Camp Connections – Petersburg

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Camp Connections – Petersburg

Camp Connections

Week 5: July 15 - 19

Two Petersburg campers “dab” on ice skates

Message from the Director

What a rockin’ and rollin’ week of fun at Camp Petersburg! Our campers have been partaking in a ton of activities and making memories that will last a lifetime. Our counselors have been enjoying working with the campers and have been ensuring safe but fun team building activities all week. Our campers get to party like “rock stars” at the upcoming talent show, as they showcase their amazing talents and skills amongst their friends and family. We are looking forward to another week full of fun and creativity!

Reminders:

  • We strongly encourage all electronic devices to remain home, for we are not responsible if items are lost, stolen, or damaged. LIT’s are allowed to bring electronic devices on field trips only.
  • Rides in/out will continue to be on the side of the building near our gate. Be on the lookout for the “Green Man.”
  • Rides-in starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m. Drop-off ends a 10 a.m.
  • Rides-out starts at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m.
  • Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. and is over at 8:30 a.m.
  • Please remember to bring a water bottle, bathing suit (on under clothes), and a towel each day. Please make sure they are all labeled.
  • If you have not turned in your child’s documents, please do as soon as possible. We need a current physical, updated immunization record, copy of birth certificate or recent report card, and an allergy plan for all allergies listed on the application from their physician.
  • Camp Petersburg is Peanut and Tree Nut free.

A boy camper smiles proudly on the side of the pool in his life jacket

Program Highlight

During this week of camp, our “Rock stars” have been engaging in a bunch of fun activities such as making Mandalas made of leaves and colored prints during art, improving their skills and building confidence on the archery range, and practicing their ability to truly be rock stars for the Talent Show. The campers have been working super hard and are excited to perform for their friends and family.

LIT Highlight

The LIT’s went ice-skating this week and are taking a trip to Jumpology for some fun at the trampoline park.

Camper Ranks

Camper are continuously working towards earning their ranks and they are given the option to choose which ranks they would like to work on Wednesday and Friday mornings. We like to give a great big shout out to the Cheetahs for completing rank two of Nature and Science.

“COW” (Counselor of the Week)

Shout out to Kweku Hopkins! Kweku has been doing an awesome job with making sure campers are engaged and implementing different chants and techniques to make sure campers are listening a following instructions. YAY Mr. Kweku! 

Next Week Highlights

Next Week’s theme is “Unleash Your Creativity.” We encourage campers to let their creativity shine and be their very best self. Every Wednesday is “Wacky Day”. Dress up according to our themes each week.

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Week 4: July 8 - 12

A happy camper shows off the paint on her hands and face

Message from the Director

Another week of “Ooey Gooey” awesomeness! Counselors, campers, and leadership staff have worked hard to overcome their fears. We have searched for objects in slime, tasted weird (but safe) textures of food while blindfolded, and competed in a unit game of slime dominoes. Can we say the best is still yet to come?? Let’s look forward to a ROCKIN’ NEW WEEK!!

Reminders:

  • Rides in/out will continue to be on the side of the building near our gate. Be on the lookout for the “Green Man.”
  • Rides-in starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m. Drop-off ends a 10 a.m.
  • Rides-out starts at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m.
  • Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. and is over at 8:30 a.m.
  • Please remember to bring a water bottle, bathing suit (on under clothes), and a towel each day. Please make sure they are all labeled.
  • If you have not turned in your child’s documents, please do as soon as possible. We need a current physical, updated immunization record, copy of birth certificate or recent report card, and an allergy plan for all allergies listed on the application from their physician.
  • Camp Petersburg is Peanut and Tree Nut free.

Campers enjoy some time in the pool

Program Highlight

During this “Ooey Gooey” week, campers made kinetic sand, and have been working extremely hard practicing their talents for the upcoming talent show (July 19, 2019). 

LIT Highlight

The LIT’s went bowling this week and are taking a trip to Capital One for coder’s camp.

Camper Ranks

Camper are continuously working towards earning their ranks and they are given the option to choose which ranks they would like to work on Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Campers work on a messy craft in camp

“COW” (Counselor of the Week)

Shout out to Drayden James! Drayden has been doing an awesome job with engaging the campers in a variety of physical activities such as soccer, basketball, kickball, and an octopus game. YAY Mr. Drayden! 

