Weston, Florida (PRWEB) April 12, 2014
Camp Sagemont is preparing for Opening Day on June 9th. For eighteen years, children from Weston and the surrounding cities of Plantation, Davie, Sunrise, Cooper City and Miramar have been happily spending their summers at Camp Sagemont. The program has evolved over the years, to serve campers of all ages from tiny tots to teens. This summer will be no exception, as Camp Sagemont rolls out a menu of program offerings sure to appeal to everyone – campers and parents alike.
“Camp Sagemont is thrilled to introduce Camp Clubs to our traditional day camp program this summer,” states Camp Sagemont Director Danielle Guski. “Every afternoon throughout the summer, campers will have the option to participate in a Camp Club in their area of interest. This gives our youngest campers the sleep-away camp experience.”
Camp Sagemont has created clubs allowing children to explore their creative, athletic and even academic sides. Club choices include General Sports, Critical Thinking Games, Environmental Club, Arts and Crafts, Spanish and more.
Older campers will also have new options this summer. In addition to Camp Sagemont’s popular Adventure, Art and Science specialty camps, campers can choose Junior Lifeguarding Camp, Creative Writing Camp, and Drama/Vocal Camp.
“These three specialty camps offer campers the opportunity to investigate their interests in these areas,” explains Guski. “Additionally, each of these camps possesses leadership qualities and a specific skill. We will assist each camper in honing these qualities and take them to the next level.”
Both the Junior Lifeguarding Camp, as well as Camp Sagemont’s LIT Leadership Program, offer older campers the opportunity to experience possible future jobs. Campers enrolled in the Junior Lifeguarding Camp will be exposed to different water safety situations and raise their overall water safety awareness through hands-on assistance with swimming activities for Camp Sagemont’s traditional day campers.
“Our Junior Lifeguard campers will work on developing their own physical swimming skills through a variety of lifeguarding activities, which will enrich the future of each camper,” states Guski. “CPR and First Aid certification, lifeguarding skills and conditions that affect lifeguards on a daily basis will round out the focus of this exciting new camp program.”
Campers entering ninth and tenth grade are eligible to take part in the Leaders in Training (LIT) program. “It prepares future camp counselors through rigorous, hands-on leadership development and training evaluations,” notes Guski.
LIT’s participate in weekly workshops on cabin management, positive reinforcement and feedback, and how to achieve desired behaviors. They also help in planning and running camp games and activities throughout the summer. LIT’s will be placed with at least three camp groups, maximizing their exposure to the inner workings of Camp Sagemont’s diverse camp offerings as well as the different methods and techniques used by its seasoned camp staff.
One of Camp Sagemont’s most popular programs is its Marine Camp, which is being expanded to a four-week program this summer. According to Guski, this allows for a more in depth study of the ocean. “It will include more extensive field trips to various locations such as the Smithsonian Marine Center and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center to observe sea tanks and visit a sea turtle rehabilitation center.”
All campers at Camp Sagemont enjoy fun-filled field trips. Guski promises campers will return to many of their favorite destinations including Rapids Water Park, a Marlin’s baseball game, DJ Scratch, Young At Art, Planet Air, and tubing at CB Smith Park.
Guski says there are plenty of surprises in store for campers this summer. “The element that will have our campers most excited this summer is the anticipation of what will happen next? How will color war be introduced? Who will be in the gazebo on the opening day of camp? Last year, Alvin and the Chipmunks greeted our campers on opening day, and then Spiderman and the Green Lantern appeared on campus to kick-off color war. There is no telling who will be here this summer.”
The one thing that is certain is that Camp Sagemont will be one of the most incredible experiences a child can have.
“Camp Sagemont embodies the entire camp experience and recognizes that summer camp is a special and powerful time in a child’s life,” states Guski. “This is when new friendships blossom, old friends are reunited, challenges are not only faced but conquered, and the lifelong memories of holding a snake, laughing with a best friend, dancing in the talent show, and participating as a team in a color war battle are made.”
She says Camp Sagemont provides children with these memorable camp experiences which help shape, mold and develop campers into strong, self-confident individuals with spirited character.
All this is accomplished in a fun, safe, nurturing environment. “At Camp Sagemont, campers are encouraged to develop their individuality and explore their talents, interests and values through new and fun challenges, all while being closely supervised by a staff of experienced, caring counselors. Parents should feel confident that their child or children are safe, having fun and developing life-long memories and friendships.”
Camp Sagemont begins the week of June 9th and runs through August 8th. Camp hours are 9am to 3:30pm, with early care and after care available. All programs are held on Sagemont’s Lower School Campus in Weston. To learn more about Camp Sagemont visit http://www.campsagemont.com or call (954) 384-1894. To read more stories about Camp Sagemont or The Sagemont School written by Stacey Bomser go to http://www.ourcityweston.com.