Gesher Teen Camp
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Gesher Teen Camp is back and better than ever! Gesher- “bridge” in Hebrew is an amazing summer opportunity meant to “bridge” kids’ experiences of traditional day camp with that of incredible trips. This camp will allow your teens to gain independence all while exploring new adventures, meeting new friends, and celebrating Jewish living. If you are looking for the Camp Mindy experience, but your teen is ready for a change, Gesher is the perfect combination.
Gesher Traditional Camp
• Rising Grades 6, 7 & 8
• All camps are Monday-Friday; 9am-4pm (with some exceptions on out-of-camp days)
Camp will consist of 3 days of “traditional” on-site activities (swimming, sports, arts & crafts, computers and new activities just for teens!) The other 2
days will be spent off-site traveling to all sorts of exciting places, such as Wet n’ Wild Water Park or Paintball Kingdom. Every Friday will be our community
service day. Whether we are baking cookies at the Ronald McDonald House or making meals at Friendship Trays, Friday is our day to help the community.
CIT/ & LIT Camp
The CIT & LIT programs provide opportunities for 9th and 10th grade teens who want to further develop their leadership and communication skills as well as gain experience in planning and instructing activities for young children. The CIT program will focus more on cabin dynamics, planning counselor led activities, First Aid certification, and how to become an effective and successful counselor. The LIT program will focus on the daily ins and outs of making a camp run successfully. From learning how to be a Specialist to gaining an understanding of how the administrative operations work, as an LIT you will have the opportunity to lead activities, become CPR certified, and gain critical experience needed to become a successful camp staff member. Acceptance into the program is based on an application and interview. Both CIT & LIT programs are two weeks in length.
Leadership Camp for Girls | August 5 - 9
6th, 7th, 8th Grades
Athena’s Path camp is a fun time for girls, filled with funny games and activities, cool instructors, and lively discussions- all about middle school. The social drama of middle school can take its toll on academics, self-esteem and attitudes about school. Our games and activities teach girls the tools they need to navigate the middle school social scene and be the leaders of their own lives. Our tools give the girls confidence to solve their own problems in middle school, and beyond! Our high school interns are great role models, make the activities more fun and help the girls feel comfortable. Your Athena’s Path girl discovers that being a leader doesn’t necessarily mean being class president. It means solving problems creatively, doing what she believes is right, and staying true to herself. While she plays games, tries new activities, talks confidentially, and giggles, she learns to:
- Lead with her unique style
- Evaluate and respond to criticism
- Communicate positively
- Solve problems creatively
- Take the right kind of risks
- Identify local and realistic role models
- Plug into healthy friendships
Hero’s Pursuit Leadership Camps for Middle School Boys (New for 2013)
6th, 7th, 8th Grades | August 12 - 16
In Hero’s Pursuit, boys play games, try new activities and take challenges. They talk and laugh with our high-energy instructors and cool high school interns- all about life as a guy in middle school. Whether it’s on the playing field, in the hallway, on the bus, or in the cafeteria, the stuff that happens outside of class has a big effect on academics. Learning to be a leader in his own way can help a boy stay confident and be successful. Hero’s Pursuit gives boys the tools they need to lead their own lives, make their own decisions and handle the challenges and opportunities boys face in middle school- and beyond. We know boys have to be active and busy. This action-packed week is full of hands-on games and activities with helpful life lessons tucked in between. The boys learn how to:
- Be a good friend, appreciate good friends, and exit friendships when needed
- Communicate positively, from a position of strength
- Develop their brains to become more logical (less impulsive) thinkers
- Take the right kind of risks
- Develop leadership qualities
- Compete tactfully
- Plan for success
- Respectfully interact with the opposite sex