Camp Programs

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901 Teas Trail 2060 Purdy, MO 65734

The world is good at attaching names to our physical, intellectual or medical characteristics…..cancer, disabled, autistic, blind, deaf…..you’ve heard them. But this worldly tag doesn’t change the fact that God celebrates each of us as His creation. Here at Camp Barnabas we celebrate that, too. We are a God-centered organization that upholds the truths of God’s word and shares with all who come through our gates our belief that everyone is uniquely created by Him to live a life of ability.

 To that end, our staff resolutely pursues activities that push the limits of what the outside world says is impossible for these incredible people who are our campers. We take every summer camp activity apart and put it back in a way that is doable for anyone who wants to participate – no matter what limitations are placed on them outside our camp grounds. Things like a high ropes course, canoeing, and swimming.

 We invite all people with special needs and chronic illnesses to embrace life as Jesus made them and reach their fullest potential. And we invite those who wish to serve them to come experience a life changed by the beauty of helping someone realize the value of their uniqueness.

Camp Barnabas exists to provide life-changing opportunities to people with special needs in a Christian camp setting.

 We offer acceptance and love to more than 1,300 campers with special needs and chronic diseases – and their siblings – in locations across the United States. Through adaptive activities, people with physical, intellectual, and/or medical challenges become participants, not observers, in the world around them. They leave Camp Barnabas knowing they are uniquely created to live lives of ability.

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TEAS TRAIL ADULT FRIENDS

Sunday, June 1, 2014 – Friday, June 6, 2014 at 4:00pm

Diagnoses served:

Intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or autism

Ages: 18-45

Siblings do not attend this week but siblings 7-18 may attend

Point 11 Terms 1, 2 or 3

Location: Teas Trail Camp – Purdy, MO

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TEAS TRAIL CHALLENGE

Sunday, June 8, 2014 – Friday, June 13, 2014 at 4:00pm

Diagnoses served:

Physical disabilities

Ages: 7-15

Siblings may attend

Location: Teas Trail Camp – Purdy, MO

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TEAS TRAIL YOUNG FRIENDS

Sunday, June 15, 2014 – Friday, June 20, 2014 at 4:00pm

Diagnoses served: 

Developmental disabilities and/or autism

Ages: 7-15

Siblings may attend

Location: Teas Trail Camp – Purdy, MO

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TEAS TRAIL ADVENTURERS

Sunday, June 22, 2014 – Friday, June 27, 2014 at 4:00pm

Diagnoses served: 

Physical disabilities and those with developmental disabilities requiring a wheelchair or walker

Ages: 16-35

Siblings do not attend this week but siblings may attend Point 11 Terms 1, 2 and 3

Location: Teas Trail Camp – Purdy, MO

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TEAS TRAIL HEROES

Sunday, July 6, 2014 – Friday, July 11, 2014 at 4:00pm

Diagnoses served:

Developmental disabilities and/or autism

Ages: 16-25

Siblings do not attend this week but siblings may attend Point 11 Terms 1, 2 and 3

Location:  Teas Trail Camp – Purdy, MO

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BARNABAS ON THE LAKE CAPTAINS

Sunday, July 13, 2014 – Friday, July 18, 2014 at 4:00pm

Diagnoses served:

Intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or autism

Ages: 18-45

Siblings may attend

Location: Point 11 Camp and Conference Center
Shell Knob, Missouri

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TEAS TRAIL SOARING HAWKS

Sunday, July 13, 2014 – Friday, July 18, 2014 at 4:00pm

Diagnoses served:

Asperger’s, blind, chronic diseases or deaf/hearing impaired

Ages: 7-25

(Blind – Ages: 7-35)

Siblings may attend

Location: Teas Trail Camp – Purdy, MO

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BARNABAS ON THE LAKE NAVIGATORS

Sunday, July 20, 2014 – Friday, July 25, 2014 at 4:00pm

Diagnoses served:

Intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or autism

Ages: 7 – 45

Siblings may attend

Location: Point 11 Camp and Conference Center
Shell Knob, Missouri

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TEAS TRAIL BRIDGE BUILDERS

Sunday, July 20, 2014 – Friday, July 25, 2014 at 4:00pm

Diagnoses served:

Developmental disabilities, autism and/or physical disabilities

Ages: 7 – 18

Siblings may attend

Location: Teas Trail Camp – Purdy, MO

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BARNABAS ON THE LAKE VOYAGERS

Sunday, July 27, 2014 – Friday, August 1, 2014 at 4:00pm

Diagnoses served:

Intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or autism

Ages: 7 – 45

Sibings may attend

Location: Point 11 Camp and Conference Center
Shell Knob, Missouri

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TEAS TRAIL EXPLORERS

Sunday, July 27, 2014 – Friday, August 1, 20144:00pm

Diagnoses served:

Intellectual/Developmental disabilities, Autism and Physical disabilities

Ages: 16 – 35

Siblings do not attend this week but siblings 7 – 18 may attend Point 11 Terms 1, 2 or 3

Location: Teas Trail Camp – Purdy, Missouri

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TEAS TRAIL CHAMPIONS

Sunday, August 3, 2014 – Friday, August 8, 2014 at 4:00pm

Diagnoses served:

Developmental disabilities, autism and/or physical disabilities

Ages: 7 – 15

Siblings may attend

Location: Teas Trail Camp – Purdy, MO

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MARCH 14 – 16, 2014

For all the years that we’ve been doing camp here at Camp Barnabas, the hardest days are the last days of each term as we wave good-bye to our campers. So, Barn-A-Break weekends were created to give campers and parents a break and our staff and volunteers a chance to enjoy time with the campers in between summer sessions. Barn-A-Break is a mini-camp experience.

COST:

  • $150 Campers
  • $25 for volunteers under 18. $40 for 18 and over volunteers.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SPRING BARN-A-BREAK 2014

If you have questions about camper registration for Barn-A-Break, contact our Camper Registrar, Kelli Hinderliter, by emailing kelli@campbarnabas.org or calling her at 417-708-5298.

If you have questions about volunteer registration for Barn-A-Break, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Wilson, by emailingsarah@campbarnabas.org or calling her at 417-737-7082.

If you have questions about Barn-A-Break, contact our Operations Director, Mike Mrosko, by emailing mike@campbarnabas.org or calling him at 417-737-7136.

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SIBLING PROGRAM

The sibling program at Camp Barnabas is for those special family members who have not only observed the struggles of a brother or sister with a disability or chronic illness, but have often set aside their own dreams in exchange for being caregiver and friend.

Our program was written specifically for our camp by siblings who have served on our summer staff. It offers a week of challenges to grow in who God uniquely created them to be while helping them understand how He also uniquely created their brother or sister.

For more information on our sibling program, call our camper registrar, Kelli Hinderliter, at 417.708.5298. or email kelli@campbarnabas.org.

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2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware 19806, United States

It might seem that an institution like a museum is carved in stone, but since its founding in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum has actually changed a great deal. Our Centennial Timeline, installed in the Museum’s Orientation Hallway, is a look at how things were and how they have changed, both here at the Museum and in the community that we serve. To put the Museum’s historical achievements in context, the Timeline mirrors notable Museum milestones with important local and world events.

A century ago, the Museum started life with an original purchase of approximately 100 Howard Pyle paintings. That collection has grown to include 12,000 works of art by great American masters such as Winslow Homer, artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and well-known American illustrators. The Museum’s name and physical space have also changed considerably. Originally called the Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, and then the Delaware Art Center, the Museum officially became the Delaware Art Museum in the early 1970s. And although we spent decades traveling around—with no permanent gallery space—the Museum now encompasses 80,000 square feet of exhibition and administrative space, four studio art classrooms, and a sprawling 9-acre sculpture park—the first of its kind in the region.

SUMMER ART CAMP

The Delaware Art Museum’s summer art program for children ages 6 – 12 provides professional instruction and a creative experience in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Young artists will explore drawing, painting, ceramics, and more in the Bank of America Education Wing studios, the Museum’s galleries, and the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Camp is full-day from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Summer Art Camp The Delaware Art Museum’s summer program for children ages 6 – 12 provides a creative experience with professional instruction in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Young artists, divided into two groups, explore drawing, painting, ceramics, and more in the Bank of America Education Wing Studio as well as throughout the Museum’s galleries and Copeland Sculpture Garden. Camp is full-day from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Each session ends with a camper art show for family and friends.Registration for Members opens on Thursday, February 6, 2014.
Registration for Non-Members opens on Thursday, February 13, 2014.  
Become a Member and save! Click here.

SESSION 1: THE GREAT OUTDOORS

June 16 – 27 | $500 Members, $560 Non-Members 

Landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, and even the Museum’s outdoor sculptures, will serve as inspiration for this session. Campers will capture the beauty of nature with natural materials, watercolors, clay, and paint.

SESSION 2: FACES AND PLACES

June 30 – July 11 (no camp July 4) | $450 Members, $510 Non-Members

There are so many people to see and places to go in the Museum! Campers will find inspiration in the Museum’s collections while making their own artwork full of faces and places! Learn about portraits and landscapes through drawing, painting, printing, and ceramics. Projects will include masks, imagined landscapes, self-portraits, and more.

