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Dance at Camp Weequahic

Dance has become such a popular activity that campers are increasingly seeking dance camp experiences.  Some Weequahic campers are serious dancers while others just want to take the opportunity during the summer to improve their skills.  Camp Weequahic’s dance team also competes in Wayne County dance camp competitions.  Most children say that it’s easier to try something that might be difficult when they’re in a place where they feel like they can be themselves, and many like to explore dance during summer camp because they find the fun, accepting environment easier to endure the bumps that inevitably come with learning new things.

Not every camper who enjoys Dance at Camp Weequahic is an aspiring dancing star, however  Many venture into dance for the first time because they’re curious to learn the latest moves, and their enthusiasm grows when they find those moves come in handy during camp shows and special activities.

Dance is popular because it’s a fun activity that everyone can enjoy.   All choice camps like Camp Weequahic give campers an opportunity to make almost their entire camp experience a dance one or to just learn a few new steps and tricks here and there.

What’s Cooking at Camp Weequahic…

Summer Camp cooking programs like Camp Weequahic’s help campers learn their way around the kitchen by teaching them how to make fun snacks. Eating a warm chocolate chip cookie that one helped bake makes a second home feel even more like home, and it’s a special treat to which many campers look forward. In fact, some of the treats campers whip up in the cooking studio have become part of Camp Weequahic tradition.  Camp Weequahic cooking instructors also teach campers tips for making some of their favorite snacks more nutritious as part of an overall effort to help campers maintain a healthy lifestyle while at camp.  Here’s one of our favorite recipes from the Camp Weequahic cooking studio:

No Bake Choc Chip Truffles

1 cup soft butter

1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. salt

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 Tbsp water

1 (6 ounce) package mini chocolate chips

·         Cream butter and sugar together.

·          Add remaining ingredients and mix well by hand.

·         Roll into bite-size balls.

·         Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes. Store in a plastic zip-type bag in the freezer.

·         Let stand at room temperature 5 minutes before eating. (Makes 4 dozen)

A Staff Member Reflects on His Weequahic Experience

Hi everyone.  My name is Chad Razey and I’m 22 years old and attend the University of Georgia. Go Dawgs! I will graduate in May of 2012 and look to continue my education at Auburn University.  I first came to camp as a basketball instructor and bunk counselor and am now moving into the Basketball Director position. I can remember my interview for the job so clearly.  I was able to meet Tony and Sue Baldwin in their home and we had a great conversation. I was convinced that camp was the place for me and I would really be able to apply my physical education major.  And I got so much more from the experience!

I love the atmosphere at Camp Weequahic.  I have never experienced another place where you can walk in and feel like nowhere else in the world has to exist. Weequahic has it all, from great people to great facilities; whatever you look for in a camp, Weequahic has it.  I was not just a counselor or a basketball instructor. I was a part of a family. The staff got so close that many of us formed relationships that will last a lifetime. The children that I worked with looked up to me as a big brother and a role model; they never saw me as their boss.

Weequahic is its own world. While at camp, there are no weekdays or weekends, there is just camp. No one is stressed from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and everything seems to always flow smoothly. The people you are surrounded with always attempt to make your day better in some way. Weequahic is like a utopia, nestled in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania.

I am thankful for new leadership opportunities, and the chance to return to my summer Utopia! Go Weequahic 2012!