Archive for June, 2014

Mad Science Week is Here! June 25, 2014

Hello campers and parents! It has been a fabulous start to Hi-Hills Day Camp this week. Our first theme is Mad Science Week and we are so excited for our dress up day on Friday as Robot Invasion! We cannot wait to see all of the creative costumes.

Campers are having fun in the sun while also learning some new, cool science facts. In music, campers are learning about traveling sound waves using a slinky, while in Arts & Crafts they are creating some chemical reactions with watercolor and salt. In Nature, campers are meeting all of camp’s creepy, crawly friends and learning a bunch of fun facts.

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HI-HILLS CRITTER FACTS:
Have you ever heard of a milk snake? If you haven’t, you would think that its name is pretty funny. They got their name because everyone used to believe that snakes would come onto farms and suck the milk from the cows! This story was not true because the snakes were after the rodents, not the milk!

 

In addition to these fun activities, the Slippery, Slimy Science class is experimenting with all sorts of materials to create some fun projects. They are making Play-doh, glue, bouncy balls, tie-dye paper and more. Today is also the start of leagues and trivia which we are very excited to start.

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Check back in at the end of the week for the Hi-Hills Herald and the weekly photo gallery!

Summer is almost here! June 4, 2014

With Summer Fun starting June 9 and Hi-Hills Traditional Day Camp beginning June 23, the Hi-Hills staff has been working especially hard over the last few weeks to get the GSB campus ready for camp. Everyone has been busy with decorating the “Top 10 Reasons” kiosk (see our Facebook page for a recap!), prepping the barn for our activity specialists to begin their projects and wrapping up our final open house with a record-breaking number of attendees.

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Two weeks ago our program leaders met to review and finalize their summer schedules which are jam packed with fun and exciting activities for the campers. This week we will be hosting our first staff training session of the season. We will be welcoming members of the American Camping Association from New York who will be providing our staff with more tools and skills that adhere to the ACA standards, making our camp the place for your child’s best summer ever!

To sign up for Hi-Hills Day Camp, head on over to our registration page. We look forward to seeing you at camp this year!