Our Mission Statement:
To provide our naturist children a fun, safe and
educational summer camp experience
in keeping with our naturist values.
Cedar Trails Nudist Retreat
11 Cow Run Road
Peebles, OH 45660
Get Ready for Kids Kamp 2019… June 17-22
From Director Mr. Rick….
“Science is a driving force that improves the quality of lives on our planet. All facets of humanity from art and music to energy, medicine and transportation is based in Science.
Our 2019 Kids Kamp Theme – Changing Lives Through Science will be an interactive exploration of how life on our planet has been, and continues to be shaped by ever evolving technologies.
This year’s campers will explore just how much science has impacted humanity and changed lives. Through hands on projects the kids will revisit some old science and push forward with new. In keeping with our previous style of building projects, we will be constructing a wind turbine, setting up solar panels and even exploring how alternative energy can power our transportation in the future.
As always, every day is packed full of activities from yoga, hiking, volleyball, and swimming, to art projects and movies.”
New for 2019
Kids Kamp now will have a week menu available courtesy of Cedar Trail’s Flamingo Cafe at very reasonable prices. No need to bring your own food. The full menu will be available soon. Get your meal package and leave the hassle behind.
Looking for Meal Plan Sponsors
For $55 you can feed a Kamp Participant for the 11 meals (5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 1 dinner). This is a great help to families who have 2, 3, and even 5 participating in the program. Contact Kelly, Cedar Trails Nudist Retreat at cedartrailsnr@gmail for more information. 2019 Kids Kamp Menu
Experiential Learning and Naturism
From AANR THE BULLETIN April 2019
By Rick Sloan, Kids Kamp Director
When parents ask about our week-long summer camp program for naturist kids, they often inquire about our claim that it is not only fun but educational. I explain that, in addition to the hours spent daily in activities like swimming, volleyball, yoga, hiking, and games, we have an educational theme that underpins our entire week of activities. This invariably leads into a discussion about experiential learning and how it works.
LEARNING THROUGH DOING
Each year, we put together a curriculum that allows a child to learn through doing. Experiential learning is much more than simply listening to a dissertation or watching a video. It is actually experiencing the materials in a much deeper way.
A good example are the biology experiments that the kids performed last year. The kids not only erected their own biology lab as a team, but they then went out and collected biological samples to grow cultures from and view under microscopes. We explained the proper way to use sterile lab procedures and to collect samples for their petri dishes. The kids then went out and took swabs from all kinds of living things that were found around the resort. They monitored their cultures in the lab and viewed them as they grew day by day. When these kids go to the doctor and have their throats swabbed, they now understand what it is for and how the swab can be used to grow a culture, because they have personally done similar experiments.
(Note: Rick is a regular contributor of Family Friendly Nudism articles to THE BULLETIN. Having raised two daughters in the nudist lifestyle, he has ample stories to relate to parents and members.)
Let’s Look Forward to Yoga 2019
From AANR Bulletin February 2019.
One of the popular yearly activities for Kids Kamp is first-thing-in-the-morning-yoga. When we first started the class years ago, it was a “see if the kids appreciate it” type experiment. For 2019’s Kamp, we are still going strong and want to spotlight our instructor Eva Blanchard – a yoga enthusiast since the age of 12. So far, she has been teaching a simplified adult class to the kids. Last November Kids Kamp sponsored her in a yoga workshop geared for teaching kids.
One of the biggest things she learned was how to lead young children in games that incorporate yoga. Things like Yogi Says… instead of Simon Says… or musical mats where music is played and when the music stops, the kids form the pose that is called out by the teacher.
Another great relaxation technique called CALM is where the kids sit quietly and say each letter in the word CALM while touching their thumb to each of their four fingers. This can be done four or five times along with breathing in and out to help calm the mind and emotions. This is a practical tool before a test or sporting event or just when a child needs a moment to collect themselves.
For kids it is about helping them feel comfortable in their bodies and learn simple methods to relax and regulate themselves when they get overwhelmed or overly emotional. The yoga movements and breathing techniques provide the framework for the overall goal of helping them feel good in their skin and have a smile on their face.
For Eva, Kids Kamp was her first experience teaching nude yoga. Not having clothing on fits well with yoga since there is no pinching or other clothing restrictions holding one back while doing the poses. With Kids Kamp, the outdoors adds the benefit of fresh air and sun on the skin.
As the week progresses the kids try to hold a pose longer or make adjustments so they can be more adept at the posture. Their attention usually improves throughout the week so that she is able to teach a slightly longer class each day and allow them to stay in each stance just a bit longer.
Each year the ones that were at the previous year’s Kids Kamp ask about the yoga class or tell her about teaching a pose to their friends at school. They stay focused during the whole session and participate to the best of their ability. This activity has been so well received that Cedar Trails’ members have asked to join in the morning routine.
According to Ms. Blanchard, “I love doing yoga. Having the opportunity to share it and grow in my skills is very fun. The kids respond really well to the class which makes it energizing and inspiring. They help me bring my best self to the class.”
History: 7 Years of Kids Kamp Themes
- 2012 5 day curriculum: Fossils, Life in the Pond, Life in the Woods, Alternative Energy, Phun Physics
- 2013 5 day curriculum: Art and Music, Phun Physics, Fossils and Rocks, Life in the Pond, Life in the Woods Alternative Energy, Back to Basics Play time
- 2014 5 day curriculum: Primitive Cultures, Greco/Roman Cultures, Native American Day, Nature Discovery Day, Day at the Beach
- 2015 central theme – Survivor
- 2016 central theme – Self Discovery
- 2017 central theme – Fusion, Where Art and Engineering Collide
- 2018 central theme – Beyond, Adventures in Colonizing Space
- 2019 central theme – Changing Lives Through Science