Picturesque Lakes – Chattahoochee Trace http://chattahoocheetrace.com/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 22:50:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default.png Picturesque Lakes – Chattahoochee Trace http://chattahoocheetrace.com/ 32 32 Top 10 Things To Do Around Lake Geneva, Switzerland https://chattahoocheetrace.com/top-10-things-to-do-around-lake-geneva-switzerland/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/top-10-things-to-do-around-lake-geneva-switzerland/ Switzerland’s largest body of water is a magnificent oasis of shimmering blue water surrounded by the snow-capped Alps. Located on the border of France and Switzerland, Lake Geneva is a popular tourist destination all year round. Also known as Lake Geneva, it is the ideal destination for visitors of all ages and attracts jet-setters from […]]]>

Switzerland’s largest body of water is a magnificent oasis of shimmering blue water surrounded by the snow-capped Alps. Located on the border of France and Switzerland, Lake Geneva is a popular tourist destination all year round. Also known as Lake Geneva, it is the ideal destination for visitors of all ages and attracts jet-setters from all over the world. From outdoor activities and historic landmarks to world-class shopping and dining, there’s something for everyone on a trip to Lake Geneva.



ten Visit Glacier 3000

Visitors to Lake Geneva will love a thrilling cable car ride to Glacier 3000 to admire the breathtaking view of the Alps and the lake below. A popular spot for skiers and hikers, it has one of the highest elevations around the lake at 10,000 feet. The mountain peaks are covered in snow and ice throughout the year so that tourists can enjoy a winter wonderland even in summer. Daredevil travelers can even enjoy walking across the gravity-defying suspension bridge that connects two peaks.

9 Discover the Olympic Museum

Discover one of the most emblematic Olympic sites by visiting the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. Built on the shores of Lake Geneva, the museum celebrates the spirit of the sporting event and how the Olympic Games connect nations around the world. It features interactive exhibits, memorabilia, films and documents that cannot be seen anywhere else.

Related: Discover Switzerland’s luxurious panoramic trains

8 Explore Chillon Castle

Travelers visiting Chillon Castle will feel like they have stepped into a fairy tale. It is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Europe, thanks in part to its ideal location on a small rocky island just off Lake Geneva. Visitors can explore the entire castle in remarkable condition and the epic courtyards and discover the unique story that inspired the poetry of literary greats like Lord Byron.

seven Discover the old town of Montreux

The city of Montreux on Lake Geneva offers beautiful lake views, fabulous hotels and an enchanting old town. Tourists will love the museums, churches and quaint cafes dotted around the area. A 10-minute walk from the shore, the old town of Montreux is a great place to explore the pedestrian-only cobbled streets and colorful architecture. Incredible vistas await visitors at every turn, and the old town is the starting point for some popular hikes, including the Gorges du Chauderon trail that winds along the Baye de Montreux river.


6 Pay homage to a musical legend at the Freddie Mercury statue

While in Montreux, travelers should visit the famous statue of Freddie Mercury. The larger-than-life bronze statue is perched on the shore of the lake and pays homage to the musical legend who calls Montreux home. Visitors will often find the base of the statue covered in flowers and fan notes. One look at the view and you can see why Freddie Mercury once said: “If you want peace of mind, come to Montreux.”

5 Visit one of the oldest chocolate makers

Chocolate lovers should not miss a visit to Cailler House. It is the oldest chocolate manufacturer in Switzerland and has been producing chocolates for over a century using the finest local ingredients and sustainable cocoa. Travelers can enjoy educational tours that teach the techniques and history of chocolate making and even allow visitors to make their own chocolates. The gift shop offers plenty of opportunities to indulge in a lingering sweet tooth or purchase gifts for loved ones.


4 Take a day trip to Gruyère

Come for the cheese, but stay for the scenery. Gruyère is the birthplace of Switzerland’s most famous cheese and one of the most popular cheeses in the world. Visitors can tour La Maison du Gruyère, a working dairy showcasing cheese-making techniques and tastings. The town itself is picturesque, surrounded by rolling hills and full of cobbled streets and medieval architecture, well worth the train ride from Lake Geneva.

The towns around Lake Geneva are home to some of the best shopping in the world, allowing visitors to shop till they drop. From world-class luxury brands to unique boutiques selling handicrafts, there’s something for everyone. Whichever city you find yourself in, it’s worth taking a few hours to browse the shops and maybe treat yourself to something special. Switzerland makes lovely jewelry, watches, and toys that make great souvenirs to take home.


2 Take a walk on the flowery promenade of Montreux

For a nice morning excursion, travelers can grab a hot espresso in one of the trendy cafes and take a long walk along Montreux’s flower-lined promenade. The path stretches six miles along the shore of the lake and features colorful flowers from around the world, sculptures and public art installations. There are plenty of lookouts to enjoy the view and benches scattered a few hundred meters away to rest and simply enjoy the surroundings.

