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Virtual Camp: April 6 – 10, 2020

April 10, 2020

We had another great week on Zoom! Here’s where you can see what we’ve been up to:

Monday, April 6, 2020 – Scavenger Hunt with Eryn

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 – Nature Journaling with Melissa

Materials Needed: Paper & something to write with

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 – Dog Sledding with Ryan

Thursday, April 9, 2020 – Horse Language with Kasey

Friday, April 10, 2020 – Spaghetti Towers with Max

Materials Needed: 20 pieces dry spaghetti, tape, string, marshmallow

We hope to see you soon at Virtual Camp!

Virtual Camp: March 30 – April 3, 2020

April 6, 2020

We had a great week of Virtual Camp! Here are the links if you’d like to join in on the fun…

Monday, March 30: Sculptures with Kasey

Materials: playdough or clay

Tuesday, March 31: Origami with Max

Materials: paper, markers, scissors

Wednesday, April 1: Talent Show with Eryn

Materials: Talents!

Thursday, April 2: Bridge Building with Max

Materials: 25 hardcover books, 2 chairs

Friday, April 3: Dance Party with Melissa

Materials: Space to move around

Thanks for joining the fun. We have another week of Zoom coming up at 1:00 EST each weekday, email [email protected] for the link.

Virtual Camp: March 16-27, 2020

March 30, 2020

Missed us on our daily Zoom? Follow the links to see what we’ve been up to!

Each Zoom session lasts around 30 minutes. Necessary materials are listed below the link.

March 16: Games with Eryn & Kasey

March 17: Songs with Libby

March 18: Self Portraits with Melissa

Materials: paper & writing utensils

March 19: Animals with Max

March 20: Yoga & Movement with Kasey

March 23: Scavenger Hunt with Eryn

March 24: Nature Journaling with Melissa

Materials: paper & writing utensils

March 25: Horse Care with Destiny (the horse) and Kasey

March 26: Paper airplanes with Melissa

Materials: paper

March 27: Trivia with Max

Materials: paper & writing utensils

Want more camp fun! Zoom with us every day at 1:00 EST. Find the daily Zoom links on Facebook & Instagram.

Triple C Camp’s normal procedures and how they relate to COVID-19

March 11, 2020

The safety and health of campers and staff is always the highest priority at Triple C Camp. We have always taken great care to develop and maintain medical practices to address a variety of communicable diseases. We believe in being proactive. Every summer we are diligent with camper hygiene education, hand washing, and hydration, while implementing fun along with the education, such as “elbows in the dining hall” vs Hi-5’s… as hands have just been washed prior to coming into the dining hall.

We are diligent with camp’s cleanliness and treat surfaces with appropriate hospital grade germicidal disinfectant cleaners regularly and obsessively. Our current product has been verified by the manufacturer with regard to effectiveness against COVID-19.

In addition to our communicable disease plans being in place we are getting daily updates from our local, state and national public health authorities. We work closely with our local health department and child care licensing agency and strive to maintain proactive effective protocols for the identification of any illnesses that we see in our campers. Our staff are trained to do daily health observation assessments for each camper in their group. Camp will update health and wellness screening policies and procedures to reflect the current best practices recommended by public health authorities.

We will be continually monitoring the status of this situation as summer gets closer. We will proactively communicate with our camp families any updates as new information becomes available.

If you have any additional questions please contact Libby Rothenberg R.N., Owner/Director: [email protected] or 434.293.2529

Get to know Melissa!

April 14, 2019

My childhood memories include long summer days playing outside, laying on my back to watch the clouds float by, and making wishes on shooting stars. A child of the eighties, my brothers and I were often sent outside in the morning and told to come home for lunch. I was the last generation to spend my younger years without the presence of cell phones, tablets, and the internet.

When I was twelve my family sent me to an overnight camp, it wasn’t the first camp I had been to, but it was the first that felt like home. I remember the long drive, the curiosity, and the nerves. I had a hard time standing still while my parents checked me in, and a counselor asked me if I had any questions. I stood a little taller when the staff shook my hand, and introduced themselves to me.

I can no longer pull out the details of that week at camp, but I remember the confidence I felt as I waved goodbye to my parents. I remember the feeling of belonging throughout that week. I remember making new friends, and connecting with staff members that inspired me. And, of course, the overwhelming sadness when I first experienced missing camp at the end of the summer.

