The Conestoga Day Camp Planning Committee met to debrief the Conestoga Magic week and to read all of the evaluations. It was immediately obvious that the girls loved to ride horses this year. The least favorite thing was the hot weather, but we will continue to look for new, fun, wet, ways to stay cool.
For 2017, the dates of camp will be June 12-16, 2017 — Mark Your Calendars! The theme is “May the Forest Be With You.” Now is a good time to start thinking about that T-shirt/Patch design contest around our theme!
Have a wonderful summer — we’ll see you back at Conestoga Day Camp next year!
What a great week for camp! We hiked, swam, rode horses, climbed the rock wall, made S.W.A.P.S.. did crafts, learned outdoor cooking, made new friends, and much more! We had a record number of campers this year, and we can’t thank our wonderful volunteers who made that all possible. We had 181 campers, including 25 older Girl Scouts (PAs and Pixie Chicks)!
The planning committee will review all of the evaluations at their debriefing meeting this week. Camp for 2017 has already been planned for the week of June 12-16. Mark your calendars now! Also, put February 1st on your calendar for when day camp registration opens. We will also send out email reminders.
Campers 5th grade and older had the option of staying overnight. They started the evening with chicken fajitas, fruit, and dessert as resident camp councelors practices their new dining procedures. We were the first large group to be served in the new space. The ice water and air conditioning were very much appreciated on this 94 degree day!
Arena ride for the Junior Units of Lime and Yellow on Tuesday. Bring those LONG pants!
We had a great first day with setting up our units, swimming, and seek-and-find. Some units made slime and some went for an arena horseback ride. All units planned their meals for the next three days as we prepare to cook outdoors. We drank LOTS of water and used lots of sunscreen on this 90 degree day.
With our fantastic renovation of Camp Liberty, we are able to offer arena horse rides to our campers! Orange and Purple Units are up for a ride on Monday. Bring LONG pants to ride — No riders can be in capris or shorts. Watch for daily picture updates!
Thanks to the willingness of our wonderful volunteers, we were able to get all the girls off the waiting list and into units. Thanks to Mahlon, we were also able to add another unit. It will be a “magical” year at Conestoga Day Camp!
We have the possibility of opening up another unit to give us a total of an unprecedented 10 units; but we need your help. In order to do that, we need adult volunteers. Can you volunteer for the whole week? For a few days? A day? If so, please fill out the below registration. There is no fee, and we do have a daycare unit for volunteers to bring their potty-trained under Daisy-age girls and boys under 11. It is an experience you’ll never forget!
We have only a few spots open, so we are opening our waiting lists at this point until we can secure the adult volunteers needed. Fill out the registration form. You will be notified of your status on the waiting list. Remember, all fees and health form are due by May 1st. Don’t forget about our T-Shirt/Patch design contest deadline of April 1st.