1 Swim on the beaches

During the warmer months, Lake Geneva is a popular spot for European travelers who enjoy swimming in the beautiful blue waters fed by the Rhône and Arve rivers. There are plenty of beaches and swimming spots around the lake, and it’s the best thing to do on a hot day. Travelers can pack a picnic, beach towel, good book, and bathing suit and enjoy an entire day by the water. If swimming isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other activities like stand-up paddleboarding and boating.

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Much of Yellowstone National Park will be closed until winter after record flooding https://chattahoocheetrace.com/much-of-yellowstone-national-park-will-be-closed-until-winter-after-record-flooding/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 14:24:20 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/much-of-yellowstone-national-park-will-be-closed-until-winter-after-record-flooding/ Share the article Last update 10 minutes ago If you were one of those who was thinking of taking a short hike in Yellowstone National Park during the summer, there is a strong possibility that you will have to change your plans. Earlier this week the popular natural attraction was battered by torrential rain, destroying […]]]>

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If you were one of those who was thinking of taking a short hike in Yellowstone National Park during the summer, there is a strong possibility that you will have to change your plans. Earlier this week the popular natural attraction was battered by torrential rain, destroying a large swath of land that is now completely off-limits to tourists.

Lower Yellowstone Falls, Yellowstone National Park, USA

The catastrophic event dealt another blow to America’s oldest and most beloved national park just days after the start of the long-awaited – and more emotional – 2022 summer season on its milestone 150e birthday. While some areas have suffered minor damage and access, even limited, will be allowed again soon, others will likely remain closed until winter.

The recent floods are a millennial event

Flooding in the Bialowieza Forest in spring, on the border between Poland and Belarus, Eastern Europe

Yellowstone National Park has endured four days of heavy and endless rain which, coupled with the still lingering snowmelt from last winter, resulted in record flooding and mudslides. It wasn’t just any flood either: park officials have declared the incident constitutes a “millennial event”.

According to Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly, one of the highest cubic feet per second (CFS) ratings for the Yellowstone River was 31,000, since the 1990s. which flooded much of the park’s scenic trails. In reality, the entire section of the northern loop has been badly damaged.

A crystal clear lagoon in Yellowstone National Park, USA

More importantly, Mr Sholly offered updates on the status of those nearby amid the deluge. Only 12 campers had remained in the backcountry of the park during the most critical days, and they are all safe. The Superintendent also submits that, with the exception of one episode of fatal cardiac arrest, no other park visitors were injured or killed.

He reiterated that while these events should, in theory, be rare occurrences, they “seem to be happening more and more frequently.” The Yellowstone flood is not the only disaster affecting a major tourist destination this year: the Caribbean is expected to face yet another “above average” hurricane season in 2022.

Yellowstone Canyon in Yellowstone National Park, USA

What is the exact extent of the damage?

Around Yellowstone, flooding on Highway 89 across the border in Montana was so severe it cut off access to the town of Gardiner. As park officials said, that road has now been restored, but others, like the vital road from Gardiner to Cooke City, Montana, “will likely remain closed for the remainder of the season.”

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Unfortunately, it could take months until all flood residue is removed, as major roads were cut off. Park County, Montana, Commissioner Bill Berg himself said his office was unable to provide law enforcement or even public health services. Even “pretty basic” tasks are now impossible to complete, as they “can’t go out to pick up trash”.

The state of the roads being particularly dangerous, the risk of new landslides cannot be excluded and limited emergency servicestourists may decide to skip Yellowstone altogether this summer — even after parts of the park reopen, Superintendent Sholly revealed at a June 14 news conference.

Yellowstone National Park, United States Natural Landmark

Sections of Yellowstone will reopen soon, but the North Loop will remain closed for months

Sholly hopes the less damaged southern half of Yellowstone can quickly arrive in time for tourist season. Specifically, the West, South and East entrances. This loop includes major sites, such as the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Old Faithful Geyser, Hayden Valley and the Yellowstone Lake area, and they can be accessible again within a week.

Old Faithful Geyser erupting in Yellowstone National Park, USA

The North Loop is another story. It will likely remain closed for most of the year, and through next winter, including most backcountry hiking routes. The northern section features a historic fort, picturesque views of the canyons from above, and it’s also the locals’ favorite route for grizzly bear viewing.

If you are planning to drive to a national park in the USA this summer and are wondering where to go after the skyrocketing gas prices, be sure to use this tool to calculate exactly how much your road trip will cost. For more updates on Yellowstone National Park and reopening dates, please visit their official site.

