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GETTING YOUR KID READY FOR OVERNIGHT CAMP!
If this is your kid’s first time away from home, he or she may feel a little overwhelmed at the thought of heading off to overnight camp. The list below will help you prepare him or her for the great adventure ahead.
Here are a few things you can do to get ready
- Make sure you share the camp address with family and friends so they can send letters. For some kids, it can be hard to imagine life without a computer or a cell phone, but don’t worry, life at camp is full of fun things to do and interesting people to meet, so it’s pretty easy to do without internet or phone service. Receiving mail at camp is fun and a great way to stay in touch with people from home.
- Talk to your kids about what he/she would look forward to most while at camp. Are there new activities that he/she wants to try? How about learning to sail, or sleeping under the stars or making new friends? It all happens at Camp Speers.
- Ask your kid if there is anything he/she is worried about. If there are things we should know, please tell us! We are all here to help. If your kid is concerned about a certain aspect of camp, express those concerns and get your questions answered.
- Print out and pack some family pictures or pet pictures your kid can take along to camp. It helps him/her to start conversations and decorate their bunk!
- Give your kid time to pack so he/she doesn’t feel rushed and anxious.
Every day at Camp is filled with new adventures. As a camper, your kid chooses the activities as an individual and as a group member. In daily coaching periods, he/she will learn awesome sports, arts, and adventure skills such as kayaking, horseback riding, long-distance swimming, mountain biking, dance, outdoor living skills, and target sports, just to name a few. They can also choose from a variety of different activities for Discovery Hour each day; and during Cabin Time, their cabin group decides on a group activity. Throughout your kid’s time at Camp Speers, he/she has plenty of opportunities to experience camp THEIR WAY!
Special Events and Themes are a huge part of Camp Speer’s traditions. In the evening, cabin groups work together to assemble a team of super heroes (counselors) or spend a week trying to survive a Zombie Take-Over. Session themes range from popular Disney and Pixar movies to our annual Red, White and Blue week, to celebrate the Fourth of July. Once a summer, campers are divided into teams for the ultimate Color Wars competition.
2020 Weekly Themes
Week 1 - Olympics
Week 2 - Red, White and Blue
Week 3 - Around the World
Week 4 - Princesses and Pirates
Week 5 - Wild, Wild, West
Week 6 - Sorting Hat
Week 7 - Super Heroes
Week 8 - Color Wars
Week 9 - Tropical Paradise
Monday – Friday
9:00 – 10:00 Activity Period 1
10:00 – 11:00 Activity Period 2
11:00 – 12:00 Activity Period 3
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Rest Hour
2:30 – 3:30 Prime Time
3:30 – 4:30 Free Swim
4:30 – 5:30 Cabin Time
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – 8:30 Evening Program
8:30 – 9:30 In-Cabin Chat/Activities
9:30 Lights Out
Programming for holdover weekends is available to for campers who stay for consecutive sessions
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