Summer Camps

In: Social Issues

Submitted By shalsar
Words 729
Pages 3
It is not easy for parents to make the decision to send their child away into the waiting arms of strangers who promise to take care of them — people who promise to show them the wonders of nature, fun, new skills, and friendships. As a parent of two children, even I struggle with the idea, and I have been around summer camps my entire life.
The world needs the next generation to be more tolerant of each other’s views, ideology, and beliefs. Summer camp is an opportunity for children to be exposed to the best of human character. Carefully selected role models are dedicated to showing your child how to have fun, learn from others, and make friends in person rather than online. Camp allows kids to meet people from all over the world, every race, culture, and socioeconomic level. I still remember one of my counselors, Danny, from England, explaining to me, “The world is full of excuses. It doesn’t matter where you came from or what has happened to you. At the end of the day you choose how you treat others.”
There is something magical about a summer camp experience. Each and every camp in the world is different. Not merely because of geography or location, but because of the traditions and people who have touched the camp. Every camp has hidden treasures of history and traditions that give it character and identity. Even with agency camps like the YMCA where there is a common mission, every camp is unique in its style, program, games, geography, traditions, and experience.
Every staff member, alumni camper, and volunteer has memories associated with their time at their camp — memories that stay with them for their lifetime. Most people remember with fondness the coun¬selors, cabins, camp food, camp outs, and special happenings of their time.
Camp is an independent experience that shapes one’s character and life — a controlled, safe environment where chil-dren and…...

Similar Documents

Summer

...It was the first day of summer and I was so excited I got to relax until 10:00am. I was woken up by a delicious smell I wasn’t quite sure what it was but it smelled extremely good. “Are you awake?” mom asked. I replied loudly, “Yes mother.” She told me to hurry down because we needed to discuss something. So I gotten up showered, comb my hair, put my clothes on and headed down the stairs. “Morning mom,” I said. Mom was down here all alone cooking breakfast Pancakes, eggs, grits, and sausage. “Yummy,” I said. Everything looked so good because mom always cooked everything she made from scratch. So I got me a small portion of the breakfast and sat at the table. Mom came along and joined me. She explained to me that I’ll be staying with my dad this summer because she have an important job she had to attend. I wasn’t excited about this because I thought this summer was going to be the summer that mom and I was going to be able to spend time together. I had to be understanding because mom was a travel nurse and when hospitals are short of employers they call people like her to come out to work. So she told me after breakfast pack my clothing she was taking me to the airport my plane leave at 4:00pm. Dad stays in Miami, Florida so I had to pack clothing for that type of weather; which it’s always sunny down that way. So I packed all my shorts, tank top shirts, bathing suits, and sandals. Thirty minutes later “Are you ready?” mom called. I wasn’t ready to leave her but I guess......

Words: 601 - Pages: 3

Summer

...the summer was hot From an astronomical view, the equinoxes and solstices would be the middle of the respective seasons,[1][2] but a variable seasonal lag means that the meteorological start of the season, which is based on average temperature patterns, occurs several weeks later than the start of the astronomical season.[3] According to meteorologists[4][5],summer extends for the whole months of June, July, and August in the northern hemisphere and the whole months of December, January, and February in the southern hemisphere. Under meteorological definitions, all seasons are arbitrarily set to start at the beginning of a calendar month and end at the end of a month.[6] This meteorological definition of summer also aligns with the commonly viewed notion of summer as the season with the longest (and warmest) days of the year, in which daylight predominates. The meteorological reckoning of seasons is used in Austria, Denmark and the former USSR; it is also used by many in the United Kingdom, where summer is thought of as extending from mid-May to mid-August. In Ireland, the summer months according to the national meteorological service, Met Éireann, are June, July and August. However, according to the Irish Calendar summer begins 1 May and ends 1 August. School textbooks in Ireland follow the cultural norm of summer commencing on 1 May rather than the meteorological definition of 1 June. From the astronomical perspective, days continue to lengthen from equinox to solstice......

Words: 331 - Pages: 2

Camp

...Many things in the world have not been named; and many things, even if they have been named, have never been described. One of these is the sensibility -- unmistakably modern, a variant of sophistication but hardly identical with it -- that goes by the cult name of "Camp." A sensibility (as distinct from an idea) is one of the hardest things to talk about; but there are special reasons why Camp, in particular, has never been discussed. It is not a natural mode of sensibility, if there be any such. Indeed the essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration. And Camp is esoteric -- something of a private code, a badge of identity even, among small urban cliques. Apart from a lazy two-page sketch in Christopher Isherwood's novel The World in the Evening (1954), it has hardly broken into print. To talk about Camp is therefore to betray it. If the betrayal can be defended, it will be for the edification it provides, or the dignity of the conflict it resolves. For myself, I plead the goal of self-edification, and the goad of a sharp conflict in my own sensibility. I am strongly drawn to Camp, and almost as strongly offended by it. That is why I want to talk about it, and why I can. For no one who wholeheartedly shares in a given sensibility can analyze it; he can only, whatever his intention, exhibit it. To name a sensibility, to draw its contours and to recount its history, requires a deep sympathy modified by revulsion. Though I am speaking about......

