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WHAT ARE YOUR KIDS DOING

WHAT ARE YOUR KIDS DOING THIS SUMMER? Tips on Finding the Right Summer Camp for Your Child It’s that time of the year again — the time for researching and choosing an exciting summer camp-experience for your child. The summer months are long, and enrolling your child in a structured program is a great way for him or her to stay busy. Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern MA, ME, RI, & VT (BBB) offers tips on fi nding a summer camp that both you and your child will agree on. •Find a camp that you can trust. Visit the American Camp Association for accredited camps that have met up to 300 nationally recognized standards. In addition, look up a camp’s Business Profile on bbb.org for reviews and ratings, or search for an accredited day-camp near you. •Research a typical daily schedule. Many camps provide a schedule of what a typical day would look like for the campers on their website or location office. Note the camp’s hours, variety of activities, staffing details, and meal plans. •Health & safety rules. Research the medical facilities and procedures of the camp. What are the safety rules and how are they enforced? What happens in the event of an emergency? Look for a camp that has a nurse or health office on site or nearby in case a child becomes sick or needs special accommodations. •Make a visit. Before submitting a deposit, it is always a good idea to visit the camp site in person. Take this opportunity to introduce yourself to the staff and ask any questions about the hiring and training process and the typical campers-to-staff ratio each session. A visit will also provide you with the opportunity to become acquainted with the living, eating, and recreational facilities. •Budget and plan. Make sure to ask about fees and payment deadlines. Find out if your deposit is refundable, if financial aid is available, and if there are any extra charges for specific activities or accommodations. If dropping and picking up your child might be a problem with your schedule, look for a camp that provides transportation. Pre-K to 8th Grade YOUTH BASEBALL CAMPS 2018 YOUTH BASEBALL CAMP SCHEDULE CAMP # DATES TIME AGES 1 June 25, 26, 27, 28 9AM - Noon 6-13 2 July 9, 10, 11, 12 9AM - Noon 6-13 3 July 16, 17, 18, 19 9AM - Noon 6-13 The Mountaineers’ Baseball Camps will be held at the Montpelier Recreation Field and will be run by the Mountaineers’ coaching staff and players. Campers will receive general baseball instruction in all aspects of the game. In addition to camp instruction, every camper will receive two game tickets, a team yearbook and a Mountaineers t-shirt. The campers will also take the fi eld with the Mountaineers prior to a home game. The campers will be divided into age groups, so that all will receive instruction that is benefi cial to improving their skills. Our professional staff of experienced coaches and dedicated players will provide an opportunity to learn the game, as it should be played, with a low coach to camper ratio. The cost is $100 per session. Participants should bring a glove, bat (optional) and sneakers. Please register in person at the Montpelier Recreation Department or mail the enrollment form to Mountaineers Baseball Camps, Montpelier Recreation Department, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT 05602. Phone: (802) 225- 8699. Our Employer ID# is 13-4217344. Locations in Quechee, South Pomfret, Washington, VT & Hanover, NH vinsweb.org/nature-camp Open to children age 7–14 as 8:30 a.m.) early as (drop-off p.m. a.m.–3 9 Summer Art Camp Join us for five days of fun and inspired art projects, cardboard creations, crafts, painting & theatre! Held on the Vermont College of Fine Arts Campus in Montpelier Ages 7-14 July 9–13 and July 16–20 8:30am drop off, and new later pick up time 4:00pm! Time for lots of art projects, new friends & outside fun! Artrageous Camp - Held at the T.W. Wood Gallery 46 Barre St in Montpelier Ages 7-14 8:30 am -4:00 July 30-August 3 Puppet Show Creation! (Back by popular demand!) August 6–August 10 Secrets of Cartooning August 13-August 18 Create Amazing Art from Around the Planet! For information and to register go to twwoodgallery.org call 262-6035 or email info@twwoodgallery.org Call 828-8743 for details campus (come for one or both weeks) 18–22 July and 11–15 July on the Vermont College of Fine Arts camp, art summer premier Vermont's 2018 Winter Camp Feb. 26 - March 6 Spring Camp April 16 -20 223-0517 SUMMER CAMPS 10 weeks from June 18 until August 24 Gymnastics, Games, Crafts Swimming