversations can be sparked by a star-gazing evening. Tag, you’re it! If it seems like tag and chase have been around forever, that’s because they are timeless. Pick a home base and start the chase. As always, there are a number of ways to play the game—Red Light, Green Light, Freeze Tag, Duck, Duck, Goose and shadow tag are just a few.

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These days, summer fun is equated with social media, flashy TV screens, online game play and video games. The old-school ways of enjoying summer have faded into the background as technology and the Great Indoors offer flashier, tekkier ways of soaking up summer, but as long as there is a world beyond the front door, timeless games will exist—those that don’t require a joystick, login, or avatar. Get your child in touch with the old-school way of play. Even if you’re a new-schooler yourself, you’ll find that nothing beats a good game of chase.

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Summer 2013 Schedule Monday: 4:30-5:30pm (B) 5:30-6:30pm (INT) 6:30-7:30pm (INT/ADV) Tuesday: 10-11:00am (B) 11-12:00pm (INT/ADV) 4:30-5:30pm (B) 5:30-6:30pm (INT/ADV) 6:30-7:30pm (INT/ADV)

Wednesday: 1:30-2:30pm (INT/ADV) Thursday: 10-11:00am (B) 11-12:00pm (INT/ADV) 4:30-5:30pm (B) 5:30-6:30pm (INT/ADV) 6:30-7:30pm (INT/ADV)

Club Cheer Try outs for team Mini and Level 2 or 3: Saturday, July 13th 9- 11am or Saturday, July 20 9- 11am.

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Remember hopscotch? All you need is some chalk, a pebble, and willing participants. Dodgeball sometimes gets a bad reputation for being a game of wrath and revenge, but it can also be fun. No need to pummel your opponents—a nice soft throw will do. Marbles, jacks and jump ropes are still around, and you don’t need a password for access! Play Hide-and-Seek – one of the most beloved rites of passage for young people. Or get a large group and try Capture the Flag.

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2nd Annual Summer Bling Day Camp Where: Trinity Baptist Church Sulphur When: July 22-26 8AM - 4PM Who: Girls Entering 1st - 12th Grades Registration Forms can be downloaded from the resource page at www.scouting45.org

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