Adults and Children in Trust
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Summer Camp: Preps 1st-2nd grades and Voyagers 3rd -5th grades

JULY PREPS DIVISION (1-2 GRADES)

 

I was pleased that he was in a group with his school buddy. He was so concerned about not making friends and playing sports. It was great seeing him meeting on the lawn with his group playing (icebreakers) games while music played in the background  After a few days  I hadn’t heard mich about his friend Billy. Instead he talked about a "new buddy’” who cheered him on during a game and was a now dubbed his "new friend."

July Preps Division (grades 1-2) July Voyager Division (grades 3-5) July Pioneers (grades 6-9)
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Must be 5.9 to 7.8 years old as of September 1st
Campers are prepared (hence the word PREPS) to participate in a variety of fun activities. Each day begins and ends with a group meeting. Unique group hand-shakes, group made chants and division chants are often heard around the lawn meeting area where the day begins and ends. Campers are greeted by friendly counselors trained to make everyone feel like valuable members of their special group. Team-building A.C.T.ivities and group discussions ignite each day with fun, challenges and games. After a few days at A.C.T., campers and parents learn why A.C.T. feels magical from the moment they enter our gates and hear the theme music coming from our lawn meeting area.

Two trained and caring adult counselors along with a counselor-in-training (CIT) guide each group of up to eighteen campers through weeks of age-appropriate A.C.T.ivities, taking full advantage of our beautiful campus and unique classrooms. Counselors escort campers throughout the day and assist specialists who are eager to share their talents and spark interests. A carefully designed weekly schedule includes periods taught by specialists.

Wednesday Trips: (Day of the trip is subject to change)
Chartered buses are used for neighborhood as well as out-of-town destinations such as lakes, water parks and amusements parks typically on Wednesday. Detailed trip schedules are prepared early. Parents are notified in writing of all trips in May requiring they sign a trip permission form.

Smaller 5:1 camper staff ratios are maintained on trip days. Certified lifeguards escort and supervise all water front areas. A.C.T exceeds the NYCDOH ratio of RTE, First Aid, CPR and Epi-pen certified staff on trips and on campus. *No camper will be able to attend trips without the trip permission forms signed and submitted by the day before the trip.

JULY VOYAGER DIVISION (3-5 GRADES)


The new counselors didn’t know of a humiliating experience he had at camp last year. While playing a game, his pants fell to his knees and a few of the kids laughed and some made fun of him. The teasing stopped and was forgotten with summer ending on a high note. While excited to return for his 4th season, he was worried that his friends would remember what happened and give him a hard time. Luckily mom called to share his worry.

We agreed to encourage him to handle this with help from his counselors whenever he was ready;assuring mom that the staff would be there to intervene as needed. The camper shared his concern during lunch with his counselor about being teased and suceeding in sports. He pushed forward and no one ever brought up last years incident. After several successful confidences building weeks, he was pleasantly shocked when on the season closing ceremony, he was given the most improved camper award in sports by the head of the sports department. He said, “I’ll never forget this.” He really earned it.

Must be over 7.9-10.8 years old as of September 1st
The more veteran campers in the Voyager division are ready for independence. They are challenged to think and do. A.C.T.ivities combine an attractive balance of pre-selected and choice ACTivities. The group of up to eighteen campers and two counselors follows a weekly schedule, which ensures that everyone samples favorite activities, explore new ones, and contribute to group events.

These older campers have more to choose from. Twice a week they can join a one week club and join another five week club known as X-pand-a-club. Campers from other groups get to meet new friends during club times. They can work on a variety of craft projects using fabrics and ceramics, join a chess team, learn to juggle, be part of a theater ensemble, join a sports team, play 9 Square, play Ga-Ga ball, or harvest our garden. Special event days have included roller skating sessions, Laser tag, water rides and a visit by a video game truck.

ThurdayTrip (day of trip is subject to change)
The division boards buses for out-of-town destinations such as lakes, water and amusements parks typically on Thursdays. Detailed trip schedules are prepared early. Parents are notified in writing of all trips in May requiring they sign a trip permission form. *No camper will be able to attend trips without the trip permission forms signed and submitted by the day before the trip.

Smaller 5:1 camper staff ratios are maintained on trip days. Certified lifeguards escort and supervise all water front areas. A.C.T exceeds the NYCDOH ratio of RTE, First Aid, CPR and Epi-pen certified staff on trips and on campus. Special and optional trip activities include:
• A day at the Water Park leaving at 9am returning at 6pm.
• The oldest Voyagers can join the Pioneers on a two-night theme based camping trip.

CAMPING TRIP: Must be over 9.9 years old as of September 1st
The oldest voyagers choose to go on a camping trip from Wednesday to Friday withPioneers, as described in the Special Camp Features (see page 13). Details are sent in our welcome packet. An additional fee is required to help defray trip expenses; This fee is payable during the first week of camp.

 

 

JULY THEME Session 1 (1st grade-9th grade in September)

JULY CAMP THEMES
Senior staff develop weekly theme ideas months in advance. These ideas come to life with help from staff and campers. Artwork, dances, songs, games, food, decorations, special events, and entertainers come together for presentations and carnival-type events on “Theme Day.” Parents, siblings, and friends are invited to attend theme day events, which are often a highlight for campers. A Calendar is published and made available via email and on our website.

ASSEMBLY IS COMMUNITY TIME
Everyone gathers for interactive experiences in the form of game shows, team challenges, and presentations. Professional entertainers and staff present theme related performances that have included a magic show, Hawaiian dancers, circus acts, storytellers, dance party, puppet show, skits and staff talent show.

ADDITIONAL SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION:

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Mini-ACT Division (ages 3.5-5.5)
Preps Division (ages 5.9-7.8)
Voyager Division (ages 5.9-7.8)
Pioneer Division (ages 10.9-13.9)
August Specialty Session 2 & 3 (all age groups)
Theme Day Camp session 1(ages 4-14)
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