Category Archives: Camp Profiles

Sugar Sand Park Community Center

It was a typical Monday morning last summer at Sugar Sand Park Community Center in Boca Raton, Fla. I walked out of my office to see the bustling actors taking their places. The production assistant ordered quiet on the set as the director dropped his hand through the air and yelled “Action!” As I quietly walked behind the film set and headed down the hallway, I passed through a chorus of Broadway hopefuls rehearsing Mama Mia as they danced and … Continue reading

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A Mixed Bag

Located in the ski resort town of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., The Station has as its goal to change lives through action sports. But the activities provided — snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, rock climbing and mountain biking — aren’t those one might typically think of at camp. Founded by Pete and Rachel Bowman in 2008, the non-profit youth camp offers programs to attract three main groups: extreme-sports enthusiasts, youth-ministry groups and inner-city kids. “I had a dream in my heart to someday … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Camp Profiles, Columns & Features, Insider Access, Issues, Jul/Aug 2011 | Leave a comment

Summer Soccer Camps

This summer marks the 21st year for HandsOnSoccer camps in Northeast Ohio. The camps, run by Otto Orf, former Cleveland Crunch/Force and US National Futsal Team goalkeeper, are a highlight of Cleveland- and Akron-area youth soccer players’ summers. HandsOnSoccer places emphasis on the fundamentals, by demonstrating, conducting drills and playing games — all in a fun environment that meets the developmental needs of children from age 4 through high school. Instructors include professional players, internationals and college standouts — and … Continue reading

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Skimming The Surface

Camp Basics: Student to Instructor Ratio: 3.5 to 1 Location: British Virgin Islands and Windward Islands Cost: Ranges from $3,990 to $6,990, depending on level and course type. The cost includes all food, training, certifications, equipment, etc. Ages: 13 years old to college Odyssey Expeditions isn’t the traditional overnight camp for children. This summer camp puts its students out on the sea to learn first-hand what it means to be a seaman. Building A Foundation Jason Buchheim founded the expeditionary … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Camp Profiles, CB Directory Stories, Columns & Features, Insider Access, Issues, Mar/Apr 2011 | Leave a comment

Enivronmental Stewards

Camp Basics Name: IslandWood Sessions: All seasons, with overnight camps in the summer Ratio: Ranges from 1 to 5 and 2 to15 Ages: Preschool to eighth grade Costs: Range based on program, scholarships and reduced rates available for those who qualify Located on Bainbridge Island near Seattle in Washington, IslandWood is a 255-acre outdoor learning center that offers campers the opportunity to develop a love for the outdoors. Opened 10 years ago, the facility reveals nature’s assets and encourages campers … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Camp Profiles, CB Directory Stories, Issues, Nov/Dec 10 | Leave a comment