At GAC, we love the Poetry Corner. One of our favorite parts of PoCo is the reading of haikus. Haikus are poems that are three lines long, with the first line having 5 syllables, the second line having 7 syllables, and the third line having 5 syllables.
So we're going to have a contest! Just send your best camp-related haiku to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, April 15th. We'll share the best camp-themed haikus on Wednesday, April 17th. Why the 17th? Because it's National Haiku Day, that's why! We can't think of a better way to celebrate haikus than by sharing our favorites, and we can't wait to read your haikus!
We're thrilled to offer online Q & A sessions with camp directors. There will be two opportunities for you to join us virtually to discuss any questions you have about camp for 2019. These discussions are tailored to first-year families, but anyone with questions is welcome to attend.
The meetings will be hosted on zoom and we ask that you RSVP if you intend to join us. There will be a short presentation followed by an opportunity for you to ask questions and have them answered by experienced camp directors. The first online Orientation and Q & A will be on Wednesday, May 15th at 7 PM Pacific time. The second event will be on Sunday, June 2nd at 4 PM Pacific.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at this link. While you're there, you can also RSVP for our GAC Parties in Northern and Southern California.
For the third year, your friends at GAC are here to help you with Valentines. We know that it can be tough to find just the right message to send to your camp friends. That's why we've put together another set of "GACentines." These Gold Arrow themed cards are perfect for use in real life or online. Just print them out and send them, or download them to share on social media.
If you prefer your Valentines to feature photo staff puns, we can help:
Perhaps you would prefer a Group Counselor? Here you go!
Maybe you like your Valentines to be a little bit like the 4th of July. Joe America is here to help.
If you want your card to have an English flair, Lynx is right here waiting for you!
There's no excuse to not send this note!
Maybe you want to show your affection with a Rocks & Ropes counselor. Sol is just the ticket!
Baboon is here to serve up your Shaver Island Valentine.
Finally, if you'd like something without a pun, we've got a shot of Toyota and Stix in the minutes after they got engaged during June Specialty Camp.
We are thrilled to announce that Camp Owner and Director Audrey "Sunshine" Monke's debut book has a scheduled release date. The book is ready to go and we're excited to read it! Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults will be released on May 7th, 2019.
Based on thousands of interactions with campers, camp counselors, and parents, and on academic research in positive psychology, Happy Campers introduces a framework of intentional strategies to help parents create the same kind of transformational culture that kids experience at camp. Instead of raising a generation of kids who are overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, and unable to function as independent and responsible adults, parents can create an environment at home that promotes the growth of important character traits and social skills that kids need in order to have meaningful and successful lives. Complete with specific ideas to implement these summer camp secrets at home, Happy Campers is a one-of-a-kind resource for parents wanting to raise happy, socially intelligent, successful kids.
If you want to pre-order the book, you can do so at any of the following links:
AmazonBarnes and NobleIndie BoundBooks a MillionGoogle PlayKobo
If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like to attend a meet and greet with the author, Sunshine will have copies available (and will happily sign them) at our GAC Party on May ... Read more
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