We are so excited to be part of the 4th Annual Raffle 4 SCOPE. The raffle is a chance for YOU to win back 1 full camp tuition to camp THIS summer! We can do even more to positively impact the lives of the children SCOPE helps to serve with your help.
All proceeds from raffle ticket sales will go to SCOPE, to help give the gift of summer camp to children from low-income families to attend a nonprofit, ACA-accredited, overnight, SCOPE partner camp. Last year the Raffle 4 SCOPE provided 44 MORE children with SCOPE camperships, giving them the opportunity to experience the magic of overnight summer camp in 2018!
Tickets are $100 and a family can buy as many as they would like. Even if your child is already enrolled and paid for the next summer, the family who wins will have one childâs tuition reimbursed! You can buy raffle tickets for a chance to win free tuition at a resident camp, day camp, or both. (There is a menu where you can select Camp Chipinaw).
Ticket sales will close on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 12pm and the drawing for Raffle 4 SCOPE will be held LIVE on Thursday, April 11 at the SCOPE benefit in NYC*. You can tune in on Facebook Live @SupportSCOPE at 8:30 pm EDT â Donât Miss Out! There will be two raffle drawings: ONE resident camp drawing and ONE day camp drawing. Â *Winner need not be present
We hope you will get involved in this âFunRaiserâ for SCOPE! Together we can provide life-changing opportunities for children from low-income families to experience the gift of summer camp.
We are thrilled to be included in Newsweekâs list ofÂ The Best Summer Camps in the USA for 2019! Along with Silver Lake, Chipinaw was highlighted as a top camp along with details about the importance of accreditation from theÂ American Camp Association.
Why is accreditation important?Â âACA accreditation provides parents and the public with evidence that camps have voluntarily met health and safety standards through a peer review,â explains Tom Rosenberg, president/CEO of the American Camp Association. The article also discusses how parents can involve their child in the research process. We encourage families to reach out to us with any and all questions or concerns you might have about sending yourÂ child to camp for the first time.
You can read an excerpt from the article below:
With six periods of daily activities chosen by each camper, three heated pools, nightly entertainment and activities, campfires, color war, off-camp trips to attractions such as amusement parks and the local bowling alley âŚthatâs a lot of fun to be had!
The quality of the people, though, is truly what makes these camps special. âKindness is Coolâ is the unofficial camp motto and everywhere you look youâll find kids helping and supporting one another. The Big Brother/Big Sister program is one such example where a veteran camper is paired with a younger âsiblingâ. âWe put them in touch before they even arriveâ they FaceTime and text, and it gives the newer kids a familiar face at their second home. The older kids benefit from the leadership role and sharing what they love about camp,â reports owner Shari Baer. Weekly awards for Compassion, Honesty, Integrity, and Positivity (CHIP) round out a program where kids are recognized for displaying these characteristics.
You can read the full article on Newsweek
by Jess Michaels
Sleepaway camp is just a few weeks away, and soon your child will be enjoying a summer full of sports, singing around the campfire, and making new friends. You, on the other hand, are a nervous wreck. Â You canât imagine your child surviving without you. As a parent and summer camp professional, Iâve talked to many camp directors about what they wish parents would do when their child is at camp. Here are the top seven things they say:
1. Focus on the positive.
Sure, youâre going to miss your child, but keep in mind why you sent themÂ to sleepaway camp. They are going to gain important life skills in a fun and caring environment, so try toÂ focus on that when you feel a bit anxious.
2. Stop analyzing online photos.
Youâve combed through the 200-plus daily photos posted by the camp, and now you are obsessing because your sweet girl wasnât smiling. Take a breath. Just because she isnât smiling doesnât mean she isnât having fun. She was most likely focusing on an activity and not posing for a picture.
3. Refrain from calling the camp office with every thought.
Camp directors want to have open communication and hear any concerns you may have, but please donât call the office every day with comments like, âMy child is missing a sock.â When your child is at camp, allow themÂ to solve their own problems or ask a counselor for help. Trust that the camp staff is taking care of your child and will make sure your camper has everything theyÂ need.