every afternoon Stano@SunriseGym.com Interested in advertising in the WORLD Kid’s Summer Camp Directory March 14 issue 802-479-2582 or sales@vt-world.com SUMMER CAMPS 2018! North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier For complete descriptions, a brochure or to register, call 229-6206 or visit www.NorthBranchNatureCenter.org. page 14 The WORLD February 14, 2018 For over 20 years, the North Branch Nature Center has been creating outdoor memories through play and discovery. Chasing butterflies in the field, wandering through a shaded forest, catching crayfish on the river’s edge - our daily activities strengthen the campers’ sense of place while exploring the landscape through direct interaction. Onsite and Traveling Camps For Curious Kids, Ages 4 to 14. Avian Wonders - June 25-29 Trekkers - July 16-20 Ephemeral Artists - July 9-13 Trekkers - July 16-20 Phone:(802)793-4985 (802)793-1225 Directors: Beth Allen, Dorothy Milne Assistant Director: Becky Watson LOTUS LAKE CAMP Williamstown, VT • Est. 1952 lotuslakecamp.com Play • Learn Grow FULL DAY PROGRAM • AGES 6-14 • 9:15-4:00 1 & 2 weeks sessions June 25 – August 17 Red Cross swim lessons, archery, boating, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, hiking, tennis, crafts, outdoor adventure, games, horseback riding. HALF-DAY PROGRAM • AGES 4 & 5 • 9:15-12:45 One week sessions June 25 – August 3 Red Cross swim lessons, hiking, crafts, boating. Experience in outdoors with emphasis on group interaction and personal responsibility. MUSIC-ART-DRAMA CAMP • AGES 8-14 • 9:15-4:00 July 23 – August 3 • Singing, theater games, art activities, musical theater production. Daily swim. SOCCER CAMP • AGES 8-13 • 9:15-4:00 August 6-10 • Coaching & skill development. Players grouped by age & ability for skills & game play. Daily swim. Brochures available at: Barre – Lenny's Shoe & Apparel So. Barre – Hannaford's Market Montpelier – Kellogg Hubb. Library • Northfield – Northfield Pharmacy

WHAT ARE YOUR KIDS DOING THIS SUMMER? How to keep kids engaged over school breaks Children in North America will spend, on average, more than 900 hours attending school in a given year. The average school year in the United States lasts 1,016 hours, the equivalent of 42 continuous days. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, many developed countries begin their academic years in September and end them in June. Some, like Australia, feature four terms with two-week breaks in between each term. Others go to school for most of the year — with various holiday breaks in between — and then get the bulk of their time off during the summer. As much time as kids spend in school, there will be times when they are left to their own devices, and during these times it’s easy for them to forgot classroom lessons. Sometimes called “summer learning loss” or “summer slide,” this forgetfulness sees many students fail to retain all of their lessons over prolonged breaks from school. Studies indicate that students score lower on standardized tests at the end of the summer compared to their performance on the same tests at the beginning of summer. Anywhere from between one to three month’s worth of educational achievement can dissipate during prolonged breaks from the classroom. To help ensure that those hard-earned lessons are not so easily forgotten, parents can help children remain intellectually engaged in various ways over school breaks. • Stick to a schedule. Try to maintain a schedule similar to school, with children waking at the same time each day and going to bed at similar hours. This will make it much easier to get back into a routine when a new school year begins. • Encourage reading. Set aside time for reading each day. All it generally takes is 15 to 30 minutes of reading per day for kids to remember their vocabulary lessons and maintain their fluency and comprehension skills. Children may enjoy picking their own books rather than having a required reading list. • Keep a math book handy. On long car trips or rainy days, children can do a few math problems to keep their skills sharp. This will help keep learning loss to a minimum. Math workbooks may be available at bookstores, or parents can look online or ask a teacher for a summer to-do packet. • Plan educational trips. Vacations and day trips can be fun, entertaining and educational all at the same time. Science centers, museums and living history locations can bring to life information learned in the classroom, even on family vacations. • Learn at camp. Many children attend camp for a portion of their school breaks. Look for camps that do not simply babysit children, but engage them through enrichment activities. • Take a class. Children and families can learn together by exploring new skills. Enroll in something educational and enjoyable, such as a music or dance class, a STEM seminar or something else that engages the mind and body. This gives everyone a chance to learn something new and have a great time together as a family. 