We are getting so close to summer! This coming Monday, as we celebrate the first night of Passover, we’ll also begin the 8-week countdown to camp!
Here’s an update on everything that’s happening in preparation for the awesome summer ahead.
The Early Bird registration response was incredible and sign ups continue to pour in! If you haven’t signed up yet, remember that Springtime Special pricing ends April 30. Register now before prices increase.
Thanks so much to all of you who continue to spread the word about camp to friends and neighbors. We don’t want anyone to miss out all the summer fun!
New Time for Camp Orientation
Attention registered camp families: Please update your calendars. Orientation/Open House will now take place Sunday, June 8, from 4:00pm-5:30pm. Bring your kids, meet the staff, and pick up your camp t-shirt. Additional details to come.
We’ve been super busy interviewing incredible candidates for counselor and specialist positions. In addition to being responsible, energetic, and enthusiastic, all of the counselors at In the City Camp (and almost all of the activity specialists) are Jewish. We feel strongly about connecting our campers with positive Jewish role models.
Stay tuned for an upcoming email that will introduce you to the staff. You can meet a few of them on our website now.
Tween Camp House
Exciting news! We recently secured a second house next door to the Kid Camp house for our Tween campers to call home this summer. Since we serve such a broad age range of kids, we felt it was important and appropriate to let the older kids do their tween thing in their own space.
Like the Kid Camp house, the Tween house is right in the middle of Emory’s campus and within walking distance to all the activity areas. The carpool drop off and pick up location will remain the same for all campers.
In the City Farming
More exciting news! We recently connected with Emory’s Educational Garden Coordinator about letting our campers tend to the campus garden this summer while students are away. Not only did she love the idea, she also offered to be the one to teach our campers how to plant, water, maintain, and harvest the crops! In the City campers will gain an appreciation of where their food comes from (read: not Costco) and get to enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of their labor!
Trips, trips, and more trips!
Parks, museums, amusement parks, community service, sporting events, hiking, tree climbing – you name it, we’re doing it! Once a week Kid and Tween campers will experience an off-site adventure. And boy do we have some cool places on the books! Our Kid Camp trips will happen on Wednesdays while our Tween Camp trips will depart each Thursday morning and extend overnight.
That’s all for now. See you in 8 short weeks!