Posts Tagged ‘swim camp’

Camp Starlight Waterfront and Outdoor Adventure

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

The Starlight Waterfront and Outdoor Adventure are two of the most popular program areas at Camp Starlight and for good reason. Camp Starlight Outdoor Adventure includes a climbing wall, high and low ropes courses, a brand NEW zipline and, of course, the Star Jump. Outdoor Adventure also includes outdoor living skills, mountain biking, and fishing activities. The Camp Starlight Waterfront includes separate boys and girls waterfronts, a swimming pool, water trampolines, rope swings, rock-its, paddle boards, canoes, kayaks, waterski, tubing, and wakeboarding.

Camp Starlight takes a lot of pride that both areas improve campers’ self-confidence and builds courage through fun. Reaching the top of the climbing wall for the first time, taking that first ride on the zipline, or leaping from the Star Jump is not only exhilarating, it leaves campers with a great sense of accomplishment. They have just completed something difficult that required them to be a little bit daring. The same can be said of the Camp Starlight Waterfront. That first leap from the water trampoline or balancing on a paddle board for the first time is always extra special after having passed the swim test. Of course, it takes the bravery of campers and the willingness to try something that may be new or difficult, but with the encouragement of a well-trained camp staff as well as one’s counselors and camp friends, it’s much easier to be willing to try. That’s why it’s important for our staff in these areas to be the best in camping.

The Summer 2014 Waterfront and Outdoor Adventure staff have arrived and are in the midst of the training that perennially makes these areas two of the most amazing and safe on camp. When campers arrive in about a week in a half, they’ll recognize some familiar faces in both areas this year as well as some new ones who are excited to be spending the summer with our Camp Starlight campers, and who are eagerly awaiting their arrival.

A Bit of Nostalgia Makes Its Way to the CS Waterfront

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Do you know how in movies—or maybe you’ve actually done this yourself—you see those nostalgic scenes of kids swinging from a rope into their local swimming hole?  Well, it may be 2012, but rope swings are not a thing of the past.  In fact, Camp Starlight introduced its own version to the Boys and Girls Waterfronts this year.  Although ours is just a little more technically complex than the old fashioned kind that were just ropes tied around the nearest tree branch, the concept is the same: grab on and swing as high and as far out over the water as you can before letting go and dropping into the water.  The campers are loving it and think it’s great to have yet another fun activity at the extremely popular Waterfront.  Already, they’re challenging themselves to swing higher and farther!