SESSION 3: THE ARTIST’S TOOLBOX

July 14 – 25 | $500 Members, $560 Non-Members 

Fill your artist tool box with the elements of art! Campers will look at and create artwork exploring the process of art-making. Art elements such as shape, form, pattern, color, and line will be discovered. Fun and exciting class projects include colorful printmaking and imaginative clay sculpture.

SESSION 4: ANIMAL TALES

July 28 – August 8 | $500 for Members, $560 Non-Members 

Come on an adventure through the Museum and explore animals in artwork such as Deborah Butterfield’s Riot and Abbott Handerson Thayer’s The Old Lion.Creative artwork will be inspired by all kinds of animals, both real and imagined. Projects include ceramic figures, cut paper designs, and roaring masks.
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9809 River Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28412, USA

The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) is the values-based outdoor adventure and education provider for teens and adults interested in personal growth and professional development. By teaching a core curriculum that emphasis teamwork, environmental stewardship and the acquisition of technical skills, we help people improve their self-confidence and interpersonal relationships.

Here at The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education, we plan and facilitate professionally guided outdoor adventure and education experiences that foster teamwork, environmental stewardship, and the acquisition of technical skills.

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Alaska Teen Adventure 

About This Course

After three full weeks in the Great White North, teens on this Alaskan adventure will be able to say they truly had a challenging wilderness experience. Activities include backpacking, climbing, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking and hiking over glaciers — all in the company of participants your age who share a desire to see more, learn more and experience more.

You will explore Chugach National Forest and State Park, the historic Iditarod supply route, mining ruins and wildlife at every turn. You’ll hike alongside an alpine lake near Crows Pass and experience panoramic views of peaks and glaciers. And you’ll visit the Eagle River Nature Center, getting an up-close and personal look at moose, mountain goats and sheep.

Course Highlights

  • Sea-kayaking in Prince William Sound
  • Ice climbing on a glacier (or just hike around on the blue ice)
  • Treking in high and wild alpine areas
  • Discover and identify dozens of varieties of wildlife in the wilderness
  • Learn to work well with others as you build a camp, cook a meal outdoors, explore the Alaskan wilderness and become a responsible steward of the environment.

Where You’ll Be & What You’ll See

They call Alaska the Land of the Midnight Sun, where the days are long and the sunsets seem just as long. Situated in the Chugach Mountains, which sweep along the Alaskan coast south of Anchorage, you’ll see signs that this is indeed glacier country.

Hints are everywhere: Hard-packed ice and snow high on a pass, or a steep valley with a floor filled with loose gravel. Further down the mountains are valleys choked with tall trees and thick brush, with streams, meadows and wildlife at every turn.

After meeting your group at the airport in Anchorage, you will travel together to the Chugach Mountains just north of Seward. After some thorough instruction in backpacking, you’re off — traveling on and off the trail, over alpine terrain and thick brush. We don’t ease you into this program — because 21 days isn’t long enough to learn everything there is to know about the wilderness.

This course will teach you Leave No Trace camping and travel skills, outdoor cooking techniques, basic first-aid, map and compass use, route finding — and safe ice axe use if necessary. Once again, our instructors won’t coddle you, but they will teach you what you need to know to be successful in the outdoors.

You will carry your backpack up into the alpine and attempt to summit a peak. And as the course progresses and your skills and experience increase, your NCOAE instructors will turn more and more responsibility over to you and your crew.

Eventually, you’ll be doing the decision-making on navigation, route finding, distance to be covered, sharing of duties, campsite setup/cleanup, and meal selection. This is where you make the course your own. By determining each day’s challenges, setting a pace that is appropriate for your crew, becoming each other’s friends and confidantes, you will become wilderness savvy — and find yourself having the time of your life.

Did we mention whitewater rafting? Of course we did. The river section of this three-week trek combines the exciting rapids of the Lion Head run with a seldom-traveled segment of the Matanuska River near Anchorage. Then some river touring from the Matanuska Glacier to Chickaloon.

The trip starts with a run through the rapids, and ends with a mellow float along the scenic segment below the glacier and the magnificent peaks of the Chugach Range. And you’ll have plenty of opportunity to explore several side drainages to look for wildlife along the shores.

Following that, you’ll kayak in Kenai Lake and Prince William Sound, and explore the glacier tidewaters from Kenai Lake.

Itinerary

  • Days 1-8: Backpacking in Chugach National Forest Chugach State Park (with river crossings)
  • Days 9-11: Whitewater Rafting Matanusak River
  • Days 12-15: Sea Kayaking in Prince William Sound
  • Days 16-18: Canoeing Kenai Lake, and Glacier Hiking
  • Three layover days

Course Outcomes

By the end of this three-week adventure course, you will have explored areas of Alaska that many of the locals haven’t even seen. You will have acquired wilderness skills that can serve you well the rest of your life, including basic camp skills like collecting firewood, cooking outdoors, building structures, bear safety and etiquette, and leaving your campsite more pristine than you found it. You will learn hiking, climbing, backpacking skills, as well as how to maneuver a raft and kayak.

And you’ll leave with a better understanding of yourself. Almost like osmosis, things like working with others, leadership, sharing, responsibility, stewardship and civic responsibility will become second nature. In other words, you’re going to walk away from this experience with a little more experience, a little more knowledge and a maturity that your parents and friends may not have seen before.

Course At-A-Glance

Who’s This For? Grades 10-12

Location: Alaska USA

Start: July 14, 2014

Finish: July 30, 2014

Length: 21 days

Tuition: $4395

ENROLL EARLY & SAVE $200

Why Select This Course?

  • The opportunity to explore remote wilderness in the Great Whit North
  • Develop lasting friendship, proud moments and unforgettable memories
  • NCOAE instructors teach outdoor, life and educational lessons in order to cultivate dynamic lifelong learning.
  • Develop your leadership skills, decision-making, team work and embrace your civic and environmental responsibility

Travel Arrangements

Please click here to view travel details for this course.

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California Teen Adventure 

About This Course

This co-ed course is targeted for youngsters in Grades 8 and 9 who are new to the outdoors and ready to take on some physically and mentally challenging tasks in wilderness. Here at NCOAE, we are fairly certain that by the end of your two-and-a-half week adventure, you will possess outdoor skills that will last you a lifetime — the type of stuff that you can pass on to your children and grandchildren. Because, just like riding a bike, these skill sets become muscle memory.

Course Highlights

  • Backpacking
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing

Where You’ll Be & What You’ll See

We’ll start things off by setting up camp in the Klamath National Forest, then its four days of rafting the Lower Klamath, which flows — mostly gently — from the Iron Gate Dam all the way to the Pacific ocean. Our downstream trip begins in the town of Happy Camp and ends at Green Riffle just above Ishi Pishi Falls. It’s a beginner run for overnight trips, so you’ll enjoy most of the float without a major adrenaline rush.

Midway, we’ll backpack and camp in the beautiful national forest and wilderness areas, with rivers fed by the melting snows of scenic Mt. Shasta. Then we’ll spend the final four days at Shelter Cove, a black sand beach with offshore reefs that create long crisp lines of consistent surf. And surf we will, with lessons for newcomers to this sport of kings.

Itinerary

  • Days 1-3: Introduction to basic camp craft, day hiking and getting to know each other
  • Days 4-8: Rafting the Klamath River
  • Days 9-12: Mastery of basic camp craft and backpacking skills in the Klamath National Forest and Marble Wilderness
  • Days 13-16: Beach camping and surfing at Shelter Cove
  • Day 17: Depart (San Francisco Airport)

Course Outcomes

By Day 17 of this forest, wilderness and beachfront trek, you’ll have a complete mastery of basic camp craft skills, backpacking, climbing, rafting and surfing. But even more subtle will be the education you’ll have received in leadership, decision-making, working with others, communication, and being a good steward to the environment.

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Course At-A-Glance

Who’s This For? Grades 8-9

Location: California USA

Start: June 16, 2014

Finish: July 2, 2014

Length: 17 days

Tuition: $3495

ENROLL EARLY & SAVE $200

Why Select This Course?

  • Learn how to work well in a team setting.
  • Lean how to preserve the environment through a Leave No Trace (LNT) awareness workshop.
  • Learn leadership skills and communication techniques to last a lifetime.

Travel Arrangements

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California Teen Adventure Grades 10 – 12

About This Course

Among the most beautiful sights in northern California is Mt. Shasta, a dormant volcano topping off at 14,179 feet, whose clear, clean waters prompted a soft drink company in the 1950s to introduce its products with the phrase “It hasta be Shasta.” This 22-day course will have participants scrambling all over the Klamath National Forest, backpacking, rafting and eventually spending several days learning how to surf or improving ocean skills on the beach at Shelter Cove.

Course Highlights

Skills you will master include:

  • Learn safety precautions for backcountry foot travel
  • How to find campsites
  • How to navigate terrain
  • Map and compass reading
  • Basic water safety and rescue techniques
  • How to work with your paddling partner to successfully negotiate class II and III rapids
  • Flat-water and whitewater paddling strokes and maneuvers
  • Opportunities to learn river ecology
  • Wave dynamics, marine ecology, how to read waves, swell types, wind direction.

