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Monday, June 8, 2009

OUT OF THE BOX ADVENTURE DAY CAMP


OUT OF THE BOX ADVENTURE DAY CAMP

(A Pilot Program)

El Dustberry, 3000 Rustic Canyon, Pacific Palisades, CA. 818-995-0277

If your child is in need of:

-Academic enrichment

-Alternative learning

-Effective social interaction

This camp is for him or her!

Out Of The Box Adventure Day Camp is dedicated to RAISING THE BAR TO ACHIEVE and SUCCEED!

Out Of The Box Adventure Day Camp is located at El Dustberry Ranch in Pacific Palisades. Out Of The Box Adventure Day Camp is a unique camping experience for children between 4th and 12th grade. Your child will have bonding experiences and our unique hands-on staff will help to facilitate positive social interactions that can lead to a lifetime of friendships. Your child’s unique qualities are appreciated here and will be enhanced by our “Out Of The Box” teaching curriculum. Our goal is for your child to feel needed and important, and to recognize the tremendous difference he or she can make in the world.

The Out Of The Box Adventure Day Camp experience integrates academics with summer fun activities motivating your child to learn:

* 3 hours of daily non-classroom academic and Out Of The Box creative instruction

*Enrichment of reading and writing and other skills

* Participating in training and caring for rescue horses and therapy dogs

* Instruction in basic skills in gentle and natural horsemanship

* Equine Therapy

* Engaging in effective socialization, cooperative learning activities emphasizing

positive leadership, teamwork and making smart choices

* Swimming

* Multi-sensory, environmental arts and crafts activities

* Projects to create social awareness and actively support the community and world

* Connecting the curriculum to the learning experience

* Enrollment limited to 20 campers per session

* 3:1 Camper to Adult Ratio with a Limit of 20 Campers

High School Students Receive Community Service Credit.

Campers: 4th– 12 Grade

Times: Mon. – Thurs.: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (After care to 4 p.m. at $5/day)

Dates: Session 1: June 15 - June 25

Session 2: June 29 - July 9

Session 3: July 20 – July 30

Session 4: August 3 – August 13

Session 5: August 17 - August 28

Cost: $400 per week

Location: 3000 Rustic Canyon, Pacific Palisades, CA

Robin Rapaport and Starr Taxman are creating a pilot camping program called Out Of The Box Adventure Day Camp. Its purpose is to empower children to feel important, to know they have much to contribute to themselves, their families, society and the world. We can help the “Out Of The Box” child to decrease gaps in learning. Those with such gaps in their knowledge are labeled “lazy” or “underachievers” leading to low self-esteem and behavioral problems, causing difficulties for family and society. Our devotion to children’s well being and success has led us to share our experience,knowledge and creativity to help children who require a different teaching approach. Our goal is for your child to truly enjoy and benefit from our confidence-building environment provided by our amazing staff of caring, talented and insightful professionals. The Out Of The Box Adventure Day Camp children will be more motivated to learn, increasing their desire to improve their socialization skills.

Robin Rapaport is the founder and CEO of El Dustberry. Robin holds a B.A. in Education from U.C.L.A. and received her teaching credentials from Cal State L.A. She holds a Bilingual Cross-Cultural California teaching credential and is a teacher with twenty years experience in public and private classrooms. Robin's love of and experience with children, horses, the outdoors, teaching and curriculum development inspired her to create El Dustberry as an Equine Assisted Therapy Program and an Outdoor Classroom. Robin shares her life passions and experiences by promoting healing and hands-on learning through work with horses and experiential activities in a natural setting.

Starr Taxman holds a B.S.B.A. from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from USC. She is a mother of three. Two of her children are twice exceptional learners. Starr has spent the past 11 years researching alternative methods of education for children who are “Out Of The Box” and whose motivation to learn is injeopardy. Starr believes many children’s minds and bodies have difficulty “being still” in this age of technology. Her primary life’s work has been committed to helping children find peace and a sense of well-being.

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