Words: 577 - Pages: 3

Summer

...suddenly last summer the motels It happened one summer It happened one time It happened forever For a short time A place for a moment An end to dream Forever I loved you Forever it seemed One summer never ends One summer never began It keeps me standing still It takes all my will And then suddenly Last summer Sometimes I never leave But sometimes I would Sometimes I stay too long Sometimes I would Sometimes it frightens me Sometimes it would Sometimes I'm all alone And wish that I could One summer never ends One summer never begins It keeps me standing still It takes all my will And then suddenly Last summer And then suddenly Last summer One summer never ends One summer never begins It keeps me standing still It takes all my will And then suddenly Last summer And then suddenly Last summer Until suddenly Last Summer And then suddenly Last summer Until suddenly Last Summer in the summertime mungo jerry IN THE SUMMERTIME- written by Ray Dorset- as recorded by Mungo Jerry Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh In the summertime when the weather is hot You can stretch right up and touch the sky When the weather's fine You got women, you got women on your mind Have a drink, have a drive Go out and see what you can find If her daddy's rich take her out for a......

Words: 1855 - Pages: 8

Summer Slide

...Running Head: Why the “summer Slide” Phenomenon Why the “Summer Slide” Phenomenon Wesley Parker DTCC December 12, 2009 “Each fall, teachers regularly spend up to six weeks going over the same lessons their students had been taught the precious school year because of a phenomenon known as the “summer slide.” How kids spend their time outside of school is critically important to their success. It is a societal issue and something that is important to address, community-to-community and parent-to-parent,” said Ron Fairchlid, (2006). Executive Director of the Center for Learning at John Hopkins University). Summer Slide is a name given to the face that student who does not keep up with their level of academic skills over the summer loses them. This situation is usually found in low-income areas. This loss of memory is usually done to the lack of mental stimulation. Since this is a known problem, there are various ways to limit of even preventing this from happening to the students. Summer slide occurs for more than one reason, but the main one is lack of access to books, magazines, or newspapers in the home. In some cases there are no libraries or clubs in the immediate community. Then, there is the lack of education the parents have, most have no higher education themselves and therefore, are unable to persuade the children they need education, so there is a lack of motivation. There is a way of preventing this and for the middle or higher classes it......

Words: 1087 - Pages: 5

German Concentration Camps

...Concentration camps in the Nazi regime * in the years of the Nazi regime there were between 400 and 1200 camps → not all death camps * before the war really began the camps were built for political prisoners of Hitler´s reign * the two main kinds of camps were: * the concentration-/work camps in which the prisoners had to do very exhausting jobs until they were too weak to work or died * the death camps where people simply were killed, mostly by gasification → in both kinds of camps there were big violations against human rights * the German industry also benefitted from the work camps because the prisoners sometimes also made things for firms * between 1933 and 1945 about 3.5 million Germans had to spend their time in a concentration camp * most of the camps were built in Poland because most of the Jews lived there and it wasn´t too far away from the eastern battlefields so it was logistically easier to transport Jews and POWs (which means Prisoners Of War) * the camp leaders decided to mark the different type of prisoners * political prisoners got red bandages; criminals got green; homosexual men pink; purple was for Jehovahs witnesses and of course yellow for Jews * the transport of the prisoners also was very dangerous for them, because in summer it was burning hot inside the small boxcars they were transported in and in winter it was freezing cold so many didn`t even reach the camp * the first camps were......

Words: 614 - Pages: 3

Summer

...My perfect summer I never imagined a wonderful summer as the one I have spent in Logan. Global Academy 2012 gave me the opportunity to experience the most unforgettable moments of my life. Despite the cultural shock, the lonely I felt at the beginning and all de embarrassing moments I had, Logan have been the perfect place for me to grow as a person, to improve my English, to make new friends, and to become more independent. I just can describe this summer as my best summer ever, my perfect summer. My most memorable moment in Logan was the ropes course because I was doing really challenging things, things that I never thought I could do. After I achieve my goals at the ropes course and overcame all the challenging things I felt a great satisfaction and self-realization. At the beginning I was shock by American culture but as soon as I started understanding it I enjoy every single moment in Logan. I really loved my first academic track excursions. I went to a restaurant in a small town called Ogden and I tried the Mormon Muffin, it was so delicious. I also had a great time at the Independence Day celebration at Rommie Stadium, the fireworks were amazing. I had never seen so many fireworks in one night. I was so amazed and I took a lot of pictures with my camera. These experiences gave me the opportunity of talk with native speakers and improve my English skills. Shopping in Logan is one of the things I enjoyed the most; the clothes, shoes, and almost everything are so...

