Wednesday, October 21, 2009

As the Leaves Fall...

Immaculate Conception Regional School and Assumption recently enjoyed our last session of Environmental Education for the year. Amidst a rainbow of fall colors and falling leaves, the students tramped through the forest to complete their studies of our local wetlands, wildlife, and forest ecosystem. Students were undeterred by periods of rain, and came well prepared to brave the weather. Fortunately, the rain was punctuated by bursts of sunshine and blue skies, allowing for the chance to canoe across the lake to catch a glimpse of a beaver at work or a fish leaping for its dinner.

The evenings were dry, and underneath starry skies the two schools enjoyed a fascinating night hike and laughter around the campfire. Parents and teachers drove away with the defrost units working overtime, but camp songs could be heard echoing from the students in the back seats of the vehicles! As Environmental Ed comes to a close for the winter, we look forward to an exciting spring with new students and new schools.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

American Camp Association Accredidation

CYO Summer Camps are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. This is a voluntary process that involves hundreds of standards ranging from Health and Safety to Transportation and Program Development.

Not only are our sites accredited Jamie and I are both site visitors. This means that a few days during the summer we visit other local camps to insure that they are providing the best possible programming and level of excellence.

If you want more information on the American Camp Association visit their website at

Friday, October 2, 2009

Attention High School Campers!

The Catholic Youth Convention for high school students is quickly approaching and we encourage all of you to go to our events page and check out their brochure.

Youth Convention