I had no idea at the time how much that summer was going to change my life. I spent my school year missing camp, counting down the days, and planning for when I would finally get to head back to camp. It was the place where I felt most comfortable, the place where I felt the most me. When I was a senior in high school I knew I could apply to be on staff for the first time, my Dad drove me four hours one-way for my 20 minute interview, and I spent the next weeks replaying those twenty minutes in my head, anxiously awaiting any news of my future employment. I accepted the job the moment it was offered.

Since then I’ve worked at numerous summer camps and environmental education camps in New York and California, and even started my own Forest School in Wisconsin. I met my husband at a camp, and we got married at a different camp. We’re raising our children at camp. My heart is at camp, it has been since I was twelve.

I believe in the magic of camp, that it’s a safe place for kids to try new things, challenge themselves, and make new friends. I believe that it’s one of the only safe places left where kids are free to be their truest selves, without the distraction of technology, or the pressure of school. We invite kids to be kids, and as a parent of (current and future) campers, that is something that I have dedicated my life to preserving.

I now get to watch my own three children grow up at camp. They thrive in an environment where they are surrounded by positive role models, where they are pushed to try new things, and where their imagination, creativity, and problem solving skills are constantly engaged. As my oldest prepares for his first official summer as a camper, I now get to take on a role I’ve always looked forward to, that of a camper’s mom.

Thanks Mom & Dad, for sending me to camp and starting my lifetime of adventure. That week at camp so long ago, has brought me to Triple C Camp today, where I can continue to share my love of camp, child development, and the outdoors.

 

Spring Break Camp 2019

April 5, 2019

One of our favorite parts of spring, is Spring Break Camp, and this week reminded us why we love it so much.

For a lot of our campers it was a week of firsts. The first time at Triple C Camp, the first time eating lunch outside, the first time at archery, the first time singing a new song, the first time playing sprout ball. At camp we love those moments, where we’re trying new things, challenging ourselves, and testing our limits, all in a safe environment.

Our week was full of moments, and each camper has different moments and memories that they take home with them. Our Pioneers performed a skit in front of the entire camp. Trailblazers were eager to work together on the challenge course. Explorers and Teen Scene hiked to the top of Kinsers. Each camper left camp today with new memories that are important to them.

Want to find out more about your campers week? Here are some questions that may encourage conversation:

  • How did you help someone today?
  • How did someone help you?
  • What’s the name of a new friend you made? What did you do together?
  • What new game did you learn this week? Why do you like it?
  • What are seed balls? What ingredients did you use?
  • What made you happy?
  • How were you kind today?
  • How was someone kind to you?
  • How did it feel to draw your self portrait?
  • What role did you play during teambuilding activities?

We hope to see you at our Open House on Sunday from 1-4!

Get To Know Max!

March 27, 2019

Hello! My name is Max Myers, Assistant Director at Triple C Camp. I am originally from Columbus, Ohio and attended Miami University where I completed my bachelors in adolescent science education. I have worked in Ohio, the Bahamas, California, Wisconsin (and now Virginia!) providing camp and environmental education programs to youth and adults.

I am a dad, and a husband, a messy cook, passionate about the environment, and have a bunch of other hobbies and perspectives.  But first in my mind when I think of who I am, I see myself as a dad. My entire world view changed when my first child was born. I believe it does for most parents and caregivers when they assume the awesome responsibility of supporting a child as they grow, and find their way in the world.  

As my world view became “dad centric” my perspective about the youth I worked with has also changed.  I was once told to imagine that every camper/student was someone from your own family. How would you want them to be treated?  What experience would you want for them? This sentiment really struck me as a way to be more empathetic and present with campers. It also pulled me towards Triple C Camp, where every camper, parent, and staff member becomes a part of the family.  

At camp I want my kids to be safe and to have fun.  I want magical and joyful experiences. I want them to be challenged to think deeply and do something that might feel scary, knowing they have help and support right there. I want my kids to make friends, and to be good friends. I strive to practice empathy and kindness at all times, and help the children I work with to grow more confident.  At Triple C Camp, we aspire for the safest, most fun and joyful experience possible. We are in the business of youth development, it’s why I chose to work at camp. The safe, fun experiences I want for my children, I want for your children too.

I am not perfect, my kids are not perfect, and I don’t expect your kids to be perfect either. You can expect that everyday I will ask myself, “what would I want for my kids?” and will strive to provide that for every child I get the honor to spend time with.

I am excited to meet you this summer as we partner together to give our kids the opportunity to grow in a safe and fun environment.  You can always give me a call 434.293.2529 or stop by camp to chat, I’d love to hear about your camper!