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Tuckerton man pleads guilty to apparent love triangle shooting https://chattahoocheetrace.com/tuckerton-man-pleads-guilty-to-apparent-love-triangle-shooting/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 21:47:05 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/tuckerton-man-pleads-guilty-to-apparent-love-triangle-shooting/ Originally charged with attempted murder, a Tuckerton man pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and criminal harassment in connection with the killing of a boat dealership owner. Donald Rutter, 53, could face up to seven years in prison when sentenced on July 25. According to the Ocean County District Attorney’s Office, Rutter shot Thomas Jarvis, 55, […]]]>

Originally charged with attempted murder, a Tuckerton man pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and criminal harassment in connection with the killing of a boat dealership owner.

Donald Rutter, 53, could face up to seven years in prison when sentenced on July 25.

According to the Ocean County District Attorney’s Office, Rutter shot Thomas Jarvis, 55, at Jarvis Marine in Little Egg Harbor Township on Jan. 5, 2021. When police responded around 7:30 p.m., they found Jarvis with a apparent gunshot wound to his abdomen. .

An investigation determined that Rutter was the individual who shot Jarvis, the prosecutor’s office said. Authorities from multiple agencies failed to locate Rutter following the shooting, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Nearly a month later, Rutter was located in Atlantic City. He had eluded police by living under the boardwalk, authorities said.

Two weeks before the shooting, Rutter was told by his wife that she “didn’t want to be with him anymore because of his drinking,” the affidavit states.

Asked by investigators about a possible motive, Jarvis said Rutter believed he was responsible for the breakdown of his marriage. The complaint and affidavit in the case do not confirm whether the victim was romantically involved with Rutter’s partner.

With previous reporting by Dan Alexander

Dino Flammia is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at dino.flammia@townsquaremedia.com

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5 must-sees in Canberra, Australia https://chattahoocheetrace.com/5-must-sees-in-canberra-australia/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 05:22:29 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/5-must-sees-in-canberra-australia/ There is so much to see and do in Canberra; let travel and foodie Rupali Dean help you get started No rush or hubbub, no real traffic or tall buildings, Canberra is incredibly serene. Visitors can go sailing on the lake, walk through the woods, or go horseback riding through a beautiful valley. Walter Burley […]]]>


There is so much to see and do in Canberra; let travel and foodie Rupali Dean help you get started

No rush or hubbub, no real traffic or tall buildings, Canberra is incredibly serene. Visitors can go sailing on the lake, walk through the woods, or go horseback riding through a beautiful valley. Walter Burley Griffin’s design for Australia’s capital created a wheel-and-spoke (rather than a lattice) design, with the Australian Parliament and War Memorial set in a line amidst the peaks of the tallest city ​​mountains. You can also discover Canberra’s most famous tourist attractions such as the National Museum and Houses of Parliament or immerse yourself in the many vineyards. There’s so much to see and do in Canberra that you might not know where to start. We’ve got you covered: here are five must-sees for first-timers in Canberra. Keep in mind it’s winter right now and get ready for some fun!

Take a hot air balloon ride (main picture)

Canberra is one of the few places in the world where you can fly over both a cityscape and a natural landscape in a single flight! The experience begins at dawn when you float above the picturesque town in a hot air balloon. As you climb, the Australian War Memorial comes into view, and it is from this height that you begin to admire Canberra and its sophistication. Canberra is not just about symmetrical shapes and a central layout. In fact, each country’s embassy in this capital reflects that nation’s architecture – the Chinese embassy has gardens and ponds, while the American one has towering red bricks and tall columns, for example. The interesting design of the National Museum is a highlight, as is the Black Mountain Tower in the distance. Seeing the Australian Parliament from above is also a sight not to be missed.

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Take a wine tour
The region’s stellar Rieslings and incredibly complex Shiraz will help you enjoy Canberra’s wine district, home to over 140 vineyards and over 40 wineries within a 35-minute drive of the city centre.
Taste cool climate wine on a private half-day tour of a luxury winery with Van Du Vin. A stop at the Vignoble des Quatre Vents (above) is a must for a lunch of wood-fired pizzas and a glass of Sangiovese. If you love your Riesling, don’t miss Capital Wines.

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Try GoBoat

Climb aboard an electric GoBoat to explore the glittering jewel in Canberra’s crown, Lake Burley Griffin. Don a captain’s hat and prepare some snacks to feast on while admiring the views from the water. The GoBoat is easy to steer; you don’t even need a driver’s license, but ‘captains’ must be over 18.

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Pre-packaged boat picnics and a reasonable amount of BYO alcohol are recommended, but GoBoat can also provide snacks from the local Bean & Table restaurant (above). All in all a unique way to experience pretty Lake Burley Griffin and Canberra lake life.

