By Marla Smith
S.C.O.R.E. registration is continuing on the website as well as from mailed in applications. Brochures have been mailed to area schools and are also available at business sponsors. Those interested may also print a brochure from the website: scorecamp.com
Several changes have been made for the 2011 camps. In addition to the change from a five-day half day schedule to a three-day full day schedule, changes have also been made in the staff.
The 2011 camp staff is as follows:
Marla Smith, project director, curriculum, co-founder.
Kim Spady, assistant director.
Charlesa Kline, snacks and director assistant.
New positions this year:
Jennifer Prodoehl, equipment director (new to the camp this year); Molly and Morgan Strand, assistants—Jennifer will organize all equipment and supplies before, during, and after the camp.
Mary Haarberg, site director (new to the camp this year); Hunter Spady, assistant; Paul Gaschler, assistant—Mary will prepare each camp site for the day’s activities, set up tents, rotate groups and make sure the camp is ready to go once the students arrive.
Camp sites this summer will be Cox’s Ponds for grades first through fourth, and Swinging Bridge Ranch for fifth and sixth grades, in addition to Chase County Schools (CCS).
Arlys Cupp, Kid’s Captain—Arlys has been a past camp director but returns to S.C.O.R.E. in 2011 as the Kid’s Captain.
Her responsibilities will be to meet and greet the children on arrival, organize them into groups/teams, pair them up with their volunteer leaders, get them on buses, organize their lunches and meet them as they arrive back at CCS at the close of the camp day.
Camp Directors grades fifth and sixth—Ellen Brogie of Creighton and Jason Speck of Imperial.
Hospitality room—Bonnie Weiss.
Registration assistant—Chelsea Zuege.
Website tech—Black Brick Software, Jorge Cardoso.
Nurse—Angie Paisley and assistants.
It takes a great team dedicated to the program and willing to put in the extra time and effort. Each are willing to help one another and give many unpaid hours towards the success of the camp.
In addition to the staff, hundreds of community volunteers help the camps run smoothly throughout the week.
The camp could not exist in its present form without the help of all the great volunteers from ages 13—senior adults and the fantastic community support.