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7: 30am Time to Wake Up
8:00am Motivational Moment- One of our counselors shares a story of inspiration with the campers after flag raising.
8:15am Breakfast- A hearty meal to start the day can include eggs, toast, fresh fruit, sausage, and orange juice
8:45am Clean-Up Cabins- Campers practice responsibility and compete against other cabins for the cleanest cabin of the week
9:20am First Activity- Campers design their schedule and go to activities throughout the day based upon their interests.
10:45am Second Activity
12:30pm Lunch- Another hearty meal to give the kids some energy. Each meal is accompanied with camp songs and various announcements
1: 00pm Siesta- Time for the campers to relax and get in a short nap
2:15pm Cantina Time- Campers come out to our Wild Bill’s Cantina for some small snacks and refreshing juice before heading to their afternoon activities.
2:35pm Third Activity
4:00pm Fourth Activity
5:45pm Supper- Song and dance combined with great food and evening program announcements.
7:15pm Evening Program- From dances, scavenger hunts, horseback cookouts, hayrides, and many, many more, you can rest assured that no night will be the same as any other.
9:00pm Co-Bucks called to bed
9:15pm Buckeroos and Wranglers called to bed; Pioneers called to bed shortly after
Why send your kid to camp
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“The next time you see your child spending too much time looking at a screen, send them to camp. Not only will camp build their capacity for friendship and empathy, it will lead to a healthier, longer life.” – Bob Ditter “We knew it all along! Vagal nerve tone and health and the lifelong benefits of camp” American Camping magazine October 2013.
Bob Ditter is a senior-level clinical social worker who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, and families. He maintains a clinical psychotherapy practice in Boston, Massachusetts, and consults nationally with agencies that work with young people, including the Salvation Army, the Girls Scouts of America, the YMCA, the American Camp Association, Jewish community centers, Sea World, the Disney Channel, private and public schools, and others. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, the ABC Evening News with Peter Jennings, and Good Morning America. He has been quoted in the New York Times, Parent magazine, Ladies Home Journal, Money magazine, and USA Today. Sports Illustrated called him “camping’s most articulate spokesman” because of his work with children’s summer camps since 1982. He has authored several books and has been featured on numerous well-received DVDs for camp professionals. He is best known in camp circles as the author of the popular column, In the Trenches, which appears regularly in Camping Magazine.
Find out more about what Bob Ditter has to say by going to his website at www.bobditter.com
“How do we prepare children for life in a modern world? Key current buzzwords in the workplace are “teamwork” and “greater responsibility for independent problem-solving.” There are higher expectations for employees to get along with others and to think for themselves. Again, camp has been leading the way by creating communities where kids make daily decisions about activities. They are put into situations every hour where how they act and meet their responsibilities will affect everyone else in their groups.
It’s important to teach our children to get along with others, especially in an increasingly diverse world. Camps make a unique contribution here. Camps are communities where children are put into groups with many children that they may not know. This is often not true at school, for example, where children may move from grade to grade with many children from prior classes who may live on the very same block or not much farther. Campers may have a special friend or two in their group, but at most camps the groups assignments encourage building new relationships and provided lots of practice in cooperation and compromise” – Michael Brandwein ‘The unique power of camp: What’t the big deal about a camp experience?.’
Michael Brandwein is the author of four best-selling books about training and leading camp staff and wrote and presented Parenting Puzzle, three Emmy award winning television programs on communicating with youth. He is a former national board member of the American Camp Association. He lives with his family in the Chicago Area.
Find out more about Micheal Brandwein at his website www.michaelbrandwein.com
So often, we hear about the learning loss that occurs during the summer from having too much time away from school. I believe children who go to summer camp, actually experience just the opposite. Kids who spend their summer at camp have a learning surplus. At camp there are too many smiles to count (math), encounters with nature (science), camp traditions (history), campers on the move (physical fitness), singing (music), imaginations that run wild (creative arts), and balanced meals shared in good company (health). The only area where there is a deficit (but in a good way!) is technology. Being “unplugged” at camp is heavenly, and I highly recommend it!
The future will belong to the nature-smart—those individuals, families, businesses, and political leaders who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real. The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need.
Multiple Session Credit
Families that have campers attending more than one camp session are eligible for a credit on each session they attend after their first session. Three week sessions (Sessions two and three) receive a credit of $165.00 per session .
Families who have more the one family member attending camp this summer are eligible for a sibling credit. The credit applies to every sibling after the first camper. Siblings will receive the following credits depending on what session they have been registered.
First Session: $135.00
Second Session: $165.00
Third Session: $165.00
Fourth Session: $100.00
Circle F Families who refer new campers or families that attend camp in 2015 summer season will receive a $200.00 credit. Circle F will also provide a $100 credit to the referred family. Credit will only be applied after referred camper has attended camp.
Your camp tuition includes the following:
• Air conditioned cabin that sleeps 10 campers and 2 counselors Each cabin has its own bathroom with a shower, toilet, and sink
• Cabins have tiled floors and high-density foam mattresses
• Afternoon cantina snack and night time store treat and drink
• Wash and fold laundry service once a week
• An all camp trip to an area waterpark for session 1,2, and 3
Optional Add-Ons to your tuition:
Theme Park Excursion $160.00
Circle F takes an excursion to a major theme park in each session during the summer. Excursion fees include bus transportation, theme park ticket, and meals at the theme Park.
Paintball is an additional $65.00 per week. Play three times a week for two hours a period.
Deposit of $750.00 per session per camper is required for registration. The $750 deposit is non-refundable in case of cancellation. All other camp fees and tuition paid is refundable before April 1st. After April 1st the entire amount is forfeited.