Spring Camp 2021

Welcome to Spring Camp

We Are Off To A Great Start!


Group names are chosen, messes have been made, and Tie-dye is in progress. 


After canceling spring break camp in 2020, our Camp Better Together Team is thrilled to get back into the swing of camp! We have two programs running, one at Happy Valley Elementary and one at Irene Reither Elementary, both filled to capacity with registrations!


Monday in a week of camp is a super important day. The first impressions, group names, group contracts, rules and expectations are explained and the tone for the week is set. I have to take a moment to brag about our stellar Camp Coordinators for putting this program together and starting off Spring Break 2021 with energy and organization, Erin "McQueen" McQuin (Happy Valley) and Libby "Scuba" Teerink (Irene Reither). I can't say enough good things about the McScuba team. These two have worked tirelessly to come up with creative, Covid-safe and fresh activities for our campers. After doing 7 Spring Break Camps myself, I can say that this program has some powerful Camp Magic floating around. Our campers are very lucky.


There is so much fun on the schedule for this week! We have some camp classics like archery and the Slip N' Slide making an appearance, but also some new projects like an "Escape the Arctic Challenge", "Find the Orca", and Shrinky Dinks! There will be a big game of Capture the Flag, "Wheels Day" with bikes and scooters, and nature themed crafts everyday. I wish I was a camper this year. 


Our Camp Counselor staff have brought their "A" game and energy! Many of these staff have worked almost daily since last March or summer. Knowing the Spring Break Camp will have a different format, different names, and adorable themes has really fired up this team! We could not do this program without our stellar staff: 


Team Happy Valley: 

Bug-a-boo, Curly Fry, Vader, Tweety, Crush, Surprise, Tiger, Squirtle, Binary, Hamster, Yogi, JellyBean, McQueen 


Team Irene Reither: 

Shaggy, Palpetine, Thursday, Waldo, Sunflower, Butterfly, Scuba 


I am so proud of this Childcare Team. I am truly blown away! Here's to a fun week! 


Camp Coordinator: Hope "Ham" Thompson