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Parent Educational Event (Online) May 4!

At Gold Arrow Camp, we strive to not only provide our campers with memorable, happy, and life-changing camp experiences during the summer, but also to provide resources to our camp families that enhance our campers’ lives year-round. Through On Target magazine, the Sunshine Parenting website, and our camp blog, we share educational resources that support raising thriving kids.

This spring, we have an exciting educational opportunity for camp parents. Through our affiliation with the Western Association of Independent Camps (WAIC), we are co-sponsoring an interview with Tina Payne Bryson about her new book, The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child

About The Yes Brain:
When facing contentious issues such as screen time, food choices, and bedtime, children often act out or shut down, responding with reactivity instead of receptivity. This is what New York Times bestselling authors Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson call a No Brain response. But our kids can be taught to approach life with openness and curiosity. When kids work from a Yes Brain, they’re more willing to take chances and explore. They’re more curious and imaginative. They’re better at relationships and handling adversity. In The Yes Brain, the authors give parents skills, scripts, and activities to bring kids of all ages into the beneficial “yes” state. 

We hope you’ll join us at a special Facebook Live event called “The Yes Brain at Camp.” The live video interview will be on May 4 at 4:30 pm PT. You can access the event at Camp Director Audrey “Sunshine” Monke will be moderating the interview with Tina.

You’ll learn how camp staff incorporate the “yes brain” approach in working with campers to bring out their best behavior. You’ll also learn tips you can use at home!  

If you miss the live event, don’t worry! We’ll also share the video with you here on our website and in a future email newsletter to parents.


Purchase The Yes Brain 
Download a copy on Audible
Sunshine’s podcast interview with Tina here.



Mini Camp Is Coming!

Are you thinking about summer camp for your child this summer but they’re not quite ready for a two-week overnight camp experience?  Or, perhaps you’ve already scheduled other activities and only have a week to spare?  Maybe, your child is already coming to Gold Arrow Camp this summer and would love to squeeze in another week of friendship and fun?  Mini Camp is a great solution!  

From August 19-25, we offer a one-week Mini Camp program for ages 6-14.  Mini Camp is a wonderful opportunity for children to gain independence, experience adventure, and learn friendship skills! You can read more about those benefits and others in this blog post from one of our camp directors, Audrey “Sunshine” Monke.

We still have space available in Mini Camp! For more details, visit our Mini Camp page or simply click here to register.


GAC Runners Report: March

The GAC Runners had an active March. They participated in 2 southern California races, the Robinson Run and the Newport-Mesa Spirit Run. Both of these events support schools and we were thrilled to take part. 

A particular highlight was seeing some of our Session 3/4 Junior Counselors getting together at the Spirit Run. These four ladies couldn’t wait for August, so they got an early start on being JCs by getting together at the race! In this photo they’re showing off some of the swag you can get by coming to a race to see us. That’s right, we’ve got custom GAC running socks!

If you’re interested in the GAC Runners, you can find more information here


GAC Party 2018!

We’re headed back to southern California for our annual GAC Party! That’s right, we’ll be at The Mark for Events (9320 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035) on Sunday, April 29th from 3-6 PM. 

The first hour (from 3 until 4 PM) will be an opportunity for families of first year campers to have a new camper orientation as well as a chance to meet camp directors and ask questions. Starting at 4 PM, we invite returning families to join us for the fun of getting to see familiar faces, play some carnival games, and enjoy our photo booth!

We’ll provide dinner, drinks, dessert, and fun! All you need to do is bring yourself and be ready for fun!

Please RSVP at this link.


Lip Balm Contest 2018!

Once again, we here at GACHQ (Gold Arrow Camp Headquarters) are asking for your help. It’s time to pick lip balm flavors for this summer! If you have a great idea for a lip balm flavor, just email it to us at by April 20th. We’ll carefully consider all of the submissions and reveal our newest flavor before summer begins.

But wait, there’s more! This year, we’re also going to bring back our most popular lip balm flavor from the past. That’s right, we’re going to have a contest to determine the best Throw Back Lip Balm (#TBLB), so keep an eye on our social media accounts (Facebook & Instagram, especially) for details on how and when to vote. 


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