Where You’ll Be & What You’ll See

California: Marble WIlderness and Klamath River Topographic Map

From Mt. Shasta with its five glaciers flowing down the Sacramento Valley to San Francisco Bay, to Mt. Eddy to the west, with its alpine lakes and tumbling streams, there’s plenty to explore.

You’ll raft the Lower Klamath River, which flows from the Iron Gate Dam all the way to the ocean. This is a fun beginner run and takes us near our final destination — Shelter Cove. Our final camping site is a black sand beach with offshore reefs just north of the town of Shelter Cove. Black Sand Beach is a picturesque and relaxing beach.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Travel to Mt. Shasta
  • Days 2-6: Introduction to basic camp craft, backpacking and climbing
  • Days 7-11: Rafting the Klamath River
  • Days 12-17: Learn the basics of camp craft and backpacking skills in the Klamath National Forest and Marble Wilderness
  • Days 18-21: Beach camping and surfing at Shelter Cove
  • Day 22: Depart (San Francisco Airport)

Course Outcomes

By the end of your three-week journey, you will possess a mastery of basic camp craft skills, knowledge and understanding of technical skills as they relate to backpacking, climbing, rafting, surfing. In addition, you will have enhanced leadership skills, decision-making abilities, and experience working in a team setting. And, of course, you will appreciate and begin to protect the environment.

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Course At-A-Glance

Who’s This For? Grades 10-12

Location: California USA

Start: July 14, 2014

Finish: August 4, 2014

Length: 22 days

Tuition: $4195

ENROLL EARLY & SAVE $200

Why Select This Course?

  • Because you’ll be camping, backpacking and climbing.
  • You’ll learn the value of civic and environmental responsibility.
  • Mt. Shasta will leave you with proud moments and lasting memories.

Travel Arrangements

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Colorado Teen Adventure Grades 10 – 12

About This Course

This adventure, which was custom developed for teen-agers, is much more than just a two-week trek into the Rocky Mountains. For certain, you’ll be backpacking in an alpine setting, surrounded by some of the nation’s most pristine woods, canyons and peaks.

But what we intend for you to acquire — more so than map and compass skills or the best technique for building a campfire — is responsibility and resiliency.

And to do that, we’re going to show you a skill, watch you practice and perfect that skill, and then when you have no more questions, we’re going to turn the responsibility of performing that new-found talent over to you. You own it. Maybe it’s leading a group of peers from Point A to Point B. Or maybe it’s directing a crew in the preparation of a meal for everybody.

Whatever else you learn and experience on this Rocky Mountain backpacking and rock-climbing adventure, you’re going to learn to trust yourself. And that’s called self-confidence.

Course Highlights

  • Advanced camping and travel skills
  • Outdoor cooking techniques
  • Map and compass use and route finding
  • You will attempt a peak ascent, using an ice axe if necessary
  • You will take on more responsibility as you develop new skills on the mountain

Where You’ll Be & What You’ll See

Colorado Arkansas River Area Topographic Map

Colorado Arkansas River Area

(Credit: U.S. Geological Survey)

Much of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area remains as it was centuries ago. The present day wilderness contains about 170 miles of trails, which meander along territories that range from the 7,400-foot elevation along Mad Creek on the west side of the divide, to a maximum of 12,180 feet atop Mount Zirkel.

And all along this trail system are a variety of ecosystems, determined mostly by the elevations at which they are found. At low elevations, lodgepole pines can be found, along with aspen groves and sagebrush meadows.

As the trails ascend the mountains, forests of Englemann spruce and subalpine fir dominate above the 9,000-foot level. These mountain forests may contain scattered subalpine meadows or parks. The treeline in the area is at about 10,400 feet, and above this elevation is where the alpine tundra dominates.

Itinerary

  • Days 1 – 5: Introductions, planning, prep, pack, base camp setup, introduction to basic camp craft and rock climbing
  • Days 6 – 15: Rocky Mountain backpacking, solo, Leave No Trace training, first aid instruction, NCOAE educational groups and process group meetings
  • Day 16: Closing circle, depart

Course Outcomes

You will have a new sense of self after completing this wilderness adventure. Why? Because we’re going to task you with making decisions. You’ll be responsible for navigation, route finding, calculating the distance to be covered — determining each day’s challenges. You’ll be sharing duties and participating in campsite setup and Leave No Trace camp cleanup.

This two-week trek offers you the opportunity to own your experience. And that means sharing your adventures with your course mates, becoming each other’s friends and confidants. We promise you’ll look back at this mountain experience and declare it one of the highlights of your life.

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Course At-A-Glance

Who’s This For? Grades 10-12, physically fit co-eds

Location: North Carolina USA

Start: July 21, 2014

Finish: August 5, 2014

Length: 16 days

Tuition: $2995

ENROLL EARLY & SAVE $200

Why Select This Course?

  • One emphasis of this course is to teach and put into practice smart and efficient backpacking and alpine travel techniques.
  • During the course, you can expect to travel on and off trail, over wooded and alpine terrain that can be rough, steep and exposed to heights.
  • As with all NCOAE courses, this one puts the emphasis on all elements of our core curriculum, including teamwork, decision-making, leadership, communication, environmental and civic responsibility and risk management.
  • Receive training in the principles of Leave No Trace (LNT), and master basic camp craft.

Travel Arrangements

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Hawaii Teen Adventure Grades 10 – 12

About This Course

This is a “Mountain to the Sea” course, and the first week we’ll concentrate on the ocean. A highlight for many of this course’s participants will be the first time they paddle out to the surf line in walk-in-warm water, turn around and catch a gentle wave toward shore.

It’s a major highlight for visitors to this tropical paradise — along with the smell of blooming Plumeria and the taste of mangoes and guava plucked fresh from the tree. But this course offers so much more.

After a week of surfing, stand-up paddle boarding — on both sides of Maui — we’ll head to the Haleakala volcano crater for some serious backpacking, then some day hikes in a bamboo forest at the north end of the island.

Course Highlights

  • Board surfing, body surfing, stand-up paddle boarding
  • Zip-lining through Maui’s jungle treetops
  • Backpacking in several tropical areas of the island
  • River stomping

Where You’ll Be & What You’ll See

Hawaii Maui Topographic Map

This Maui adventure leaves nothing out.

You’ll start out at this island’s many famous beaches, learn the rudiments of surfing (Big tip here: Jump to your feet once you catch the wave — don’t slowly clamber to an upright position).

You and your new friends will explore the island’s mountain areas — seldom seen by most visitors — and participate in hikes from cabin to cabin at 10,000 feet above sea level.

You’ll swim under 300-foot-tall waterfalls, tour the jungle’s tree tops by zip line, and tour the dormant volcano at Haleakala State Park, offering breathtaking views of the sunrise and the island and ocean below.

Itinerary

  • Days 1 – 4: Maui Land Trust-Waihe’e Coastal Dunes & Wetlands Refuge) in central Maui
  • Days 4 – 8: Camp Olowalu outside of Lahaina on the west side of Maui
  • Days 8 – 11: Haleakala State Park
  • Days 11 – 13: Wai’anapapa State Park- on the north shore near Hana
  • Day 13: Maui Land Trust in central Maui
  • Day 14: Depart

Course Outcomes

With this tropical course, NCOAE brings its participants the ultimate combination of explorations in paradise and deep within themselves. The steep green Maui Mountains make for an incredible classroom for our life skills and outdoor education curriculum.

And while fun in the sun is certainly a huge portion of this course, we feel a responsibility to ensure that a successful transfer of learning occurs along the way.

That’s why we have you keep an active journal that becomes a work of art by the end of the course. The journal is essential for you and your course mates to process and reflect on what’s being learned — both on the trail, at the beach, or during our daytime and evening group activities.

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Course At-A-Glance

Who’s This For? Grades 10-12

Location: Hawaii USA

Start: August 1, 2014

Finish: August 14, 2014

Length: 14 days

Tuition: $3895

ENROLL EARLY & SAVE $200

Why Select This Course?

  • An opportunity to improve your awareness of self, your decision-making abilities and build self-esteem
  • Perfect waves, amazing sun-sets and enjoy “Island time”
  • You’ll learn the importance of civic responsibility and environmental stewardship — which is practically a science in Hawaii.

Travel Arrangements

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Montana Teen Adventures Grades 10 – 12 

About This Course

First off, you should know that the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area is the fifth largest wilderness area — and one of the most remote — located within the lower 48, so it would behoove you to get some practice hikes in beforehand.

How remote is this western Montana wilderness you ask? To start with, there are no roads, and the only permanent structures in this million-acre wilderness are some old ranger stations and a few horse bridges. No 7-Elevens here.

All of this only emphasizes the absolute necessity for teamwork, which is part of the core curriculum of this 19-day adventure. This environment can only encourage you to hone your people skills, your ability to communicate with others and the development of teamwork.

