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Division 34

Overview

3rd and 4th graders experience camp from a whole new vantage point, with access to more programming options, including a tremendous range of athletic, gaming and creative activities.

Our enhanced sports program adds an element of friendly competition, with weekly league play in a variety of team sports.

Shades’ Famous Game Room opens campers up to a world of gaming that is unrivaled in the camp industry. In addition, campers can participate in more focused creative arts. They are also introduced to “CLUB,” which is optional programming, or choice-based curriculum.

Camper-to-Counselor Ratio = 10

Developmental Milestones

Campers in Division 34 often formulate their own identity and personality during the summer. Friendships are made based on personal interests, and children are less reliant on parents to create play opportunities with others. Though girls and boys tend to differ on the size of their social groups at this age, our staff foster their composition to be completely open. Disagreements, rules and boundaries are commonly settled among campers themselves, allowing for the development of problem-solving skills.

Daily Activities

Division 34 programming opens up a world of activities to create a diverse, yet balanced curriculum for our campers.

 

In our advanced Arts & Crafts program, campers create projects that challenge their creativity and enhance fine motor skills . Advanced projects include tie-dye, jewelry, tile mosaics, clay sculpture, murals, cartooning and decoupage.

Creativity is also expressed through a unique assortment of thematic crafts, based upon special events during the summer. Most camper projects are keepsakes, while others are used for camp decor and traditions.

Advanced skills and drills become paramount for campers with increased athleticism and ability levels, and our activity specialists focus on providing instruction with an emphasis on progression for every featured sport at camp.

We believe that the most important reasons for our campers to play sports are to have fun, to develop fundamental skills and to build self-confidence.

Activities include: Soccer, Street Hockey, PoisonBall, Kickball, Softball, Pedal Go-Karts, Street Games, Basketball, Flag Football and more.

Welcome to Shades’ Famous Game Room… the most amazing collection of games to be found anywhere!

We have classic board games, like old favorites Connect 4, Scattergories, Jenga and Monopoly. There’s also an array of professional quality table games, including Foosball, Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Bumper Pool and Battle Stacks.

Last, but certainly not least, are the video games. PlayStation 3, XBox 360 and Wii and all the latest games are available to immerse campers in the most cutting edge technology.

Swimming
Division 34 campers have the option to be assessed for swimming ability by our American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructors. If they can swim, campers have access to the “big” pool and water slides at our off-campus facilities.

Bowling

Our off-campus bowling centers create a “rock ‘n bowl” experience for our older campers, complete with animated flat-screen scoreboards, glow-in-the-dark bowling balls, and popular tunes broadcast throughout the center. Bumpers are also available if needed.

A note about swimming: Division 34 campers have the option to be swim-tested. Swimmers have access to most pool facilities at the discretion of the Aquatics Director. Campers who are not swim-tested, or who fail the swim test are considered non-swimmers, and as such, must be in water that is less than chest deep.

Camps ‘R’ Us off-campus trips take campers to some of the most popular venues on Long Island. 3rd & 4th graders can participate in up to four trips each summer plus a fifth “bonus” trip (additional consent and payment required).

Our most recent venues included: Brooklyn Cyclones @ MCU Park, Lazerland, Adventureland and Ultimate GaGa.

Camps ‘R’ Us has many traditions that have become part of the fabric of our camp community. We celebrate these special events on various days during the summer, and campers participate at a level that is appropriate for their specific age and abilities. These special days augment the daily activity schedule, and are indicated on your campus calendar.

Traditions include: Crazy Hat Day, Picture Day, Wild ‘n Wacky Challenge, Color War, Shades’ BIG Shindig, Pinewood Derby and Talent Show.

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