CANDLEWOOD ISLE YOUTH SUMMER PROGRAM 2018
July 2 - August 10; M-F, No Program July 4th
Ages 5-14: Mornings: 9am-12pm; Afternoons: 1pm-4pm Tots (Ages 3-4 AND potty-trained): 9am-12:00pm Orientation Sunday July 1 at 1pm.
THE JUNIOR RECREATION AMBASSADORS have been preparing for an exciting 2018 Youth Summer Program, which promises to be full of memorable moments for the youth of our community. Please take the time to review the following information about our six-week program. Throughout the winter, we have been working very hard to plan a safe and fun program for our Candlewood Isle Community. Our program is non-profit, self-funded and governed by dedicated volunteers. We are grateful to the community for the opportunity to offer this experience to our kids.
Families can register online. We will send an email in early April to our mailing list. If you would like to be included in our mailing list, please contact Joan Archer at [email protected].
Shannon Larkin is returning as our Director this summer for her third summer. Shannon grew up on Candlewood Isle, attended the summer program and also worked as a counselor in the program for many years. Shannon brings years of experience as a school teacher and currently works as a preschool teacher in town. We are lucky to have Shannon’s experience and love of the Isle as part of our staff.
Brittany Pfeiffer will be returning to continue leading the Tot’s Program. This is Brittany’s 6th summer running the Tot’s Program and we are thrilled to have her back. Children participating in Tots must be fully potty-trained. The Tot’s program continues to be one of the most cherished features of our program.
ACTIVITIES BEING OFFERED THIS YEARROUTINE ACTIVITIES:
ALL ISLE FAMILIES THAT REGISTERED LAST YEAR WILL BE SENT AN EMAIL WITH INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REGISTER IN THE BEGINNING OF APRIL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE MAILING LIST PLEASE CONTACT [email protected] AND INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND ISLE ADDRESS.
Registration will be open from April 2 - May 31.
SPONSORING FAMILIES: This year we are allowing sponsored children in the age groups 8s and younger. We are not accepting new sponsors in the 9s and ups, except for those who participated last year. Sponsor registration opens the same time as residents this year. Residents, if you sponsor a child, please make sure that the child is picked up on time. If a non-resident has a walking slip he will be the responsibility of the sponsoring resident. No sponsor child will be able to register without the waiver form signed by both, the sponsoring CI family and the Sponsored family.
Have a friend or family member in town for a day or two?
We are offering a daily price of $90 per day. Daily participants must register at least one week in advance and provide us with a hard copy of a doctor signed Health & Immunization Form and waiver.
CITs: COUNSELOR IN TRAINING must turn 15 before September 1st. You can register your CIT the same way you would register for the program. Select the CIT group and any week or weeks that they will be training. CITs will be offered the opportunity to help our counselors and specialists and receive on the job training as they rotate throughout all the younger groups 5-10. Please understand that we try to keep this group busy and teach the skills that will later be applied to a possible counselor position and/or a community service volunteer position. All CITs are given feedback throughout their CIT weeks by their director, captains and our staff ambassadors. CITs are not guaranteed a future position. At the end of the summer, CITs are evaluated by their co-workers, the director and the parents. All CITs will be offered an interview by our Ambassadors before being considered for a staff position – REMEMBER SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY.
ALL STAFF MEMBERS MUST TURN 16 PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF THE PROGRAM.
Summer positions are filled, however, we are always taking applications. If anyone is interested in applying for a position, please email [email protected] All staff members must be CPR Certified.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER WONDERFUL SUMMER!
THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS WHO PUT ALL THIS TOGETHER...
OUR CORE JUNIOR REC AMBASSADORS... Joan Archer, Andrea Callahan, Danyelle Connors, April Imhoff, Patrick Johnson, Erin McCollam, Allison Mooney.
OUR DIRECTORY AMBASSADORS: Suzie Brand, Christine Logiudice, Vivian Mocarski.
To join our summer ambassadors group please contact Joan at: [email protected]