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Walk through the National Arboretum

Take time to wander among the 44,000 rare and culturally significant trees at the National Arboretum in Canberra, just four miles from the city centre. Join a guided walk and stroll through the Arboretum’s Bush Tucker Garden where you’ll see native plants being used for medicinal, culinary, and cultural purposes. Get yourself a table and enjoy the remarkable food on offer. Don’t forget to check out the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection while you’re there. Download the augmented reality app and see holograms and listen to soundscapes and interesting tree stories, all designed to help you immerse yourself in this beautiful place.

i Canberra - Braddon - photo credit Martin Ollman for ARC

Image: Martin Ollman for ARC

Explore the Braddon neighborhood

Start your morning in Braddon, a stone’s throw north of the city centre. It’s hipsterville, filled with bustling cafes, restaurants, and coffee roasters. Check out Barrio Collective Coffee, Lonsdale Street Roaster or the Kyo Coffee Project, which is tucked away in a metropolitan lane at the northern end of the Lonsdale Street strip.

i Canberra - Braddon - photo credit The Hive.  Martin Ollman for the RCAF

Image: The Hive. Martin Ollman for the RCAF

You can relax, shop or explore the area – you’ll find everything from a dirty strip of car parks to the trendiest part of town. Braddon Precinct is home to cutting-edge architecture, homewares and local artisans, as well as dining and coffee options galore. Need a place to stay? The Midnight Hotel is perfectly placed as a base to help you explore all that Canberra has to offer.

Main Image: Matt Witcombe

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10 Popular Sailing Destinations on the US East Coast https://chattahoocheetrace.com/10-popular-sailing-destinations-on-the-us-east-coast/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/10-popular-sailing-destinations-on-the-us-east-coast/ The United States East Coast boasts some of the most amazing sailing grounds, each unique in their own way. Sure, there are bucket-list-worthy sailing destinations on the West Coast and around the world, but none quite like these Eastside haunts. Plus, with so many beautiful places to drop anchor along the way, sailors and boaters […]]]>

The United States East Coast boasts some of the most amazing sailing grounds, each unique in their own way. Sure, there are bucket-list-worthy sailing destinations on the West Coast and around the world, but none quite like these Eastside haunts. Plus, with so many beautiful places to drop anchor along the way, sailors and boaters might miss some of these hidden gems. So whether you want to escape civilization or just enjoy some serious boating time, these ten popular boating destinations on the US East Coast should definitely be checked off your bucket list this summer if they don’t. have not already done.



ten Westampton, New York

With vast beaches and a secluded atmosphere all around, Westhampton feels like an untouched paradise for boaters. Yet this northern part of the United States, just off the Atlantic coast, is teeming with surf clubs, sailing schools, marinas, fresh seafood and more. Sail inland and enjoy all that this east coast nautical destination has to offer. As a bonus, there are a host of water activities here, from jet skiing and parasailing to paddle boarding, crabbing and fishing. So be sure to check those waters out this summer.

9 Montauk, New York

Navigate a little further down the path, and you’ll come across Montauk, New York. Located at the most easterly end of Long Island, Montauk is the perfect home base for big water boating. In addition, this place is really ideal for those looking to fish. Novice boaters and anglers will find plenty of pelagics, bass, albacore and bluefish just beyond the mainland here. Further offshore there is also an abundance of tuna, marlin, shark, swordfish, as well as cod and pollock. So if boating season means prime fishing for you, this destination can definitely accommodate you.


8 Portland, Maine

East Coast boaters can sail just past New York City if they’re looking for iconic views and a chance to experience one of the East Coast’s most popular boating destinations. Boaters can see Portland Head Lighthouse away as they approach Casco Bay on the path of Portland. Once there, get ready to experience one of Maine’s rich cultural scenes, sample delicious cuisine, and marvel at this town’s charming waterfront. In particular, mooring can be limited in the middle of town, especially in high season. But, the good news is that there are slipways and moorings available, as well as nearby moorings.


seven Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Just off the south coast of Cape Cod, MA, boaters can feast on a small island accessible only by boat or plane. But, once there, you will quickly find that Martha’s Vineyard is the stuff that summer vacation destinations are made of. With gorgeous waters, multiple beaches, arthouse cinemas, film festivals, fine restaurants and a bustling little town center with terrace bars, there really is no wrong way to enjoy Martha’s Vineyard, especially during the summer season when this popular boating spot is in full bloom.

6 Newport, Rhode Island

Of course, when it comes to quality boating on the East Coast, Newport will almost always be on the list. This yacht-filled haven has stunning harbors, all the quaint charm of a small New England town and more. Here, boaters can stock up on incredible seafood, marvel at marinas and enjoy one of the America’s First Beach Resorts, as Newport is so affectionately called. This little piece of boater’s paradise is surrounded by water on all sides and offers vacationers endless things to see and do.