Course Highlights

  • You’ll enjoy backpacking, whitewater rafting, fly-fishing and traveling on Class 3 terrain.
  • The teamwork required to perform successfully on this rigorous course will help you develop an improved confidence level in yourself and in your interpersonal relationships.
  • When you walk out of this wilderness experience, you will have acquired skills ranging from basic camp craft, tarp setup, stove use, map and compass reading, wilderness navigation and the proper way to address a bear on the trail.

Where You’ll Be & What You’ll See

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Like we said, the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area is No. 5 in size when it comes to open wilderness in the continental United States. And it is surprisingly heterogeneous in its terrain.

Our exploration of “The Bob” includes a loop out of Holland Lake, which along with Necklace Lakes and Pendant Lake, feature beautiful alpine waters that offer spectacular camping sites, plenty of “hot spots” for fishing, and views that go on forever.

Depending on the weather, we might do a loop down to the south fork of the Flathead, then parallel Burnt Creek to Big Salmon Creek. Or we might start out at Monture Creek at the south end of The Bob, heading up over Falls Creek and Camp Pass, and then down Canyon Creek to the dry fork of the Blackfoot.

From there, we’ll traverse a pass and make our way into the upper Danaher Valley, then over Limestone Pass and down into Monture Creek and back to the trailhead. Spectacular hiking, and you get to spend a bit of time in valleys, forests, and alpine areas — all in quick succession.

And while we’re at it, we’ll be looking for local residents, including elk, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, black bears, wolverines, mountain lions and lynx.

Itinerary

  • Days 1-2: Set up base camp, participate in introductions, attend a planning session, pack, prepare.
  • Days 3-8: Raft the Flathead River.
  • Day 9: Resupply, plan, pack, prepare for more wilderness.
  • Days 10-18: Backpacking in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area and fly-fishing the area’s alpine lakes. Adopt and embrace the concept of Leave No Trace (LNT) camping.
  • Day 19: Closing circle and depart.

Course Outcomes

The Bob Marshall Wilderness Area is both physically and mentally demanding, requiring the skills you currently possess and those you will learn along the trail. Among those – and key factors of the NCOAE curricula – are improved self-confidence, teamwork, leadership, communication and decision-making, as well as environmental and civic responsibility.

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Course At-A-Glance

Who’s This For? Grades 10-12

Location: Montana USA

Start: July 22, 2014

Finish: August 9, 2014

Length: 19 days

Tuition: $3795

ENROLL EARLY & SAVE $200

Why Select This Course?

  • You’ll better understand the word “remote” after completing this course.
  • “Pristine” will take on new meaning as well, with beautiful alpine lakes, alpine passes, green forests and unexplored valleys everywhere you look.
  • And you’ll be certified in first aid and have mastered Leave No Trace (LNT) skills.

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Travel Arrangements

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North Carolina Teen Adventures Grades 8 – 9

About This Course

A major key to the success of any wilderness experience is preparation, because you can’t head out into the woods for a multi-day adventure with just a spring in your step and earbuds blasting your favorite tunes. Here, we teach you how to properly pack everything you need in a backpack — and not one item more.

You’ll learn how to cook a stunning backcountry dinner and then depart your campsite without leaving the slightest hint that you were ever there. Tasks like knot tying, rappelling and belaying will become second hand as you train in these skill sets over several days of progressively challenging climbs.

And over the course of the adventure, you’ll find yourself excelling at map and compass reading, finding and setting up the perfect camping site, and navigating a variety of terrains without getting lost.

And then you’ll ask yourself: “When the heck did I acquire all those skills?”

Course Highlights

  • Rock climbing, backpacking, whitewater rafting, swimming, surfing.
  • American Heart Association certification in First Aid and CPR.
  • Acquire a mastery of basic outdoor skills, fitness, trust, confidence, tenacity, initiative and compassion.
  • Leave No Trace (LNT) training.
  • Learn basic camp craft skills, ocean safety and risk management, maybe climb up on a surfboard for the first time, know where you are at all times in the woods, and become comfortable with yourself — even when miles away from the nearest Starbucks.

Where You’ll Be & What You’ll See

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You and your new friends will traverse the 30-mile Art Loeb Trail within the pristine Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina.

This wilderness area is a haven of dense forested hills, cool mountain streams and unique peaks that include Black Balsam Knob (6,214 feet). And yes, we will summit Black Balsam and the climb will be worth it, presenting us with views up to 70 miles away.

We’ll also traverse the landmark Tennent (6,040 feet) and Pilot (5,095 feet) mountains before leaving the land-based section of our course to enter the cool and crisp waters of the river and sea.

Finally, we’ll spend the back end of the trip on North Carolina’s beautiful white sand beaches, learning how to surf and paddleboard the barrier islands of coastal North Carolina.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Earn your CPR/First Aid certification
  • Day 2: Attend Leave No Trace awareness workshop
  • Day 3: Plan, pack and prepare for the wilderness
  • Days 4-7: Climb Cedar Rock, Stone Depot, Lower West Rights, Main Wall
  • Days 8-10: Backpacking the Art Loeb trail
  • Day 11: Summit Black Balsam Knob
  • Days 13-14: Solo
  • Days 15-17: Learn how to surf on the N.C. coastline
  • Alternate Days 15-17: Whitewater rafting (depending on weather and water levels)
  • Day 18: Closing circle and depart

Course Outcomes

This 18-day course is much more than marching up and down rock formations. By the time you arrive back home, you will have mastered basic camp craft skills, map reading and orienteering. You’ll also acquire basic rock-climbing techniques, which will serve you well if you decide to further pursue this outdoor activity. And you’ll find yourself in proud possession of an enhanced understanding of self and community when it comes to decision-making, teamwork, communication, leadership and civic and environmental responsibility.

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Course At-A-Glance

Who’s This For? Grades 8-9

Location: North Carolina USA

Start: June 23, 2014

Finish: July 10, 2014

Length: 18 days

Tuition: $3495

ENROLL EARLY & SAVE $200

Why Select This Course?

  • This course adds new meaning to the term “wilderness experience.”
  • You’ll leave here with new set of friends, lasting memories, and a camera filled to the max with photos of outstanding vistas
  • You’ll depart this adventure fully certified in First Aid and CPR, and you’ll receive training in Leave No Trace.
  • Hone in on your civic and environmental responsibilities

Travel Arrangements

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North Carolina Teen Adventures Grades 10 – 12

About This Course

Nobody knows the wilderness areas of western North Carolina like the staff and guides of NCOAE. Nobody. And right up front we’re going to tell you that this particular course — which will take you from the mountains to the sea — is both physically and emotionally demanding.

But that’s okay, because you’re going to walk away (literally) with the experience of a lifetime. You’re going to be rock climbing — perhaps for the first time in your life. And you’re going to be backpacking, swimming, surfing, sea kayaking. You’re going to learn how to set up a basic camp, cook on something besides a kitchen stove, and leave your campsite cleaner than when you arrived.

And you’ll learn a lot about yourself in the process, picking up listening and communications skills, leadership and decision-making aptitudes, and civic and environmental responsibilities.

Course Highlights

  • Hiking, rock climbing and backpacking.
  • Camp life — including all the chores involved, like setting up a tent and making a fire. And cooking. Food always tastes better outdoors. Even an old can of Dinty Moore stew tastes delicious (not that we serve THAT)!
  • Swimming, surfing, sea kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding.
  • You’ll also receive certification in first aid and CPR, as well as training in Leave No Trace (LNT) awareness.

Where You’ll Be & What You’ll See

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This is a wilderness experience as are all NCOAE courses and, also like all such courses, your journey begins with a day of learning technique. Once you learn the basics of camp protocol, we’re off to the 30-mile Art Loeb trail, arguably one of the longer and more difficult hikes in North Carolina. Which, of course, is why it’s also the most popular.

Weather and water levels permitting, we’ll either be rock climbing or river rafting. Either way, it’s sure to be a rush, and you and your fellow adventurers will all get to weigh in on which we choose to do!. If we start on the river, we will begin our float in Rosmann, N.C,on the French Broad River and head south towards Asheville. During this remote and absolutely beautiful paddle, you will learn the teamwork and communication skills necessary to succeed and have a good time, while obtaining the technical skills of swift water rescue, guiding paddle rafts, and of course having fun.

If it’s the rock climbing you and your course mates choose to do, we’ll be traversing peaks and ridges rather than the valleys, and that’s not because we’re picking on you. We think you’ll agree all that climbing and breathing hard will be well worth the effort as you enjoy the panoramic views along the way to the trail’s many lofty high points.

Along the way, we’ll see some of the finest scenery to be found in Pisgah and you’ll view or cross many of the landmark mountains in the region.

Before we set out for Solos, we will climb to the top Black Balsam’s 6,214-foot summit, a ridgeline that, because of its height, has few trees. But it provides hikers with endless views of the surrounding mountains. In fact, on a clear day, you can see up to 70 miles away.

