- Dreamcatchers (Ages 8-16)
- Soar More (Ages 10-16)
- NEW for 2019! EXTREME FUN! (Ages 9-12), formerly Mountain Biking
DREAMCATCHERS (Ages 8-16)
DREAMCATCHERS was created to welcome children with a variety of personal challenges and disabilities to engage in camp activities alongside their peers. This specialized program is directed by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst / MA Licensed Teacher, Liz Alberts and the following are its goals:
➢ To integrate camp related skills into a fun, learning environment where Dreamcatchers can experience successful outcomes and a growth in life skills.
➢ Campers are supervised by our professional director on an individual basis as to their specific abilities and objectives.
➢ Dreamcatchers participate in all of the camp activities to provide diverse encounters these campers may not have experienced with the aim of expanding their horizons.
➢ Structured days assist in focusing on skill acquisition, capitalizing on social opportunities and tons of enjoyment!
With personal and professional guidance each Dreamcatcher is able to set goals and accomplish them within this 2-week time frame. Skills are built upon with positive reinforcement, individual encouragement and a non-competitive atmosphere of trust.
Soar More (Ages 10-16)
It is the intent of Soar More to encourage innovative style and confidence in its participants, while keeping a positive attitude and maintaining support and friendship in one another. Campers will trust not only in their skills at Soar More, but also in their ability to quickly assess a challenge and always lead by example. Developing innate skills with people is a determining factor in the teamwork and cohesiveness required at Soar More.
Campers spend the day challenging themselves in group and individual initiatives. Beginning with ground elements, campers learn about each other to build upon relationships, trust and support before tackling the next set of obstacles.
Soar More campers not only participate in low and high elements but approach the climb in various ways, learning to belay, self-belay and ascend. It’s the type of belay that will make this course a different experience than that which they have already attempted. The challenge will be to figure out new ways to successfully tackle those elements they thought they knew. It’ll be a mystery each participant will want to solve!
High Elements Available Include:
Tubular Cargo Net
Islands in the Sky
875ft Zip Line
The newest, exciting program offered at Pompositticut will be led by a staff member who is travelling half way around the globe from New Zealand to share her talents and love of mountain biking. Michaela has also raced BMX competitively for 6 years and participated in the World Championships in 2013. When she’s not competing, she enjoys biking through the Red Wood Forest where she spends most weekends challenging herself over multiple tracts. While riding outside, she enjoys a little competitive fun with friends by seeing how far she can push her strength, balance and endurance.
As the professional director, Michaela is confident in the do’s and don’ts of this type of adventurous riding as well as maintaining a mountain bike for optimum performance. She is anxious to share her knowledge about biking with campers and is taking an active role with the director to create an exciting curriculum for a memorable session. She can’t wait to hit the trails exploring the back woods of Pompositticut Farm and beyond!
We are so excited for the development of this program, and anticipate its success by already securing another professional instructor for Summer 2019! Being part of the foundation of this specialty program also entitles you to an introductory tuition of $995 per two-week session.
Mountain Biking Specialty Program
➢ Session #2 (July 9 - July 20)
➢ Session #3 (July 23 - Aug.3)
➢ Enrollment limited to 12 per session, (Co-Ed, Ages 9-12)
➢ Swimming Daily
➢ Go-Pro use provided
➢ Personal Helmet, Equipment & Apparel list provided upon registration