As another week at Camp Jefferson commences, it is custom to reflect upon the events of our previous week. Week six may have been the biggest emotional roller coaster for campers and counselors alike.
Woman’s Club of Whitehall Township has named Casey Cunningham, of Coplay, as the Girl of the Month for April.
She is the daughter of Timothy and Patricia Cunningham.
She received high honor roll in ninth grade and honor roll for the remaining three years.
Cunningham participated in SERVE Club, Leo Club, Debate Club, Model United Nations and was the committee co-lead for Homecoming. She played basketball, softball (captain) and year-round tournament softball and ran cross-country (captain).
Former Northampton Assistant Principal Cora Snyder has transferred across the Cement Belt to become the new principal at Steckel Elementary School.
Snyder is the fourth principal at Steckel Elementary in the past 12 months. Glenn Noack moved to the middle school last summer, opening the elementary spot for Peter Bugbee. Bugbee took a leave of absence in January and is scheduled to retire in August. Karen Nicholas finished the 2017-18 school year as interim principal.
Last week at Camp Jefferson, both camps were full to the maximum capacity. Kids from both Cementon and Jefferson attended their field trip to FreeFall Trampoline Park in Bethlehem. This is one of the many popular field trips taken here at Camp Whitehall.
At FreeFall, many of the campers had a variety of games and activities to choose from. Campers could ride a mechanical bull, do flips into foam pits, joust or just simply enjoy jumping around.
In the blink of an eye, five weeks have passed at Camp Cementon. Our fifth week of camp was full of exciting games and activities, which were enjoyed by campers and counselors alike.
Several campers arrived for the first time this summer, and Monday offered an opportunity for introductions. Campers competed in Jump the River, dodgeball and several other games on Monday as well. The afternoon concluded with an exciting game of Drip-Drip Splash and a beautiful day at the pool.
Week four of Camp Cementon included having both Jefferson and Cementon kids at the Cementon park. The mornings were packed with fun games and activities, such as dodgeball, Silent Ball and Ant Tag.
Last Wednesday, we took a field trip to GameChangerWorld, Allentown. Inside were arcade games and bouncy houses. GameChangerWorld also had the best pizza.
During the week, campers spent time making friends and having fun. Our craft was wooden treasure chest boxes. The kids painted on them with their own designs.
Whitehall-Coplay Middle School has announced the students named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2017-18 academic year.
At Camp Jefferson, week four has come to an end, which means we are now half way through the summer session. One thing for sure is time is really flying by. This week was busier than most weeks because, again, both camps were conjoined — this time at Camp Cementon, due to the Fullerton Memorial Fair.
Both camps lucked out with beautiful weather all week, which made all our outside activities possible. Kids at Camp Jefferson enjoyed competitive games like kickball, dodgeball and tennis baseball. After a day of games, the pool was a refresher to everyone.
Week three has come to an end at Camp Jefferson. It was filled with smiles and laughter. The theme for the week was “America” because of the Fourth of July holiday.
Last week, we had great weather, so all the campers enjoyed splashing around in the Jefferson Street Pool.
Every week, we enjoy a fun-filled field trip. Last week included laser tag at Lehigh Valley Laser Tag, where the kids played in the two-floor jungle gym of an extreme laser tag course. Everyone enjoyed hiding around platforms and shooting lasers at their fellow campers. We cannot wait to return next year!