A Camp That’s Poles Apart

first_img More Cool Stuff 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes center column 5 A Camp That’s Poles Apart Steve and Kate’s Camp is unlike any other with its self-directed learning and flexible timetable By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 11:52 am Subscribe Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeauty Summer camps thrive in following a strict schedule and system. If not, the sheer number of kids and the organization of activities would overwhelm the camp.Steve & Kate’s Camp is diametrically opposite, and therein lies its unique and genius setup.“There’re two things that have really distinguished us from the rest since the start of the camp in 1980. One is the educational philosophy of [the] camp where the kids choose their own activities; and one where the activities are set up to promote self-directed learning,” says Mike Saperstein, Director of Business Development and Marketing at Steve & Kate’s Camp.What this means is that kids are not pressured to do activities they are not interested in, nor are they forced to work with a time limit.“The kids work at their own pace and develop skills at their own pace which is much more comfortable to them. The counselors who are in the studios, instead of leading a class with a particular agenda, they’re working with the kids individually at their respective paces,” says Saperstein.The counselors find out what the kids need and give them the resources they need. Whether the kid needs basic help or a long mentorship, the counselors do what it takes to help the kids complete their projects.“The counselors interact with the kids differently according to their ability and different levels,” adds Saperstein.Another unique system that the camp employs is more for the parents’ benefit.“We have this unique model where parents can buy any number of days, and attend any time they’d like during the summer. They’re guaranteed space at camp and if they don’t use all of their day passes during the summer, they get a full automatic refund for any unused days,” Saperstein explains.Families with plans to go on summer vacation will find this very useful, where they don’t have to plan summer outings around the summer camp’s schedule, but rather schedule the summer camp around the family’s timetable.Typical days at the summer camp are “really defined by each child individually. So no two days will look exactly the same since the kids chose for themselves” says Saperstein.Aside from the activities, the camp also has Show Specials every once in awhile to provide entertaining distractions for the kids.“It can range from something like a stage combat workshop to an educational show on reptiles,” Saperstein says, “it can also be pure entertainment like concerts at camp and people who do magic shows.”Parents who worry about their kids’ nutrition will be glad to know that lunch and snacks are included with the fee, and the lunch program itself is “designed by our in-house chef who used to be the executive chef at Google [and] we’re offering a whole range of really great diverse lunches,” says Saperstein.Steve & Kate’s Camp have 34 locations all across Northern and Southern California, Washington State and Illinois. To find the location nearest to you, visit http://steveandkatescamp.com or you can email at [email protected]center_img Community News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Regeneron advises students to focus on STEM subjects

first_imgTwitter Leaving Cert and Junior Cert orals and practical exams cancelled Previous articleTime for reparationNext articleScrap metal fire poses serious health risks Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Comment: NAPD on the cancellation of the Junior and Leaving Certificate Oral and Practical Exams Facebook STEPS Engineers Week kicking off in Limerick this weekend Regeneron’s Ed Keogh, Aidan Neville and Mike Lynch putting the finishing touches to the Learning Hub revamp.Students returning to school or starting their third level education should focus on technology and science subjects, a leading Limerick company has advised.Regeneron is highlighting the benefits of studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) through its sponsorship of a local initiative, the Learning Hub (formerly St. Martin’s Centre) in Thomondgate. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The company is Ireland’s largest scale bulk biologics production facility and is based in Raheen Business Park with more than 800 full time staff.Regeneron is actively committed to supporting STEM development in local education through various community initiatives. One of its key focuses has been its sponsorship of the Science Hub within the Learning Hub. This is the first initiative of its kind in Limerick and works with primary school children from fourth to sixth class, along with their teachers and parents, to deliver engaging and exciting experiences of STEM subjects.The Science Hub runs four main project strands which cover a range of age groups such as science magic shows, Science Hub school projects, Science Hub after-school and public engagement projects. This year’s Leaving Certificate results showed a five per cent increase in the numbers studying STEM subjects at higher level when compared to 2016, with more than one third of students sitting the higher-level Maths paper.Regeneron Vice President Fred Austin believes that STEM participation needs to increase even further to meet future demand nationally.“A proven way to encourage more participation is by ensuring students are exposed to STEM learning at a younger age. An increase in the number of students studying STEM subjects in school is of vital importance for Regeneron and companies within the STEM sector and also to ensure Ireland avoids a national skills shortage in these areas in the future”. “At Regeneron, we recognise the positive benefits of engaging with young people to encourage interest and a passion from an early age in the STEM sector. The Science hub allows primary school children to learn about science in a fun and engaging way that encourages imagination, intrigue and interest. Creating this curious mindset in young people is key to opening up a whole world of future opportunities.” As well as sponsoring the Science Hub, Regeneron’s Facilities team spent time over the summer giving the entire Learning Hub building and its grounds a complete revamp. Learning Hub chairperson Gillian Barry said, “Environment helps to shape behaviour, to uplift, motivate, engage and inspire. Thanks to Regeneron the Learning Hub is once again an inspiring yellow beacon of light right in the heart of the community”.Click here for more education news. Ahead of International Women in Engineering Day, Engineers Ireland calls for students to consider CAO options Limerick Post Show | Homemade tripods Advertisementcenter_img Email TAGSengineeringFred AustinGillian BarryLeaving CertificateMathsRaheen Business ParkRegeneronscienceScience HubSt Martin’s CentreSTEMTechnologythe Learning Hubthomondgate NewsEducationRegeneron advises students to focus on STEM subjectsBy Bernie English – August 29, 2018 7586 Linkedin WhatsApp Online registration for Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades opens Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Vermont updates Irene damage estimates, could cost state $100 million