Words: 430 - Pages: 2

Summer of Aviyah

...3/28/13 Screening Report #2: Summer of Aviyah Although it is common to refer to those whom escaped the horrors of the Holocaust as Holocaust survivors, no one truly survived it; they endured it and made it out alive. In the film, Summer of Aviyah, this notion is made clear though the portrayal of the main character’s life, Aviyah. Aviyah and her mother are Holocaust survivors who emigrated and made refuge in the newly founded state of Israel. While they escaped the physical traumas of the Holocaust, the physiological traumas are still clearly present for Aviyah’s mother. Aviyah may have little to no memory of her life before Israel, but it undoubtedly shaped who she is too. The film begins with Aviyah rehearsing for a play and she insists to her teacher that her mother will not come. To her surprise, her mother shows up right as she is about to sing, but then she freezes up due to the immense shock. After leaving, her mother notices lice in her hair, which leads up to the scene that I find to be most shocking. Just as it was done in the concentration camps, Aviyah’s mother fully shaves her head. In this moment of chaos, as Aviyah is crying and begging her mother not to, it felt almost as if her mother was trying to show her in a small for what it was like in the concentration camps. It was a devastating scene. Aviyah is a young girl that shares the same aspirations and dream that many young girls have. She simply wants to be a part of the group, but she cannot be......

Words: 343 - Pages: 2

Marketing Plan on Summer Camp

...CAMP FLAMING WINGS Course Name: Marketing Management Course No : MKT 201 Section : 5 Marketing plan On Camp Flaming Wings Submitted to: Husna Ara Submitted by: Team Renegades Team Renegades NAME | STUDENT ID | Md. Asad-uz-zaman Khan | 2013-2-10-160 | Omar Bin Alam | 2013-2-10-190 | Tanjil Abedin Khan | 2013-1-10-377 | Arunima Dhar | 2013-3-10-196 | Sayeef Zimran Khan | 2011-2-10-067 | Date of Submission: 26th November, 2014 Company Name & Logo: Camp Flaming Wings Period of time to Complete Marketing Plan: 26 October 2014 to 26 November2014 26th November, 2014 Husna Ara Senior Lecturer, Department of Business Administration East West University. Subject: REQUEST TO ACCEPT THE BUSINESS PLAN ON FLAMING WINGS. Dear Madam, We the five students of BBA department of your section(05) beg most humbly to state that we are presenting our business plan on “Flaming Wings”. We are very delighted to inform you that our group has accomplished our business plan under your kind supervision. We have given our best effort to make this business plan and we have tried to make this plan effective and informative. Now we are presenting our plan before you and we hope that this plan will live up to your expectation. Your’s Sincerely, Team Renegades Name ...

Words: 7004 - Pages: 29

Summer Camp Entrepreneur

...celebrated the fun and excitement we experienced for the first three weeks in Camp Glitter Girls. I had begun preparing for Camp Glitter Girls over four months before by budgeting, sending out fliers, confirming registration and finally making sure that every camper would have the time of her life. As I danced, I celebrated the times I almost lost my patience but didn't, the times that I planned activities late into the night because I knew that only an organized schedule would ensure the success of my camp. The lessons I had learned from previous summer camps contributed greatly to this camp's success. At the age of thirteen, I first ran a camp for eight children. The next year a friend and I co-managed a camp for twenty children at a small school campus. Finally at the age of fifteen I created my most challenging summer camp with thirty-five children. In just three years the size of my camp tripled and so did the life lessons. I not only carried the responsibility for my own "bunk," but with my co-manager I hired other counselors, arranged busing to and from field trips, managed a $15,000 budget, and ensured that thirty-five children had a fun summer. The overnight to San Diego, water fun, cheers, a carnival to end the summer and many other events definitely ensured that my campers had a great summer. However, at the end of those six weeks, new ideas floated in my mind about how I would manage a camp next time. The camp's increased size added new dimensions to......

