Edge

Grades rising 10th - 11th

This leadership program provides the opportunity to learn and practice 21st century skills in real life settings, giving participants an edge in life.

The 6 guiding tenets of the Edge Program
1

Motivation

It takes the right staff and energy to motivate teens. The Edge staff are hand picked for their ability to motivate and facilitate these leaders of the future. Finding the balance between internal and external motivation is the key.

2

Reflective

Our Edge campers get the opportunity to lead activities like Trailblazer Choice with our rising 2nd and 3rd graders. After preparing, planning, and presenting Edge campers process the experience with their counselors and each other.

3

Social Conflict

The beginning of high school is a time when social freedom and expression is desired. We support our campers with mindful verbal expression and conflict resolution activities.

4

21st Century Skills

Skill development is essential in the teen years. Campers in The Edge focus on practicing skills that will help them stand out when applying for college and future jobs.

5

Maturation and Motivation

Many high school students are in a different places on the maturation scale. This program gives each Edge camper the opportunity to step up as much or as little as they are comfortable.

6

Cognitive Development

Edge campers are ready for the next step in life. We want them to have "The Edge" in whatever is next for them. The opportunity to lead programs, practice interviewing for jobs, learning first aid, planning and presenting a program to the leaders of the camp all give these campers THE EDGE!

All About Edge

Campers will gain understanding of working within a group and the operation of a camp as a business and program. Campers may participate in CPR and First Aid, learn how to belay on our high team challenge course, create intra-camp programming and go on out-of-camp trips planned by the group. Upon successful completion of the Leadership Training program, campers may be invited to apply for a position at Triple C Camp!

What's special in Edge

Planning their own Field Trips

Edge campers go on a field trip once a week with their Counselors.

Why?

Planning a field trip takes a lot of hard work. Our Edge campers are up for the challenge! They’ll work together to plan a day out of camp. The Edge campers will have to think of everything to succeed, including research, budgeting, and even performing the maintenance check on their camp vehicle. With the support of their counselor, our Edge campers will find out what it really takes to think of everything!

Leading Trailblazer choice

Every Wednesday morning rising 2nd and 3rd graders get to choose two round of choice activities. These choices and staff assignments are organized by our EDGE campers.

Why?

Trailblazer choice is a chance for The Edge campers to plan, present, and debrief an event. Together with The Edge Counselor they will make sure they provide a magical camp experience for our 2nd – 3rd grade campers. It’s the perfect way to take their life skills and leadership skills to the next level!

Activities for Edge

Edge activities below have more detail under the name

Field Trips
  • Group Planned
  • Budget Management
  • Logistics Coordination
  • Transportation Organization
  • Post Trip Processing
Life Skills
  • Introductions & Eye Contact
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Collaboration
  • Problem Solving
Leadership
  • Independent Decision Making
  • Self Expression
  • Personal Growth
  • Social Development
  • Implementing Trailblazer Choice
Swimming
  • Recreational Swim Time
  • Super Fun Pool Equipment
  • Saline Conversion Pool
  • Experienced Swim Instructors
  • American Red Cross Lifeguards
Cool Counselors
  • Highly Qualified
  • Fully Engaged
  • Staff Veterans
  • Great Role Models
  • Super Fun

Field Trips

  • Group Planned
  • Budget Management
  • Logistics Coordination
  • Transportation Organization
  • Post Trip Processing

Life Skills

  • Introductions & Eye Contact
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Collaboration
  • Problem Solving

Leadership

  • Independent Decision Making
  • Self Expression
  • Personal Growth
  • Social Development
  • Implementing Trailblazer Choice

Swimming

  • Recreational Swim Time
  • Super Fun Pool Equipment
  • Saline Conversion Pool
  • Experienced Swim Instructors
  • American Red Cross Lifeguards

Cool Counselors

  • Highly Qualified
  • Fully Engaged
  • Staff Veterans
  • Great Role Models
  • Super Fun

Information for parents

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Flexibility is the key to camping. We know that families have busy lives, so we try to be accommodating to all families needs.

Overnights

Edge campers collaborate to plan their appropriate overnight activities. With their counselors help they create their own schedule for the evening. Swimming? Check! Edge only campfire? Sure thing! S’mores? Absolutely!

Lunch is provided

Lunch and snack menus meet USDA guidelines.  We serve food that is nutritious and that kids like to eat.  Lunches include a green leafy salad, fruits and vegetables daily.  Main courses are chicken nuggets, burgers, dogs, tacos, mac & cheese, etc. Peanut butter and jelly is available every day.

Transportation options

Transportation is provided in Triple C vehicles, camp buses or multi passenger vehicles.  All drivers are licensed, trained and experienced.  Pick up points are at Barracks Road Shopping Center, Crozet, Fashion Square Mall, Pantops and 5th St. Station. Choose what works best for your family.

Frequently Asked Questions about our Edge Program

Beside planning activities, what do they get to do?

Planning Trailblazer Choice and the Edge field trip are staples of the Edge program.  However, Edge campers swim every day, play ga ga, learn how to belay and climb on the ropes course, do craft projects, sports, hiking and so much more. The Edge program is the ultimate in growth and development of all Triple C Camp programming!

Does my child need to pack a lunch?

Camp provides lunch every day for Edge campers.  However, on field trip day, please talk to your camper to find out if the group decided to use budgeted money to pay for lunch, or decided to pack. A non perishable lunch is preferred when packed.

What type of communication skills do they learn?

The Edge campers take their communication skills to the next level. At camp we practice eye contact, positive communication, how to think before we speak, and the importance of active listening. With so much planning throughout the week, our Edge campers will need to implement all of these skills to succeed.

General Camp FAQs

For more general camp questions visit our FAQs Page in the Parent Hub.

2020 summer camp schedule and rates.
Overnights begin on Thursday, June 18th
and include dinner, snack, and breakfast.

Wk
Dates
Wk 1
June 1 -5
*Barracks Rd Bus or Camp transportation ONLY
Wk 2
June 8 - 12
One more week until overnights start!
Wk 3
June 15 - 19
Thursday Overnight: June 18
Wk 4
June 22 - 26
Thursday Overnight: June 25
Wk 5
June 29 - July 3
Thursday Overnight: July 2
Wk 6
July 6 - 10
Thursday Overnight: July 9
Wk 7
July 13 - 17
Thursday Overnight: July 16
Wk 8
July 20 - 24
Thursday Overnight: July 23
Wk 9
July 27 - 31
Thursday Overnight: July 30
Wk 10
August 3 - 7
Thursday Overnight: August 6
Wk 11
August 10 - 14
No Overnight this week. Happy Camping!
Wk 12
August 17 - 21
*Barracks Rd Bus or Camp transportation ONLY
Mini Camp
August 17 & 18
*Mon & Tues tuition is $170 or $175 with Barracks Rd. Bus

6 Weeks or More

$355
per week*

5 Weeks or Less

$385
per week*
*Transportation and Overnights available at an additional cost.
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