On Monday, parents enjoyed watching their children in two of our pre-school shows. All of our little stars were fabulous and really enjoyed their stage time. Next week, Wednesday, August 17th, will be show time for the remaining pre-school groups which were originally scheduled for Tuesday, August 9th.
2017 Teen Itineraries – Our oldest campers in our Teen Adventure (6th & 7th grade), Teen Travel (8th - 10th grade), and Super Teen (10th & 11th grade) programs are having a great time this summer. Next year’s trip itineraries are now available on our web site. Click here to view.
Frisbee Dog Show
A very well received special event this past Friday was our Frisbee Dog Show. Campers had the privilege of watching a variety of different dogs run, jump, and of course catch frisbees in their mouths.
Pirate and Princess Week
~Pirate & Princess Dress up Day
At Crestwood we AAARRRGGGHHH always ready for a fun dress up day. Pirate and Princess Day was high up on the list of amusing days to be at camp. There were lot of hats, hooks, parrots and of course, tiaras and dresses.
~Ultimate Treasure Hunt
A big part of Pirate and Princess Day was an ultimate hunt for treasure. Groups were given a treasure map of clues that led them to a variety of different locations around camp. Once at the specific locations, campers had to complete a pirate challenge to earn a gold coin. Things like all campers receiving a pirate name, digging for gold, firing cannon balls at evil pirates, or attempting to open locked treasure chests, were all part of the event.
Our kindergarten campers got into the pirate spirit with some games of battleship. Campers had the double responsibility of protecting their “Pirate Ship” from getting sunk by cannon ball fire while attempting to sink other ships around them. Campers took turns performing special jobs that allowed them to leave their ship and venture out into the water to retrieve cannon balls.
This past Friday, our Shawnee and Papawnee campers enjoyed a staff performance of the book, “Giraffes Can’t Dance”. The book highlights a giraffe named Gerald who is not confident enough to dance in front of the other animals. In the end, Gerald turns out to be a fantastic dancer and is educated about individuality and being confident in oneself. Our show featured pre-school staff members performing a variety of dance styles including the Tango, Rock n’ Roll, Scottish Reel, and Cha Cha.
Rocketry & Fine Arts
This summer, campers who chose to be in the Rocketry or Fine Arts clubs got to create amazing masterpieces led by Jessica Goldberg, a NYC Art & Special Education Teacher. In Rocketry, each week, campers returned to build and decorate their rockets. This week, the finished rockets were launched in the air so campers got to watch their own creation soar. At Fine Arts, campers have been exploring their creative side with a wide variety of materials and projects including, plaster hands and masks, clay, ocean scenes, canvas painting, wire tree sculptures, and more!
Sports Pull-Out Clubs
Throughout the summer, interested campers had a great opportunity to supplement their regularly scheduled sports activities. Under the direction of our talented athletic coaches and staff, campers could choose specific sports pull-outs in soccer, lacrosse, baseball, basketball, or football.
This past Monday was the beginning of Challenge Week. Campers will be offered a variety of challenges to complete throughout the week. Some of the challenges include taking pictures in fun, creative, and perplexing ways or for our younger campers, completing “Eye Spy” challenges around the grounds of Crestwood.
Swim Meet #2
On Monday our swim team had their 2nd swim meet of the summer. This time it was at Pierce Day Camp. Everyone did a great job and a fun time was had by all.
This past Friday was one of the most exciting Crestwood events of the summer. We concluded our wrestling week with a wrestling show of our own known as Crestling. The Dome was packed with enthusiasm and spirit as our “Crestlers” made their way into the ring. Our matches all settled a silly feud that is happening around camp. The matches included The Bravest Brave, Crestwood Golden Boy Dispute, The Ultimate Warrior, The Ghostbusters, and some Super Hero finales.
Late Night / Overnight
Last Friday night, Crestwood was rocking when our 3rd-5th grade campers got to stay late after regular camp dismissal. All enjoyed an extra swim, yummy cookout dinner, and make-your-own ice cream sundaes. Activities included everything from a dance party and a game show to various sports, Gitche Gummee relays, and more. After our 3rd & 4th graders got picked up, our 5th graders enjoyed their overnight on Crestwood’s campus – boys in the Dome & girls in the Clubhouse.
Our newest event to Crestwood concluded this week with some of our championship games. Many of our games were played in front of large crowds, as many groups wanted to watch their peers in action. Congratulations to our champions; C Cherokees, C Braves, B Warriors, C Navahos, A Senecas, and Mohawks.
Favorite College Day
This past Wednesday we got to see many people’s favorite college. Whether it was a school people already attended, a school they are currently attending, or somewhere our campers may attend in the future, it was nice to see a very large amount of schools represented.