Related: Dock-To-Table: A Guide to Newport, Rhode Island’s Best Waterfront Restaurants

5 Annapolis, Maryland

Yet another dream destination for boaters is located just off the scenic Chesapeake Bay. The waters in Annapolis, Maryland, make this spot an ideal destination for families. Here, visitors can enjoy the calming waters off the coast and venture inland if they choose to have more fun in the sun at one of the many nearby state parks. With an abundance of outdoor activities, including fishing, swimming, hiking, crabbing, boat races, yacht clubs, and plenty of social events, this area of ​​the Chesapeake Bay is a must. absolute this summer.

4 Virginia Beach, Virginia

If you are looking for more than one type of nautical destination, you need look no further than Virginia Beach. This fun part of the east coast has it all, with easy access to the ocean, the bay, as well as several rivers and lakes. So visitors can choose their preferred method of navigation here and, when ready, can moor up for a fantastic evening on the town. Here visitors can discover all the restaurants, stroll along the famous promenade or simply relax on the pier which promises a unique sunset.


3 Charleston, South Carolina

Known as a real city on the water, Charleston is aimed at boaters and gourmets. With countless coves, ports, waterways, winding coves, sea islands and marinas, boaters can look forward to all the outdoor adventures to be had in this coastal city. Plus, there’s certainly no shortage of fantastic yacht clubs, top-notch sailing schools, gourmet restaurants or exciting history in this famous yachting town. So what are you waiting for? Get out this summer and enjoy all that this water-loving city has to offer.

Related: A Guide to the Best Southern Food in Charleston


2 Tybee Island, Georgia

Tybee Island is another fan favorite for most boaters who want to enjoy all that sea and land have to offer. So visitors can expect to see more than a few white-sand beaches with die-hard beachgoers, swimmers and dolphins playing in the water, and more. It’s the perfect outdoor paradise for everyone, and if you’re in town in late summer or early fall, it’s imperative that you experience the incredible Tybee Island. Weekend Pirate Party.

1 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

To finish, Fort Lauderdale is a must-visit East Coast yachting haven that does not disappoint. With its many beaches, visitors will quickly notice that, in many ways, life here revolves around water. So, it’s also no surprise that this East Coast town is known as the yachting capital of the world and is definitely worth checking off your yachtsman’s wish list. As an additional incentive, the annual report Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (one of the largest in the world) should be reason enough for water and boat lovers to stop by.

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Will NJ Summer Camps Survive? What they do to find staff https://chattahoocheetrace.com/will-nj-summer-camps-survive-what-they-do-to-find-staff/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 20:37:40 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/will-nj-summer-camps-survive-what-they-do-to-find-staff/ Many summer camps across the country were reportedly forced to shorten their hours or close because they couldn’t find staff to work with. According to a CNN Business article, some camps are canceling overnight programs. It has been a nightmare for families who now have to scramble for a plan B. But Alicia Skovera, executive […]]]>

Many summer camps across the country were reportedly forced to shorten their hours or close because they couldn’t find staff to work with.

According to a CNN Business article, some camps are canceling overnight programs. It has been a nightmare for families who now have to scramble for a plan B.

But Alicia Skovera, executive director of the American Camp Association of New York and New Jersey, said while there is a need for seasonal workers at camps, she hasn’t heard of any cuts in fat or camp closings this season in the Garden State.

The camp industry is not immune to staffing shortages, she said. In March, the US Bureau of Labor announced that the country had 11.5 million jobs to fill and not enough workers to fill them. Skovera said the camp industry was also affected.

One of the challenges they face is that young people have a lot of options. Many have decided to work in restaurants or do an internship.

“Working at camp allows young people to really learn skills and leadership, problem solving, working outdoors and making a difference in children’s lives,” Skovera said.

Last summer, 2021, was the toughest summer for camp staff, said Andy Pritikin, owner and manager of Liberty Lake Day Camp in Burlington County. It’s been a better year, but he said there were lingering issues.

The teachers (1/3 of the workforce) are just burnt out and want their summers free, he said. Middle schoolers (1/3 of the workforce) are pushed by their parents to take summer courses and internships and not jobs like camp counselors, which he agreed with Skovera, who teaches leadership skills and communication skills.

The other third of Liberty Lake’s workforce is made up of high school students. Pritikin said they were also not encouraged by their parents to enter the workforce like previous generations. He said it’s the lowest percentage of youth employment for that age they’ve seen since they started keeping statistics at camp.

Still, Liberty Lake works doubly hard to staff its summer programs.

“We’ve spoken to many camps and we know they’re still recruiting for day and night camps,” Skovera said.

Some of the ways they recruit include word of mouth. Some offer incentives for current staff or for recommending friends. Many camps cater to former campers and post jobs on social media and job websites, she added.
Camp counselors can earn college credit by working at summer camps, Skovera said. She encourages them to work with their college and university and the camp will help them in any way possible.

Some camps offer discounted college prep test classes and discounted counseling.

“We know there is a lot of staff development happening. Some of the incentives are that the camps will pay for additional training and certifications like becoming a lifeguard, CPR and first aid training, or maybe becoming an archery instructor,” she said.

