by Lynn Passarella, Director of Lake Stockwell Day Camp
Not everyone knows this, but camp is great place for teens, too! Our Explorers program has been a real hit this summer! This week, we have over 90 of our older campers – ages 12 to 15 – participating in this program. It’s one of our biggest enrollment weeks in the history of Lake Stockwell – and we’re so glad to see the program growing!
Our Explorers program is designed to meet the needs of teens. Their schedule is based on choice as they, by this age, have likely already decided what activities they do and do not prefer. They have the option to choose up to 4 activities each period during the camp day. We find that they truly enjoy picking their own schedule; it helps them feel independent and empowered.
Another popular aspect of our Explorers program is their weekly field trips. They attend a variety of exciting destinations, one per week. Today (July 10, 2019), they are traveling to Morey’s Pier is Wildwood, where they will have the opportunity to enjoy both the amusement park and water park amenities. We’re hoping it’s a perfect summer day at the Jersey Shore!
Other Explorer trips this summer include bowling, golf, baseball games, arcades, outdoor laser tag, skating and visiting cultural places such as the Battleship New Jersey.