Posts Tagged ‘ Camp Sloper ’

Sloper skatepark will only open one Saturday a month this season

May 31, 2014
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Sloper skatepark will only open one Saturday a month this season

By Ed Harris Editor The skatepark at YMCA Camp Sloper is open only once a month this year, due to budget issues. “Being the sole funder, we are assuming all the maintenance and staff costs for the program, which has limited our ability to be open more,” said Mark Pooler, Camp Sloper director. The skatepark…

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Nature center under construction at Sloper

April 10, 2014
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Nature center under construction at Sloper

For the last few years, a community collaboration between the Southington Board of Education, the Southington Education Foundation and YMCA Camp Sloper has been the key to giving every fourth grader in town the opportunity for a hands-on science experience. The program, called Science at Sloper, started as a pilot program funded by SEF to…

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Southington YMCA holds campaign kick-off breakfast

March 26, 2014
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Southington YMCA holds campaign kick-off breakfast

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA held its Annual Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast last week, with speakers highlighting the good that the YMCA has done in their lives. Albert Stavidlo shared his story on how YMCA staff helped save his life earlier this year. Stavidlo, 39, went to the YMCA on Tuesday, Jan. 14 expecting…

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Taking the plunge in Sloper Pond

January 24, 2014
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Taking the plunge in Sloper Pond

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Members of the community jumped into the frigid waters of Sloper’s Pond during Southington YMCA’s ninth annual Polar Plunge—all for a good cause. Transforming into one of Southington’s most popular fundraisers, the Polar Plunge event featured nine different teams made up of local politicians, school staff and officials, YMCA employees,…

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Take the Sloper Plunge!

January 20, 2014
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Take the Sloper Plunge!

The annual Polar Plunge took place on Saturday.  Many organizations from around town got together to raise funds for Camp Sloper campers in exchange for an icy dip in the lake.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Obstacle race set at Camp Sloper

January 5, 2014
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Obstacle race set at Camp Sloper

By Ed Harris Editor Southington YMCA officials are planning a Storm Sloper Trails Challenge for early next year. The race is billed as being part run, part obstacle course and part scavenger hunt. “It is very much like a Warrior Dash or Tough Mudder, but at the same time it is its own unique event,”…

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Surviving the course; Perkowski, Garrison pace the Knights at Sloper

September 27, 2013
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Surviving the course; Perkowski, Garrison pace the Knights at Sloper

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lauren Perkowski emerged from the woods in a sea of red jerseys and elbowed for position as they wound their way down one of the course’s steep hills. Her teammate, Sean Garrison, had already prevailed in the boys race, outlasting all but one on Southington’s new and improved cross-country course.…

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Tombstone with Sloper ties found in Meriden

September 18, 2013
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Tombstone with Sloper ties found in Meriden

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer What started out as a cleanup day in a basement turned into an excavation site for Meriden resident Shawn Hard. About four years ago, Hard was cleaning up the basement of his home on Reservoir Avenue one day when he came across a tombstone with a name familiar to Southington:…

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All aboard the Sloper Express!

July 20, 2013
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All aboard the Sloper Express!

By Gayla Cawley Correspondent The kid-friendly Sloper Express mini-train has pulled into the Rossini Program station at YMCA Camp Sloper. The train’s name is a play on words using the camp’s name and the popular holiday movie, “The Polar Express.” Camp Director Mark Pooler said he got the idea when he was taking his family…

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Camp Sloper skate park open for the summer

May 9, 2013
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Camp Sloper skate park open for the summer

By Ed Harris Editor The YMCA Skate Park is open for the summer and there is the opportunity for free skateboarding lessons. The skate park has been in existence since 1998 and has grown in popularity through the years. “There is no other place in town to skate legally,” said Camp Sloper Director Mark Pooler.…

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