Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, October 19, 2018

New Steckel principal says she’s proud to be school’s leader

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in School

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.

Camp Jefferson: Kids jump around at FreeFall park

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by AGOSTINO D’ANCONA COUNSELOR in School

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.

Camp Cementon: Campers enjoy fun games

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by ERIC SMITH COUNSELOR in School

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.

Camp Cementon: Campers visit arcade center

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by KYRSTEN BILHEIMER COUNSELOR in School

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.

Camp Jefferson: Kids take trip to Dutch Springs

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by LAUREN PETERS COUNSELOR in School

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.

Camp Jefferson: Kids take trip to laser tag center

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by CASSIDY LARKIN COUNSELOR in School

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!

Camp Cementon: Campers enjoy train ride in Jim Thorpe

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by ANGELA STELLA COUNSELOR in School

The theme during week three at Camp Cementon was “Red, White, and Blue!” It was the hottest week so far.

Monday was spent out in the sun, playing games such as Jump the River, Hungry Hungry Giant, Silent Ball, Seek and Hide and much more. Due to the heat, we also spent some time playing games inside in the air conditioning like Four Corners and Wonderball.