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Archive for April, 2012

April 24, 2012

Raintree Ranch Bolo Program

A tradition started many years ago at Raintree Ranch is our Bolo System. But what is a Bolo? A Bolo is a western type necktie fastened by a rope or cord and usually with a decorative stone or jewel. The stone or jewel can slide easily up and down making it much easier tighten than tying a normal neck tie. The style becam ...more

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April 12, 2012

The Marston Climbing Experience

An important part of our camp mission is "to help all people realize their fullest potential". One of our favorite ways to help people do that is through our Climbing Tower.Cabin groups come together to climb the wall almost every day of the week. People of all ages step up to challenge themselves, to try their hardest, and ...more

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April 08, 2012

Surf Tiki Award

The Tiki award at YMCA Camp Surf is not just a honor table award, but a statement about teamwork and respect. At every breakfast and dinner we honor a hard working cabin group with the Tiki award. They proudly stand up, sing their cabin cheer, and place the hand-carved, one of a kind, award at their table ...more

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April 05, 2012

Mini Surfboard Craft

Arts and Crafts is a staple at camp but maybe not for the reasons you're thinking of. It's a great opportunity to slow down and have campers work on their interpersonal skills. Campers actually have great conversations while working on a project together. A former camper asked us what use to make our mini surfboard necklaces s ...more

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