While nature is our classroom, exploration is the driving force for all we do. Whether it is exploring one’s own inner fortitude on the zip line, developing interpersonal skills on the team challenge course, learning how to paddle on our lake, or developing a life-long passion for growth and learning during our summer camp, every participant will develop a desire to explore and grow.
SOE DAY CAMP
“Eight weeks of growth, opportunity and impact for youth in our community.”
Each week club members ages 5-12 will begin at the Foundation for Youth gearing up for a week of exploration. The
Acorns (5-7yr campers), Oaks (8-10 yr campers), and Sycamores (11-12 yr campers) will load up on the FFY bus and head out to Columbus Youth Camp. While there, campers will start the day with songs, skits and time with their trail group counselor. From that point each day will vary with activities like crafts, games, sports, archery, swimming, canoeing, teams course, and for older campers the high ropes course, mountain biking, and zip line. At each day’s end parents will be greeted by our member services specialist along with Jr. Clubsters, Sr. Clubsters, Acorns, Oaks, and Sycamores head counselors to learn of how their member’s days were and to answer any questions, most importantly to experience a pleasant send off each and every day.
May 30th thru July 29th
7:30am - 5:30pm
$100 per week/ child
Sliding fee scale may apply 25% - 75% off
Drop Off: 7:30 - 8:45 at FFY
Pick up: 4:15 - 5:30 at FFY
Week 1: The Great Outdoors
May 30th - June 3rd
Week 2: Around The World
June 6th - June 10th
Week 3: Disney Week
June 13th - June 17th
Week 4: Superheroes
June 20th - June 24th
Week 5: Animal Planet
June 27th - July 1st
Week 6: Field Trip Week **CYC Closed
July 5th - 8th
Week 7: Mystery Week
July 11th - 15th
Week 8: Pirate Week
July 18th - July 22nd
Week 9: Olympic Week
July 25th - July 29th
BMX STEM Camps Dates TBD: no additional cost/max participants 10 per camp/ages
A large focus at CYC is to build self-confidence and encourage teamwork. We have a team of facilitators who can lead groups to become a more cohesive team through our teams course, or who can challenge groups to face their fears and encourage each other at our pamper pole or high ropes course.
The course is made up of 11 challenges that promote teamwork. Groups will have to work together to form strategies to complete each task and our facilitators will slowly build the program to fit the group’s needs and goals.
High Ropes Course and Zip Line
The high ropes course consists of four cable elements set 40 ft. in the air nestled within a canopy of trees, harnesses, helmets, and a climbing rope. The exit is an exciting zip line ride that carries the participant 100 ft. down a path through the trees. Participants must work as a group to help each person set a goal ranging from stepping up to the ladder to going down the zip line.
he P amper Pole is another high ropes element that involves a telephone pole with climbing holds, harnesses, helmets, and a climbing rope. Participants work as a team to get each other to reach for their goals. Personal goals range from putting on the harness and stepping up to the pole to reaching the top of the pole and leaping from its perch.
Challenge by Choice
At CYC all of our programs run under the principal of challenge by choice. The goal is not to complete each element of our challenge courses but to try and give your best effort. We place importance in growth and overall experience not in completion of each element.
We offer a broad range of activities that can be adapted to meet your classroom needs. Although we do offer “canned” programs we encourage educators to share what they are accomplishing in the classroom so that we can tailor our programs to fit their needs. We also offers a variety of activities for those interested in adventure, outdoor living skills, nature arts and crafts, and campfire programs.
Outdoor Experiential Education uses organized learning activities occurring in the outdoors, utilizing environmental experiences as a learning tool.
· Campfire Programs
· Animal Adaptations
· Project Based Learning
· Curriculum Based Outdoor Lessons
CYC, in partnership with a High School and Middle School will develop a long term mentoring program. The program offers students who struggle in a traditional classroom setting a chance to build self-confidence through a variety of initiatives with the support of successful high school mentors. Programming and activities will be led by trained facilitators, educators and mentors at both the middle school and high school. The program will culminate in a retreat at the Youth Camp.
Project ALERT was created and tested by RAND, the nation’s leading think tank on drug policy. Developed over a ten-year period, Project ALERT addresses the pro-drug mindset of today’s teens and effectively increases their likelihood to remain drug-free.