We will spend the final days of this adventure on the beautiful sandy white beaches of North Carolina, surfing at Masonboro Island and/or Carolina Beach northern point.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: CPR/First Aid training and certification
  • Days 2 – 3: Leave No Trace training
  • Day 4: Plan, pack and prepare
  • Option I for days 5 – 9: Introduction to basic camp craft, safety protocols, rock climb Cedar Rock, Stone Depot, Lower West Rights, Main Wall
  • Option II for days 5-9: White Water Rafting on the French Broad River (water and weather dependent)
  • Days 10 – 13: Backpacking on the Art Loeb trail
  • Day 14: Summit Black Balsam
  • Days 15 – 16: Solo
  • Days 17 – 20: Surfing and sea kayaking along the North Carolina coastline (option for stand-up paddle boarding)
  • Day 21: Closing circle and depart

Course Outcomes

By the end of three weeks, you’ll walk out of these pristine wilderness areas with many new skills. You’ll have mastered basic camp craft — including learning how to cook outdoors like a Top Chef. You’ll have a working knowledge of basic map reading and you’ll be able to wield a compass with confidence.

You will have discovered a lot of things about yourself that are pretty darned commendable. By learning from a core curriculum that emphasis teamwork, environmental stewardship and the acquisition of technical skills, you’ll find you’re more confident in yourself and in your interpersonal relationships.

And that confidence will be apparent in your smiling face as you share photos online of yourself and your new friends — photos taken all along your mountain to sea journey.

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Course At-A-Glance

Who’s This For? Grades 10-12

Location: North Carolina USA

Start: July 21, 2014

Finish: August 10, 2014

Length: 21 days

Tuition: $3995

ENROLL EARLY & SAVE $200

Why Select This Course?

  • This teen adventure course offers participants the opportunity of a lifetime.
  • You’ll leave with new friendships, lasting memories, a better sense of self.
  • You’ll receive CPR and FIrst Aid certification

Travel Arrangements

Please click here to view travel details for this course.
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Oregon Teen Adventures Grades 10 – 12

About This Course

You’ll depart on this adventure from Bend, Oregon, and that’s pretty much the last you’ll see of real civilization for three weeks. You’ll be climbing rocks your first four days out and then you’ll take a series of progressive practice runs to build up your skills to navigate what will be hundreds of miles of whitewater rafting.

And whenever the opportunity presents itself along the river, you’ll scamper out  of your raft — and maybe your comfort zone — to participate in some challenging day hiking alongside the gorgeous Deschutes River in central Oregon.

Day-to-day camp life will become second nature as you learn how to scout out the perfect campsite, gather firewood, cook an outdoor meal, and to prepare your outdoor lodgings so you can enjoy a truly good night’s sleep. And don’t discard exhaustion as an excellent sleep aid.

Course Highlights

  • Introduction to basic camp craft
  • Backpacking
  • Rock climbing
  • Whitewater rafting

Where You’ll Be & What You’ll See

Oregon: Smith Rock, Dechutes River Topographic Map

Tailor-made for teens, this course begins with  planning, preparing and packing for five days of rafting on the Grand Rhonde River, a progression that will lead us to four days of rock-climbing at the world-renowned Smith Rock State Park near Terrebonne, Oregon. Students will receive individual instruction and then safely test their skills against organic obstacles such as vertical cracks, steep faces and boulders.

You’ll be camping in a front-country site among multicolored cliffs and spires. Looking off to the west are the snow-capped volcanoes of the Cascade Mountain Range. You’ll learn about basic climbing equipment — ropes, carabineers, harnesses and knots. And you’ll practice belaying and rappelling techniques and how to move across the rock face efficiently and effectively using hand and foot holds.

There are bouldering and cragging opportunities within an hour of Smith Rock, so our course looks to diversify your exposure to different types of rock, styles of climbing, and the beautiful places spread around the High Desert of Oregon. These mostly basalt formations will take on all forms, from splitter cracks to exposed faces or steep boulder problems. You can count on the experienced NCOAE staff to guide you in delivering the outcomes of technical skill development.

What follows around Day 16 is a nearly 100-mile whitewater rafting expedition on the renowned Deschutes River — which, by the way, is a designated Wild and Scenic River! The rafting section begins near the town of Warm Springs and you’ll be traveling on the river in four to six-person paddle rafts.

As a leader, you’ll learn how to “captain” (maneuver) your particular paddle raft team through Class II to IV rapids. After mastering basic river travel, our group will learn how to “read” currents, anticipating obstacles, scout difficult rapids, and work as an effective team to negotiate technical portions of the river.

While on the rafting expedition, there may also be opportunities for shosrt day hikes. This section of the course also allows students time to build critical skills in teamwork and wilderness travel that will carry over to the remainder of the course.

Itinerary

  • Days 1 – 2: Introductions, plan, pack and prepare for rafting the Grande Ronde River
  • Days 3 – 8: Rafting the Grande Ronde River
  • Day 9: Plan, pack, prepare for climbing at Smith Rock
  • Days 10 – 14: Climbing at Smith Rock
  • Day 15: Plan, pack and prepare to raft and kayak the Deschutes River
  • Days 16 – 20: Raft the Deschutes River
  • Day 21: Closing circle and depart

Course Outcomes

Somewhere in this course write-up we mentioned that the skills you pick up on this 22-day adventure will prepare you for future excursions into the wilderness. And by that, we don’t necessarily mean you’re coming back to NCOAE — although we’d certainly welcome your company.

Our goal is to hand over to you the knowledge of everything wilderness — things like the technical skills to set up a basic camp, or backpacking, rock climbing or whitewater rafting. We want you to take these skills and enjoy them with your family and friends for decades to come.

And finally, above all else, there are those things you will take home and apply to your life almost immediately. Enhanced skills in team building, leadership styles, self-confidence, values clarification, communication and decision-making are just some of outcomes you’ll benefit from.

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Course At-A-Glance

Who’s This For? Grade 10-12, co-ed, novice

Location: Oregon USA

Start: June 23, 2014

Finish: July 15, 2014

Length: 21 days

Tuition: $4195

ENROLL EARLY & SAVE $200

Why Select This Course?

  • You’ll learn the fundamentals of camp craft, expeditionary travel and paddling techniques
  • You will be earning the and practicing the 7 prnciples of Leave No Trace
  • You’ll gain a better understanding of our environmental and civic responsibility
  • Make new friendships, proud moments and unforgettable memories on this Oregon adventure

Travel Arrangements

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2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460, United States

From its earliest days, the Wildlife Conservation Society has been a leader in animal wellbeing. The flagship Bronx Zoo established its first veterinary department in 1901. At the time, the department consisted only of a pathologist and a veterinarian. Today, the Wildlife Health Sciences division includes departments of clinical care, pathology, nutrition, and field veterinary programs. The Wildlife Health Center, located on Bronx Zoo grounds, serves more than 15,000 animals from the four WCS zoos in New York. The state-of-the-art Aquatic Animal Health Center at the New York Aquarium opened in 2008 to meet the unique challenges of caring for its collection of marine animals. The high-tech hospital includes a laboratory and an operating room, several pools for patients with flippers, X-ray machines, and a kitchen for preparing meals for residents of all sizes, from a tiny seahorse to a 3,000-pound walrus.

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From toddlers to teens, we have unique summer camp experiences for all ages at the zoo! All camps are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except Toddler Camp. Registration begins on January 2nd, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.Click here to register.

Zoo Camp experience includes:

  • Age appropriate, hands-on science activities
  • Up-close animal encounters
  • Wildlife Theater performances (Kinderzoo and older)
  • Exhibit visits
  • Arts and crafts
  • Camp t-shirt
  • Tons of animal fun!

Toddler Camp

Join us during the summer for a week of Toddler Camp! We’ll have a weekly theme and all campers receive a camp t-shirt!

Registration begins on January 2nd 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Click here to register.

Ages: 2 – 3 year olds, with caregiver
Dates: June 16 – 20
June 23 – 27
Time A: 10:15 a.m.– 11:15 a.m.
Time B: 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Fee: $125 members $150 non members

 


 

KinderZoo

Registration begins on January 2nd 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Click here to register.

Ages: 4 – 5 year olds
Dates: June 16 – 20
June 23 – 27
July 7 – 11
July 28 – August 1
August 4 – 8
August 25 – 29
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $400 members $425 non members

 


 

Week of Wildlife

Registration begins on January 2nd 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Click here to register.

Ages: 6 – 7 year olds
Dates: June 16-20 (A)
June 23-27 (B)
July 14-18 (A)
July 21-25 (B)
August 11-15 (A)
August 18-22 (B)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $400 members $425 non members

You can book up to two weeks of Week of Wildlife for your camper! Each letter designates the curriculum used for the week of camp.

 


 

Zoo Explorers

Registration begins on January 2nd 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Click here to register.

Ages: 8 – 10 year olds
Dates: July 7 – 11
July 14 – 18
July 28 – August 1
August 11 – 15
August 18 – 22
August 25 – 29
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $400 members $425 non members

 


 

Junior Scientists

Registration begins on January 2nd 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Click here to register.

Ages: 11 – 12 year olds
Dates: July 21-25
August 4 – 8
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $400 members $425 non members

 


 

Teen Internship

Registration begins on January 2nd 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Click here to register.

