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Choose 6 classes in the order you would like to have them and number them 1 - 6 with 1 being your first choice, 2 being your second choice, etc. You will be assigned 4 classes from the 6 you choose. To get the class and cabin assignments you want, please return all forms as soon as possible.
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________________________ AGE ____ MALE ____ FEMALE ____
This is an introductory course teaching the fundamentals of archery with an emphasis on safety. Students in this class will also have the opportunity to sign up for an exciting 3D archery session at our wilderness archery circuit that will take place during one of the afternoon recreation periods This class is instructed by a Certified Archery Instructor. Grab a paddle and a PFD and have fun learning the basics of canoeing and watercraft safety. **Participants must pass the swim test to take this class. Campers age 12 and up may participate in an off-site canoe trip down the James River which will be offered during the Thursday afternoon recreation period. (Signed parental consent form required) This is a two-period class offered periods 3 & 4 only for all campers who have completed 8th grade and wish to serve as teen leaders next year. Learn leadership, citizenship, problem solving, decision making, and communication skills for working with others. This is a two-period class offered periods 3 & 4 only. Participants will learn safety techniques, belaying skills, develop self confidence and teambuilding skills, all while climbing to new heights. Campers will have the opportunity to learn the techniques of rock climbing at the Climbing Tower. (Limit 12 per class – Age limit is 12 or older by date of camp – Closed-toe shoes and long pants required for this course). Class offered periods 3 & 4 only. Learn first aid skills from a rescue squad member. What do you need in your first aid kit? Find out in this class with lots of hands-on activities. Class offered periods 1 & 2 only. Learn the basics of finding bait, using fishing tackle, rigging lines, and casting. Bring your own rod, reel, and tackle box with your name attached. Fishing equipment will be stored in a locked shed when not in use. (NO knives in tackle box). Class offered periods 3 & 4 only. Learn interesting gardening tips, learn about nature and how important it is to gardening, and make cool gardening crafts to take home.
____ CIT (COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING)
____ CLIMBING TOWER
____ FIRST AID
_____ GAU GAU (Beginner)
Class offered periods 1 & 2 only. Participants will learn the basics of this fun camp game such as rules, techniques, and strategies to keep them “in the pit”. Class offered periods 3 & 4 only. Campers will need basic knowledge of the rules, techniques, and strategies beforehand. Participants will practice more advanced skills in the gau gau pit.
_____ GAU GAU (Advanced)
____ HIGH ROPES
This is a two-period class offered periods 1 & 2 only. Participants will learn safety techniques, belaying skills, develop self-confidence and teambuilding skills, all while climbing to new heights. Campers will have the opportunity to traverse the 7station High Ropes Course and travel down the zip line at a height of nearly 30 feet. (Limit 12 per class – Age limit is 12 or older by date of camp – Closed-toe shoes and long pants required for this course). This is a two-period class offered periods 1 & 2 only. Participants will travel to a local horse farm to learn rules, safety procedures, tack/equipment, grooming, and techniques for safe horseback riding. (Limit 10 per class. Participants must wear jeans and boots with a heel - NO tennis shoes or open-toe shoes allowed). (please choose between indoor and outdoor cooking and do not choose both) Class offered periods 3 & 4 only. Calling all cooks. Learn and practice safe food preparation, handling, and storage. Play nutrition games and receive recipes to take home. Best of all…eat what you make. Hammer, stamp, stain and be creative. Leather craft gives you the opportunity to use leather to create just about whatever you want from wallets to bookmarks and key chains to belts. This highly active and creative crafts class lets campers use their imagination to develop skills and possibly a hobby to last a lifetime. This is a two-period class offered periods 1 & 2 or 3 & 4. Campers will learn about First Lego League. Using Lego bricks and other elements such as sensors, motors, and gears, youth will gain hands-on experience in engineering and computer programming principles as they customize and program their unique robots to accomplish certain tasks.
