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Join Sunshine’s Happy Campers Book Club

Join Sunshine’s Happy Campers Book Club

Happy Campers is a joyful and wise parenting book. Drawing on her lifetime of experience as a camper, camp counselor and camp director, Audrey Monke shows us what is most important in the lives of children. She then takes the next step and teaches parents how they can recreate the magic of camp in their own homes. I have never read a more optimistic and well-grounded guide to parenting. -Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D., Bestselling author of Raising Cain Keep the growth and happiness of summer camp going all year! Join author Audrey "Sunshine" Monke in the Happy Campers Book Club as she shares resources and ideas from her book, Happy Campers, 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults!

To join the Happy Campers Book Club

Step 1: Pick up a copy of Happy Campers at your favorite book seller: Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, Books-A-Million, or KOBO Step 2: Complete this form, and you'll be sent exclusive downloadable resources and monthly links to join (optional) Zoom coaching calls with Sunshine.

Free Happy Campers Downloads

2020 Read-Along Schedule Workbook & Discussion Guide

Happy Campers Book Trailer (featuring GAC campers & staff)

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January Kindness Calendar

January Kindness Calendar

Happy New Year, everyone! Take a look at our January Kindness Calendar to kickstart your year with kindness. Every day is a great day to show people around us that we care! You can download the printable version here.

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2020 Dance Themes!

2020 Dance Themes!

One of the highlights of each session is our camp-wide dance. We all come together at our Granite Grove event space for a night of kicking our heels up to some of our favorite songs. Dances feature favorite group dances, like Footloose and Tragedy. There's also our photo booth for some pictures with friends, special snacks and drinks like the "Soy Rogers" and "Shirley Chipmunk," and a wide selection of games for those campers that prefer playing over dancing. Each of our dances has a theme, and campers and staff are encouraged to dress up to match the theme. Some people bring costumes from home, while others improvise using their clothes or making something at Arts & Crafts. Whatever you choose to do, we know you'll have a great time at our dances. This year's dance themes are:

June Shaver Specialty: Hollywood

Come as your favorite celebrity or dress to impress as one of your favorite movie characters for this fun SoCal themed party!

Session 1: Pirates

Shiver me timbers matey! Session 1 campers will be walking the plank to fun with their peg-legs, eye patches, and other pirate accessories.

Session 2: Groovy Hippies and Tie-Dye

Let's have some far-out fun in Session 2, when we enjoy the dance with our best hippie costumes, or your tie-dyed favorites.

Session 3: Halloween

Having a hard time coming up with a costume for Session 3's Halloween dance? Any costume will do as we celebrate the one night of the year when people love costumes as much as we do ... Read more

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National No One Eats Alone Day

National No One Eats Alone Day

 

"No One Eats Alone is a Positive Prevention Initiative that works to prevent bullying before it starts by teaching students to lead the movement to change the culture of middle school!"

National No One Eats Alone Day is February 14, 2020! This popular national program is celebrated in many schools across the country and is a student-led event. It is a day where all kids feel included and accepted by their peers. Would you like to have your school participate? We encourage you to partner with a teacher and click here to sign up where you can request a No One Eats Alone Day backpack. The backpack will help you launch your own NOEAD at your school! If you're not sure if your school is already registered, see here!

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