Friday, October 31, 2014

Keep Your Child Safe this Holiday Season

Keep your child safe this holiday season. Between the kids' schedule, planning holiday events, chores, and work, there's often very little time to think about anything else. However, it's important to make time to take precautionary measures on your child's safety by getting a Child ID Kit, or creating a Safety Plan with the advice of your local authority. So be prepared and put your mind at ease during the holiday season.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Color War... coming up this week 4

       A tradition at many summer and sleep-away camps, Color War at Blue Dolphin Summer Camp is truly unique experience!
      Color War is not really a war.  It is actually three days of ridiculous FUN!  The entire camp is split into teams, which follow a different theme every year.  In past year's we've done pairings like Coke vs. Pepsi; Love vs. Money; Disney vs. Warner Brothers; Planes vs. Trains vs. Automobiles and many others.  If a program doesn't pose safety risks (like pool safety or fishing), it's going to be very silly and designed to make kids laugh...Color War is no exception!

Color War breakout has become an event in itself.  While the three days of Color War are, themselves, scheduled (so people can plan vacations accordingly), how Color War will break is anyone's guess! 
The two teams are led by staff members who are selected as Captains - their identities only known to a handful of people before their names, too, are broken to the whole Camp.  These staff members (1 Head Captain and 3 Captains) take on a great responsibility over these 3 Camp days and have the trust of the Head Staff to lead the teams in a fun, responsible competition.
   Signs, posters, streamers, and so much more fill the Camp from top to bottom, inside and out.  Our Lunch Room, blanketed in signs and streamers for those 3 days, becomes the center of this transformation!
In the end, even after 3 days of fun competition (water races, obstacle courses, etc.) we remind our campers that the teams are not at War.  
    On that third and final day, both teams come together after Lunch to sing a joint song (usually a tearjerker about Camp coming to an end) and the Camp unites for the last few weeks of summer.
What will this summer's theme be?  Who knows! 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Is Your Child Ready for Camp?

Your child going to summer camp for the first time is a big step in his or her life.   While it is an exciting time, your child going to camp may cause some nervousness for your child.  So how do you know when the right time is to send your child to camp?   Consider the following when figuring out whether your child is ready for camp and how to prepare your child for the experience.   

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Friday, April 25, 2014

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3 Chances to win a Free week of camp

Use the Video link below to join us at the Martin Luther School Event. 3 chances to win a FREE Week of camp. This Saturday at 6:00pm.

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Open House Saturday April 26th, 2014 11:00am -1:00pm

Register this Saturday and find out how you can save $100 off you camp fee.

Open House Saturday April 26th, 2014
11:00am -1:00pm
Bring the Family

Sunday, April 13, 2014

11 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to After Facebook

Remember MySpace? Not so long ago, practically every teen in the world was on it –- and then many left for Facebook. Now, as Facebook's popularity among teens is starting to wane, you might be wondering what the new "it" social network is. But the days of a one-stop shop for all social networking needs are over. Instead, teens are dividing their attention between an array of apps and tools that let them write, share, video chat, and even shop for the latest trends.
You don't need to know the ins and outs of every app and site that's "hot" right now (and frankly, if you did, they wouldn't be trendy anymore). But knowing the basics -- what they are, why they're popular, and the problems that can crop up when they're not used responsibly -- can make the difference between a positive and negative experience for your kid.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kids Going Outside

There’s a fun article that we came across in the New Yorker Magazine that lists the “features” of “going outside.” It’s by Ellis Weiner and is entitled “Just in Time for Spring” (here’s a summary) In the tradition of a radio commercial for a new product, the article suggests that “going outside” is an “astounding multipurpose activity platform that will revolutionize the way you spend your time.” Of course the humor here is that going outside is not new at all; though, it has been too often forgotten as we spend more of our day interacting with electronic media and filtering our experience through technology.


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Blue Dolphin Summer Camp on Instagram

Blue Dolphin summer Camp now has INSTAGRAM - Hash tag #bluedolphinsummercamp and check out pics from not just this season but from our archives

Blue Dolphin Summer Camp Color Run

The Color Run! We are excited to be one of the first in our area to do something like this at camp to encourage Physical activity and raise Hope for children with childhood cancer.   More details to follow. Sign up now for camp week of July 11th.  

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Amazing Kids!

"Inspiration leads to Aspiration" 

Today, instead of interpreting statistics on how culture is disabling teens from growing up, I’ve chosen to remind you of a handful of students who “get it” and are already using their time and talent for redemptive purposes.  They’ve added value to the world around them. They’re contributors, not mere consumers. Be encouraged.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Why Camp is Great for Children

If you’ve been to camp, you’re not surprised when you hear about the benefits of summer camp. Experiencing life at camp yourself as a child, you know the profound positive effects that still matter to you as an adult, and you also know that you want the same thing for your own kids.

But if you didn’t go to camp as a child, you may not realize just how good the experience is for children. You may not know why so many parents are committed to sending their kids to camp. So while we have talked about most of these before, here is a list of the most important reasons to send your kids to camp.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Life at Summer Camp

Blue Dolphin Summer Camp is designed for boys and girls who are ages 3-15.

Among summer camps, Blue Dolphin Summer Camp fashions its community as a place for all of its campers to make friends in a relaxed and fun-filled environment, to build self-esteem and independence and to challenge themselves with new physical and creative activities.

With summer camp camp for all ages, Blue Dolphin offers an amazing range of activities such as - Taekwondo, ceramics, softball, Yoga, Gaga ball, and so much more!

Blue Dolphin Summer Camp strives to maintain a friendly and non-competitive environment for all of its summer camp programs.  We believe that boys and girls, especially when they get to their teen years, benefit from the kind of encouragement and fosters an environment of acceptance.
Away from the pressure of school, camp provides an almost endless set of new experiences designed to be fun, challenging, exciting and rewarding. 
It also helps that we have caring staff and instructors, diverse programs; It's easy to understand why so many campers lover Blue Dolphin Summer Camp!

Friday, March 7, 2014

The temperature is supposed to go up to 47 degrees on Saturday.. great day for and open house. Blue Dolphin Summer Camp Open House Saturday March 8th, 11:00am - 1:00pm.