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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, July 11, 2014

UNITED BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY/ CAMP WHITTIER ANNOUNCES OVERNIGHT SUMMER CAMP SPOTS AVAILABLE

COMMUNITY MEMBERS INVITED TO SIGN UP YOUTH FOR SUMMER CAMP

WHO: Youth from Santa Barbara and surrounding communities

WHAT: Camp Whittier has spaces available for its over-night sleep-away camp in July. Our location, nestled among the hills of Los Padres National Forest, is adjacent to Lake Cachuma. With 55-acres, this rustic camp provides a site rich with wildlife and shady, oak-filled scenery. Camp Whittier is ACA accredited, in a safe environment, with experienced teachers and staff.
Camper activities are designed to promote teambuilding, stewardship, and personal connections by focusing on renewing our connections to the earth and each other. The daily rhythm of lessons will include hands on projects, leadership opportunities, and outdoor skills as well as time to relax and enjoy our idyllic setting. In the evening, all campers will come together as a village for a time of skits, music, and educational programs. Participants will learn new skills which will challenge and empower them to generate concepts of responsible use of resources and an appreciation of our natural surroundings.
Camper activities include; Swimming, Arts and crafts, Drama and skits, Archery, Rock wall, Ropes course, Outdoor Education and Exploration, Nature Hikes, Star gazing, Evening pow-wows.
Register your child now for our summer camp sessions! Campers ages 6-13 are invited to attend camp on July 14-18. Camp fee is $500 & all meals and activities are included in this fee. We also offer a teen leadership program for our Counselors in Training with availability the weeks of July 7-11 and/or 14-18. For additional information and our registration form please go to: www.campwhittier.org
WHERE: Camp Whittier, 2400 Hwy 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

WHEN: July 14-18, 2014

WHY: Stop “Nature Deficit Disorder” by signing your children up for a week of summer camp which will help them connect with the “Wonders of the Outdoor World!” Kids need camp today more than ever before. Our youth need to take a breath, unplug and discover nature in a safe and nourishing environment. They will gain skills of independence, self reliance and self esteem.

Contact

Debi Hite, 805-962-6776 or Shelley Norvell, 805-962-6776

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