Making 2023 a year of ACTION
From the CEO:
Welcome to 2023! On behalf of our entire team, we hope that you had a great holiday season!
While we started planning for 2023’s ITC right after our 2022 camp wrapped, the changing of the calendar into a new year makes it all real. We’re now less than six months away from week one for both Kids Camp and Tween Academy, and with Early Bird Registration now open we are looking forward to seeing you and your child(ren) this summer.
We are particularly excited about this summer’s session because while the pandemic still poses some threats, we appear to be past its real crisis phase (I write this, of course, with the caveat that anything can still happen). But I think that just like the changing of one year to the next, the start of 2023 can also be the start of a change in our perspective.
While the past several years showed our children are tremendously resilient, it also highlighted some real fragilities that were created or exacerbated by the global crisis. With the crisis now hopefully in the rear view, we can return to pushing our children to grow in safe and healthy ways. That’s what In the City Camps is all about.
This summer, we will again partner with CHRIS 180 to provide ongoing social-emotional
support to respond to the needs of our community’s children. We are also planning to return to a program facilitating and encouraging the growth that can uniquely happen at camp. We do this through things like autonomy, choice, and face-to-face relationships—all of which are designed to help children flourish at our programs and become even better adults. We remain focused on helping the children who attend ITC shape who they are so they can become the best version of themselves in a Jewish space that feels safe and welcoming.
As always, we welcome your thoughts and feedback as we continue reimagining our newsletter.
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Eileen Snow Price
CEO/Founder, In the City Camps
Make 2023 A Year to Repair our World
One of the great things about beginning a new calendar year is the notion of limitless
possibilities. We make resolutions to achieve new or long-held goals, and while we stick with some of them longer than others, the new year feels like a blank canvas that we can fill with whatever we want.
This month, we urge you—if you haven’t done so already—to think about what you want to put on that canvas. Then, make a plan to follow through. It’s a particularly great time to think about how you want to further Tikkun Olam, instilling in your child the need to repair and improve the world. We can do this in ways small and large, and whether you can find something on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, finding opportunities to reinforce this important Jewish value will help our children see its importance. Below is one community program offered by JF&CS (Jewish Family and Career Services):
The Artist Collective aims to bring the innate love of arts and crafts to participants in the Community Access Day Program at IndependenceWORKS. Volunteers ranging from professional artists to local hobbyists lead monthly art projects for the group. The Artists Collective includes one-hour projects that can vary from painting or food decorating to tie dying and more. Volunteers can sign up to serve as a project lead or assistant.
Read more and Sign Up here.
● Early bird registration for ITC Summer 2023 is open! We look forward to seeing your children this summer!
● Thank you to everyone who participated in ITC’s 8 Days of Giveaway series on each day of Hanukkah. Congratulations to all of our winners!
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FREE Upcoming Events!
with The Science Wiz!
Sunday, January 22 – 1:30 – 3pm
Kids ages 4-12 are invited to The Weber School for a class with our friends from The Science Wiz!
with ITC’s Chef Howard!
Sunday, February 12
Pre-Purim fun for kids grades 3-8th!
We will have two different afternoon sessions, based on age.