Working at camp can be listed as a summer internship on a resume for business or education, which she says is also a big incentive.

Skovera said camp costs seemed to be on par with pre-pandemic conditions and she hadn’t heard of runaway costs for this season despite inflation concerns.
She said the ACA is considering full camps this summer. Some even have waiting lists for children. The only problem is that if there is a shortage of staff, the children will not be removed from the waiting lists.

In New Jersey, it seems like a normal summer for camps. She said there are no COVID-19 mandates in place. However, there are recommendations and guidelines. Parents should ensure that the camp is inspected by the State Department of Health.

Skovera said choosing an ACA-accredited camp is the best proof of a camp’s commitment to health and safety. This means that the camp has chosen to follow 300 additional standards set by the ACA, which is far more than the Department of Health requires.

She also reminded anyone 16+ for day camp or 18+ for overnight camp and if you are still looking for a job please apply for a camp counselor job at www.acanynj.org or call the camp of your choice directly.

Jen Ursillo is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at jennifer.ursillo@townsquaremedia.com

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Your child – fun, exercise, values, character – sounds like the 1st tee! https://chattahoocheetrace.com/your-child-fun-exercise-values-character-sounds-like-the-1st-tee/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 20:55:59 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/your-child-fun-exercise-values-character-sounds-like-the-1st-tee/ Do sports really hold the promise of teaching participants lessons for life? You know the quotes. Clichés or wisdom “Sport teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you what it’s like to win and lose – it teaches you life.” -Billie Jean King. AND “Sport teaches us to develop […]]]>

Do sports really hold the promise of teaching participants lessons for life?

You know the quotes.

Clichés or wisdom

“Sport teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you what it’s like to win and lose – it teaches you life.” -Billie Jean King.

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“Sport teaches us to develop ourselves. It helps us learn things like resilience, leadership, responsibility, respect, and patience. The lessons that sport teaches us can help us grow as players and also as good people. – Dean Evans co-founder of the Football Center.

Does sport really build character

Sounds good and it used to be true…however, these days it seems to be more the exception than the rule. But there IS a program that respects values ​​and it’s called Central Washington’s first tee.

We allow children to develop the strength of character that allows them to meet new challenges throughout their lives. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf into the life skills curriculum, we create learning experiences that build the inner strength, self-confidence and resilience children bring to everything they do.

History of the first tee

Fourteen years ago, First Tee of Yakima began operating two golf courses in Yakima. An 18 hole, par 70 course at the Suntides Golf Course and the 9 hole, par 3 Fisher Golf Course.

Skip to summer 2019 and First Tee of Yakima has expanded to include Kittitas and Chelan counties. and became First Tee – Central Washington.

The expansion includes programming at Three Lakes Golf Club in Malaga, just outside Wenatchee, Mount Adams Golf Course in Toppenish and a three-hole course at SOZO Sports Complex in Yakima.

Get the kids involved

Program Mollie Thola says the program is open to young people ages 5 to 18, and First Tee provides all the necessary equipment. Full scholarships are also available for any child in need and the summer session is about to begin

For more information about First Tee – Central Washington and our program locations, please call 509-949-6349 or email molliet@firstteecentralwashington.org.

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Check out these places in town https://chattahoocheetrace.com/check-out-these-places-in-town/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 20:39:22 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/check-out-these-places-in-town/ SAN ANGELO, Texas — If you’re looking to have fun in the comfort of your hometown, here’s a list of some of the things you can do as a family! Go out San Angelo State Park There are over 80 miles of trails in San Angelo State Park, perfect for all levels of hikers, and […]]]>

SAN ANGELO, Texas — If you’re looking to have fun in the comfort of your hometown, here’s a list of some of the things you can do as a family!

Go out

  • San Angelo State Park
    • There are over 80 miles of trails in San Angelo State Park, perfect for all levels of hikers, and it’s about a 12-minute drive from downtown San Angelo. Bring your binoculars for bird watching and pitch a tent or book a cabin to spend the night and enjoy swimming and fishing in the lake and river! Once in the park, visiting our population of bison and longhorns is highly recommended – San Angelo State Park is home to the official Texas State Longhorn herd! There are a few new additions to the herd so you can see baby bison and longhorns.
    • For more information go here
  • Natural Center of San Angelo
    • The nature center has over 100 different animals to see, many of which are native to the area. Some of these animals include a tortoise, various lizards, wild rabbits, gray foxes, porcupines, snakes, tarantulas, and hissing cockroaches. The nature center offers many programs that provide hands-on experience with these animals. It’s as fun as it is educational.
    • For more information go here
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  • Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue
    • At Peaceful Donkey Rescue you will find that donkeys are extremely intelligent and friendly animals and you will be able to see and interact with them while supporting a great cause. The organization welcomes abused, neglected and abandoned donkeys from all over the country to give them another life. The facility spans 172 acres and cares for approximately 1,000 donkeys at any one time. Visits are by appointment and can be scheduled for most days.
    • For more information go here
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  • Wood
    • The Bosque offers a scenic walk along the Concho River, putt-putt, bocce, sand volleyball, oversized chess and more. Keep an eye out for photo opportunities with the mosaic car or rent a pedalo for a leisurely ride on the water. There are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat along the river as well as beautiful artwork spread throughout the area.
    • For more information go here
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  • The international water lily collection
    • This collection houses one of the best collections of water lilies in the world and is conveniently located near several restaurants, hotels, shops and transportation services.
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  • Alley of brushes
    • Paintbrush Alley is a project facilitated by Downtown San Angelo, Inc. and Art In Uncommon Places with over 50 artists volunteering their time to provide artwork in the alley. This is a great spot with multiple photo opportunities located in the heart of historic downtown San Angelo near several shops and restaurants.
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To be active