This past Monday campers and their staff, began the building and preparation of their boats for our water races. The competition is reserved for campers going into 3rd grade and older. For the first time at Crestwood, campers will be the ones to captain the boats and paddle them across the pool. Congratulations to the Regatta Champs: A Navahos, Hopis, & A Senecas!
Hook’s Treasure Hunt
Our pre-school campers had the responsibility of helping Jake and his Neverland Pirates get their treasure back from Captain Hook. Captain Hook dropped the treasure all over the grounds at Crestwood. Our young campers used hooks to make Captain Hook think they were helping him, but they were really helping Jake regain his treasure!
This past Monday, our 3rd - 6th graders left for our optional sleepaway week at Camp Kennybrook in Monticello, NY. Based on their huge smiles, we can tell they are having an amazing time.
Crestwood Super Six Values – Pics of Six
EFFORT OVER ACCOMPLISHMENT
The Papawnee 2s are geared up and ready to give 100% EFFORT on the ropes course!
Even though Cooking is one of Crestwood’s newest activities, it has quickly become one of the most popular. Click here for the 2016 Cooking/Edible Art Recipe Book so you can make these yummy masterpieces at home.
Early Bird Enrollment Period is Now OPEN until August 22, 2016
Click here to enroll online and pay your deposit by 8/22/16.
WEEK 4 - PHOTO NEWSLETTER
One of the highly most anticipated events of the summer took place this past Friday. This is the day where our main field transforms into an enormous Carnival. There were numerous rides, staff getting soaked in the Dunk Tank, cotton candy, and over 30 game booths! Everyone left our Carnival happy. In addition to many of our classic booths, some new attractions this year included the Tube Toss, Basketball Shootout, Plinko, and Penny Plunge.
Wrestling in the Gym
Some of our most popular special guests at Crestwood are the wrestling crew that has joined us this past week. The team brings with them a full size wrestling ring that is set up in our dome all week. Every group in camp spends time inside and outside of the ring, learning some entertaining wrestling moves and basic methods of self-defense.
Crestwood’s Got Talent
One thing Crestwood campers have plenty of is talent! This talent was on display this past Monday on our stage. This year’s show featured a Rock’n Roll theme with a wide variety of performances. Singers, dancers, musicians, and even some comedians, headlined this year’s show.
Parent and Child – Tuesday & Thursday
Crestwood’s youngest campers (18-30 months old), in our Parent & Child Program, get to have their first taste of Crestwood camp alongside their parent. Activities include arts & crafts, swimming, sports, music, nature, puppies, carousel, ferris wheel, lunch, snacks, and more!
A brand new event this year at Crestwood is the K Kup tournament. The event is named after our Athletics Director Ken Korder. The game is played with large foam sticks, a large soft ball, and combines rules from Soccer and Hockey. The game can best be described as Sockey (a combination of Soccer and Hockey). The week long tournament will eventually have the top 3 boys and 3 girls from our various age groups. These champions will have their group name forever engraved on the K Kup, that will be displayed year round in our office.
Orange You Glad it’s Summer
Our weekly Wednesday dress up day this past week was “Orange You Glad it’s Summer.” On this day, campers were asked to wear an outfit that showcased their favorite color(s). It was one big rainbow at Crestwood as just about every color was represented. Everyone had a great time!
Teddy Bear Picnic
Our pre-school and kindergarten campers, were recently the most comfortable kids in camp. This past Tuesday, they wore their pajamas to camp and enjoyed some nice story time, while seated on blankets. Many groups were introduced to the book, “Giraffes Can’t Dance”, which has been selected for our story play coming up in a few weeks.
Kindergarten Chalk Portraits
Our kindergarten groups got into the color action this past week with some chalk portraits. During this activity campers and staff worked together to create a scene. The scene was then brought to life when campers were asked to lie down on the ground to have their picture taken. Our kindergarteners looked like they were in a rocket ship, floating with balloons, sliding down a rainbow, or relaxing in a hammock.
Pics of Six - Crestwood Super Six Values
Individuality - The A Chippewas showcase their silly faces!
Closest to the Green
One of our Special Events during Color week recently was a pool activity called, “Closest to the Green.” During this event campers attempted to hit and land specialized golf balls on floating greens in one of our pools. Most campers used some of our new modified golf clubs that are made to increase a young golfer’s success rate when hitting a ball.
On Wednesday, our swim team campers hit the pool for a swim meet at Crestwood with Pierce Day Camp campers. It was a great event that really showcased our Super Six Values, especially good sportsmanship which was the focus of this past week.