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OMK Camp webinar_09 sample

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OMK Camp webinar_09 sample

  1. 1. Bender, G.M., Doughtery, L., Lewis, C. (April 2011). Building a State OMK Program through Today’s Technology.: Camp Webinar . Workshop presented at 2011 DOD/USDA Family Resilience Conference, Chicago, IL<br />Camp webinar<br />
  2. 2. 2009 OMK Camps<br />Georgene Bender<br />OMK Project Director<br />E. Cliff Lewis<br />OMK State Program Coordinator<br />Lou Doughtery<br />Florida National Guard Youth Coordinator<br />December James<br />OMK Youth Development Specialist/JFSAP<br />Connie Mirrop<br />OMK Camp Coordinator<br />
  3. 3. State Program Partners<br />Joint Families Support Assistance Program ( JFSAP)<br />
  4. 4. Highlights of 2008<br />1st Residential State-wide OMK Camp<br /><ul><li>88 youth 8 – 13 years
  5. 5. 17 teen counselors
  6. 6. 10 adult staff
  7. 7. 8 4-H Camp Ocala staff
  8. 8. Cost of camp $14,000
  9. 9. $11,000 in donations </li></li></ul><li>Highlights from Camp<br />
  10. 10. 2009 Camp Ocala I Stats<br />105 youth 8 – 12 years (50 girls/55 boys)<br />19 teen counselors<br /> 8 adult resident staff; additional 4 day only<br /> 8 4-H Camp Ocala program staff<br /> Donations to date : $11,131<br /> Actual cost of camp is $173 per camper<br /> Estimate cost of camp with counselors and adults is $20,000<br />
  11. 11. Agenda Tonight<br />Who’s Who at Camp<br />Camp Rules/Discipline/Medical<br />Camp Schedule<br />What to Bring<br />OMK Blog page<br />Check in; Check out<br />Questions<br />
  12. 12. Who’s Who<br />Lou Doughtery, Florida National Guard Youth Coordinator<br />Shawn Baltzell<br /> Camp Manager<br />Connie Mirrop, OMK Camp Coordinator<br />December James,<br />OMK Youth<br />Development<br />Specialist<br />Cliff Lewis<br />OMK Coordinator<br />
  13. 13. Who’ s Who<br />Camp Program Staff<br />OMK Camp Adult Staff<br />Cabin Counselors<br />Dean of Girls: Ms. Connie<br />Dean of Boys: Mr. Lou<br />Medic: Mr. Mike with an assigned female staff adult to assist<br />Youth Mental Health Counselors<br />
  14. 14. Camp Rules and DisciplineRespect each person, wildlife, environment and property<br />General<br />ZERO Tolerance <br />No alcoholic, illegal drugs, cigarettes at camp<br />Federal property; serious consequences<br />Bullying<br />Camp has staff that will talk with youth; if challenge persists and it’s unsafe for others, parents will be called and camper dismissed<br />Buddy System at all times<br />Hands Off<br />
  15. 15. Camp Rules and DisciplineRespect each person, wildlife, environment and property<br />General<br />Dress Code<br />Closed toed shoes; except at waterfront<br />One piece swim suit for girls<br />No midrifs tops or low rider pants<br />No Cell Phones<br />If cell phone caught, camp staff will hold till end of camp<br />This is camp grounds and OMK camp policy<br />If you need to get in touch with staff we will post a cell number on our OMK Blog.<br />
  16. 16. Camp Rules and DisciplineRespect each person, wildlife, environment and property<br />Cabin<br />No locks; do not bring valuables<br />Cannot stay in cabin alone; must have a counselor<br />Everyone will help with cleanup<br />No changing cabins<br />No food in cabins – invites “critters”<br />Quiet hours 11pm – 7am<br />No graffiti<br />
  17. 17. Camp Rules and DisciplineRespect each person, wildlife, environment and property<br />Waterfront<br />Permitted only when lifeguard on site<br />You will have a swim test on first day <br />All youth participate at swimming; there is a swallow area<br />Buddy System used<br />Be respectful of lifeguard<br />
  18. 18. Camp Rules and DisciplineRespect each person, wildlife, environment and property<br />Medical Needs<br />No camper will stay overnight at medical cabin: if that is required – parents will be called to pick up camper<br />Please remember your medication time: using Buddy System go to Med Cabin for your meds<br />If you need medical attention, you must first tell and adult then take direction from adult<br />If it is night time, contact your cabin counselor and they will contact medic via radio.<br />PLEASE bring all medicine required!<br />
  19. 19. Questions on Camp Rules<br />
  20. 20. Camp Schedule<br />Wake up is 7am<br />All attend daily flag raising/lowering ceremonies<br />Food Time<br />Breakfast at 8am<br />Lunch at 12:15pm<br />Canteen Snack at 3pm<br />Dinner at 5pm<br />Evening Snack at 845pm<br />
  21. 21. Camp Schedule<br />Camp Classes<br /> 2 in the morning and 2 in afternoon<br />Swimming, fishing, archery, crafts, photography, dance…..much more<br />Chores<br />Each cabin will have meal duties for clean-up<br />Daily cabin clean-up<br />Grounds clean-up on Friday <br />
  22. 22. Camp Schedule<br />Evening Programs<br />A fun time for all …we’ll surprise you! <br />Of course,campfires!<br />Military Day<br />Wednesday afternoon<br />Honoring our Veterans at Lunch<br />Mini Classes: MRE’s, Drill, equipment, orienteering<br />
  23. 23. Questions on Camp Schedule<br />
  24. 24. What to Bring<br />You should have the list – <br />No locks on anything….so no valuables<br />You won’t need $; canteen is covered for 1 drink and a snack….you could also earn coupons for more snacks and drinks<br />Theme area: CSI: Investigating <br />Decorations or costume props <br />Questions?<br />
  25. 25. OMK Blog<br />www.operationmilitarykids.blogspot.com<br />Will have a password entry page for updates on camp- just for camper’s families.<br />Will try and keep it updated with pictures and articles on how the kids are doing.<br />Questions?<br />
  26. 26. Check - in<br />Monday: 10:30am – 12:30pm<br />Don’t come early – counselors have responsibilities and we will be setting up camp<br />Don’t be late after 1pm – if you are please call us.<br />Please eat lunch before coming or bring you lunch – you can eat in the dining hall. <br />Check-in at Classroom Building<br />Just beyond camp office on your right – we will have signs<br />Bring ALL your required meds, paperwork<br />Will sign up for non-cabin group classes<br />
  27. 27. Check - out<br />Friday: 1:00pm – 2:30pm<br />If you come early – you can purchase lunch tickets at CHECK-IN for $6. All youth will need to stay through lunch.<br />If you have to leave early, please coordinate that with us at Check-in time.<br />Check-in at Dining Hall porch<br />Just in front of the classroom to your left – we will have signs<br />Pick up ALL your required meds, paperwork<br />
  28. 28. Questions ?Camp is a week away!!!<br />

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