Monthly Archives: November 2019

Thankful for so much … including the opportunity to be part of Lake Stockwell Day Camp

By |2019-11-25T11:11:22-05:00November 25th, 2019|

By Lynn Passarella, Lake Stockwell Day Camp Director   As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s nice to reflect on what we are grateful for this year. After 10 summers here at camp, I am still thankful for Lake Stockwell Day Camp. Camp has brought me a variety of “things” that I will be forever grateful for – meeting my husband through friendships, watching my daughter grow up in the camp environment, seeing campers year after year, relationships with staff members, and everlasting summer memories.   This year I have asked Stockwell staff members, “Why are you grateful for being part of Lake [...]

When schools are closed, camp is in session! Find out about School’s Out at Camp!

By |2019-11-19T09:49:07-05:00November 19th, 2019|

By Becca Gutwirth, School Age Child Care Director When schools are closed, there’s something for everyone at School’s Out at Camp. On November 7 and 8, we welcomed 45 students, ages 5-12, from Medford, Medford Lakes, Tabernacle, Shamong, and Mount Laurel. Students started Day 1 at the Ockanickon Dining Hall with board and card games, Legos, loom bands, coloring and more. After a hearty breakfast of pancakes, potato coins, cereal, yogurt and fruit, our School’s Out staff was joined by staff from the YMCA of the Pines Outdoor Center. Before and after lunch, students rotated through three stations, getting to [...]

Don’t believe the hype … True adventure isn’t found on a comfy couch!

By |2019-11-06T16:12:28-05:00November 6th, 2019|

By Matt Foran, Director of Camp Ockanickon  A Popular Video Game Ad Entitled, “Journey Ahead” “Wake Up … Wake Up,” begins the ad for a very popular video game this season. A young male with a serious case of bed hair awakens and wanders off into a new world. The protagonist encounters challenges and trials, makes his way into a deep cave with a glinting treasure before a dragon emerges from the depths. The narrator makes a call to action – to come together, to overcome fears. It sells the idea of a journey into a new place away from [...]