  • Sports Next levelI
    • This sports complex offers several ways for athletes to hone their skills or simply have fun, including practicing their swing in the batting cages or using the multi-sport simulators. You can play mini-golf and golf, and even zombie-dodgeball. After you’ve had your fun, you can grab a bite to eat on the patio at Next Level Grill.
    • For more information go here
  • Ultimate Aerial Trampoline Park
    • This trampoline park features a zipline, rock faces and ninja courses, plus dodgeball cages and interactive games throughout! All ages, sizes, and physical abilities are welcome, and there’s a special spot for the littlest bouncers.
    • For more information go here

Stay inside

  • Think in an escape box
    • Bring your curiosity as you work with friends to solve your choice of the 6 available escape rooms while racing against the clock. Each room is set for different ages and experience levels. Themes include a mysterious laboratory, a Cold War-inspired fallout shelter, and a power plant that is in danger of exploding.
    • For more information go here
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  • Stadium Lanes Bowling Center
    • What’s more fun than a bowling night with friends and family? It’s fun for all ages with bumpers available for young bowlers and music and light shows on Friday and Saturday nights for teens and adults.
    • For more information go here
  • San Angelo Railroad Museum
    • If you’ve always wanted to travel back in time, the Railway Museum is a great place to start. The museum is housed in a former train depot that was built in 1909 and served the community well into the 1980s. Inside you’ll see historic memorabilia, equipment and photos, as well as model trains made of functioning.
    • For more information go here
The San Angelo Railroad Museum, a former train station, with a disused blue train engine in the foreground.  The railway tracks move away.

recurring

  • Wild West Party
    • This annual event will run from July 29 to August 5 and will feature bands such as Whiskey Myers and the Turnpike Troubadours. This is a community driven fundraising event that strives to raise money for local organizations through live music
    • For more information go here
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  • farmer’s market
    • The Concho Valley Farmers Market takes place three times a week and sells vegetables, fruits, plants, herbs, honey and nuts from early spring until early fall.
    • For more information go here
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  • Cactus market days
    • Visit Cactus Market Days to see local arts and crafts vendors every 3rd Saturday of the month in the Cactus Hotel parking lots. Vendors include local candle makers, handmade soap, clocks, birdhouses, jewelry, paintings, woodwork and more!
    • For more information go here
  • Movie nights downtown
    • This event is free to the public every Friday so the family can hang out and enjoy movies such as Sing 2, Jungle Cruise, Spiderman No way home and Clifford the Big Red Dog, providing a movie for everyone in the family! Be sure to bring a blanket and your own seat as it is located in the parking lot between the Cactus Hotel and Miss Hatties.
    • For more information go here
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Best of Summer: See some of Durham’s most scenic patios https://chattahoocheetrace.com/best-of-summer-see-some-of-durhams-most-scenic-patios/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 06:02:49 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/best-of-summer-see-some-of-durhams-most-scenic-patios/ It’s terrace season and Durham has plenty of scenic options, from rooftop terraces to terraces by the water or overlooking green fields. Restaurant LE PORT 1289 Wharf Street, Pickering PORT is well known in Durham for its waterfront patio that overlooks Frenchman’s Bay and is especially scenic at sunset. The menu includes wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, […]]]>

It’s terrace season and Durham has plenty of scenic options, from rooftop terraces to terraces by the water or overlooking green fields.

Restaurant LE PORT

1289 Wharf Street, Pickering

PORT is well known in Durham for its waterfront patio that overlooks Frenchman’s Bay and is especially scenic at sunset. The menu includes wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, pastas and cocktails.

Butchie’s

939 Dundas Street West, Whitby

This Whitby restaurant has a year-round terrace dubbed ‘Butchie’s Backyard’ overlooking a green space and stream. It is also suitable for dogs. Butchie’s is owned by Food Network chef Andrea Nicholson and serves smoked meats, fried chicken, seafood, homemade pies and craft beer.