____ INDOOR COOKING
____ LEATHER CRAFT
____ LEGO LEAGUE
____ LOW CHALLENGE/CONFIDENCE COURSE
In this fun and physically active course, campers will put their skills to the test to complete challenging tasks and negotiate the obstacles and elements of the low challenge course. Through a series of teambuilding activities, participants will gain self confidence, learn valuable cooperation and communication skills, and most importantly have fun. Closed-toe shoes required for this course (no sandals or flip-flops). Class offered periods 1 & 2 only. Venture out into the woods for an exciting and hands-on experience. Campers will have the opportunity to collect specimens from the creek, learn about and touch reptiles and amphibians, and dig through the dirt looking for various critters while learning about the natural wonders of the world. Class offered periods 3 & 4 only. Campers will participate in lots of hands-on nature related crafts while also learning about animals and the environment. Some activities include track making, birdfeeders, painting, and lots more. Make sure to turn your imagination on for this class, because we will be using our surroundings for inspiration. (please choose between indoor and outdoor cooking and do not choose both) Class offered periods 1 & 2 only. Get ready to grill. Participants will cook a variety of dishes on an open grill learning from Chef “Big Jack”. Best of all…you eat your creations. Class offered periods 1 & 2 only. This course is an introduction to the basic principles of outdoor living and camping skills. Through fun and hands-on activities, campers will cover topics such as how to pitch a tent, animal tracking, shelter building, planning a day hike or overnight camping trip, and basic orienteering. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in an on-site over night wilderness camping trip on Thursday night. Class offered periods 1, 2 & 3 only. Ready, Aim, Fire. Campers in this class will learn the fundamentals of firearms safety and basic rifle marksmanship including aiming, shooting positions and proper firing techniques using .22 caliber rim-fire rifles. This class is instructed by a Certified Rifle Instructor. Class offered period 4 only. For those who are experienced in handling and using firearms. Emphasis will be placed on firing positions and range experience, utilizing the firing range at Holiday Lake 4-H Center. Participants should have completed two years in basic Riflery 1. This is a two-period class offered periods 3 & 4 only. Additional fee of $5 required.* Make a model rocket, load the thruster engine and let it fly! Campers will build a reusable rocket from scratch and launch it while at camp. The rocket goes home with you so you can enjoy it over and over again. Limit 12 per class. This is a two-period class offered periods 1 & 2 or 3 & 4. Campers will learn the rules, safety procedures, equipment, and techniques for safe and fun scuba diving. Most of the lessons will be in the pool with certified lifeguards present. Limit 12 per class. For ages 10 & up. (**Participants must pass the swim test to take this class.) Class offered 1 & 2 period only. Learn basic fundamentals of soccer such as rules, dribbling, passing, shooting, and key concepts of the game. (Cleats and shin guards encouraged). In this class, campers will gain confidence and learn to feel comfortable in the water. Campers will first learn how to float and enjoy the water and then gradually begin to develop basic swimming skills and learn their first strokes. This class is full of water games and fun activities focused on developing and advancing the skill level of all beginner swimmers. The goal of this class is to build upon campers basic swimming skills by providing additional guided practice. To enter this level, students must be able to swim 15 yards independently. Students will learn to coordinate the front and back crawl strokes, begin orientation to deep water, refine key strokes, and be introduced to the butterfly stroke, open turns and diving. Class offered periods 1 & 2 only. Learn basic tennis skills and strokes, serving techniques, and how to keep score. Appropriate footwear is required. Must bring own tennis racquet. Lights, Camera, Action! Show your dramatic side while learning techniques of the performing arts including costuming, improvisation, and the use of props. Develop your skills and talents in this class designed to increase self-confidence as well as positive group interaction. Did we mention its fun? Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a weekly talent show.
____ NATURE & FORESTRY
____ NATURE CRAFTS
____ OUTDOOR COOKING
____ OUTDOOR LIVING SKILLS
____ RIFLERY 1
____ RIFLERY 2
____ SCUBA DIVING
____ SWIMMING 1 (Beginner)
____ SWIMMING 2 (Intermediate/Advanced)
_____ THEATRICAL ARTS
CABIN MATE REQUEST
Please list up to three (3) friends with whom you would like to be in a cabin or lodge with in order of preference. No guarantee of 2nd or 3rd choice cabin mate requests, teen/adult leader requests, or lodging requests.
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