Read Camp Sequoia's Winter newsletter.
From Open Houses, to weekend trips to new adventures planned in camp and beyond, it is hard to believe that spring is around the corner. We've also announced our Aloha Adventure 2018 for our older campers as an enhanced program to the Big Island of Hawaii in August 2018.
Spring Break activities and tips
With many of our campers entering Spring Break and often spending additional time around family and siblings, Camp Sequoia is pleased to take a moment and offer several suggestions to maximum enjoyment and minimize potential frustration. First, many of our clients do best with structure so taking some time to discuss the structure of Spring Break is time well spent. This could be as simple as discussing expectations for shared family meals, games or outing or appropriate times during which electronics can be used. Planning specific activities that are not weather dependent as well as having academic and home (clean room. spring projects as examples) expectations in place are good strategies as well. We recommend having choices, even minor choices as part of the spring break planning process. If that means which adventure (mini-golf or trampoline park as examples) that is chosen for an outing with child input can help facilitate buy-in and increase interest in (or acceptance of) other family activities which they may by necessity have less interest or choice about. Finally, we recommend making sure that there is a good mix of realistic opportunity for a variety of activities. A mix of alone and together time, a blend of inside and outside and a balance between screen/phone and unplugged will serve to set the framework for a fun and relaxing Spring Break for the entire family.
OPEN HOUSE at our MAIN CAMPUS in Pennsburg, PA
Meet Director Lux and members of the leadership team on Saturday April 29th to see our facilities starting at 2:00 pm. Learn about the Camp Sequoia Way as we discuss our research-based approach to helping young men become their best selves after touring our facility. For details and to RSVP to this event, please call 610-771-0111 or email email@example.com. We'd love to talk with you about our program and results. This is a family friendly event. Parents, campers, prospective campers and extended family members are welcome to attend.
Meet us in Richmond, VA
Meet Director Lux and members of the leadership team this Friday evening March 2nd, and learn about the Camp Sequoia Way as we discuss our research-based approach to helping young men become their best selves. For details and to RSVP to this event, please call 610-771-0111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to talk with you about our program and results.
What is 2E anyway?
From our work presented at the World Gifted Conference and numerous local, state and regional events for parents, teachers and students, the concept of 2e, or twice exceptional, often merits a brief description. The twice or twice-exceptional means simply that there is more than one non-neurotypical component involved. Exceptional comes from a position of ability or strength rather than a perspective of deficit or perceived deficit. We consider our campers to have great strengths or abilities in a variety of fields (both academic and non-academic) as well as the ability to work on mores which allow them to become their best selves. Our work with Frustration Tolerance, Guy's Group, Social Cognition and perspective taking serve to use the camp environment as a Fun, dynamic tool to empower our campers for success bot at and beyond our modern camp campus.
Aloha Adventure Planning continues
Building upon years of global travel experience and a decade of running trips we are excited to have Director Lux leading this life skills excursion in August for our older and alumni campers. As the founding director of Hawaii Volcanoes Education Institute with two years of "on island" experience, his expertise sets the stage for a truly unique and local experience on the Big Island. From custom tours, to behind the scenes adventures, to local haunts, this program provides the opportunity for our most mature campers to live together and learn cooking, budgeting, laundry and planning skills in the beautiful backdrop of the Hawaiian Islands.
We enjoyed going to Houston Texas this month to speak to interested families and meet returning campers at a great Open House event. From research to intentional structure to some great local dining, a huge thanks the Jonah and family who hosted us and the new families and friends we met as well.
Fall 2017 Newsletter
Read Camp Sequoia's Fall 2017 newsletter.
We are excited about all of the things that we have been up to this fall. From training additional staff in Crisis Prevention and Mental Health First Aid to planning for our upcoming December 2nd-3rd indoor waterpark adventure, we have been busy. We've also announced our Aloha Adventure 2018 for our older campers as an add-on program to the Big Island of Hawaii in August 2018.
Weekend adventures continue with faces new and old as we head to Wilmington, DE for a trampoline park adventure and a tour of the Kalmar Nyckel tall colonial ship. Call 610-771-0111 or check out our SCHOOL YEAR TRIPS tab for more details.
Our school year slate of programs began with zipline adventures at the Bloomsburg Fair and an awesome train ride at Steamtown National Historic site. Please check us out on Facebook for pictures and details from this trip.
Members of our leadership team are enjoying the total eclipse and already planning for a great summer in 2018.
Thanks for a great summer
As we transition from our summer home to our winter address, we are thankful for the opportunity to work with your son and excited about the slate of school year trips that we are offering in the coming months.