Every year, on February 1st, camps around the country celebrate a holiday just for camps; I heart camp day. We want you to get in on the act and celebrate with us next Wednesday, February 1st.
How? It’s simple. Just print out the I Heart Camp logo, take a picture with it, and then post it to Gold Arrow Camp’s Facebook page or tag @goldarrowcamp on Instagram along with the hashtag #IHeartCampDay.
I Heart Camp day isn’t about Gold Arrow Camp, it’s about all camps. Encourage your friends and family to take I Heart Camp photos too!
We look forward to seeing your pictures on the first!
Space Still Available!
Most of our regular two-week sessions are full. However, there are still spots available in our Minicamp and August Shaver Specialty camps. Both of these camps run from August 20th through August 26th
These are both one-week sessions that are offered at the end of the summer. It’s the perfect session for both new and returning campers who want to end their summer with a week of fun, friendship, and growth.
Sunshine Parenting Online Workshop: Coaching Your Child to Better Social Skills
When: Thursday January 19th at 11 AM PST
Join Sunshine for this free online parenting workshop to:
• Learn the specific social skills researchers have determined are most important for successful friendships and other relationships.
• Identify your own child’s social strengths and deficits.
• Gain tools for coaching your child to improved social skills.
The workshop is free and open to anyone who RSVPs, so please share this opportunity with anybody you know who might be interested. The presentation will last 30 minutes, with Sunshine available after the presentation to answer questions.
For more specifics and to RSVP, please visit the Online Workshops page at Sunshine Parenting.
Northern California GAC Chats!
We’re coming to Northern California!
Join us on Tuesday, January 24 at 6:30 PM for a GAC Chat in Menlo Park or Wednesday, January 25th at 6 PM for a GAC Chat in San Fransisco. Hosted by Gold Arrow Camp families, these are great events for your whole family! Click here to RSVP and get directions to the GAC Chat.
What is a GAC Chat?
A GAC Chat is an informal gathering of camp families, both returning and new, along with one of the Camp Directors or another camp representative. GAC Chats are hosted by current camp families in their homes. Campers who have attended GAC share about their experiences, a brief slide show is shown, and there is plenty of time for asking questions about camp as well as socializing with other campers. This is a great opportunity for first-year families to learn what GAC is about and meet other camp families from your area.
Teen Leadership at GAC
There is still space available in our teen leadership program, the Outdoor Leadership Course. The OLC is a 30+ mile backcountry backpacking trip. Campers who complete the OLC will learn leadership skills, wilderness first aid, food preparation, navigation, and orienteering skills.
In addition to the backpacking, each camper is designated as a leader of the trek for one day, and there are nightly debriefings. The trip is led by Gold Arrow Camp’s highly qualified backpacking instructors.
The first OLC trip is July 9th – July 22nd has limited availability.
The second OLC trip is August 6th – August 19th and still has space available.
You can watch a summary of the experience from OLC trekkers in 2016 and read more about the program on our OLC page.
You can hear 2016’s OLC leader Mac and the testimonials of OLC trekkers in Episode 3 of the Pog-Cast.
For more information on the Outdoor Leadership Course or any of our programs, contact the camp office.
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