Words: 906 - Pages: 4

Youth Sports Camp

...Abigail Louise Mathena 720-339-3773 abbymathena@gmail.com OBJECTIVE To apply to be a Youth Sports Camp counselor and to gain more experience and leadership opportunities with children. EDUCATION Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado Anticipated Graduation * Major: Communications Studies May 2016 * Minor: Business Management * 2.95 GPA Ralston Valley high school 2008-2012 * 3.33 GPA * Varsity Lacrosse SKILLS AND COURSEWORK * Coursework: Public Speaking, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Business Math * Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint WORK EXPERIENCE * Private Nanny, Broomfield, Colorado Summer 2013 * Organized and planned daily activities for two children * My Children’s Fitness Center, Westminster Colorado 2011-2012 Lead Teacher * Instructed children from 6 months old to 7 years old on gymnastics and motor skills * Taught children songs and dances * Coordinated classes and guided the assistants through the class * Gold Crown Sports Camp Summer 2012 Lacrosse Coach * Taught children from 7 to 12 years old on how to play lacrosse * Planned out camp activities ACTIVITES AND LEADERSHIP * Chi Omega, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 2012-Present Apparel Chair ...

Words: 262 - Pages: 2

Summer Camps

... | |WORLD YOUTH ALLIANCE ASIA PACIFIC – SUMMER CAMP 2015 | |PERSONAL INFORMATION | |Name: |Date of Birth: | |Address: | |Religious Affiliation (if any): |Languages Spoken: | |Phone: |Mobile: | |Fax: |Email Address: | |Current Occupation: | |Passport No (For International Participants): |T-shirt Size (For Summer Camp Shirt): | |EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND ...

Words: 356 - Pages: 2

Camp Wahanowin

...Solution 1: Camps provided an opportunity for the campers enrolled to establish lifelong friendships, new skills, appreciation to the outdoors, achieve independence and contribute towards the community, through the variety of programs and activities provided by the camps. Exposure to such activities provides valuable experience to the enrollers (campers), which can help shape, the enrollers in future. Parents are well aware of this and always look to provide such an experience to their children. For a camp business direct customers are the campers or enrollers who influence the parents and the indirect customers are the parents who actually pay for the campers. In making decision to enroll to the camp customers take into account the location and quality of equipment’s in the facility, at the` same time the programs offered are important as well. Parents and children during their social gatherings and meets often discuss plans for the summer, some of the conversations also lead to discussions of positive experiences previously enrolled campers or their parents had with a camp. Such social meets is one of the important factors in deciding to enroll to a camp along with the pressure from their children to enroll them in camps where their friends are going. A happy camper and his parent always will pass down the good reputation and positive experience they had with a camp. Many decisions of enrolling to a camp are highly dependent on word-of-mouth reputation of the camp.......

Words: 1143 - Pages: 5

Running a Summer Camp

...Running a Camp: What is Absolutely Necessary? Every aspect of creating and implementing a workable plan to run a camp is important. There are many different factors that will either positively or negatively affect whether the camp will run smoothly or crash and burn. Some aspects of running a camp can take a few blows, but other areas cannot. This paper will debate the usage of some of the different areas that make up a camp, and whether or not they are absolutely necessary to the full affect to make the camp work. To give an adequate picture of how a camp is formed, the best way to imagine it is to think of a skeletal system. The bones of the camp are the strategic planning and design of the camp itself; if an idea wasn’t there, the camp would never get off the ground. The staff and facilities itself are the muscles of the camp. Without them, the camp director would never be able to get things done, and the participants would not gain anything from the experience. Risk management is a big part of camp life, so in a way it would be the skin. The skin protects everything inside, but can take a few blows for the greater cause. Everything else can be considered as the veins. Marketing, finance, food services, volunteers and transportation services are things that most often get over looked, but could conceivably be the most important to the overall operation. This could be because they are seen as after effects; especially for camps that have no need for them. All together...

Words: 927 - Pages: 4

Handbook Summer Camp

...January 9, 2004 OP-ED COLUMNIST Enron and the System By PAUL KRUGMAN wo years after Enron, then one of America's most admired companies, was revealed as a fraud, prosecutors finally seem to be getting somewhere. Andrew Fastow, the company's former chief financial officer, and his wife, Lea, are reported to be engaged in plea-bargaining. Mr. Fastow's testimony will probably lead to charges against other former Enron executives. But it would be a big mistake to conclude that the system is working. It isn't. For one thing, the progress in the Enron case is something of a fluke — sort of like convicting Al Capone for income tax evasion. The charges against Mrs. Fastow don't focus on dubious corporate deals; they focus on her failure to report the personal kickbacks she received from participants in those deals. And it's still unclear whether the company's top executives will ever face charges. More important, in political terms the statute of limitations may already have run out. The political figures with the most direct ties to the Enron scandal, former Secretary of the Army Thomas White and former Senator Phil Gramm, are no longer in office. War and a rising market have, at least for the time being, diverted attention from the role of other political figures whose deference to corporate demands aided and abetted Enron and other corporate malefactors. And that's unfortunate. The wave of scandal was made possible, if not caused, by a political climate......

Words: 769 - Pages: 4