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  1. Altadeña Mini-Town 2013 Camp 1 :November 15th – Nov. 17th Camp 2:Dec. 6th – 8th

  2. What is Mini-Town? • “Anytown, USA, is simply and exquisitely breathtaking…I, too, hope to live in a world with the kind of love and tolerance and acceptance I saw this summer. I want to live in a place we could call Anytown.” • Jana Bommersbach • Phoenix Magazine • September, 1997 • Anytown, USA • Uni-Town • Mini-Town

  3. Program Objectives • Provide youth leaders with the knowledge, skills, and understanding that will allow them to create change in their schools and communities • Expand awareness of prejudices and its harmful effects on individuals, groups and communities. • Achieve greater self-esteem and respect for oneself and others through interaction with persons of different religions, races, and cultures. • Develop skills necessary to help solve individual, family and group problems in human relations. • To strengthen responsible citizenship and purpose in our homes, schools, community and nation

  4. Program Component #1 • Evening/Large Group Programs Self Identity Prejudice Reduction- race/religion/gender/class Gender Skill Building – strategies Name Calling/Bullying *Groups are facilitated and run by trained and fingerprinted adults, high school and/or college students. All staff have attended trainings in regards to the content being covered at Minitown.

  5. Program Component #2 • Daily Themes/Discussion Groups • Understanding yourself as a person and leader • Understanding your friends and family • Understanding your school, community and world • Taking the Mini-Town spirit home The discussion groups provide the opportunity for each participant to share their feelings and thoughts through open discussion and facilitated small group activities. Students gain personal understanding, self-confidence, self-awareness, and increased acceptance of others. Each day a different theme will be presented for discussion.

  6. TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE: • 7:45 Community Circle • 8:00 Breakfast • 9:00 Hillside Sing/Introduction to daily theme • 10:15 Discussion Group • 12:00 Lunch • 1:00 Cabin Time • 1:45-3:45 All Camp Workshop: • 3:45-5:45 Opportunity Time: • 5:45 Community Circle • 6:00 Dinner • 7:00 Evening Program: • 9:15 Campfire • 10:00 Closing Circle • 10:30 Lights Out

  7. Cost Breakdown (estimates) • Camp costs $10,500 • Scholarship Money 1,400 • Busses 3,000 • T-shirts 1,000 • Supplies 500 • Director’s fees 1,000 • Guest teachers 1,100 • Pictures 1,000 • Total expenses $19,500

  8. Delegate Checklist • Sleeping Bag and Pillow • Warm Jacket, sweatshirts, gloves • Pajamas • Underclothes • Jeans/Long pants (no shorts) • Sturdy Shoes (no sandals) • Shower shoes • Towels and washcloths • Toiletries(shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush…) • Camera/film • Flashlight with batteries • Water bottle • SNACKS!! • No $$$$

  9. Behavior • There will be non- negotiables: • 1. Leaving room after lights out • 2. Opposite sex being in restricted areas • 3. Behavior contradicting camp goals • 4. Contraband of any type In this event, parents will be called and student will go home immediately.

  10. Other Misc items Medicine – In original container and place in Ziploc bag. Boldly write student’s name on plastic bag. Special Dietary Requests – Email Ms. Watkinson awatki@kyrene.org Birthdays-email Ms. Bailey – abailey@kyrene.org Emergency Contact -602-692-7566 Mr. Elliott - telliott@kyrene.org School Work/Attendance on Monday Cell Phones/I-Pods, etc Mail- Saturday and Sunday

  11. Logistics/Itinerary • Drop Off– Friday @8:30a.m. Tennis Courts * Parents can also drop off donations when checking in students. • Pick up - Sunday @ 4 pm Upper Lot (Don’t be late! We love ‘em but three full days is enough! )

  12. Donations • We can always use your help  • Cases of bottled water • Campfire wood • Ginger Ale/Gatorade/Sprite (cans preferred) • Saltine Crackers • Individually wrapped small snacks • Gallon size Ziploc bags