Eighteen of our first-year staff, recent graduates of our Leadership Training program, descended upon NYC this weekend for a full-day Teen LEADership Conference, sponsored by the American Camping Association. Attendees participated in workshops such as: Who’s your Role Model, Smashing Stereotypes, Pop Culture at Camp, Mean Girls and Rough Boys, and Difficult Conversations. They all enjoyed Steve Maguire’s motivational Keynote address, as well as improv games and a Q&A with Matt and Karen. Each of our great new staff members received their first official STAFF T-SHIRT and went home with a bag of goodies – and hopefully some intriguing new ways to think about their job at camp – from the conference. Thanks to everyone who participated!
The warmth and generosity of Schodack families has given life to the CLOTHING EXCHANGE – many of you have written to offer out-grown Schodack clothing for other families to use. if you have gently-used clothing that your child has outgrown and that you’d like to donate to someone else, send us an email with the style/color/size and we’ll match it up with families looking for camp gear.
Then, simply pack the clothes in a plastic bag marked “clothing exchange” and pack it in your child’s duffle. When we unpack your camper’s duffels, we’ll take the donated clothing and distribute it as needed.
For those of you who are looking for camp clothing, send us an email with what you’re looking for (i.e. green zip-up sweatshirt, size youth small) and we’ll try to find a match. If we find a match we’ll let you know, and we’ll then make sure the clothes, with your child’s name written inside, get to your child’s cubbies.
We’ll keep the extras washed and folded and ready for emergencies!
We are very excited to present our brand new fleet of Scho-Karts! These 2013 models have cool new colors, speed-o-meters and more easily adjustable seats. We can’t wait to have you all try them out this summer! The Scho-Kart track is also being completely resurfaced for optimum riding…pics of that coming soon!
Matt’s doctoral research was highlighted in a recent article about camping. His study found some very interesting things about how children adjust to summer camp and we are happy he is getting to share his findings! Check it out below, or click HERE to read the full article!
Take a look at the wonderful Cultural Trips you can experience with Paul this summer!
It is another amazing trip schedule for those campers who love the arts:
July 1 – Saratoga Opera, HMS Pinafore
July 11 – New York City Ballet at Saratoga, All Balanchine Program
July 17 – Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art , North Adams, MA
July 24 – Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art, North Adams, MA
July 31 – Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, MA
August 6 – Tanglewood, Lenox, MA