Monthly Archives: September 2011

Fuse Beads!!

By |2011-09-30T05:44:40-04:00September 30th, 2011|

This week when I visited our School's Out program at Chairville fuse beads were such a hit! Our campers were making all kinds of fun creations from cupcakes to horses to dogs! I can't wait to see what they make next time.

School’s Out @ Camp!

By |2011-09-27T06:40:49-04:00September 27th, 2011|

School’s Out at Camp is this Thursday, September 29th! Enjoy the fun of camp, while school is out, by going on nature walks, playing games, doing crafts, or meeting some of the creatures of the lake. Breakfast is provided for those who arrive before 8:00am. Lunch & Snack is also provided! (Activities start at 9:00am and vary daily based on weather and availability.) Please have your child prepared for an outside activity, rain, snow, or shine. Price per Day: $50.00 (*MEMBER) *A MEMBER IS A CHILD ENROLLED IN THE 2011-2012 SCHOOL’S OUT PROGRAM $60.00 (NON-MEMBER & DROP-IN’S)

A magical weekend…

By |2011-09-25T19:22:37-04:00September 25th, 2011|

Hello dear friends… Did you know we cater events here at Camp? I hope you did… but if not, now you do! My staff and I, with the help of the Group Services Staff and just about every one else around Camp prepared for and hosted a magical weekend wedding event over the last three days. Many hours were spent transforming all of Matolly in to a “destination wedding retreat” for our new friends Nick and Kate. Roads were groomed, the dining hall was scrubbed and polished, leaves were raked, chafing dishes were shined… […]

Helping out where I can..

By |2011-09-25T13:45:46-04:00September 25th, 2011|

We all remember Hurricane Irene who roared through the entire East Coast late last month. Thousands of people were impacted from Irene and people have still been struggling to get back onto their feet. YMCA Camps of Medford was extremely fortunate to come out with only a few downed trees, but a handful of our fellow YMCA summer camps were not so lucky. YMCA Camp Mason was without power for a handful of days and Frost Valley YMCA […]

Red-Tailed Hawks

By |2011-09-23T12:28:10-04:00September 23rd, 2011|

We received a really cool phone call yesterday.  Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge had 2 Red-Tailed Hawks that they had rehabilitated and wanted to release into the wild and they wanted to do it here at Camp.  Both hawks had been involved with collisions and Cedar Run had nursed them back to health.  They brought them out to Headquarters and released them in front of 7 or 8 excited Camp Staff members.  Both hawks flew up into trees where they remained for the rest of the afternoon.  One even tried to catch a squirrel within moments of being released.  That was [...]

School’s Out Craft!

By |2011-09-22T06:28:03-04:00September 22nd, 2011|

This week at Nokomis School’s Out program the students crafted a fish simply made out of coffee filters. Students were able to choose marker colors of their choice to color the coffee filter with.  With water added to the filter, the colors blended together to create a tie dye look. Students then cut out the filter into a fish shape and pasted it on a blue construction paper. Students were then able to add their own finishing touches to their fish. The finish products turned out great! Thank you Helene, Erin H., and Erin S. for making School’s Out at [...]


By |2011-09-21T10:49:27-04:00September 21st, 2011|

The start to a better world is our belief that it is possible. Believe in your dreams. Believe in today. Believe that you make a difference. Believe we can build a better world. Believe when others might not. Believe there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Believe that you might be that light for someone else. Believe that the best is yet to be. Believe in each other. Believe in yourself. I believe in you. ~Kobi Yamada

So much going on it’s crazy!!!

By |2011-09-20T15:53:12-04:00September 20th, 2011|

This afternoon I walked into Keith’s office and witnessed an amazing list on his dry-erase board. The list had over 30 community events the YMCA Camps of Medford was either sponsoring or was working with an outside organization to run. When I 1st started working […]

Hey Campers, Check Out What’s Going on at Camp!

By |2011-09-19T10:47:34-04:00September 19th, 2011|

Parent's Night Out - Friday, Sept. 23rd Looking for a great place to have your kids taken care of while you have a night out? Then drop off your kids at Camp Ockanickon and enjoy an evening out! Your child will have an exciting, safe and enjoyable night at camp that will include: dinner, campfire, s’mores, arts & crafts, a movie and maybe even a hayride. Let our trained staff take care of your child at a very affordable price! School's Out @ Camp - Thursday, Sept. 29th Enjoy the fun of camp, while school is out, by going on [...]

Thought of the Day

By |2011-09-19T07:57:54-04:00September 19th, 2011|

RULES FOR BEING HUMAN  1.   YOU WILL RECEIVE A BODY.  You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.  2.   YOU WILL LEARN LESSONS.  You are enrolled in a full-time, informal school called life.  Each day in the school, you will be presented with opportunities to learn what you most need to know.  The lessons presented are often completely different from the ones you think you need.  3.   THERE ARE NO MISTAKES, ONLY LESSONS.  Growth is a process of trial and error, and experimentation.  You can learn as much from [...]

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