Ages: 13 – 17 year olds
Dates: June 30-July 18 (3-week internship, Monday – Friday)
July 21-August (3-week internship, Monday – Friday)
August 11-29 (3-week internship, Monday – Friday)
Time: 1st week – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
2nd and 3rd weeks 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $1800 members $2000 non members

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Zoo Camp Tips and Policies

What’s different about Zoo Camp this year?

We’ve made a couple changes to camp this summer to enhance the experience for everyone. This year, camp will separate campers into age appropriate groups to provide stronger curriculum, have a smaller camper to counselor ratio, include a special camp t-shirt, provide a special Wildlife Theater performance (Kinderzoo and older).

What will my child do all day at Zoo Camp?

Zoo Camp is full of fun! Your child will be introduced to the world of animals and science. Zoo Camp has age- themed programs including games, up-close animal encounters, hands-on science, along with crafts and songs. Since your camper doesn’t tell you everything, we’ll also distribute a parent letter on the first day that will go over the focus of each day, what exhibits we visit, what animals we met and some questions to test your camper’s knowledge.

Who is this camp for?

Zoo Camp is perfect for youth who have an interest, love or passion for animals and science. We offer a variety of activities that connect campers to nature, but it’s great when our participants come to us with an initial interest in animals since we are Zoo Camp!

How much interaction do campers have with animals?

Each day the campers will experience a close encounter with an animal from our education animal collection. Other special activities might include seeing an exhibit animal up-close for feeding, enrichment or training sessions. They will not be allowed to hold any animals but will have the chance to touch some of our creatures. The Teen Internship programs include a variety of behind the scenes components and opportunities to connect with animal keepers.

What is the counselor to camper ratio?

The counselor to camper ratio varies with age and registration. Our average group size is around seven campers to one counselor. For Kinderzoo, we have a ratio of 6 campers to 1 counselor, while Zoo Explorer has a ratio of 8 campers to 1 counselor. Each group also has volunteers who help supervise campers.

Is there a nap time?

We offer yoga and nap time for the Kinderzoo campers only. For all camps, we try to incorporate quieter activities where campers have some down time. Do you provide snack? We provide snack daily. We try our best to supply treats with few allergic interactions. Please make sure that all allergies are listed on the medical form and if your child does have food allergies, please pack a snack just in case. Since we don’t provide snack until mid-morning, please make sure that your camper eats a healthy breakfast before coming to camp.

Should I pack a lunch for my camper?

Yes, please. Please send your camper to Zoo Camp each day with a NUT-FREE lunch. Please do not send any snacks or foods containing peanuts or tree nuts. Many children have allergies to different types of nuts. We hope to ease parents’ concerns about allergic reactions. Sharing of lunch items is not permitted except amongst siblings.

What should my child wear to camp?

Dress appropriately for the weather. We will go outside rain or shine, so rain gear is needed sometimes. For younger campers, please make sure their clothing is easy for them to remove while using the restroom (zoo staff cannot assist campers in the restroom). On the first day of camp, your child will be given a special Zoo Camp t-shirt. We require your child to wear this shirt every day of camp. It increases visibility while touring the zoo. Extra shirts can be purchased for $15 while you register or on the first and second days of camp. Closed-toed shoes are required for your child’s safety.

Will you be outside all day?

Many of our activities include outside time. Please make sure your camper is wearing sunscreen. Counselors are not allowed to apply sunscreen, so please make sure you put it on your camper each morning. It is also a good idea to send your camper with a full, reusable water bottle. We make routine stops at the water fountains, but it does get hot during the summer and your child will be running around outside for most of the day.

Can I stay with my child during the day? May I eat lunch with my child?

For the safety of campers, we do not allow adults who are not camp staff to spend time with the camp group. This includes parents.

What if my child has special needs?

If you child has special needs (dietary, allergy, behavioral, physical, etc.) please notify us in advance by calling 718-220-5132. We want your child to have the best camp experience possible and can only do this if we know the unique needs of your child!

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First Day of Camp and Sign-In/Sign-out Procedures

Where should I go the first day of camp?

We will provide you with plenty of information in your Zoo Camp Parent Letter, which will describe the location of the camp and what to expect for the first morning. Please note that parents or guardians are REQUIRED to attend a 15 minute orientation from 10:00-10:15am. We will give you an overview of the program, discuss safety rules, camp policies and answer questions.

Where can I park?

Parking is available in the Southern Blvd Lot. Please make sure to display your parking pass when you drop your camper off.

What time can I enter the zoo?

On the first day of camp, the Southern Blvd Lot entrance will open at 9:30am so parents and campers can get in to finalize paperwork and get their t-shirt and name badge. On Tuesday through Friday, the entrance will open at 9:45am. We start camp promptly at 10am each day, so make sure to get here on time. If you’re running late, please let us know by calling 718-220-5132. YOU MUST WALK YOUR CAMPER TO THEIR CAMP LOCATION EACH DAY. Except for Teen Interns, campers are not allowed to be in the zoo by themselves.

What happens if I need to pick up my camper early?

If you would like to pick up your camper at a time other than the designated pick-up time, please notify your camper’s counselor. Upon your arrival at the zoo, notify the front gate and they will radio to your camper’s group so you can meet up with them.

What happens if I’m late picking up my camper?

Campers who are picked up more than 15 minutes past the pick-up time will be charged $45. We appreciate your attention to this matter.

Who can sign out my camper?

People signing out campers must be listed on the Camper Release Form and have to be 18 and over. When completing the Camper Release Form, parents/guardians need to list themselves as well. All adults signing out a camper should bring a photo ID with them to verify their identity. Teen Interns are allowed to sign themselves out with adult permission.
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1-2 Bay St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963, United States

Operating year round, Bay Street Theatre is a not-for-profit regional theater presenting new, classic and contemporary works, with a commitment to challenging and entertaining our diverse community. This commitment extends to innovative educational programs that highlight the power of live theater. It is our mission to be an artistic haven for an extended family of artists and audience, while continuing to provide a gathering place to share in the unique collective theatrical experience.

Many of the productions that premiered or were developed at Bay Street have moved to Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally and abroad, including NOBODY DON’T LIKE YOGI, HEDDA GABLER, LOVE JANIS, IF LOVE WERE ALL, FULL GALLOP, SWINGTIME CANTEEN and THREE HOTELS. Now in its 19th Season, Bay Street is considered ” …one of the Country’s pre-eminent regional theatres” ( CBS Sunday Morning ) and “…in the same league with the best major regional and Off-Broadway theatres.” ( Newsday )

In addition to the Mainstage productions, the variety of year-round programs at Bay Street include The Comedy Club, The Workshops, Special Events, and Educational Outreach Initiatives including Literature Live!, a Summer College Internship Program, Theatre Workshops and Kids Theatre Camps and Classes.

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Kids School Vacation Camps and Workshops!

FEBRUARY SCHOOL VACATION KIDS CAMP

FEBRUARY 17-21

9 am – 3 pm

Bay Street Theatre

$385 for the weeklong camp per child

The camps will be led by Bethany Dellapolla, and include instruction in acting, singing, dance, performance & more. In addition, there are fun, creative theater games and improvs to help develop skills and to encourage students to stretch their abilities as young actors. Students will learn standard songs and choreography, and are also encouraged to create their own original work. The camp ends in a performance on Friday, at the theater for friends and family.

“The sheer fun of improv comedy and acting exercises, or learning a song or developing a short theater piece, engages children in problem solving, creative thinking, and collaboration,” says Dellapolla. “Through simple character study, they walk in someone else’s shoes and gain insight into themselves and others.”

Camp size is limited and always sells out. For payment and more information, please call Lorien at 631-725-0818 ext. 129. For more information about the camps or other programming at Bay Street Theatre, log on to http://www.baystreet.org.

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At Bay Street Kids Theatre Camp, Bethany Dellapolla leads improvs and acting exercises, and teaches all dance and choreography. She received her BA in both Theatre Performance and Radio/Television Production from SUNY New Paltz. Currently, she is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Childhood Education (Birth – 6), and is set to graduate in May with honors. She is a proud member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Regional and NYC Acting Credits include: FOR NO GOOD REASON (Margie), WORKING (Delores Dante), THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Olive Ostrovsky), CABARET (Frenchie/Lady #2), THE LARAMIE PROJECT (Romaine, et al), COMPANY (Jenny), RUTHLESS! (Lita Encore), VAUDVILLE FOLLIES (Dancer), THE NEW WORLD (Featured Vocalist, NYC) and THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST (Popeye, NYC).

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4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, United States

Its Miami’s premier attraction! Its a place where dolphins fly, where fearsome moray eels lurk in coral reef caverns, where shimmering schools of exotic fish dance through underwater seascapes, and its the only p;lace where you will see the graceful beauty of a Pacific white sided dolphin combined with the awesome power of the three ton killer whale.

Its a world class marine life entertainment park with eight different marine animal shows and presentations offered each day!

