Teen Programs (8th-9th grades)

8th & 9th grades entering for the fall of 2021

TEEN PROGRAMS



Creative Themes has a program for 8th and 9th graders. For 2021 we have combined two of our commonly signed up programs  “Teen Camp” and  “Leader in Training” into one, our Teen/Lit Camp. Enrollment for these weeks will have a limited number of participants, however, for this summer campers can register for multiple weeks if desired.


TEEN / LIT CAMP


The Teen/LIT Program is designed for campers seeking a camp and team-building experience with their peers. A challenging and flexible program based on the interest and choices of the group. This program will use the overall camp themes to help develop the camper’s schedule of activities. The program will be designed to develop campers leadership skills using daily challenges and adventure-based activities. This one-week program focuses on the fundamentals of working as a team including communication, trust, leadership, conflict management, and goal setting.

For the summer of 2021, we will redesign our teen/lit programs to allow campers to attend the sessions they wish. The understanding is that campers who attend multiple weeks may repeat camp activities depending on the schedule designed by each session group.


TEEN/LIT PROGRAM



Teen/Lit 1


July 12th-16th


9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Extended Care Available 
(TBD based on NYS Protocols)



TEEN/LIT PROGRAM



Teen/Lit 2


July 19th-23rd


9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Extended Care Available 
(TBD based on NYS Protocols)



TEEN/LIT PROGRAM



Teen/Lit 3


July 26rd-30th


9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Extended Care Available 
(TBD based on NYS Protocols)



TEEN/LIT PROGRAM



Teen/Lit 4


Aug 2nd-6th


9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Extended Care Available 
(TBD based on NYS Protocols)



TEEN/LIT PROGRAM



Teen/Lit 5


Aug 9th-13th


9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Extended Care Available 
(TBD based on NYS Protocols)






This program is designed to be an introduction to leadership course, where games, initiatives, and challenges are used to develop the group’s leadership skills. Campers will still be working with their peers, building relationships with the camp staff, being role models for younger campers and deciding if they want to take leadership to the next level at camp. Camp activities will also be included throughout the day.

The Teen/LIT at Creative Themes provides an exciting opportunity for 8th and 9th graders to take positive risks to grow, explore and have fun. In keeping with the Creative Themes philosophy, we strive to provide an atmosphere conducive to the creative expression of self, in which campers become aware of, and learn a respect for their environment and their peers. This one-week leadership program is designed to assist youth in developing skills in team building, problem solving, leadership and self-confidence. Each leadership group is asked to commit to a “Full Value Contract,” to ensure the proper and effective execution of the program.

This contract includes:

  • Adhering to certain safety and group behavior guidelines set down by the staff and the group.
  • Give and receive honest feedback.
  • Increase my awareness when I am putting down or devaluing others or myself.
  • Challenge by Choice. (Goal-setting is critical to achieving program outcomes, at both the individual and group levels. It is also important to allow participants to have personal choice related to activities. The “challenge-by-choice” philosophy of adventure programming allows the participant to have autonomy related to the extent activities they participate.) 



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PREFERRED CAMPERS

$400

PER CHILD / PER WEEK



9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

OPEN REGISTRATION

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NON PREFERRED CUSTOMER

$450

PER CHILD / PER WEEK



9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

OPEN REGISTRATION 

TBD



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DISCOUNTS

Session Discount, $25 per camper when the camper is registered for 2 or more sessions.

Family Discount, 5% each camper when registered for the same camp session.


Campers bring lunch
Monday – Thursday


Lunch provided Fridays


MORE INFORMATION


  • DROP-OFF & PICK-UP
  • GROUPS
  • ACTIVITIES
  • LUNCH
  • EXTENDED CARE
DROP-OFF & PICK-UP

Creative Themes staff is at the parking lot from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM for a camper to be dropped off, staff will make sure the campers safely get to their group.

From 2:55 PM to 3:25 PM our dismissal for the end of the day begins. The CT staff then proceeds to follow our very safe loading and releasing of vehicles. This has been a very safe and efficient system for years. We ask that you follow directions, stay in your cars, and trust our great staff.

These are subject to change depending on protocols CT may need to put in place for the summer of 2021.

GROUPS

This Program is designed for campers entering 8th and 9th grade in the upcoming fall.

ACTIVITIES


This program will have usage of the camp facility during the day. Activities will be determined by the staff and the campers as the day and the week progresses based on their interest and program goals.

Due to special events, activities, and weather (we hope for sunny days!) the schedule is subject to change to meet the needs of the group and provide the best camp experience. If there are any special needs or concerns for individuals prior to or during the session, please do not hesitate to contact our staff.

LUNCH

Campers bring lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Lemonade and water are provided every day for lunch. Cool drinking water is always available all day/every day.

Lunch will be provided for campers and staff on FRIDAY only. Friday camp has “Pizza Party.”

Please notify the camp of any camper food allergies that will pertain to camp.

EXTENDED CARE

Our Extended Care services will be determined based on guidelines set by the NYS Health Dept for the summer of 2021.


Creative Themes

ACTIVITIES

The Creative Themes program is made up of the following activities, for a fun-filled summer experience! Activities are tailored to suit all age levels, whether preschoolers or teens.



THEMES

The creative blend of themes and camp activities make the Creative Themes summer program the “Best Camp Anywhere!”



WET WATER FUN

Our staff is American Red Cross certified and will have creative water activities for all ages of campers to do during their pool time. We also allow plenty of free time for creative water play or just “cooling off.”



CANOEING & KAYAKING

Enjoy taking a canoe ride around our pond. Keep your eyes open for frogs and turtles!



NEW GAMES ACTIVITIES

Our games are designed for everyone to participate, regardless of their sex, age, or size. We use foam and plastic for all games. When you play hard and enjoy yourself, you’re a winner!



SPORT NUTS

If you can kick it, throw it, toss it, catch it, bounce it, juggle it . . . we’ve got it! Our soccer balls, softballs, kickballs, volleyballs, tether balls, and basketballs are always in motion. Try them all!



PERFORMING ARTS

The techniques are as varied as your moods. Theater, mime, clowning, juggling, and music are all possibilities. And our spacious “Bear Theater” is the perfect place to show your stuff.



NATURE STUDY

Ponder the wonders of our ponds! We have rabbits, frogs, all types of fish, bugs, birds, plants, trees, and flowers.



ARTS

When has anyone ever told you to get your hands dirty? We encourage it! Come to stir up the paints and twist a tangle of colorful materials to create something that is uniquely you!



ARCHERY

Start with the basics — safety procedures, equipment knowledge and handling, rules, and fundamentals. You never know who will be the next Robin Hood! (USA Archery instruction followed)



FISHING FANTASY

Fish in our pond for bass, bluegills, carp, and bullheads. Experience the excitement of netting a turtle or frog! Learn the proper techniques of baiting and casting, and practice to your heart’s content using our “catch and release” approach to the sport of fishing. Catch “Big Louie”!



TEAM CHALLENGE COURSE

A 16- station low element adventure program for campers of all ages and abilities. The course includes adventure games, initiative problems, trust activities, and low-balance exercises. The uniqueness of this course provides an opportunity for everyone to participate, interact, and learn in a spirit of mutual support and cooperation.



TOWER OF POWER

A 4-sided 28-foot rock climbing tower, plus ship’s mast net! Campers will use the tower to develop climbing skills while increasing self-confidence.




HIGH ELEMENT ROPES COURSE

12 element ropes course is an excellent complement to the Team Challenge Course. Utilizing outdoor adventure programs, this course for 13-year-old and older campers and staff is a great way to teach and experience team building, problem-solving, personal commitment and self-confidence.


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