Next Week Highlights

Next Week’s theme is “Rock stars.” Every Wednesday is “Wacky Day”. Dress up according to our themes each week.

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Week 3: July 1 - 5

Camper enjoy a fun time in the pool

Message From the Director

At Camp Petersburg is a lesson to be learned around every corner-the archery range, on the basketball court, and swimming lessons. All these lessons help prepared your children to make better life decisions while they’re having fun.

Reminders:

  • Rides in/out will be held at a different location. It will be on the side of the building near our gate. Be on the lookout for the “Green Man.”
  • Rides-in starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m. Drop-off ends a 10 a.m.
  • Rides-out starts at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m.
  • Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. and is over at 8:30 a.m.
  • Please remember to bring a water bottle, bathing suit (on under clothes), and a towel each day. Please make sure they are all labeled.
  • If you have not turned in your child(ren) documents, please do as soon as possible. We need current physical, updated immunization record, copy of birth certificate or recent report card, and an allergy plan for all allergies listed on the application for their physician.
  • Camp Petersburg is Peanut and Tree Nut free

Counselor and campers in action

Program Highlight

Bullseye!! As campers build their skills on the archery range, they will, in turn, they are building personal confidence in a very fun way. Campers are having the time of their life as they work together to earning their ranks. This week our LIT’s create a physical activity game for our campers this week. As adults, we teach the skills necessary for children to take on leadership roles now

LIT Highlight

This week our LIT’s create a physical activity game for our campers this week. As adults, we teach the skills necessary for children to take on leadership roles now and in the future. Involving the LIT’s in leadership activities help them: boot their self-confidence, improve speaking in public, and communication skills later in life.

A counselor in leadership training smiles for a picture

Camper Ranks

Camper are continuously working towards earning their ranks and they are given the option to choose which ranks they would like to work on Wednesday and Friday mornings.

“COW” (Counselor of the Week)

Shout Out to Cecil Parham! Cecil has done an AMAZING job keeping the campers engaged during archery time.

Next Week Highlights

Next Week’s theme is “Ooey Gooey.” Every Wednesday is “Wacky Day”. Dress up according to our themes each week.

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Week 2: June 24 - 28

Two smiling campers at Camp Petersburg

From the Camp Director

Camp Petersburg is successfully on its way to completing yet another week of camp! Campers are really getting into the swing of the camp routine, spirit, and friendship. They’re reaching so many achievements for their tremendous hard work in sports, archery, and arts and crafts. This week’s theme was Crazy Creatures.

We are truly excited and eager for the remaining weeks of camp. We are still aiming for camp to be even greater than our previous week. I know your campers haven’t seen anything yet!  We have more cool activities, games, and even special guests coming your way! Be on the lookout because the fun is JUST GETTING STARTED!

Campers pet wildlife at camp

Reminders:

  • Rides in/out will be held at a different location next week. It will be on the side of the building near our gate. Be on the lookout for the “Green Man.”  
  • Rides-in starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m. Drop-off ends a 10 a.m. 
  • Rides-out starts at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m. 
  • Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. and is over at 8:30 a.m.
  • Please have campers arrive with swim clothes on underneath their clothing. 

Program Highlight

The counselors are engaged and filled creative and innovative games and activities. Campers are overcoming fears of the water and are progressing through each. The campers have been creating some CRAZY creatures in creative arts and showing their football skills in sports.

LIT Campers on a field trip

LIT Highlight (Leaders in Training)

The LIT’s have been showing their skills in skating and exploring Brown’s Island. The campers have also displayed their leadership by helping clean the playgrounds and reading some of our younger campers.

Camper Ranks

Campers are working hard towards their ranks for the first week and filling up their necklaces.

Campers preparing to get wet in the pool

“COW” (Counselor of the Week)

SHOUT OUT to our COW for the week Ms. Asia Timmons. Asia has been “mooing” mighty loud to the point it was so hard to ignore. She has been coming up with ways to keep her teens engaged and excited about camp. She also has been a tremendous help by assisting with other tasks throughout camp with a gracious smile. YAY Ms. Asia! 

Next Week Highlights

Every Wednesday is “Wacky Day”. Dress up according to our themes each week.

Follow us on Facebook and see some amazing pictures all summer long!