Feeling Campy
April, 2020 - Issue #187

Enrichment, friendships, adventure and more are in store for your kids this summer.

Community, Culture & Adventure Drive the Mission of Camp Kahili
Students who will be entering seventh to 12th grade in the fall of 2020 are invited to travel to the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kaua'i this summer for Camp Kahili.
Culture Campers will discover the unique and diverse culture of Hawaii and the island of Kaua'i through hands-on learning experiences taught by local educators.
Community An important part of Camp Kahili's mission is to give back to the island through a variety of service-based projects. Each camper will return home with 10 to 15 hours of certified community service signed off by Camp Kahili directors.
Adventure Students will participate in a number of activities and excursions, including beach days, surfing and standup paddle boarding, ziplining, tubing, hiking and more.
There are four weeks available to campers - your child can opt to stay for one, two, three or all four weeks. Camps run June 21 to June 27; June 28 to July 4; July 5 to July 11 and July 12 to July 18.

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GlowHouse Summer Camp 2020
Don't miss the summer fun at GlowHouse with three exciting summer camps for kids and teens. Go for a week or chill with them the whole summer! Early drop off and late pick up are available.

Video Games + Cosplay & SFX Makeup
Does your child have a passion for playing video games? What about playing dress-up or watching Let's Play YouTube videos? Level up their summer break with GlowHouse's Video Game + Cosplay Summer Camp! They'll get to play all the fan-favorites like Fortnite, Mario Kart, Roblox, Minecraft and more - plus, the super-popular Oculus Quest and PS4 virtual reality stations will be in full effect.

YouTube & TikTok Content Creators
Become an internet sensation in the brand-new camp for beginners-to-savvy content creators that can take their skills to the next level! Kids will learn the ins and outs of digital production by making fun, engaging clips, music videos, product reviews, quirky challenges and skits from pre-production to post. They'll also get better at sound design and get to incorporate visual effects into their projects.

Intro to Filmmaking & Video Production with Adobe Premiere & Creative Cloud
This digital media camp allows students to team up with like-minded peers to express themselves and their creativity through film. Students will work with top-of-the-line equipment while learning to develop a story, write a script, shoot unique shots and edit their film - all to create a movie of their own. By the end of the week, students will have films ready for the web, YouTube, resumes, family and friends!
GlowHouse Gaming
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Kids can Connect with Nature this Summer
Whether your child is an expert rider or has never seen a horse up close in real life (But wants to!), Santa Clarita Valley Equestrian Center is the perfect fit. Running weekly Monday through Friday beginning June 8 for ages 6 and up, this horse-centered camp includes riding lessons, trail rides and more - surrounded by the beauty of our community's local riverbed. Camp is from 9am to 12pm, with early drop off available at 8am - just seconds off Copperhill Drive!

What to Consider when Selecting a Camp for your Child

When selecting a camp for your child, there are several factors to be considered - interests and camp philosophies, hours and activities and more. The most important factor, however, should be the focus on your camper's safety and overall experience. To ensure that you are selecting a quality camp, parents should first look at camps that are accredited by the American Camp Association. These camps follow, meet or exceed over 300 standards that relate to safety, program and camper growth.
Regardless of the type of program that you choose for your camper, here are a few good questions to ask: What is your camper to counselor ratio? How are your staff hired, screened and trained? How long has the camp director lead the program? What is the camper return rate? How will my camper grow from their experience at your program?

If you are looking for a camp that takes professionalism to another level, parents should look for camps that are a member of the Western Association of Independent Camps. These camps are not only accredited by the American Camp Association but have taken the extra steps to gain membership in WAIC. WAIC camps tend to be forward thinking and progressive when it comes to camper development, focusing on 21st-century skills, personal growth and professionalism in the camp industry.
Valley Trails Summer Camp has been operating for the past 52 year and is an accredited camp program and a member of WAIC.

Don't Miss Gilchrist Farm's Spring Camp this April!
Running one week only, from April 6 to April 10, this camp for kids ages 5 to 14 includes...
Horses Kids will learn grooming, riding and cart driving, mounted archery and more.
Farm Skills They'll milk goats, gather eggs, pet pigs and bunnies, feed the ducks and tortoise and take the mini mule for a walk! Their jaws will drop as they watch eggs hatch and learn to care for chicks. Springtime babies will be abundant during camp - cuddle and enjoy the best of the season.
Country Arts & Crafts Your child will learn soap and candle making, leather working, rag doll making, and woodworking, developing a sense of self reliance.
Games Old-time games like milk jug bowling, horse shoes, cornhole, water balloon battles, tug o war, gunny sack races, and more will be played - and they'll have a blast on the giant slide, too.

(NOTE: Please check with the camps directly regarding any possible cancellations. Thank you.)
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