first_imgOctober 31, 2011December 2, 2011NoteWorst case scenario Total: $563,995,527State share: $240,641,357Total: $571,826,505State share: $99,453,330Big shift in state share reflects Congressional action on FHWA ER program.Best case scenario Total:  $488,995,527State share: $96,944,533Total: $496,826,505State share: $88,133,788State share decrease mainly reflects changes to EMAC costs.Line-by-line changes:Row Notes & Changes1-2Worst case represents $250 million in total damages to Federal ‘Aid Highway System.  Best case represents $175 million in total damages.1-4No change to current estimate.5-7Adjusted FEMA/FHWA eligibility information for personnel, equipment, and commodities requested via Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC). In the worst case scenario, these changes has decreased state share to $10.1 million; in the best case, these change decrease the state share to $3.1 million.5$4.6M is FEMA eligible due to supporting State Emergency Operation Plan.6$2.6M National Guard work is not FEMA or FHWA eligible7$7.1M Maine and New Hampshire DOT assistance is FHWA ER eligible for 100% reimbursable in the best case and not reimbursable in the worst case.8Added Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Emergency Watershed Program (EWP) to assist towns in need of stream bank stabilization, and debris and sediment removal along rivers and streams.9No change.10Public Assistance estimate increase to $145.7M from $140.0M.11No change.12FEMA has determined the deductible on the insurance policy is not eligible. Increase of state share by $225,000.13No change.14-15Updated estimates from FEMA.16Summary of State costs assume to be FEMA eligible.17Summary of State costs assume not to be FEMA eligible.18No change.  Vermont Agency of Administration 12.5.2011 AttachmentSize Irene_Worst_Case_SummaryScenarios_December_2011.pdf106.22 KB Irene_Best_Case_SummaryScenarios_December_2011.pdf107.91 KBcenter_img Today Secretary of Administration Jeb Spaulding and Irene Recovery Officer Neale Lunderville released updated information, damage, and cost estimates for Tropical Storm Irene.  This update reflects Congressional waivers of the $100 million cap and 180-day emergency work limit for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Emergency Relief (ER) program, as well as a compilation of smaller changes. Both the best and worst case models show the waivers for FHWA and the anticipated 90% cost share for FEMA Public Assistance.  The principal differences between the models are the low and high range of damage estimates to the Federal-Aid Highway System ($175-250 million range), and an unresolved question about reimbursement for certain Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) costs. Both scenarios add new information and cost estimates as outline below. ‘We continue to monitor estimates daily and will update these figures every three to four weeks,’ said Secretary Spaulding. The bottom line change from the last update to now (See also attachments): last_img read more

Jakarta archdiocese allows three Greater Jakarta churches to resume Sunday service

first_imgThe Jakarta Archdiocese has allowed three parishes to restart Sunday service after months of holding online services during large-scale social restrictions (PSBB).The three parishes are Jakarta Cathedral, Harapan Indah in Bekasi, West Java and the Tangerang Parish in Banten.Jakarta Archdiocese secretary Adi Prasodjo said the number of parishioners allowed to attend the Sunday service would be limited. They were also required to adhere to strict health protocols.”We have granted the three parishes’ request to resume service because they have followed our guidelines. We have also checked their readiness in resuming service,” Adi said in a statement.Read also: ‘I miss praying at church’: Christians celebrate lonely but hopeful Easter from homeHe added that other churches were required to follow requirements implemented by the archdiocese in order to obtain permission to resume Sunday services, including a mitigation plan to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.The archdiocese would evaluate the first Sunday service conducted at the three churches while looking into the possibility of opening other churches as well, Adi went on to say.During the transitional PSBB period, Jakarta allows houses of worship to reopen and resume holding religious rituals. The city administration requires attendees to maintain a distance of 1 meter from one another and clean up before and after praying. Church capacity would be halved and opening hours restricted to activities considered routine.Topics :last_img read more