Located just ten minutes from downtown Miami on beautiful Virginia Key, we offer visitors hours of fun – and it’s educational too. Across 38 landscaped acres, the marine life entertainment park provides a fun-filled mix of exhibits, shows, attractions, food and shopping opportunities that have made it a Miami institution.

Summer Camp

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Summer Camp

Let your child enjoy sun-and-fun-filled days of education and conservation at Miami Seaquarium’s summer camp. Our weekly programs vary by age and skills levels so you can find the program that is just right for your child. He or she will enjoy:

  • Up-close animal interactions
  • Animal shows
  • Field & art activities
  • Complimentary camp t-shirt
  • A souvenir water bottle
  • Snacks

Camp Seaquarium 2014 Themes

Flipper and Friends

This week campers will learn all about dolphins! Dolphin classification, body function, senses, and conservation will be discussed. Campers will learn in detail about the three types of dolphins we have at Miami Seaquarium. Dolphin training techniques and husbandry will also be explored.

Oceans in Motion

This week campers will learn about the world’s oceans. Campers will discover why waves, tides, currents, and ocean landscape are important to marine animals and to our planet. Ocean conservation topics will also be explored during this week of camp!

Ocean Rangers

Campers will learn about some unique habitats of Florida and how to conserve these habitats. Coral reefs, mangroves, sea grasses, beaches, and the Everglades will be explored this week. Campers will also learn about the plants and animals that make their homes in these special habitats.

Summer Camp Open House: Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18, 2014

Open House Hours: 10:00 a.m. –  2:30 p.m.

Open House Flyer Coming Soon

Summer Camp Dates: June 9, 2014 to August 15, 2014

Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ages: 5-18

Cost:

  • $200 for the first week
  • $185 for any additional weeks
  • $180 per week for pass members
  • $185 Additional sibling

Optional Camp Upgrade

Campers in grades K-high school can enroll in our Dolphin Encounter program. They’ll have the opportunity to touch, feed, play and learn training techniques with these amazing animals. No height requirement. Special pricing for Seaquarium campers. Limited Spaces.

Campers in grades 4-high school can enroll in our Dolphin Odyssey program.They’ll have the opportunity to touch, feed, play and learn training techniques with these amazing animals. The experience is highlighted by an awesome dorsal pull that’ll show you the true power of these amazing creatures.Children must be 52″ to participate in this program. Special pricing for Seaquarium campers. Limited Spaces.

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Spring Camp

Spring Camp

Springtime brings excitement to Miami Seaquarium® with the return of spring camp. The week long camp consists of one marine mammal show a day, at least one animal interaction a day, arts and crafts, interactive games, and much more!

Campers also enjoy:

  • T-shirt,
  • One Kodak photo
  • Lunch, Beverages, & Snacks

2014 Dates

March 24- March 28, 2014

This year’s Theme: Take a Walk on the Wild Side!

Ages: 5-18

Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm (early care starts at 8:30 am and late care ends at 5:30 pm for additional cost)

2015 Dates

March 23-27, 2015

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Day Camp

Day Camp

Turn a day off from school into an education-packed experience at Miami Seaquarium®. At our educational day camps, children enjoy exciting animal interactions, marine mammal shows, art projects, games, and marine biology fun. From marine invertebrates to marine mammals, our broadly varied theme weeks offer a new experience each time your child attends. Day Camp includes lunch, snack, photo, and a t-shirt.

2014

  • Friday, February 7: Groovy Reptiles
  • Monday, February 17: Dolphin Dreamland
  • Friday, March 21: Shark-mania!
  • Thursday, September 25: more information coming soon
  • Friday, October 24: more information coming soon
  • Tuesday, November 4: more information coming soon
  • Tuesday, November 11: more information coming soon

2015

  • Friday, January 16: more information coming soon
  • Monday, January 19: more information coming soon
  • Monday, February 16: more information coming soon
  • Tuesday, February 17: more information coming soon
  • Friday, March 20: more information coming soon

Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Prices:

$50 per child

Pass Member: $45 per child

Early and late care is available (additional cost)
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Winter Camp

Winter break brings excitement to Miami Seaquarium with the return of winter camp. The week long winter camp includes one marine mammal show a day, one to two animal interactions a day, arts and crafts projects, interactive games and much more!

Campers also enjoy:

  • T-shirt,
  • One Kodak photo
  • Lunch, Beverages, & Snacks

2014-2015 Dates

Week A: December 22-26, 2014 (no camp on Thursday, December 25th)

Week B: December 29, 2014- Jan. 2, 2015 (no camp on Thursday, January 1st)

Camp Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Pricing:

$175 per week. Additional sibling $160.

$160 per week annual pass holders. Additional sibling $160.

Early care 8:30-9:30 a.m. (additional $20)

Late care 4:30-5:30 p.m. (additional $20)

Combo early/late care (additional $35)
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4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814, United States

Imagination Stage in Bethesda, Maryland is a children’s theater company offering year-round productions of modern and classic plays. The organization also offers classes in drama, acting, dance musical theatre, and filmmaking for children of all ages. Summer theatre camps give campers the opportunity to take part in a full production of a musical or play.

Imagination Stage is the largest and most respected multi-disciplinary theatre arts organization for young people in the Mid-Atlantic region. We offer a year-round season of professional shows (adult actors performing for families and classes), after-school programs and summer camps for ages 1-18, and arts-integration professional development training for teachers, students, schools, and families. All of our programs are informed by our core belief in making the arts inclusive and accessible to all children, regardless of their physical, cognitive, or financial status.

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Summer Camp 2014 registration is now open!

Arts Explorer & Arts Adventure

BETHESDA

Using adventure stories, folktales and fairytales as springboards, campers take imaginative journeys to faraway lands! Teaching artists lead students in theme-based explorations of creative drama, music, movement, and visual art. Make it a full-day camp by adding All That’s Hip-Hop to your Arts Adventure camp.

Arts Explorer (Ages 4-5) – 1 or 2-week Half-day Camps (9:00-12:00)

Arts Adventure (Grades 1-2) – 1 or 2-Week Half-day Camp (9:00-12:00, 12:30-3:30-weeks of 6/9 and 6/30)

Week-Long Flex Acting & Musical Theatre Camps – Grades 3-5 & 6-8

Our popular Flex Camps allow parents and campers to mix and match what that interests them most! Half-day sessions are offered in a variety of topics in dance and drama; you may choose the half-day option, or combine morning and afternoon sessions for a full-day opportunity.

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June Camps | July Camps | August Camps

Teen Acting Classes & Musical Theatre Boot Camps

BETHESDA & DC

These acting technique and musical theatre camps offer teens intensive one-week sessions in a conservatory-like setting, working with a team of professional teaching artists.

American University – Acting Camps and Dance Camps (Grades 7-10)

Imagination Stage – Acting Camps (Grades 8-12)

Imagination Stage – Musical Theatre Boot Camps (Grades 8-12)

Questions? Contact your camp mentor.
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Performance Summer Camps

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Summer Camp 2014 registration is now open!

Musical Production Camp JR – Grades 2-4 (Formerly called Arts Express Camp)

BETHESDA

Perform in a play at Imagination Stage! Under the guidance of our highly skilled Teaching Artists, campers learn valuable theatre arts skills in acting, singing, movement, and production design, and creating fun characters for the stage, all while rehearsing a production! The musicals for this age level are written by Imagination Stage faculty members, and are crafted especially to suit performers of this age group. Campers share their final performance wiith family and friends onstage in Imagination Stage’s Christopher and Dana Reeve Studio Theatre. Camp runs Monday-Friday from 9:00-3:30 with Before and After-care options available.

Session 1: June 16-27, 2014 (2 weeks), The Real Story of the Ugly Ducking 

Session 2: June 30-July 11, 2014 (2 weeks), Pomegranates for Persephone

Session 3: July 14-August 8, 2014 (4 weeks), Up the Beanstalk

Musical Production Camp SR – Grades 5-9

ROCKVILLE Training and performance, all in one camp! Working with professional directors, choreographers, and music directors from the DC Metro Theatre community, young artists experience intensive training to understand the actor’s process from auditions to the creation of believable and sustainable characters, to the final performance. Campers work on their acting, vocal, and dance skills which they can then apply to the rehearsal of a fully produced book musical. The final performance is held during the last week in the Charles E Smith Jewish Day School’s theatre in Rockville, MD.

Camp runs Monday-Friday from 9:30-4:00 with Before and After Care options available.

Session 1: June 16-July 11, 2014 (4 weeks), Honk, JR

Session 2: July 14-August 8, 2014 (4 weeks), Peter Pan

Musical Showcase – Grades 6-10

ROCKVILLE  The Musical Showcase brings campers together to collaborate on a showcase of showcase of the best classic and contemporary Broadway musical numbers. Campers work on their acting, vocal, and dance skills which they can then apply to rehearsals with their professional directors and choreographers. The final performance is held during the last week in the Charles E Smith Jewish Day School’s theatre in Rockville, MD.

Camp runs Monday-Friday from 9:30-4:00 with Before and After Care options available.

