Questions and Answers with Camp Sagemont Director, Danielle Guski

Interview by Stacey Bomser, Our City of Weston Magazine

For nearly twenty years, Weston children have been happily spending their summers at Camp Sagemont. The program has evolved over the years to serve campers of all ages from tiny tots to teens. This summer will be no exception, as Camp Sagemont rolls out a new menu of program offerings sure to appeal to everyone.

Camp Sagemont Director Danielle Guski shares the secrets to Camp Sagemont’s continued success and unveils some of the exciting programs in store this summer.

What’s new for Camp Sagemont 2015?

Camp Sagemont is gearing up for its best summer yet. We are especially excited as we present hot and trending camps such as STEM Science Camp, Robotics Camp, Blogging Camp, Spanish Immersion Camp, Multimedia Production Camp, and Teens on Tour Camp. These new additions will join Camp Sagemont’s regular line-up of Traditional, Sports, Travel Adventure and Art camps.

Many parents are looking for academic enrichment camp programs. What does Camp Sagemont offer?

We’re really excited to introduce our new STEM Science Camp. It’s all about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This dynamic camp experience of investigating, experimenting, inventing, designing, building, testing, redesigning and building modification will have campers thinking and learning while engaged in fun.

What else do you offer campers interested in hands-on learning? In our Robotics Camp, campers will learn about basic static structures used in robotics using NXT Mindstorm Robotics systems, specialized LEGO sets and Lego NXT software. Robotics Camp gives campers an opportunity to explore problems, use their imagination, and invent their own solutions just as scientists and technical investigators would while making discoveries.

Do you have other programs for campers interested in technology?

The Multimedia Production Camp is ideal for campers interested in technology and producing creative works. Through taking video/photos, adding audio/music and editing their work, campers will produce their own stop-animation movie, camp news reports, sports broadcasts, and/or a music video.

We live in a very multicultural community. What does Camp Sagemont offer campers who want to learn another language?

Our new Spanish Immersion Camp is led by Sagemont’s own Senora Bass and Senora Rendon. Campers will enjoy learning and developing their Spanish communicative abilities not only through conversational and written events, but while participating in camp activities such as cooking, arts & crafts, music and games.

Does Camp Sagemont have a program for older campers?

Camp Sagemont is not just for younger children. Campers entering sixth, seventh and eighth grade can join us for Teens on Tour Camp, which will expose teens to community service opportunities where they are active participants in making a difference for others. They will have time to hang with friends and experience the thrill of high speed roller coasters while visiting theme parks such as Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios and Busch Gardens in the greater Orlando/Tampa area.

Remember to visit www.CampSagemont.com and follow us at www.Facebook.com/CampSagemont for weekly camp updates. Email us atcamp@sagemont.com or give us a call at (954) 384-1894. We are looking forward to another great summer with your family at Camp Sagemont!