FP Summer Camp 2016
Thank you to all our FP Treasure Hunters & FP Naturalists!
What makes FP summer camps so unique?
Being part of a community • Japan-USA cultural exchange • Kids playing a role in creating their own adventures • Positive mentoring from passionate staff • Safe challenges that expand comfort zones • Opportunities for reflection • Taking time to celebrate • Remembering to be in the moment •
Making positive connections with others
Overview of Feelosopher's Path Summer Camps 2016
①FP Treasure Hunters: July 11 - July 15, 2016
Do you like to explore? Solve puzzles? Hunt for hidden treasure? Have fun outside with friends? Then come join FP Treasure Hunters for a week full of summer camp fun and adventure. We'll join in the world's largest treasure hunt - geocaching! - and explore our imaginations while we get to know our local city. Make your own geocache and let it be found by world travelers so that your treasures will travel the world. Teaching innovation, exploration, community, self-awareness, independence and collaboration, FP Treasure Hunters is not to be missed!
Scavenger Hunts, group games and challenges
Puzzles, riddles and story telling
Learning about gps and geocaching
Navigating public transit and map reading
Making your own camoflaged geocache and hiding it!
Visiting famous ladmarks around the Bay Area
What is geocaching?
"Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location." - gecocaching.com
②FP Naturalists: July 18 - July 22, 2016 - $625
Let's unwrap the world around you. At FP, we believe in wandering through nature to find new adventures. So, during FP Naturalists, you will learn to design your own nature adventures, turning any trip into an opportunity to connect with yourself, others and the world around you. We will start by exploring our local community and expand out from there, ending with a grand, two-night camping adventure. Teaching travel skills, innovation, exploration, community, self-awareness, and independence, FP Naturalists Summer Camp is not to be missed!
Scavenger Hunts, group challenges and Feelosophers 101
Learning more about native plants/animals
Navigating the city
Camping out at Samuel P. Taylor State Park
Campfires and Smores (of course!)
Nature Games and activities
Planting your wisdom seeds
(Added bonus: You will learn amazing camp cooking skills: bamboo rice cooking, baumkuhen, roasted apple and more!)
③NEW THIS YEAR! FP Leadership Program: July 11-15 and July 18 - July 22
Available for graduating 8th graders and older, the FP Leadership Program gives your child the opportunity to work
as part of a group to design and deliver unique and inspiring camp experiences. These young adults will enjoy
participating in our summer camps while also taking on the roles and responsibilities of a junior counselor. The
program includes mentoring, opportunities for reflection and growth, and a focus on developing your individual
leadership style. The fee to participate as a junior counselor is $300 for Week 1 and $400 for Week 2.
Both FP Treasure Hunters and FP Naturalists will exercise these 5 essential skills to be mindful change makers:
1. Shift Perspective: See challenges as learning opportunities.
2. Find Teachable Moments: Recognize when it's your turn to teach, and when it's your turn to learn.
3. Connect Positively with the World: Be in the moment and enjoy what the world has to offer.
4. Connect Positively with Yourself and Others: Be proud of what makes you unique and find positive connection with others.
5. Celebrate: Capture the moment and take time enjoy your successes.