Top 10 Moments of Summer 2015

This past summer at Camp NAC left our counselors and campers with a ton of amazing memories. Although summer has come and gone and our campers are already headed back to school, it is so great to look back and remember how much fun we had over the past twelve weeks. Check out our list of the top 10 moments of summer 2015 and see if your favorite memory made the list!
1. Color Games

Every summer, our NACster campers participate in a week-long competition called Color Games. This popular camp contest divides our NACster campers and counselors into the Red and Blue teams. Throughout the week, campers showed off their spirit by dressing in their team colors and competing in a variety of field games and challenges. At the end of the week, the counselors on each team put on a special performance to the song “Best Day Ever” by One Direction. This summer, Red Team was declared the winner, but everyone did a great job.

2. Camp NAC End of Summer Carnival

Right before the last week of camp, Camp NAC invited all of our campers from throughout the summer to celebrate another great summer. The party took place on Friday, August 21st at the NAC outdoor pool complex. That day during camp, NACster campers spent the day playing fun carnival games and activities. After pick up, campers and their families were invited to the pool to enjoy more games, face painting, giveaways, a photo booth, and even a dunk tank to soak their favorite counselors! It was a great time for everyone to spend some extra time with their summer friends and counselors.

3. Our New Facility!

This was Camp NAC’s first summer in our new facility at the NAC Sports Training Center. This new 30,000 square foot facility gave our campers their own space within the NAC. Campers had full use of the NAC Sports Training Center, the NAC outdoor pool complex, and the entire main building of the NAC. No matter what, our campers had tons of room to play and use.

4. NACster Trip to the Camden Aquarium

This summer, our NACster campers had the option to attend an awesome field trip each week. One of our camper favorites from this summer was the trip to the Camden Aquarium! Campers and counselors all traveled to the aquarium during week 7 of camp. There, they saw a huge variety of fish, sharks, sting rays, and more! It was definitely one of the best field trips of the summer!

5. Camp Sleepovers

This summer we gave our campers two chances to extend their camp day and sleepover at the NAC! Our first camp sleepover was Color Games themed. This sleepover took place the week before Color Games week at camp to prepare campers for the tons of fun they were in for. During the Color Games sleepover, campers played tons of fun competition games and went night swimming in the indoor pool! The second sleepover of the summer was Laser Combat themed. Campers got to go night swimming in the outdoor pool complex and then have a laser combat competition in addition to other fun games.

6. New Fitness Camps

This summer we added a ton of new specialty camp options for our campers to enjoy. With these new additions came three new fitness camps: Xtreme Warrior, Cinderella Warrior, and The Challenge. Campers enrolled in these camps had the chance to spend their camp days working with Parisi Speed School, learning about nutrition with the NAC RD, Kelly Jones, and having a great time working up a sweat playing fun games. Campers in Xtreme Warrior got to get down and dirty in their own mini tough mudder obstacle course. We can’t wait to see these fitness camps back again next year!

7. Cooking Camps

Another big hit this summer were our cooking and baking camps. Campers in these weeks got to try out their culinary skills and create their own tasty treats. Our Junior Chef campers learned how to create a variety of snacks including yummy baked chicken nuggets, grilled cheese sandwiches, and frozen fruit popsicles. One of the most exciting things was our Cupcake Wars challenge for Baking Bootcamp campers. After each groups cupcakes were tasted by the three judges, one group came out as the week’s Cupcake Champions!

8. New Birthday Packages

This summer our campers with summer birthdays had the option of getting a sweet surprise on their special day! Parents had the option of purchasing one of our new birthday packages to surprise our campers during the day. There were two different options for parents to choose from, Tasty Treats or Birthday Extreme. When their special day arrived, the birthday camper’s group was treated to an ice cream sundae party complete with a rendition of Happy Birthday! Campers who got the Birthday Extreme package also got cupcakes and a personalized birthday banner too!

9. Special Activities

At Camp NAC we love to keep our campers active and engaged in every activity we participate in. Throughout the summer, we plan for our campers to participate in special activities including mixed martial arts, Zumba classes, Laser Combat and more! One week, campers headed over to the NAC main building for a special Glow in the Dark Zumba class! Campers were given glowsticks to use while they learned a new dance. Prizes were given out for the most enthusiastic participants!

10. Swim Time in the NAC Outdoor Pool Complex

Ask any of our campers what one of their favorite parts of camp is and almost every time you will get an answer that includes swimming in our outdoor pool complex. All of our campers enrolled in full day camp have the opportunity to swim for an hour each day. There is no surprise that our campers love the pool, especially with two awesome water slides, a giant water gymnasium, lazy river, and the splash pad.

We hope all of our campers had an amazing time at Camp NAC this summer. Did your favorite summer moment make it on our list?
If you can’t wait until next summer for some Camp NAC fun, check out our School’s Out Camps throughout the year!