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7:30 a.m. Time to Wake Up
8:00 a.m. Flag Raising and Morning Thought.
8:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Cabin Clean Up
9:20 a.m. First Activity
10:45 a.m. Second Activity
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1: 00 p.m. Siesta
2:15 p.m. Cantina
2:35 p.m. Third Activity
4:00 p,m, Fourth Activity
5:45 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. Evening Program
9:00 p.m. Co-Bucks called to bed
9:15 p.m. 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 well regarded child, adolescent and family therapist from Boston, Massachusetts. He is a nationally recognized trainer and consultant and works with organizations that work with young people. His clients have included Sea World, the Disney Channel, the Salvation Army, Girls Scouts of America, YMCA, American Camp Association, Jewish Community Centers, Camp Fire USA, Children’s Oncology Camps of America, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, private and public schools and others. He has appeared on the “ABC Evening News with Peter Jennings,” “Good Morning America” and twice on NBC’s “The Today Show.” He has been quoted in The New York Times, Parent Magazine, the 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 visited over 600 summer camps in the United States and has authored four books for camp professionals and 14 brand new training DVDs. He is best known in camp circles as the author of the popular column, “In the Trenches,” which has appeared regularly in Camping Magazine since 1987.
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. Brandwein, Michael. “What’s the Big Deal About a Camp Experience?” Sorcerer’s Safari. Michael Brandwein, 2005.
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 Michael 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! Aycock, Kim. “Summer Learning Surplus.” Camp Woodland Blog. Camp Woodland for Girls, July 24, 2013.
“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.” Louv, Richard. The Nature Principle. Algonquin Books, 2011. Print.
Multiple Session Credit
Families with a child attending multiple sessions are eligible for a credit which may be applied to subsequent sessions. Three week sessions (Sessions Two and Three) receive a credit of $165.00 per session.
Families who have more the one brother or sister 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 $100.00 credit to the referred family. Credit will only be applied after referred camper has attended their first camp session.
Your camp tuition includes the following:
• Air-conditioned cabin that sleeps ten campers and two counselors. Each cabin has its own bathroom with a shower, toilet, and sink.
• Cabins have tiled floors and high-density foam mattresses.
•Campers are served hearty and nutritious meals at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as an afternoon snack at cantina and a nighttime treat after evening program.
• Wash and fold laundry service once a week is provided
• An all camp trip to an area waterpark for Sessions One, Two, and Three.
Theme Park Excursion $165.00
Circle F takes an excursion to a major theme park during each session. Excursion fee includes bus transportation, theme park ticket, and meals at the theme park.
Paintball is an additional $65.00 per week. Play five days per a week (unless there is a special activity planned).
Transportation to and from Orlando and/or Tampa $100 each way.
Deposit and Refund Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $750.00 per session per camper is required at time of registration. All other camp fees and tuition paid is refundable before April 1st. After April 1st, the entire amount is forfeited.