Tag: Camp Sloper

Taking the plunge in Sloper Pond

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…

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 [portfolio_slideshow id=4717]

Obstacle race set at Camp Sloper

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…

All aboard the Sloper Express!

By Tammi Naudus
Brett Rioual driving the train around Camp Sloper.

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.”…

Youth’s Google doodle takes honors

By Margaret Waage
Derynoski School second grader Hope Scalise with her state-winning Google Doodle. Hope’s doodle is up against 49 other doodles from across the country. Voting ends just before midnight tonight.

By Ed Harris Editor A visit to Camp Sloper helped inspire Derynoski second-grader Hope Scalise to create a doodle for Google that could earn her a scholarship and a technology grant for her school. After a little urging from her…

Sloper registration set to begin

Registration for YMCA Camp Sloper’s 64th year of day camp will open on February 2nd with Online Early Bird Registration. Beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, priority registration for 2012 campers and full members of the Southington and…

Taking a charitable dip in Sloper Pond

By Tammi Naudus

By Rob Glidden Staff Wrter The annual YMCA Polar Plunge pulled in $24,000 worth of donations, which were given by the community to sponsor the roughly 80 participants who jumped into the frigid waters of Sloper’s Pond. In the eight…