As summer draws to a close, Allendale Columbia is looking forward to opening the 2013-14 school year with increased enrollment and new programs on the heels the extraordinary Summer of 2013.
This summer our 33-acre campus at AC was buzzing all summer long as more than 630 campers from 3 different countries (US, Japan, China), 5 different states, and over 50 different schools participated in 34 different camps. Altogether, Allendale Columbia’s Summer Program had over 1100 registrants for camp, setting a camp record! Campers enjoyed a new lunch option making it easier to participate in morning and afternoon camps that are often an extension of what happens at AC during the school year!
Camps this summer ranged from programming and robotics through Vista Teach’s LEGO Robotics, to Art, Nature Exploration, Puppet Workshop, and Music through camps such as the ADIOS Music Theatre Program.
For the second year in a row, the Rochester Fencing Club hosted fencing classes throughout the summer while our youngest campers, getting ready for nursery school, were introduced to the classroom setting in the Step Into School camp run by our nursery teacher.
AC’s Sports Camp for children between 6 and 12 years old was a huge hit with record registration again this year. Campers participated in all different types of sports from ping pong to swimming and had fun toured and watched a Rochester Red Wings baseball game. AC attracts talented athletes who also seek to benefit from instruction for more specific sports like baseball, basketball, and volleyball from our HAC varsity coaches.
Thank you to all our summer camp families and campers who made this summer remarkable. Kudos to our camp leaders, 70% of whom are part of our talented Allendale Columbia’s faculty. We look forward to another great summer in 2014!
Posted in: Lower School, Middle School, Pre-Primary School
A few Allendale Columbia Lower School kindergarten and second grade girls, with guidance from Enrichment Specialist Martha Bjorklund, submitted essays and pictures to the 4th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day Essay Contest, presented by St. John Fisher College. Second Grader, Phoenix Herlong, was awarded honorable mention for her grade level. Great job Phoenix!
Sports Rock by Phoenix Herlong, grade 2
It is important to play sports because it makes you healthy. In roller skating I started out really wobbly but I got some advice from my mom and dad. Now I don’t go step by step I just go side by side. Roller skating is really really fun and I wish I could do it everyday. When I ice skate I go really fast and I don’t fall down as much as everyone else. There was a deep water spot at the rink and a person accidentally fell in, but I avoided it. One time I tried carrying my brother but we fell down because he is heavy. You don’t get old if you do sports.