2018 JUNE 25-29 JULY 9-13 JULY JULY 16-20 16-20 JULY 23-27 JULY 23-27 HIP HOP IMMERSION Licensed Child Care Program - State Subsidy Available Ages 5-12 | Weekly, Monday-Friday | June 18-August 17 | 7:30am-4:45pm Summer Camps at at River Rock School! June 20-24 ages 8-14 9am-2pm $240.00 at The Center for Arts && Learning Dive in and explore Resident the range Fees: of old school, new school, breaking, and lots more. Get strong, lear 46 Barre Street, Montpelier | (802) | 223-4700 $120/week full-day | $70/week half-day Other Summer Programs of new moves, and have tons of fun! Justin Hover, Amia -Tennis Cervantes, Lessons and assistants Evan Lewis & Non-Resident Fees: For more information and and registration visit: visit: Ashima Fillbach $160/week full-day | $100/week half-day -Pool Passes www.RiverRockSchool.org -Swim Lessons INTRO to CAPOEIRA -Additional family members -Youth Sports Camps at discounted rate! June 20-23 ages 9-13 4-5:30pm $75 LEGO ® ® Camp (session 1) 1) with with artist artist && educator educator Ellis Ellis Jacobson Jacobson -Lunch program available. -Much more! Ages 7-12 7-12 -- $265/week Games, Games Games & more more Games! Games! with with artist artist && educator educator Ellis Ellis Jacobson Jacobson www.montpelierrec.org/camps Ages Ages 7-12 7-12 - - $260/week $260/week 58 Barre Street | 225-8699 LEGO LEGO ® ® Camp Camp (session (session 2) 2) with with artist artist & & educator educator Ellis Ellis Jacobson Jacobson Ages Ages 7-12 7-12 - - $265/week $265/week Theater Camp: Improv and Ensemble Playmaking Theater Camp: Improv and Ensemble Playmaking with Victor Toman, formerly of the San Francisco Mime Troupe with Victor Toman, formerly of the San Francisco Mime Troupe Ages 8+ - $260/week Ages 8+ - $260/week All camps meet Monday thru Friday, 8:30am-4pm All camps meet Monday thru Friday, 8:30am-4pm Register Now! winter — summer opportunities big discounts for early - bird sign-ups! GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program (C.A.M.P.) 2018 at Northern Vermont University- Johnson August 5-11 e A residential experience for intermediateadvanced students Green Mountain Youth Symphony “the music is just the beginning...” Summer Day Camp Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio Special Trips Weekly SUMMER DANCE CAMPS! and Swimming Daily! 2018 SUMMER DANCE CAMPS! Early Bird DISCOUNT Until March 10 For more information www.gmys-vt.org or email leah@gmys-vt.org HIP HOP IMMERSION June 25-29 ages 8-14 9am-2pm $240.00 Dive in and explore the range of old school, new school, breaking, and lots more. Get strong, learn lots of new moves, and have tons of fun! Multiple levels. Amia Cervantes & Crew FAIRYTALE FUSION July 9-13 ages 3½-5 9-10:30am $95 An exploration of creative movement and ballet, with music and imaginative play, inspired by our favorite fairytale characters and themes. Amia Cervantes BALLET THEATER: Characters, Stories, Costumes, Dance! July 9-13 ages 6-8 11am-1pm $105.00 Using characters, costumes and stories, campers explore creative movement and ballet, developing new skills for the young dancer. Amia Cervantes Theater Camps ! Lost Nation Theater Introductory to Advanced for ages 6 - 21. Professional | Supportive | Inspiring 802-229-0492 lostnationtheater.org THE FULL PLATE: An introduction to jazz, hip hop, tap, and modern. July 9-13 ages 6-9 1:30-4:30pm $145 A perfect opportunity for the beginning dancer to explore dance styles. Amia Cervantes Dreamwork’s Shrek-The Musical, Jr offered by Barre Opera House collaborating w/ CD&FS July 16- July 28 ages 10-17 8:30am-4:00pm $580 Director: Sorsha Anderson Musical Director: Dan Bruce Choreographer: Amia Cervantes 1st week at CD&FS 2nd week at Barre Opera House Register at www.BarreOperaHouse.org HIP HOP AND NINJA DANCE July 23-27 ages 6-8 9:30-11:30am $105.00 Hip hop moves, creative movement through games, and B-Boy/B-Girl Ninja moves with two of our most advanced BBoy/BGirls. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio 18 Langdon Street Montpelier, VT 05602 (above Onion River Sports) (802) 229-4676 since 1973 www.cdandfs.com February 14, 2018 The WORLD page 15

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