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2009-07-03 Ewing Day Camp Newsletter

2009-07-03 Ewing Day Camp Newsletter

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July 3, 2009 VOL. 1
THE CAMP POST__________________________________________________________________________________________
From my view…The first week of camp was fun and exciting. As I walked around the campgrounds I saw tired campersenjoying the activities planned by the counselors and Specialists. I won’t forget the girls group that danced likea Beyonce video or the group that was singing as they were walking to the pool. Red/White and Blue day wasfun and it was great seeing so many campers and counselors participating.Next week we will be making rafts out of foam noodles and seeing how they float in the pool. The Upper Unitwill continue to eat lunch at the Snack Bar on their designated days. Remember to send $3.50 in exact cash forthe combo lunch.Thursday will be our first trip of the summer. Grades 1-3 will be traveling to Fun Plex in Mt. Laurel, whilegrades 4-7 will be spectators at the Trenton Thunder game. Permission slips will be sent home early next week.Friday will bring Mr. Simon Says to camp. His entertaining act has marveled spectators at Madison SquareGarden. The campers and staff will love it.Please remember to put your child’s name and group number on all notes. Campers should be dropped off between 8:20 – 8:30 am. Pick up is at 4:30 pm. Children still here after 4:40 pm will be placed in late hoursand late hours pick up is at the pool. A person will be at the pool desk and parents may sign their child(ren) outwith the desk person. We will then bring your child to you. On rainy days, sign out will be in the building.That’s all for this week. The camp phone number is 609/203-4963.Make it a good one.RonThe Lower UnitWelcome to the wonderful world of Summer Camp. Camp is where ALL the fun begins. There’s so much instore this summer for the children to do. Grades 1-3 are gearing up for an exciting week. For starters, we willbe having a Noodle Raft Day on Tuesday, July 7. Then on Thursday, July 9
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we are all off to Fun Plex in Mt.Laurel, NJ. Parents, please make sure that your child received a camp shirt. They were given out on the firstday of Camp. Camp shirts are to be worn on ALL camp trips.We as a camp, added something new for the Lower Unit this year, the Snack Bar. The Lower Unit will beallowed to buy lunch at the Snack Bar, which is located by the pool. The days that your child will be allowed tobuy lunch are Thursday, July 30
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and Thursday, August 13
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. Their lunch choices are: Hot Dog, Hamburger,Cheeseburger, or Chicken Nuggets, that come with French Fries and any choice of drink for the cost of $3.50.I’m looking forward to having a wonderful summer with your children. Have a wonderful week.!Sincerely,Leah
 
 The Upper UnitFirst things first, many thanks to our Campers, Counselors and Parents who have helped our opening go off sosmoothly. It is week one of our eight week summer program and the excitement level is high. The Campershave been great. We are looking forward to a summer of new friendships and lasting memories.Camper for a DayLet us take a walk through the daily schedule of activities. The campers move through a nine period (40 minuteperiods) day. It all starts with morning meeting where the campers sign for birthdays, share jokes of the day,and reminders of sunscreen for the hours ahead. The campers will rotate through activities such as Music,Dance, Arts and Crafts, Sports and Nature. Let us not forget Instructional Swim, Free Swim and two periods of electives (children’s choice.).What to Play Today?This week the students have the opportunity to choose from a variety of electives, sure to keep the campersactive and entertained. They may choose something from the world of sports like street hockey, ultimateFrisbee, or world cup soccer. Others may decide to check out the fun at swim games, hair design or boardgames.Who’s Who? . . . .Get to Know your Staff Hello, my name is Tony Benedetti. I am the Unit Leader for the grades 4
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through 7
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. I am a Health andPhysical Education teacher at Copper Hill School in Flemington and a long time Ewing Township resident. Iam thrilled to be close to home this summer riding my bicycle to work and leaving that gas guzzling pick-uptruck in the driveway. I am excited about the opportunity to continue to help our camp grow and work withyour children.Upper Unit Staff – the CounselorsOur 4
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– 7
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grade staff is a nice mix of counselors returning from last summer and some new faces.Grade 4 Girls A Sr. Counselor Sarah Agin Grade 4 Girls B Sr. Counselor Jodi HuntJr. Counselor Courtney Stafford Jr. Counselor Brittany KowalskiGrade 4 Boys A Sr. Counselor Brad DeUmberto Grade 4 Boys B Sr. Counselor Annie Cook Jr. Counselor Randy Forsythe Jr. Counselor Xavier PierceGrade 5 Girls Sr. Counselors - Nichole Bray and Grade 5 Boys Sr. Counselors Nicholas LearyStephanie Hunt Kelly Messick Jr. Counselors – Jameel CopelandKevin DeardenGrade 6/7 Girls Sr. Counselor Brittany Fortson Grade 6 Boys Sr. Counselor Michael CohnJr. Counselor Andrea Stokes Jr. Counselor - Ryan ElderGrade 7 Boys – Sr. Counselor – John RitchieJr. Counselor – Colin ThomasWhat’s new in Week 2Week 2 will be our first Upper Unit Field Trip. Next Thursday, July 9
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, we have an opportunity to go supportour home town EL champ Trenton Thunder. Hope to see you there.
 
 Remember, Ewing Recreation Summer Day Camp is an outdoor camp. Please bring sun block, a hat and stayhydrated (water bottle). Label all belongings with your child’s name and group number in order to keep ourLost and Found empty.Thanks for a great start to camp.TonyCIT ProgramThe Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program allows students entering 10
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grade to train to become possiblecounselors at the camp. The program is designed to develop a leadership experience, to give back to thecommunity and to learn basic teaching and counseling skills. The CIT’s assist the regular counselors in theirregular duties. In addition, the CIT’s will meet with the CIT Coordinator daily to discuss instructionaltechniques, problem solving, positive behavior support and evaluate the day’s activities.Kip HarrisonNurse’s NotesHappy Summer to All! My name is Robin and I am your Camp Nurse. Along with cleaning scrapes andbandaging booboos, I am the woman giving medications and icing GaGa knuckles.All campers need the Summer Camp Medical form and Immunization Records completed. In addition, anycamper taking medication at camp must have the medication forms filled out and returned.Please don’t hesitate to contact me at 609/203-4963 if you need any form, have any questions or just want todiscuss something about your child’s health during the time he or she is at camp.Have a safe and healthy summer.Nurse RobinArtDear Parents:My name is Rosanna Bua and I am the Art Studio teacher. This week we have done a variety of activities –everything from bookmarkers to lanyards.Campers have expressed an interest in making tye-dye t-shirts. Tye-dye is a fun project we can do with all agegroups! Campers will need to bring in a pre-washed WHITE cotton T-shirt. We will be tye-dying these T-shirts by Week 3 of Camp.RosannaNatureHello, my name is Bill Leonardo and I am the Nature teacher this summer. So far I have been having a lot of fun getting to know the kids at Ewing Recreation Summer Day Camp. This past week we had various

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