Week#1- We are very proud of our staff and campers. Everyone pulled
together making a great start to the 2012 Season! We introduced our Safety
Rules and expectations for behavior. We’re getting to know each other and
learning about all the new things Day Camp has to offer. Our Specialists have
begun their programs. We’ve learned the Buddy System, and we’ve gotten into the
Corrections: There are some staff assignments that were incorrect
in our last newsletter. Our Indoor Gym Specialist is Matt Vinton, Group 8’s
Head Counselor is Ashley Noda and Group 9’s Head Counselor is Kiera Bell.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents dropping off and picking up campers should use the Union Avenue parking lot behind the school. It is not safe to have traffic in front of the school while buses are in the circle. Campers should never be dropped off before 9:00a.m. because there may not be anyone at Camp to supervise them. If you are changing transportation plans for your child, please submit them in writing. Getting everyone to and from Day Camp safely is our priority. Also, thank you for all your patience as we continually work to improve our bus service.
After 25 years of publishing
this newsletter for our campers and their families, Camp Sites
is going high tech. Peekskill Day Camp now has a blog in The Peekskill-
Cortlandt Patch. You can find us at:Peekskill.patch.com.and clicking on the
Local Voices heading. So now in addition
to news, we can share photos of our camp activities.
Last week’s trip on the Commander was great, and we’ll be heading to Bear Mountain State Park
this week. We’ll have lunch, visit the zoo, and take a ride on the cool, retro,
carousel. Campers should wear their camp shirts and sneakers (No flip flops).
They should bring lunch in a plastic bag
(No lunch boxes please) and a drink. Spending money for the snack bar is
permitted. We will have a regular 3:00
dismissal on Friday.
At the Paramount
Last week everyone enjoyed
Ned’s show. This week we’ll learn more about our world with a presentation by
Don’t Lose Your Mables
Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful.
We’re working hard trying to teach and follow these three important rules. As
we supervise the campers, we correct inappropriate behaviors and reward
positive behaviors. For Week #1, the Groups that were rewarded with extra
snacks for doing the best job were: Group 4 (Head Counselor Lee Curtis), Group
6 (Head Counselor Malika Hunt), and Group 10 (Head Counselor Kara Lyon).
Best of the Best
believe that we have a great staff. Both old and new, our counselors are
dedicated to providing our campers with excellent care. Each week we pick a few
counselors who stood out as being the Best of the Best. This week Certificates
of Appreciation were awarded to: Maria Ferraioli (Gr.1), Mishnori Mosley
(Gr.2), Kris Gordineer (Gr.3), Brooke Gordineer (Gr.4), Mikyla Abdul Azim
(Gr.5), Darius Luna (Gr.6), Carlos Menoscal (Gr.7), Alex Warn (Gr.8), Sydney
Taylor (Gr.9), Kenyata Burnett (Gr.10). We hope that parents appreciate all the
hard work our counselors are doing for their children; we certainly do!
Archery News from Bob
There were Star Archers, both campers and counselors, from some of the older groups.
Campers James, Jared, & Thalia hit the target.
Campers Mason, Margaret, Manuel & Diego hit the target.
Camper Joseph popped the balloon, and Campers Brianna & Johnny hit the
Camper Dejawn was the first camper to hit the target. Counselor Philip popped
the balloon, and Counselor Sydney hit the target.
Head Counselor Kara and Counselor Kevin popped the balloon.