Camp Connections – Petersburg

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Camp Connections – Petersburg

Camp Connections

Week 10: August 19 - 23

Camp can get a bit messy sometimes!

Message from the Director

“Splish Splash” we are having a blast! Although this week has been bitter sweet, campers and counselors are making every second of the day count. We are planning to end the camp season with a bang by having a carnival theme, splish splash extravaganza! We are rocking out the end of this week with ice-cream, inflatables, cake walks, and so much more. I would also like to take the time out to thank all parents and campers for making this camp season unforgettable. We appreciate your jokes at rides-in/out, the random donations of Popsicle treats, and the enormous amount of ENERGY and ENTHUSIASM we receive daily! This camp would be nothing without you all and we cannot wait to see your smiling faces next year! 

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.

How many campers can you get in a tent?!

Program Highlight

Campers are having so much fun creating their outdoors home in nature and science. They have been practicing and being timed setting up and taking down a tent in the correct manner. They have even enjoyed snack time in their temporary home. Campers has also took a dive in some whip cream during camp opening while playing our camper vs. counselor challenge. Yum! What a messy and tasty treat. 

LIT Highlight

The LIT’s have been showing their leadership skill by assisting during rides-in-out and reading to our younger campers. LIT’s were also able to enjoy a good movie on their field with a side of popcorn. We do appreciate our LITs and we are happy to know that they have been loving camp thus far. 

Smiling campers ready 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)

Let’s give a big shout out to Ayannah for being our COW for week 10.We have seen so much growth as the weeks progressed. We appreciate her creativity and ability to take go where there is a need. Congratulations Ms. Ayannah keep up the great work!  

Next Week Highlights

See you next year! 

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Week 9: August 12 - 16

Campers in their hula costumes

Message from the Director

It’s been a “Hawaiian Hullabaloo” here at Camp Petersburg. Campers have been enjoying some tropical fun in the sun this week and participating in a bunch of fun activities. This summer has gone by super-fast, and with one more week left of camp, the best is still yet to come!! 

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.

Camper smiles with his make shift water balloon

LIT Highlight

The LIT’s are engaging in fun activities and also participating bonding activities such as going on field trips. They have been enjoying bonding and interacting with their peers this summer.

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. 

Counselor of the Week 9

“COW” (Counselor of the Week)

Shout out to Kortez Dixon! Although Mr. Kortez has been with us for a short amount of time, he has made his mark here at Camp Petersburg by being very interactive with the campers and facilitating safe but fun activities. Mr. Kortez is great with the campers, and our Bears group has been enjoying spending time with him. YAY Mr. Kortez! 

Next Week Highlights

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

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Week 8: August 5 - 9

Camper in a Superman mask and cape smiles

Message from the Director

It’s a “Superhero Showdown” here at Camp Petersburg! Campers are showing their creativity as they save the world dressed as their favorite superheroes. We are approaching the end of the summer, with only two weeks of camp left, but the fun doesn’t stop here! We still have a bunch of fun activities for the campers and opportunities to create timeless memories. Campers continue to improve on their archery and swimming skills, as well as making beautiful arts and craft projects, and exploring their creative music and drama abilities. We are looking for the fun weeks ahead here at Camp Petersburg.

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.

Campers in their superhero costumes

Program Highlight

This week, campers are making superheroes from scratch during arts and crafts, and playing fun trivia games during music and drama. The campers are enjoying building their skills on the archery range, perfecting their swimming techniques and interacting with their fellow peers. 

LIT Highlight

The LIT’s are engaging in fun activities and also participating bonding activities such as going on field trips. They are going bowling this week and also taking a trip to Swaders. 

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. 

Counselor of the Week 8

“COW” (Counselor of the Week)

Shout out to Deja! Deja does an excellent job with the campers, and always makes sure her group is on point. She works hard to make sure everything is running smooth and that campers are on their best behavior. YAY Ms. Deja!

Next Week Highlights

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

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Week 7: July 29 - August 2

Campers posing for a picture

Message from the Director

What another fun-packed week here at Camp Petersburg! Thankfully, the heat index has been allowing us to be back outside this week, so the campers have been super excited and energized. The campers have enjoyed bonding with their counselors and getting to know their peers for the past few weeks, and memories are continuing to be made every day. 

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.

Campers show off their crafts they made at camp

Program Highlight

This week, campers are making puppets, improving their acting skills with music and drama by acting out scenarios, and having some fun in the sun with slip-n-slide kickball. The campers are enjoying building their skills on the archery range, perfecting their swimming techniques, making arts and crafts from scratch, and interacting with their fellow peers. 

LIT Highlight

The LIT’s are engaging in fun activities and also participating bonding activities such as going on field trips. They are going go-karting this week and also taking a trip to Iron Bridge Sports 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. 

Counselor of the Week 7

“COW” (Counselor of the Week)

Shout out to Verlisha Brandon! Verlisha has shown up and showed out for The Bears. Not only does she engage the campers with fun and hands-on activities during Arts and Crafts, but she steps in as a counselor so effortlessly when needed. She makes sure the campers are on point with behavior and safety at all times. YAY Ms. Verlisha!

Next Week Highlights

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

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Week 6: July 22 - 26

Campers present their find!

Message from the Director

Camp Petersburg continues to embark on new journeys and adventures, making yet another wonderful week. A special thank you to parents for being super flexible with rides out switching locations due to weather. None of this would be possible without the help of our amazing parents. Also, a super shout out to all campers that participated in the Talent Show last week. You all put on amazing performances and worked extremely hard. The best is still yet to come for Camp Petersburg, so we are looking forward to another great week!

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.

Campers show off their rainbow crafts

Program Highlight

During this week of camp, our campers continued to make memories and participate in a bunch of fun. The campers are enjoying building their skills on the archery range, perfecting their swimming techniques, making arts and crafts from scratch, and interacting with their fellow peers. It’s amazing to watch campers create long lasting friendships while here at Camp Petersburg. 

LIT Highlight

The LIT’s are engaging in fun activities and also participating bonding activities such as going on field trips. They look forward to going to new places every week.

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. 

Counselor of the Week 6

“COW” (Counselor of the Week)

Shout out to Verna Branch! Verna has been super flexible and fully dedicated to her campers even in inclement weather. She continues to go the extra mile to ensure safety and promote a fun, but safe environment for all campers. YAY Ms. Verna! 

Next Week Highlights

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

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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.

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