4. Donât make pickup deals.
Did the first letter home or that first phone call make you think your child isnât as happy as theyÂ could be? Keep in mind it takes time for children to adjust to a new environment. Offer positive encouragement, and let your child know theyÂ will have a great time. Making pickup deals will send a message to your child that you donât believe theyÂ will have a successful camp experience.
5. Donât start cabin drama.
Donât start a group text with the other moms in your childâs cabin to talk about what is going on at camp. Try not to get involved by asking how everyoneâs child is doing and if they have heard anything about yours. Feel confident that your child is doing fine and that you will hear from the camp director if they arenât.
Unplug this summer and put those electronics down!
Camp might just be the last frontier for children to unplug and learn the lost art of speaking face to face.
The use of technology in our everyday lives is important, but it is also important to take a break from it. This summer we will be launching our âUnplugâ initiative, to get campers excited about the outdoors again!
Camp is all about spending the summer with friends and learning new things every day. If kids just put down the electronics and embrace all that camp has to offer, they will see that everything they need to have fun, is right in front of them!
We will be emailing our electronics policy to our Chipinaw families in the next few days!
We canât wait to see you!
On Friday March 17th, the countdown to camp officially reached 100 days. To celebrate, we launched a photo competition that saw many of our campers send us pictures of themselves wearing their favorite camp gear to school. Everyone who submitted a picture was entered into a prize drawing to win a limited edition camp sweatshirt.
Our campers were really creative with this competition and we received so many awesome pictures! We had campers wearing their red chippies, sweatshirts, shorts, socks, sweatbands and even face paint in the camp colors.
The prize drawing took place on Friday March 24th and was drawn by our Camp Director, Michael Baer with the winners posted to Facebook and Instagram.
Congratulations to Dara and Noah and thank you for showing us your camp spirit. We will be presenting Dara and Noah with a limited edition sweatshirt at camp.
We would like to thank everyone who took part in our #HomeInAHundred competition and wore their camp gear to school. You all looked awesome! Below is a collection of some of the entries we received.
It is great to see that our campers are excited and counting down the days until we are all together againâŚHome at Chipinaw!
There are many traits that our amazing campers have, but being kind to one another is one of the most important.
Did you see our Chipinaw campers, Max and Jake Klein on the Today Show on Monday, November 29th? The twins starred in the #ShareKindness program, a regular feature on the Today Show. This program aims to recognize those individuals that go above and beyond to share kindness to others, no matter how big or small the deed may be. Max and Jake have founded a charity organization called KidsThatDoGood.com, that allows young people to help out in their local communities through fund raising and awareness projects. Recently they helped collect 191 meals for the Thanksgiving holiday. Max and Jake have done an amazing job and we would like to wish them luck for the continued success of their project. #KindnessIsCool
You can watch the Today Show segment featuring Max and Jake below.
Happy Halloween! Congratulations to Jordyn who has won our Halloween Drawing Competition in the Chipinaw Upper Camp category with her âcHIPPIE the Bearâ costume design and SidnieÂ who has won in the Chipinaw Lower Camp category with her âChippie the Bear as The HULKâ costume design. Â We will be presenting Jordyn & Sidnie with the Limited Edition clipboard and stationary set at the beginning of camp. Thank you to everyone who took part in the competition, your costume designs were awesome!
Chippie the Bear needs your help! He just canât decide what costume to wear this year for Halloween. Enter our Halloween Drawing Competition and you will be entered into our prize draw to win a LIMITED EDITION clipboard and stationery set.
Download a Chippie the Bear template and instructionsÂ and design, draw, and color in the costume that you would like him to wear for Halloween this year! Is he going to be a Super Hero, Witch, Haunted Ghost, Pirate or your favorite TV Character!?
Everyone who emails a picture and uploads to Instagram using #CostumeForChippie will be entered into the prize draw. A Winner for LowerÂ Camp (1st-6th grade) and UpperÂ Camp (7th-11th grade) will be announced on Halloween.
Email your picture toâŻfun@chipinaw.comâŻand follow us on Instagram – @campchipinaw1926