Beaverspeak – What Does It All Mean?

13669124_10154188715616210_4836996060442706647_nDoes your camper come home in the evening speaking in what seems to you to be a foreign language? Is he or she reverting to prattle, using words like Ga-Ga or confusing you by uttering acronyms such as GBC or BOB, as if you should totally understand what he or she is saying –  but you don’t? Here’s a quick 2016 reference guide that will come in handy so that you can communicate effectively with your child again!

The Jungle – By now, you’ve surely heard about – and seen – our newest locale on campus, conveniently located in one of the shadiest parts of campus, and furnished with just the right balance of tree trunks, mulch, playground structures, forts, and even a few camper-constructed teepees!13912371_10154201328301210_5114311816336562831_n

Big Blue Blocks – Just as it sounds,  they’re big blue blocks! Also new this summer, they’re giant, soft, building blocks in an air-conditioned space, where campers can conspire to assemble, shape, or erect whatever’s in their imagination!

The Cove – The place to be if you’re a senior camper, during snack time or other all-group assemblies, a great space to chill and hang out with friends in between fun activities and electives, located in the school’s science wing.

Ga-Ga – Hugely popular among middle, upper and senior campers (as well as many counselors), Ga-Ga is a variation of dodgeball, played in the aptly named Ga-Ga Pit near the playground.

GBC – Short for the Golden Beaver Challenges, an exciting end-of-the-week event for middle campers, involving a variety of exciting public competitions. Groups earning first, second, and third place in the event pridefully care for, respectively, the the Golden, Silver, and Bronze Beaver statues for the week leading up to the next Friday’s contest!13626452_10154137104416210_7029903731783640962_n

The Lodge – Like The Cove, it’s the place to be if you’re an Upper Camper. Located in the arts wing of the school, in convenient proximity to the awesome dance, music, and drama electives.

Tot Stop – If you’ve ever seen the adorable Lower Campers merrily frolicking out in the front circle with such amusements as hula hoops, chalk, plastic ride-on toys, and sometimes even a sprinkler, then you know exactly what the Tot Stop is!

13906782_10154198983861210_601231452692609914_n (1)CIT – as in Counselor in Training, our loveable, earnest, and hardworking young teens-in-training proudly sporting the tangerine-colored shirts, assisting counselors and campers in all walks of Beaver summer life!

Beaverpalooza – So much fun – and for a great cause! Upper Camp’s annual kick-off to the Camp to Belong Drive, a morning filled with awesome games and music. (It’s not too late to drop off your contribution!)

BOBBeaver Off Broadway, the incredible Specialty Camp that engages campers in researching, rehearsing, set-designing, choreography, singing, you name it, as they head toward their final performances of original theatrical productions.13775821_10154171360386210_6663098322540811179_n

High Fives – The lucky group of five-year-old Lower Campers whose days consist of a some exciting and additional opportunities, including free swim, archery, and woodshop!

YoZumba – A delightful combination of yoga, dance and movement. Classes, often theme-based, offer our littlest campers the opportunity to move around while also teaching them about being centered and calm. Thanks, Sarah!

Peanutbutterandjelly –  Lower Campers really look forward to this part of their swim routine, which involves slow and fast kicks, simulated sandwich making and sharing, followed by splashing themselves free from (pretend) peanut butter and jelly in order to acclimate to water.