2019 Camp Green Zone
Online Registration Opens January 1st, 2019!
Early Bird Discount – Ends April 1st!
December 10, 2018
Dear Camp and Tennis Families,
Season’s Greetings! We are thrilled to announce a new addition to our Camp Green Zone (CGZ) staff – DSRC Tennis Pro, Teri Boragno! She will be teaching a daily one-hour afternoon tennis clinic that will be incorporated into the CGZ daily schedule. Modeled after the official USPTA teaching method, the one-hour clinic will be inclusive, accessible and super fun for all ages and skill levels. Coach Teri will continue to lead our Junior Tennis Team (JTT) with daily morning practices.
It was a natural fit to have Teri join the CGZ staff. Both of us having education backgrounds and we know the importance of children spending time outdoors, which, studies have shown, provide lasting benefits to both physical and mental health. Our experience also taught us that children learn best, and retain information most, when they are having FUN!
DSRC, with its 16 acre park like setting, spacious pools and 6 tennis courts provides the recreational environment for us to do what we love to do – working with youth, boosting their self-esteem, reinforcing compassion, kindness and fairness, and providing a community that cares about their well-being.
We look forward to the start of camp and hope your child will join us next summer. Attached is a flyer with some information. Online registration opens January 1st.
Rosie & Teri
Camp Overview for Summer 2018
Camp Green Zone is a multi-sports programs (swim, tennis, basketball, kickball, Frisbee golf, flag football and soccer) with arts-n-crafts, nature and games for children of members ages 4-13.
Camp runs in one week sessions from June 17-August 30, 2019, and is available:
- Full Day: 9am – 4pm
- Half Day: 9am – 12pm or 12 – 4pm
- Before and After Care: 8 – 9am and 4 – 6pm
Must be paid in advance of camp.
- 6/17 – 21
- 6/24 – 28
- 7/1 – 5 (pro-rated/closed on 4th)
- 7/8 – 12
- 7/15 – 19 Camp Closed
- 7/22 – 26
- 7/29 – 8/2
- * 8/5 – 9
- * 8/12 – 16
- * 8/19 – 23
*Calleva pool kayaking available these weeks
Calleva Kayaking Waver
Click on the link and select Group ID: 2018 DSRC Pool Kayaking for the drop down menu. Complete only one form for single or multiple sessions. https://www.tfaforms.com/459011
Campers will need to provide their own snack/lunch (Lunch time is 11:45am-12:15pm,) and will be split up by age groups for some daily activities:
- Tiny Tots: Ages 4-6
- Junior Camp: Ages 7-10
- Senior Camp/CIT’s: Ages 11- 13
Special offering of Camp Green Zone:
- CIT Program for rising 6th, 7th, 8th graders
- Discount Packages on camp for swim/tennis/camp package offer – $285 camp week
- Sibling Discounts of 10% on general camp only
- Early Bird Registration Discount of $25/per camper if registered by April 1st at 3pm for full and half day camps
Weekly Program Full Day Half Day Before/After Care
5 Days of Camp $345 $175 $10/camper per hour
Drop-in Per Day $85 $60 $10/camper per hour
CIT Program $175
Camp w/swim/tennis $285
Family friends and relatives of members WELCOMED to attend camp same session as host member (non-member registration fee will apply.)
Thinking of Camp Green Zone in August? Come Kayaking at the Pool!
We have partnered again with Calleva during first 3 weeks of August for kayak pool paddling! The morning only classes will be taught by kayak instructors and will include instruction, games and exercises. The 2 hour instruction is $40.00/day and includes equipment, instruction and everything required for a safe and fun experience. The second day instruction will be extension of what they learned as well as learn new skills. Children can sign up for one or two day instruction.
Maryland Bluebird Society (MBS)
We are proud to be partners with MBS and honored to have their participation with educating our campers.
Audubon Naturalist Society Partners with DSRC!
Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS), a local non-profit environmental education and conservation advocacy organization, had generously donated an Eastern Blue Bird nest box to DSRC, which will be mounted on a pole in our field. This wonderful addition the the DSRC property will be used as a fun hands-on educational resource for Camp Green Zone campers, as they learn about its habitat, which was once threatened doe to deforestation, but is now coming back! Thank you, ANS!
