Minutes of the last camp meeting held 4/13/13
Program theme is TIME TRAVEL this year.
Program areas so far:
Rifle- Joe Baldwin, & Jake Brewer asst.
Archery – open, possibly me, possibly Jeremy
Frontier Living- possibly Mark Spencer, or Jeremy
Ceramics – Dawn Proper
Photo/art- Emily Tran
Radio- Darrell Chasse
Podcast- Todd Rutan
Pool/lakefront- Claudia (cici)
Nature- Dan Depeck- if we get enough counselors
Sensory- Cheryl Albright-Gorzynski
Music/dance - Shiela McGrane
Handicrafts- Jenn Ward
Camp dates- staff reports Saturday, August 17th
10 am at Ovid firehall as of today- I have to firm this up & pay them ahead.
August 17th – 31st
As soon as budget is approved, I will be emailing you contracts
Mohawk (lowest youngest boys unit) closest to dining hall- still out of commission this year
Across ravine- stage side of camp, furthest unit down, being converted to a tent only site by scouts- unusable by us this year- no biggy
Scott & Craig units- will be housed at Tuscarora – down the path on the north side of the tech building
Staffing update: I am meeting with someone this week on program director position. Alex Rector will not be back this year, he joined the National Guard & had no choice for training & it happens to be during camp, out of state. Therefore We need an archery person. If need be, I will run archery.
CiCi has trained & is training to assume the Aquatics Director position. She has obtained most of her certifications & is working towards the final one, & to get her 18 weeks of lifeguarding in that is required, prior to camp. A BIG HAND TO HER FOR HER DEDICATION to make this happen. Her husband Dan, will run a nature club, as he is a great fit for this position- in order to make this happen- ci ci & Dan are actively recruiting counselors & life guards to fill our staffing needs. Everyone else, please be on look out for talent. If CiCi can procure her requirements, & if she/we find enough life guards, we will run both waterfront & pool at the same times, morning & afternoons.
One of my goals this August is to “Pump up” the carnival with more activities & color & music. The board has graciously funded a new speaker & wiring setup to replace the scouts worn out PA speaker system. I have ordered the equipment & I am delivering the equipment to camp for the scout personnel to install. This means we will have full use of P.A. system for radio & music once again. Specific people will be trained by Ray Howard at camp, the 2nd day of training on the system. These people will be the only ones to adjust/operate the system. I am thinking Todd, Darrell, Myself, program & assist program directors.
The Rotary clubs that participate in carnival do a fantastic job & bring some great games already, I want to supplement what we already have. Ideas for pumping up the carnival & wish list/needs are:
- Smoother scheduling of units coming to carnival versus the pool, music, music & more music, lots of color, a bounce house, clowns, a good magician, cotton candy machines/booth, snow cone machines/booth, kettle corn person, juggler(s)[Todd], a dunk booth- a must have! , Rickshaw/chariot rides (caleb is building), possible hay rides,
Other program notes- I would like to have a movie night each week or at least once, need ideas for movie titles- something the kids will want to watch, I think we have the capability to run a dvd from laptop if someone has a projection panel, popcorn & juice for movie goers.
Next meeting will be in June for camper selection- camper selection committee, Jeff Trish, myself, unit leaders, Ci-Ci. Meeting will probably be at my house, Sunday June 9th, 1:30. This meeting is for all unit leaders & program people, jeff, trish, myself, Paula. I want more people to have a say in unit formations this year. At camper selection meeting, I want to hopefully form these units with everyone input that is on selection committee.