The Toad Stool Pub and Restaurant

701 Grandview Street North, Oshawa

The patio overlooks the green space and is described on Facebook as “like being at the cottage”. There’s a large menu of classic pub fare like burgers, sandwiches, wings, pasta, and nachos.

The second Wedge Brewing Co.

14 Victoria Street, Uxbridge

The dog-friendly beer garden was designed with edible landscaping and custom picnic tables. You are allowed to bring your own food to take away, with beers brewed on site – no outside drinks are allowed, however.

Parkwood Estate

270 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa

Want to step back in time and dine at a National Historic Site? The Parkwood Tea House overlooks gardens and a 200 foot fountain. It is operated by Berry Hill Food Co. of Oshawa and formal tea is available as well as a regular menu.

Bistro 67

1604, boul. Champlain, Whitby

Bistro 67 is located on the campus of the W. Galen Weston Center for Food at Durham College. The 40-seat patio overlooks the fields, where food is grown for the field-to-fork menu.

The Canadian Brewery

2710 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa

This Canadian-themed sports bar and grill opened in the summer of 2021 and includes a rooftop terrace. The pub food and comfort food menu includes everything from burgers, wraps and poutine to pizza, wings and nachos – topped with a Canada flag topping, of course.

The Jube Pub and its terrace

55 Lakeview Park Avenue, Oshawa

Located in Oshawa’s Lakeview Park, Jube Patio offers park and lake views. The menu includes many pub classics like burgers, wings, nachos and fish and chips.

Slabtown Cider Co.

4559 Concession Road 6, Uxbridge

This craft cider house in the Oak Ridges Moraine offers picturesque views of fields, forest and orchard from its terrace. The menu offers everything from pizza and pasta to butter chicken and, of course, cider, including the chance to get a sampling flight.

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The free fishing weekend from June 4 to 5 offers the chance to fish without a licence; special local events planned for children https://chattahoocheetrace.com/the-free-fishing-weekend-from-june-4-to-5-offers-the-chance-to-fish-without-a-licence-special-local-events-planned-for-children/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 04:30:46 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/the-free-fishing-weekend-from-june-4-to-5-offers-the-chance-to-fish-without-a-licence-special-local-events-planned-for-children/ Try your hand at fishing in Kentucky for free during Free Fishing Weekend, June 4-5. To help celebrate family fishing, several communities across the state are offering special free fishing events for kids on Saturday, June 4. With summer almost upon us, the first weekend in June is the perfect time to grab a fishing […]]]>

Try your hand at fishing in Kentucky for free during Free Fishing Weekend, June 4-5. To help celebrate family fishing, several communities across the state are offering special free fishing events for kids on Saturday, June 4.

With summer almost upon us, the first weekend in June is the perfect time to grab a fishing rod and spend time with family and friends in the state’s beautiful lakes, streams, and rivers.

Whether you’re from out of state or live in Kentucky, Free Fishing Weekend is open to everyone. You won’t need a fishing license or trout license, but make sure you always follow the size and number limits depending on the species of fish you choose to keep.

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Need help getting started? Visit the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources website and type “learn to fish”, in the search field. Here you will find instructional videos covering knotting and prepare a fish for the table.

Don’t know where to fish? Click the “Fishing» on the department’s website to access the annual fishing forecast for great tips and places to try.

The fishing page also includes a link to the Neighborhood Fishing (FINs) some lakes. FINs offers dozens of easily accessible, specially stocked lakes near population centers throughout the state.

Want to take your kids or grandkids fishing but still don’t know where to go? Consider heading to one of the following free fishing events on Saturday June 4th. All times listed are local.

Fishing Opportunities in Northern Kentucky:

Campbell County

Alexandria Community Park
3965 Alexandra Drive in Alexandra
10am-12pm

14 and under; Free lunch and t-shirt while supplies last

Kenton County

Fishing derby for kids
Middleton Mills Park
3415 Mills Road in Covington
9am-12pm

Children of all ages; Catch and release tournament with prizes Bait and equipment provided; Concessions sold to the park

If you’re paddling one of Kentucky’s beautiful rivers or streams during Free Fishing Weekend, don’t forget to pack a fishing rod. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s Online Blue Water Trails The series chronicles adventures across the state and gives you tips on how to catch fish along the way.

Whether you’re kayaking or motorboating, don’t forget to have life jackets for everyone on board. It’s also wise to always wear your life jacket, especially when your boat is underway. Boaters rarely have time to put on their life jackets in an emergency or at other times when they need it most. Learn about boating safety and locate Kentucky waterway ramps in the “boatingsection of the ministry’s website.

If you haven’t yet enjoyed the fun of angling this year, take a test drive with a hook and line during Kentucky Free Fishing Days June 4-5.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

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