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  • Voyager Camp | Springfield College
    Camp Walk A Bout Camp Voyager Camp Camp Massasoit Staff Application Camp History Driving Directions to Camp Massasoit East Campus East Campus Staff Facilities Programs Business Information Driving Directions Directions to East Campus Camp Massasoit and the Child Development Center Camp Massasoit Outdoor Pursuits Spring Explorers Voyager Camp Ages 11 13 Voyager Camp is designed as a transitional program for young campers advancing them from day camp without creating the pressure that an overnight trip can bring Campers ages 11 through 13 will be able to take their first step toward becoming an independent adventurer through the guidance and support of the Camp Massasoit staff Throughout the two week session campers will participate in on site skill development and take off site day trips to further their knowledge skills and awareness of the outdoors Through such education based trips campers will continue to hone their team building and communication skills while simultaneously increasing their knowledge of the environment Each session has a pre designed theme that introduces campers to safe and progressively designed adventure based activities Voyager Camp is open to twelve campers per session and follows our regular two week day camp schedule Rock Climbing Session 1 June 27 July 8 no camp on July 4 The basic skills of rock climbing will be developed throughout this session Day trips will give campers the opportunity to challenge themselves through bouldering and top rope climbing around western Massachusetts Discovery Sampler 1 Session 2 July 11 July 22 If this is your camper s first time in our adventure programs then this might be the perfect session for him or her Throughout this session campers will begin to acquire fundamental outdoor skills through a variety of activities that could include the following flat water paddling rock climbing hiking biking caving orienteering

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  • Camp Massasoit Staff Application | Springfield College
    staff is a select team of individuals carefully chosen for their enthusiasm leadership skills and dedication to providing the highest quality camp experience to our campers and the overall program Camp Massasoit is a multi recreational and educational camp for boys and girls ages five to sixteen years located on the East Campus of Springfield College Our day camp programs for campers ages 5 to 12 years will participate in the following types of activities challenge course swimming boating archery nature and outdoor skills games arts and crafts and themed All Camp days Additionally for campers ages eleven to sixteen years we have three adventure based programs that they can choose from Voyager Camp for campers ages eleven to thirteen years will allow campers to take their first step towards becoming an independent adventurer without the pressure of an overnight Our second adventure based program is Walk A Bout Walk A Bout is designed as a stepping stone for campers ages twelve to fourteen years who are seeking to further their outdoor skills Walk A Bout teaches fundamental wilderness competencies in conjunction with team building and leadership skills with one overnight experience Walk A Bout helps prepare campers for our third adventure based program Adventure Camp which is available to campers ages fourteen to sixteen years who are eager for a challenge The first week will be spent preparing for a four night wilderness trip that takes place Monday through Friday of the second week Through our programming we strive to provide a character developing environment that embodies Springfield College s Humanics mission of equally educating the spirit mind and body We operate for nine weeks every summer which includes a week of staff training and four two week sessions In 2016 our staff training week will be June 20

    Original URL path: http://springfield.edu/east-campus/camp-massasoit/camp-massasoit-staff-application (2016-02-15)
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  • Camp History | Springfield College
    Massasoit East Campus East Campus Staff Facilities Programs Business Information Driving Directions Directions to East Campus Camp Massasoit and the Child Development Center Camp Massasoit Outdoor Pursuits Spring Explorers Camp History Originally known as Springfield College Day Camp the first summer session of what is today called Camp Massasoit was held in 1934 At that point camp ran for two one week sessions cost 3 50 per week and initially included 190 boys ranging in age from 9 to 14 years old and eight staff members W M Grimshaw was the camp s first director Located where East Campus of Springfield College is today the camp buildings included Pukwana Lodge built in 1931 and destroyed by fire in 1964 and the Pueblo of the Seven Fires built in 1932 and still erect today Since that first season the camp has been in operation each summer with the exception of 1944 In that year the Sunday Republican reported that the area was taken over by the Navy for recreational purposes The camp proved to be so popular that the 1935 season was extended to six weeks and the 1936 season ran for seven weeks In 1966 the program was extended to eight weeks with four two week periods of camping Springfield College Day Camp added a program for girls in 1937 that began after the boys session ended The success of the girls program led to the establishment of a coed camping program the following year with boys and girls in separate units The director of the boys unit was Mr B Sargeant his wife was the girls program director The Sargeants directed the camp until 1942 when Springfield College Professor L K Hall took over as director for two years In 1944 Howard MacMullen became the camp director a position

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  • Driving Directions to Camp Massasoit | Springfield College
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  • Staff | Springfield College
    their skills as developing professionals Director of East Campus and Outdoor Programs Ben Taylor assumed the role of director in June 2007 prior to that he served as the assistant director of East Campus and outdoor programs since September 2005 He began his East Campus career on the maintenance crew during his sophomore year at Springfield College He completed the training to become a challenge course facilitator in the spring of 1996 and began working as a facilitator his junior year Taylor has worked on the challenge course with groups ranging from elementary schools up to corporate groups During the summers of 1997 and 1998 he worked at Camp Massasoit as a counselor his first year and as the challenge course director his second year In the spring semester of 1998 he attended a National Outdoor Leadership School NOLS semester long course After graduation Taylor moved out west and worked as a back country guide for six years leading groups in the remote mountains of Montana and Wyoming for two to three week durations He served as the assistant camp director of Camp Massasoit for one year and is currently the Outing Club advisor Taylor enjoys the interaction with college students facilitating the development of their skills in preparation to enter the professional world Assistant Director of East Campus and Outdoor Programs Angela Veatch started her professional career at East Campus Outdoor Learning Center as the assistant director in June 2007 She has been part of the East Campus staff since August 2004 when she moved from Indiana to begin graduate school at Springfield College Her passion for facilitation began while working for Indiana University s Outdoor Center Bradford Woods While working at the woods she became trained as a challenge course facilitator and trainer To continue to grow as

