Posts Tagged ‘ Camp Sloper ’

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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Youth’s Google doodle takes honors

May 8, 2013
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Youth’s Google doodle takes honors

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 mother, Hope created a doodle for Google’s “Doodle for Google” contest. Her doodle won for…

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Sloper registration set to begin

January 28, 2013
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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 Cheshire Community YMCAs will be accessible through the online registration page by linking from www.ymcacampsloper.org. …

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Taking a charitable dip in Sloper Pond

January 24, 2013
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Taking a charitable dip in Sloper Pond

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 years since it was first held in Southington, the event has grown into one of…

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Dive into the Polar Plunge

January 11, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Every year, Mark Pooler is often the last man to leave the frigid waters of Sloper Pond during the YMCA’s annual Polar Plunge. For the past seven years, Pooler has spent approx. 75 seconds in the water, racking up the donations. “We pledge by seconds,” said Pooler, the Outdoor Center director…

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Camp Sloper Celebrates with Santa

December 17, 2012
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Camp Sloper Celebrates with Santa

Santa and Mrs Claus visited YMCA Camp Sloper on Saturday December 8th.  Families visited the camp for  family oriented activities.  Toys were collected by the Mill Foundation For Kids.  Fox Glove Farm provided horse and carriage rides.  Southington Brass entertained the crowd with holiday favorites.  Crafts projects were provided.  Hot chocolate and cookies were served…

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