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Schoolhouse Rocks & GAC Party Recap!

Schoolhouse Rocks & GAC Party Recap!

On May 19th, we had a great visit to Northern California as the GAC Runners participated in the Schoolhouse Rocks 5K to benefit the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation and we then hosted a GAC Party at Holbrook-Palmer Park in the evening. At the race, the GAC Runners had a great time running and participating in the expo after the race. We loved seeing the many campers and their families who joined us! In the evening, we had a wonderful time meeting more than 100 campers and their family members. We enjoyed pizza for dinner, played some carnival games, and had a first-year family orientation. It was great to see so many smiling faces! If you'd like to take part in our final first-year family orientation (online), you can join us on June 2nd at 4 PM Pacific time. The event is an opportunity to watch an orientation video and then ask camp directors your questions.  You can RSVP for that event here.

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Unplugged, Rustic Bliss by Nina Adams

Unplugged, Rustic Bliss by Nina Adams

This summer, Nina Adams will be returning to join our staff for the first time as an Activity Counselor on our sailing dock. Nina spent 5 Sierra summers at GAC as a camper and wrote the following article about camp for the Larchmont Chronicle. This summer, I will finally be returning home to Gold Arrow Camp, this time as a counselor. I am looking forward to reuniting with my friends from several summers ago and reliving my camp childhood memories. -Nina Adams Longtime camper, Nina Adams, wrote an article for the Larchmont Chronicle titled "Unplugged, Rustic Bliss: Camping in the High Sierra." [caption id="attachment_3786" align="alignright" width="456"] Young Nina boards the bus to GAC![/caption] As summer approaches, every kid has an activity he or she looks forward to most. For some it might be video games; for others, it is traveling with family; for me, it was always Gold Arrow Camp. Gold Arrow is a sleepaway camp located on Lake Huntington in the High Sierra for kids ages six to 15. The camp is a traditional summer camp in the truest sense, offering campers an unplugged (as in no electronic devices!), rustic outdoor experience. Campers live in cabins for two weeks, and they participate in daily activities including horseback riding, hiking, water skiing, backpacking and rock climbing. When I left for sleepaway camp at age 10, I had tears in my eyes and an unmatched anxiety. Would I make friends? Would I get homesick? I was beyond nervous ... Read more

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GAC Party Recap

GAC Party Recap

On the afternoon of May 5th, more that 300 GAC campers and their families met with our camp directors and some of our great staff for our southern California GAC Party. We celebrated Cinco de Mayo with dinner, songs, games, and the opportunity for parents and campers to ask experienced GAC campers and parents questions. We're thrilled that so many new parents and campers were able to come and get a little taste of what camp is going to be like! The event also served as a book signing for our Chief Visionary Officer, Audrey "Sunshine" Monke, whose debut book, Happy Campers, is now available for purchase. If you live in northern California, we're coming your way with our GAC Party in Atherton on May 19th! Details and RSVP for that event are available here. Enjoy some photos from the southern California GAC Party:

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Happy Campers is on Sale Today!

Happy Campers is on Sale Today!

Gold Arrow Camp's Audrey "Sunshine" Monke's new book is here!

Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults is on sale in the US today! In Happy Campers, Sunshine shares what she's learned from over three decades at Gold Arrow Camp creating a community that campers and staff call a "second home" and their "happy place." You can order Happy Campers at AmazonBarnes & NobleIndieBoundBooks-a-Read more

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