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  • Facilities | Springfield College
    supports a diversity of experiential options from camping outdoor recreation adventure training and team building programs to a summer day camp Our facilities maintain a sense of rustic warmth and reinforce a feeling of departure from nearby urban life and the everyday you You might even bond with a duck or two on the lake or surprise even a coworker or classmate Pueblo The only authentic southwestern pueblo east of the Mississippi River the 4 400 square foot structure the Pueblo of the Seven Fires offers three lodges and kitchen facilities Its design is adaptable to both large and small groups with the added charm of seven unique fireplaces located throughout the building Just imagine cozying up in front of one of those Each of the lodges may be scheduled separately for smaller meetings or the entire building can be reserved for large events The Pueblo has hosted community gatherings corporate retreats class reunions teacher in services and weddings How s that for versatility Crane Lodge Post Lodge Reed Lodge Robinson Room Challenge Course One of the best courses of its kind in the Northeast East Campus Challenge Course is the key element in team building activities Built in the mid 1980s and renovated yearly the course is approved by the Association for Challenge Course Technology The course currently offers 24 low and high elements and we re always finding ways to improve what we have to offer you Experienced facilitators guide participants through a series of individual and group challenges that build trust commitment communication and team working skills Grounds East Campus provides 82 acres of forest ecosystem that include camping facilities a mile of lake shoreline seating for over 200 people in our council ring with a centrally located fire pit a picnic grove and a pavilion The

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  • Programs | Springfield College
    Campus Programs Section Menu East Campus East Campus Staff Facilities Programs Business Information Driving Directions Directions to East Campus Camp Massasoit and the Child Development Center Camp Massasoit Outdoor Pursuits Spring Explorers Programs An exceptional resource in central New England Springfield College s East Campus Outdoor Learning Center provides a wide range of services to businesses educational clients health care providers and social agencies From introductory training in recreational activities to revitalizing team effectiveness among seasoned professionals we are committed to helping you expand your horizons and realize your full potential while having some fun at the same time The fun doesn t cost extra High Low Challenge Course One of the best courses of its kind in the Northeast East Campus Challenge Course is the key element in team building activities Built in the mid 1980s and renovated yearly the course is approved by the Association for Challenge Course Technology The course currently offers 24 low and high elements and we re always finding ways to improve what we have to offer you Experienced facilitators guide participants through a series of individual and group challenges that build trust commitment communication and team working skills For a more thorough description of what is involved in a complete challenge course experience click here Type of Program Required Facilitator to Participant Ratios Low Ropes 1 15 High Ropes 1 8 For example if you had a group of 60 participants we would require 4 facilitators for a low ropes course program or 8 facilitators for a high ropes course program Building and Grounds Rental Look for a place to host your next company meeting or team picnic East Campus facilities offer all the modern conveniences nestled in a woodland setting Take a break and get away Custom Programs With backgrounds in a

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  • Business Information | Springfield College
    Multicultural Affairs Offices and Services Parents Families Public Safety Residence Life Richard B Flynn Campus Union Staff Directory Student Activities Student Government Association Student Volunteer Programs Spiritual Life SC Alert Title IX Veterans Resources Athletics News Search Springfield College Submit Alumni Faculty Staff Current Students Prospective Students Give to Springfield College Directions Directory PrideNET East Campus Business Information Section Menu East Campus East Campus Staff Facilities Programs Business Information Driving Directions Directions to East Campus Camp Massasoit and the Child Development Center Camp Massasoit Outdoor Pursuits Spring Explorers Business Information Interested Call or email for more information Springfield College s East Campus Outdoor Learning Center 263 Alden Street Springfield Massachusetts 01109 Phone 413 750 5011 Fax 413 750 5012 eastcampus springfieldcollege edu Think that you ll be hungry but don t want to pack a lunch Click here to let Springfield College catering take care of you What ever will I wear Most activities will be outside in areas that are not shaded Sun rain wind and snow can all be a part of an experience at East Campus Anticipating weather and dressing appropriately is your key to comfort and enjoyment Please keep all valuables at home or locked in your car Please wear comfortable closed toed shoes appropriate for the outdoors Tennis shoes are preferred Refrain from wearing jewelry Your earrings necklaces and rings may snag something and can be hazardous to you or a peer Please wear comfortable and loose clothing T shirts and shorts or pants are great Layer clothing during colder months or chillier mornings Rain gear is essential if it looks like rain You may also want to bring sunglasses hat sunscreen bug spray suntan lotion a snack inhalers medications or bee sting kits if you are allergic to bees Ugh paperwork Already booked an

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