Weekly Roundup – July 31, 2015

IT’S THE LAST DAY OF JULY!! How does Reuben feel about it?


I agree, Reuben.  Every year I feel like summer passes us by a little faster than it did before. 

Summer isn’t OFFICIALLY over yet, but camp is rounding third base and heading towards the home stretch.  And during the course of the summer, our staff have hit a LOT of home runs with the children and teens who have attended and worked here.  They understand a simple principle:
Wondering what’s ACTUALLY been going on at camp this summer?  Check this out. I see a lot of smiles and teeth.
You may have also noticed from time to time that a blue hopscotch mat was out in the hallways.  Exactly why? Countryside has been participating in a national Y initiative to “Hop the Gap.” Get it?? 
While summer is an exciting time for most, it is also a time where some students experience a loss in academic skills and knowledge. Studies show that during the summer, most students lose two months of grade level math skills as well as a loss of more than two months of reading achievement.  Not only do our Summer Day Camp programs provide opportunities for our campers to be engaged physically but our Camp Directors seek out programs that will stimulate creativity and learning –  the end goal being we’ve helped each child “Hop the Gap” of summer learning loss.
See that “Back to School” notation on the left side?  How do you think the kids feel about it?
Luckily, we have a lot of Bright Spots to look forward to.  Mark your calendars for:
We need VOLUNTEERS to make this happen!  Holly Colón would love you to register to help today!

Volunteer Positions: Click on one of the links below to register today!

Registration and Packet Pick-Up Program # 02700-1 – Friday August 21, 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Course Set-Up Program # 02700-2 – Friday August 21, 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Race Day Registration Program # 02700-3 – Saturday August 22, 7:00am – 8:30am
Swim Area Program # 02700-4 – Saturday August 22, 7:00am – 12:00pm
Bike Transition Program # 02700-5 – Saturday August 22, 6:45am – 12:00pm
Bike Course Program # 02700-6 – Saturday August 22, 7:00am – 12:30pm
Run Course Program # 02700-7 – Saturday August 22, 7:00am – 12:30pm

Clean Up Program # 02700-8 – Saturday August 22, 10:00am – 2:00pm

MONDAY, look for an announcement for August’s STAFF CHAMPION.  Who will it be this time?
Enjoy your weekend, particularly those of you who are excited for preseason football and the Tom Brady suspension:
🙂 Kirsten

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