Posts Tagged ‘ Camp Sloper ’

Santa at Sloper

December 17, 2014
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Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS The Kringles made an appearance at YMCA Camp Sloper on Saturday, Dec. 13 for the annual Santa at Sloper event. Visitors enjoyed train rides, horse-and-buggy rides, snacks, and live music.    

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Woman donates $5,000 to YMCA Camp Sloper

August 14, 2014
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Carmel Avitabile recently donated $5,000 to the Southington YMCA’s Camp Sloper. Forty-two years ago a YMCA staffer helped Avitabile during a time of need and now she is looking to do the same for others.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A YMCA worker made a huge difference in the life of a struggling Southington woman 42 years ago and now she is paying it back by donating $5,000 to the Southington YMCA’s Camp Sloper. After suddenly losing her brother to cancer in 1972, Carmel Avitabile and her elderly mother were…

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DJ Caspar slides kids into fitness at Sloper

August 1, 2014
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By ED HARRIS Editor Campers at Southington YMCA Camp Sloper recently “Cha Cha” slid there way into exercise. DJ Casper (also known as Willie Perry), the creator of “The Cha Cha Slide,” visited Sloper as part of week long tour of Connecticut camps aimed at getting kids moving and to reduce childhood obesity. Casper made…

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Cha Cha Slide at Camp Sloper

August 1, 2014
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By Ed Harris
DJ Caspar, the creator of the Cha Cha Slide, stopped by Southington YMCA Camp Sloper last week to perform and speak to the campers about exercise.

By Ed Harris, Editor Campers at Southington YMCA Camp Sloper recently Cha Cha slid there way into exercise. DJ Casper, birth name Willie Perry, the creator of the Cha Cha Slide, visited Sloper as part of week long tour of Connecticut camps aimed at getting kids moving and reducing childhood obesity. Casper had made a…

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Sloper skatepark will only open one Saturday a month this season

May 31, 2014
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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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By Tammi Naudus
John Scheibenpflug and Peter DiNello of Aztech Builders work on the new nature center.

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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By Ed Harris
Southington YMCA Camp Sloper Director Mark Pooler, left, and ESPN Director of Communications Mike Soltys gave out three bikes during the 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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By Tammi Naudus
Former Town Councilor Al Natelli, left, led Team Southington Politicians into the frigid waters of Sloper Pond on Saturday. He is pictured above with Republican Town Councilor Tom Lombardi.

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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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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The natural beauty at YMCA Camp Sloper will provide some of the obstacles in the Storm Sloopers Trails Challenge later this year.

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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