Calleva’s mission is simple. Get people of all ages outdoors, providing educational and challenging environments that promote personal growth, group cooperation and leadership skills through outdoor activities. For over 20 years, Calleva has built a reputation for excellence and innovation in outdoor education and outdoor adventure programming. We are committed to continuing this tradition, building on the values that make us who we are. Calleva is the area’s leader in outdoor education. calleva.org
Leave No Trace
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national organization that protects the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. The Center accomplishes this mission by delivering cutting-edge education and research to millions of people across the country every year. Enjoy your world. Leave No Trace. https://lnt.org/
Earth Stewardship EastEarth Stewardship East is an organization led by DSRC member Merikay Smith. Merikay has offered to allow the campers to grow a vegetable garden on her property. She lives across the street from the club and over the years the camp has taken walking field trips to see her native gardens, ponds, trees, pollinators. It’s a special place that camp loves. Her website is http://eartheast.org/what-we-do. Another DSRC member and Camp Mom – Dara Ballow Giffen is helping me coordinate the prep of the garden. Thank you both Merikay and Dara!!! We are super excited!!
Shannon Mayhew Yoga
Shannon Mayhew leads workshops and retreats on yoga, emotional intelligence, creativity and stress management at yoga studios, retreat centers, schools, camps, and corporations. She holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and several yoga teacher training certifications. A registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance, Shannon has been teaching yoga to children and adults for over 16 years. Last year, Shannon founded Wisdom Wood, an online yoga and meditation retreat community. She has produced yoga curricula for special populations, and has written a series of lyrical children’s books that celebrate nature and presence. Shannon sees writing, drawing, and yoga as mindful practices that serve as doorways, opening to the healing and joy that are available only in the present moment. For more information, please see www.shannonmayhew.com.
People Are Talking
“I just wanted to let you know that our daughter had such a great time at camp today! I was a little anxious about today since learning that her good friends weren’t coming until tomorrow. But the report I received is that she can’t wait to go back tomorrow AND she made two new friends! That’s a successful day in my book! Thank you for running such a fun and engaging program and for making our daughter feel included and welcome today!” — The Diehl Family
“Our kids can’t wait to return to Camp Green Zone this summer! They reconnected with their pool friends and met some new ones. They loved the mix of adventure, planned activities, and time built in to just chill. We will kick-off our summer at DSRC.” — The Hecklinger Family
“Our son in very excited to for his second year at the DSRC summer camp! He enjoyed swimming and hiking in the woods last year, and he is really excited to learn how to kayak this year!” — Danielle Potter
“My daughter went to Camp Green Zone for multiple weeks last summer. She had a great experience and enjoyed creeking, swimming and all the arts and crafts projects. She started the summer scared to put her face in the water and by the end she was completely unafraid and using her goggles to dive down deep. She ended her days happy and tired- just how you want your kid to be when it’s summertime! We will definitely be sending her back again this summer and can’t wait to see how much she learns and grows in this program.” — Erin McLaughlin
“Camp Green Zone was a wonderful outdoor experience for our daughter. We were very impressed with all of the planned activities for the kids. Their day included tennis, swimming, hiking, creeking, exploring, art and music. Our daughter has attended many local summer camps, and Camp Green Zone is her favorite! Thank you, Rosie & DSRC!” — Brian & Maureen Vandegrift
“My three girls LOVE everything about this camp! They learn about science and nature in a fun way. They also love having choices for activities.” — Jeffrey Briggs“Eileen had a fantastic time at camp this week. One of her favorite activities was “creeking.” She really enjoyed exploring the creek and learning about its inhabitants! Thank you for all your hard work with the kids.” — The Lane Family
About Our Director
Our Camp Director, Rosemary DeRose, shows her love of the outdoors to our campers, and inspires them with games, songs, crafts and nature experiences in our woods. Rosemary DeRose works for the American Chemical Society Office of Professional Education. She brings 10 years of experience as a camp instructor, program coordinator and director, and is Committee Chair for Boy Scout Troop 1094 in Darnestown, MD.
Please reach out to Rosemary at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 240.888.8695.