We are really proud that our Camps are accredited through the American Camping Association. Every summer we ensure that our programs, staff, health care providers, maintenance crew and kitchen staff comply with hundreds of different standards to be sure our camps are running as safely as possible. Not only do our Directors work with these standards all year at our Camps, they all volunteer within the ACA. Each year, they take time to visit other camps to ensure these standards are followed each summer. Check out the link below to see what our Directors are working on year-round to make [...]
In the April Camp News email blast, I wrote an article about our Woodcraft Director, Eric Teitelbaum. Actually, Eric wrote it, but I managed to forget to add the link to view pictures of his work. Check out some of the amazing things Eric has built. Woodcraft is going to be awesome this summer! http://www.flickr.com/photos/teitelbaumcarpentry/sets/ Brent Birchler Boys Camp Director
Hello everyone! This time around we are going to tackle a classic. Caesar Salad Dressing. This recipe makes 12 servings, which is quite a bit. You can certainly half the recipe if you need to. […]
Thank you to all the amazing volunteers for coming out to Camp this weekend...braving the cold.... and getting their hands dirty to help make Camp a little better! Without your support, we would not be able to be who we are everyday. Please head over to; http://www.facebook.com/camp.ockanickon and check out my RUYS video hot off the press!
Did you know that a child's chance to stay active decreases after school ends for summer? Even though summer has the potential of one to become active and explore something new, summer also has the potential for one to sit at home and be a couch potato. This is where we come in! This weekend MaryAnn and I will be traveling to the Ambler and Abington YMCAs in Pennsylvania to be part of their 2012 Healthy Kids Day. We will be joining them in an effort to encourage kids and parents to not be that couch potato this summer and [...]
This past weekend thirty families joined us at Camp to participate in the first ever Mother Daughter Weekend. We had a great mix of alumni, campers, and new families. It was wonderful to see everyone come together to try this brand new weekend at Camp. There were a number of highlights to this weekend. Thank you to all of our team members that pitched in to make this a special weekend for all of our campers. Pem and Lynn put on the best Matolly make-over for the girls highlighting hair and painting nails. Gab was hard at work with tie [...]
USAImmersion (USAI), a local not-for-profit organization, is bringing international students (ages 11 to 15 years old) to Lake Stockwell Day Camp. USAI is offering Fellowships to attend day camp for free to those American families interested in hosting their international students. Why may your family want consider hosting this summer? • It’s a great cross-cultural experience to help your family gain a deeper understanding of other cultures. • Children like to have a new housemate and the experience may result in unique friendships that last a lifetime. • Hosting international students can be mentioned in resumes and college applications to [...]
What helps make grass grow at Camp? Well….dirt, seeds and lots of water! This past week we got a major upgrade at the Camp Ockanickon landsports field. We hope the addition of underground sprinklers will help make the grass grow before hundreds of campers make their way out before the summer!
Hey there faithful readers… For this week's recpie I dove once again in to the archives. This is one of my all time favorites and I like to keep spreading it around for all to enjoy. This recpie still gets comments and compliments from those of you who have tried it out and rave reviews for those of you whom I’ve personally made it for. It’s something that my mother makes for Christmas breakfast every year and I thought the time was right to re-introduce to any newer readers we've picked up along the way. Mom’s Sticky Cinnamon Buns Frozen bread dough balls 1pkg. [...]
Do campers really develop values and character as a result of Camp? Do they really go home a better person than when they arrived? My answer is ABSOLUTELY! It's a tough one to prove and many times, the campers themselves don't realize that they have changed as a result of Camp until years later, but I know it is the truth. I see it more and more every year in our campers, staff, and alumni who have finished their camper/staff time at Camp and have gone off into the world. Camp has hugely influenced my own character. Last week, I was called for [...]