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July 14

Final call for our PERFORMING ARTS CAMP, July 18-26.

Mornings are devoted to theater and acting (including a performance on the evening of July 26) while the afternoons look at production and set design. SEVEN days of camp starting at 8:30 a.m. and closing at 4 p.m., Monday through Friday (no weekends). This camp is open to students between the ages of 9 and 16. Be prepared to memorize and have fun! This camp has a minimum of seven enrollment so start recruiting your friends. Boys and girls are needed. Enrollment deadline is 6 p.m. on July 17.


Dan Solis, Walla Walla Valley Camps

P.S. Did I mention that all lunches are provided and the cost is only $109.00?

July 12

Junior campers

First day of horseback. Closed toed shoes and long pants are required. Parents MUST sign a release form. Skating [socks required]. Rocket building [optional]. Swimming [towel, swimsuit, and pool shoes (they may wear their tennis shoes).

Cooking camp

Making Ice cream, burritos. and sushi. Bonus activity, skating (socks required).

See you tomorrow!

July 11

Dear Parents and campers,

Here's what's happening tomorrow:

Junior campers:

Roller-blading/skating [must wear socks]; Swimming, [bring towel, pool shoes, swimsuit]; archery; crafts; We begin riding on horseback on Tuesday. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are required to ride as well as a signed release from a parent or legal guardian.

Cooking campers:

If you own or can borrow an apron, bring it. Late afternoon bonus activity is skating; make sure to wear socks.

Dan Solis, Walla Walla Valley Camps

July 7

Dear Parents,

We just added two camps for our 11-15 year olds!

Cooking camp---July 11-15. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For students 11-15 years of age!

The exciting schedule---

Monday---Sweet tooth day with Cindy Solis---learn the culinary secrets that made her a favorite

6th grade teacher; Plus, learn to make yeast bread!

Tuesday---Featuring Hiroko Bryant; A Japanese native, Hiroko shares her sushi secrets!

Wednesday---Favorite Venezuelan dishes with Gladys Rodriguez, a Venezuelan native

Thursday---Dr, Lynelle's pie day. This college professor is almost more famous for her pies

Friday---Korean native Laura Rick shares her secrets for authentic Korean food

PL:US bonus activities at the pool and skating rink! Cost? Just $109. And remember, some great food will be coming home!

We are capping this camp at eight participants and two people have already expressed interest. If you are interested, respond to this email to guarantee your spot. WE WILL NOT TAKE MORE THAN 8!


Don't have kids in this age group [11-15]? Then tell your friends who do!

Now for this week:

Junior Campers Thursday:

Group 1 goes first at the horse stables. Group 2 will follow. Be prepared for skating, horseback riding, swimming, and diving.

Water Week Campers:

This is your chance to perfect your canoe skills with a trip down the Walla Walla River in the morning, followed by an afternoon at the pool

Friday we are going to McKay Reservoir near Pendleton for Power boating---your choice of tubing, wakeboarding, water-skiing, or just chilling on the boat. Two boats will be going full time, with a break for lunch. This is your chance for bull riding on the Inflatabull, too!


Dan Solis, Walla Walla Valley Camps

July 6

Dear parents,

Quite an eventful day! You may have heard that a deer hit our van with campers headed to Jubilee Lake and that our hitch broke on our kayak trailer. What a day! However, we will be in operation tomorrow as planned. Water campers will canoe at Bennington Lake in the morning and join the junior campers at Memorial pool in the afternoon. The water campers will also join the junior campers for lunch tomorrow.

Wednesday's junior camp schedule is like Tuesday's except that Group 2 will go to the horse stables first. There is also a special musical feature for junior campers.

Our South Seas story, "Mutiny to Pitcairn Island" continues. Lunch will be macaroni and cheese plus vegetables.

We are also considering the addition of a camp for the 11-15 year olds in the form of a cooking camp. If you are interested, let us know.

Sincerely yours,

Dan Solis, Walla Walla Valley Camps

July 5

Dear parents,

Here is the breakdown for tomorrow in two parts. The first is for the junior campers. The second is for the "Water Week" campers.

Junior Camp:

[Note: Parents MUST sign a release form in order for their children to ride horses. This will be available at the registration desk. If you signed this during a previous week of camp you do NOT need to sign another form.

Morning Assembly: 8:30 a.m.

@ 9:15 a.m. Group 1 to Horseback Riding// Group 2 Roller Skating + games

@ 10:15 a.m. Group 2 boards bus for the Stables

@ 10:30 a.m.(when Group 2 arrives at the stables) Group 1 boards bus for the Youth Center

@ 10:45 (approximately) Group 1 begins skating (+ games)

@ 11:30 Group 1 boards the bus heading to the dining hall [Lunch starts at noon]

@12:15 Group 2 boards bus for the dining hall

@ 1 p.m. (approximately) both groups board bus for memorial pool

@ 4 p.m. parents pick up children from the youth center

Notes: (1) Horse Release form must be signed by parent or legal guardian. (2) Riders must wear long pants and closed-toed shoes [helmets are provided]. (3) We provide 30 spf sunscreen. If you require a higher rating, please send it with your child. (4) Send swimming suits, towels, and appropriate pool shoes. (5) Send a water bottle.

LUNCH: Taco Salad, aka, "Haystacks"

Water Camp:

Morning Assembly: 8:30 a.m.

9:15 a.m. Depart for Jubilee Lake for Kayaking, Swimming, and Rope Swing after being fitted with a life-jacket

LUNCH: Taco Salad, aka, "Haystacks"

4 p.m. Parents pick up children from Youth Center

Note: (1) We provide 30 and 50 spf sunscreen. If you require a higher rating, please send it with your child. (2) Send swimming suits, towels, and water shoes or tennis shoes. (3) Send a water bottle.

June 23

Infrared photos from Science Camp

June 22

RG sports new trend-setting hairstyle courtesy of science camp".

June 22

"Counselors get even, campers get wet!"

June 21

Going to Lodge Camp? Don't forget the following:

Flashlight and extra batteries

A Sleeping bag (camp will provide if you do not have one)

Changes of clothes for a week, including a light jacket or hoodie, closed toed shoes, sandals

or flip flops (optional), swimming suits, socks, underwear, etc.

Sunglasses and chapstick are recommended

Towel and toiletries such as soap, deodorant, toothpaste/toothbrush, shampoo, lotion, etc.

Sunscreen if you require a rating higher than 50


You may pack fishing gear if you wish

Parents must also sign a waiver for Summerville Stables in order for campers to ride and a rafting waiver.

Check out the ABC Mountain retreat website for more information about the location.

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