Session 1: June 16-June 27, 2014 (2 weeks), The Golden Age of Broadway

Session 2: July 14-25, 2014 (2 weeks), The Musical Comedy

Session 3: July 28-August 8, 2014 (2 weeks), Broadway’s Best of the 21st Century

Interested in carpooling to camps at Imagination Stage and our Rockville Campus? We facilitate carpools by compiling lists of interested families, helping make transportation to and from camp easier! We currently have students registered who live in Bethesda, Silver Spring, Olney, Gaithersburg, and DC. Carpools help campers (and parents!) make new friends, ease transportation time, and help us all go GREEN! 

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Summer Camp 2014 registration is now open! 

Summer is the perfect time for emerging dancers to learn new techniques, as well as expand their knowledge of dance style and choreography. Imagination Stage is excited to return to the state-of-the-art dance studios at American University for its one-week half-day middle and high school dance camps. We, also, continue our flex dance camps at our main location in Bethesda for grades 3-5 and 6-8. Campers expand their repertoire through the study of different dance styles including Contemporary, Broadway Jazz, and Hip-Hop.

Week Long Teen Camps – Grades 7-10

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, DC
Dancers expand their repertoire through and intensive investigation of specific dance styles, including Contemporary, Broadway Jazz, and Hip-Hop taught by master teachers in state-of-the-art dance studios and classrooms. Appropriate attire required.

One-Week Dance Camps – Grades 7-10

Also, check out our Acting Camps at American University! Mix and match these half-day camps to create a full-day camp experience.

Week Long Dance & Musical Theatre Camps – Gr. 3-5 or 6-8

BETHESDA
Our popular Flex Camps allow parents and campers to mix and match what that interests them most! With locations around the DC area there’s a near home or work. Half-day sessions are offered in a variety of topics in dance and drama; you may choose the half-day option, or combine morning and afternoon sessions for a full-day opportunity. Extend the day with before and/or after-care at many locations.
June Camps | July Camps | August Camps

Questions? Contact Marcia Howard | 301-280-1643 | mhoward@imaginationstage.org

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Filmmaking Summer Camps

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Summer Camp 2014 registration is now open!

Imagination Stage offers its filmmaking program in a unique and comprehensive camp environment. Young filmmakers are placed in small teams to complete short narrative films from concept to final cut. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals and process of filmmaking: story analysis, pre-production techniques, composition, cinematography, editing, and sound. Professional films are screened and analyzed while campers begin to create their own aesthetic.

Campers who have participated in previous film camps and/or classes are paired with filmmakers of comparable experience or may choose to participate in the Advanced Filmmaking Academy to reach the next level of their education in the craft of filmmaking. Projects are screened in an end of camp premiere in the Imagination Stage’s Christopher and Dana Reeve Studio Theatre. View sample videos from our Filmmaking Students

Filmmaking – Grades 5-8 Filmmaking – Grades 9-12

Advanced Filmmaking Academy – Grades 8-12

Essentials of Animation – Grades 5-12

QUESTIONS? Contact Your Mentor: David Stern | 301-280-1649 | digitalmedia@imaginationstage.org
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2014 Spring Break Camps

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Spring Break Camps – April 14-18, 2014

Mornings, afternoons or full day camps in Drama, Dance, Filmmaking,or a combination. Make it an awesome Spring Break, and get your child’s creative juices flowing. It’s way more fun than hanging out at home! After-care available.

Morning Session: 9:00-12:00

Afternoon Session: 12:30-3:30

Grades K-1

MorningCreate a Story or Hip-Hop | Afternoon: Theatre Sampler or Musical Theatre Dance Sampler

Grades 2-3

Morning: The Actor’s Detective Kit or Musical Theatre Song & DanceAfternoonTheatre Sampler or Jazz & Hip-Hop Dance Fusions

Grades 4-5

Morning: Acting Boot Camp | Afternoon: Theatre Sampler

Grades 6-8
Morning: Theatre Sampler | Afternoon: Acting Boot Camp
Grades 5-8 – Filmmaking and Film Acting Camps

All-Day (9:00-4:00): Filmmaking 

All-Day (9:00-4:00): Film Acting
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1 Rural Pl, Commack, NY 11725, United States

Iroquois Springs

Choosing a camp for your child can be a difficult decision. The warm, nurturing, family atmosphere that the camp provides has been a key factor in many families choosing Iroquois Springs.

At Iroquois Springs, the emphasis is always on participation, effort and attitude! We think that camp is that rare place where a child can be a winner. Iroquois Springs provides campers the opportunity to become part of a family, where they can take healthy risks, get rewarded for successes, and develop self-esteem and life skills. So whether a camper’s thing is sports, arts, hiking, or a little bit of everything, each and every camper at Iroquois Springs can find his or her place in the sun.

Iroquois Springs is a proud member of the American Camp Association, and is a fully accredited camp.


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CAMP FACILITIES

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Less than a two hour drive from New York City, Iroquois Springs is cradled in the beauty of the Southern Catskills. An endless sea of woods surrounds our magnificent 120-acre campground, and a sensational sunset over the springs is truly a sight to behold.

The Iroquois Spring facility is impeccable and includes, among many other outstanding features, a spring-fed lake, an NCAA lighted and heated pool, a Field House, riding stables, nine tennis courts, two lighted roller hockey arenas, an indoor gymnastics center and an amphitheater. To match the needs of the program, we are committed to continually improving our facility.

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All campers sleep in modern, well-appointed cabins equipped with electricity and a bathroom with showers.

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ENROLLMENT

Three and Six Week Sessions

Iroquois Springs offers families an option to choose from one of two FULL three-week sessions or a full-season camp experience of six weeks. In addition, campers who attend our first three-week session always have the option to extend their stay for the entire six weeks, if space is available. Whether campers choose three or six weeks, they will experience the entire time at camp as part of a cohesive group of friends and staff.

What are the benefits of three and six week sessions?

Camp starts on, or around, July 1st and ends on, or around, August 11th. With a later starting date, Iroquois Springs campers don’t have to rush from the end of school to the camp bus. And with an earlier ending date, there is plenty of time is left after camp for family time. In addition, campers coming from parts of the country where school starts a little earlier can partake in all of the final week’s activities!

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Great Options for Families

Perhaps a three-week session fits the bill perfectly for your family. Or, this might be the first sleep away camp experience for your child — what better options than to choose a three-week session with the opportunity to extend to six weeks? If it is a full-season you are interested in, four weeks may be too short and eight weeks may be too long. In that case, six weeks is perfect!


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IS EXPLORERS

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It’s time to explore the world of camping at Iroquois Springs!

If your child is entering 1st through 4th grade in the fall of 2014, the Iroquois Springs Explorer program is a perfect introduction to the world of sleep-away camp!

To find out more information about this 2-day, overnight camping experience, check out our flyer.

When you’re ready to register, download the registration form. If you have any questions about the program, give us a call at 631-462-2550.

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ACTIVITIES

Outdoor Adventure / Ropes Course

Outdoor Adventure / Ropes Course

Activities: High and Low Ropes Course elements including climbing tower, overnight and multi-day camping trips, mountain biking, hiking and camp-crafts, canoe trips and more.

Aquatics

Aquatics (Pool and Lake)

Activities: American Red Cross Swim Instruction, Canoeing, Kayaking, Water-Skiing, Knee-Boarding, Wake-Boarding, Tubing, Rowing, Fishing, Delaware River Canoe Trips and more.

Fine and Performing Arts

Fine and Performing Arts

Activities: Ceramics, Woodworking, Copper Enamel, Jewelry Making, Stained Glass, Tie-Dye, Cooking, Photography, Rocketry and more. Three Musical Productions, Costuming, Technical Theatre, Scenery, Stage Craft, Website, Digital Photography, Video Editing and more.

Land and Field Sports

Land and Field Sports

Activities: Tennis, Hockey, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Gymnastics, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf, Skateboarding and more.

Horse Back Riding

Horse Back Riding Instructor / Wrangler

Activities: English Style Riding, Fundamentals of Riding in a Rink, Trail Riding, Basic Jumping, Grooming and more.

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GROUP RENTALS

Group Rentals

Located just 90 miles from New York City, Iroquois Springs is the perfect setting for company picnics, retreats, school trips, weddings, parties, reunions, sports teams, band camps, specialty camps and almost any type of group imaginable.

Available from the beginning of May until the middle of June, and again from the middle of August until the middle of October, Iroquois Springs can accommodate groups of 25 to 2500. Whether you are looking for a single day, or a multi-day experience, Iroquois Springs is right for your group. Our 200-acre facility has an enormous amount of space for all types of groups. Whether you are looking for ball fields or indoor facilities, we have it all.

Let us help you to plan your next outing. We will be happy to assist you in creating a program that meets all of your needs as well as your budget. Every group will have an on-site liaison to ensure your stay is exceptional. Whether it’s customizing the menu, or helping to schedule special events, Iroquois Springs can create an event you will not forget.

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Retreat Center Facts

  • Located Just 90 Miles From New York City
  • Top Notch Customer Service
  • Full Catering Options
  • Private Hotel Style Rooms & Dormitory Cabins Available
  • Multiple Meeting Spaces With Full A/V Capabilities

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