YLC ‘08 Graduates!
NAD YLC Blog So, today was the last day of NAD YLC ’08! Throughout the day, the campers packed up all of their belongings and filled out surveys as their opinions and ideas are valued by NAD YLC for improvements in the years to come. The campers also cleaned up all of the facilities on the campground including their [...]
Mon, Aug 18 2008
NAD YLC Blog Today, the campers had the chance to finally take over NAD YLC! The campers and staff members swapped shoes with each other and the campers got a glimpse at what it was like to be in the shoes of the staff members. The staff members on the other hand, became the campers throughout the day. [...]
Mon, Aug 18 2008
Preventing Bullying & Two More Days Left…
NAD YLC Blog Maureen Behrens was our Guest Speaker today and her workshop topic was “Preventing Bullying”. Behrens shared numerous statistical information, which included the following statistics that 80% of children are bullies due to factors of their environment such as negative peer influence. Not only statistical information was shared, but also methods and victims of bullying...
Sun, Aug 17 2008
Laundry Day #2, Actionary, and Camp Project!
NAD YLC Blog Two weeks ago, the campers and staff members all went out on their first trip to the Laundromat and the mall then thirteen days later today, the campers and staff members all went out on their second trip to the Laundromat and the mall! This is an indication that the time is flying by so fast, [...]
Sat, Aug 16 2008
NAD YLC Picture Day!
NAD YLC Blog Tonight’s blog is going to be short because you will be treated with many pictures of the fellow campers and staff members of NAD YLC 2008! During Recreation Time today, the campers and staff members huddled together and smiled big! Yes! We all smiled big for the NAD YLC ’08 group picture, team pictures, and cabin [...]
Thu, Aug 14 2008
Scholarship, Leadership, and Citizenship along with...
NAD YLC Blog Some of the Phosync staff members were on panel for the campers to have the opportunity to ask staff members several questions regarding their experiences after high school and how they got to work at YLC. The significance of Scholarship, Leadership, and Citizenship was emphasized during the “dialogue” and the fact that being a staff [...]
Wed, Aug 13 2008
NAD YLC Blog Gary Olsen, one of the co-founders of NAD YLC along with Frank Turk, gave “Making CHOICES” workshop. In this presentation, Olsen first asked the campers, “What is life?” then “Life is a Game” appeared onto the next PowerPoint slide and Olsen proceed to say that life is about choices and it is about you. You [...]
Wed, Aug 13 2008
Jr. NAD and Watermelon Carving!
NAD YLC Blog Joshua Beckman, our Guest Coordinator, hosted a workshop entitled “Junior National Association of the Deaf (Jr. NAD)”. In his workshop, he facilitated a discussion with the campers on their opinions of the Jr. NAD Program and what the campers want to see out of the Jr. NAD Program. Many deaf and hard of hearing students [...]
Mon, Aug 11 2008
Getting Ready to Canoe and Conquering the High Wall!
NAD YLC Blog This morning, the campers got to rest and sleep in after a late night after the NAD YLC Pageant. Since the campers got to sleep in longer, they were also dismissed from Calisthenics. After breakfast, the campers swarmed to their clean-up assignments either in the Cabins, the Showers, or the Leadership Hall. Today we did not [...]
Sun, Aug 10 2008
“Vision Board” and “Under the Sea”!
NAD YLC Blog Miss Deaf America, Michelle Lapides, gave a workshop this morning entitled, “How Does Dreams Make an Impact in Our Lives?” In this workshop, the campers were engaged into a “vision board” activity where the campers designed their own mind or goal map. The vision board represented each person’s dream by drawing and pasting images cut [...]
Sat, Aug 09 2008
NAD YLC Olympics Day!
NAD YLC Blog Today was NAD YLC Olympics Day! Campers were painted in their team colors and strived to represent their teams well throughout the Olympics. This morning, Camp Director Kononenko carried the Olympic torch to Fireside and that started off the day where campers competed against each other for the YLC gold! The NAD YLC Olympics activities were: 1. [...]
Fri, Aug 08 2008
Nothing is Impossible & Mystery Night
NAD YLC Blog Today, Dr. Stephen Weiner from Washington, D.C. facilitated a discussion with the campers. It was not a presentation, but a roundtable discussion where Dr. Weiner tossed several different topics on the table for the campers to discuss and share their perceptions. Dr. Weiner gave the campers advice and shared his stories and experiences to expand [...]
Fri, Aug 08 2008
Silver Falls TOMORROW!
NAD YLC Blog Preparations for the NAD YLC Pageant are underway and the theme of the Pageant will be “Under the Sea”. The Pageant will be happening this Friday evening along with many Guest Speakers coming this week. We will be welcoming Dr. Stephen Weiner, Gary Olsen, and Miss Deaf America Michelle Lapides. Oh boy, it will be [...]
Wed, Aug 06 2008
Two Weeks into Camp!
NAD YLC Blog Time sure is flying by fast as it is already two weeks into camp! Today, Alisha Bronk, from Portland, Oregon, came to YLC today to give a workshop entitled “What is ASL?” Basically, the workshop was a workshop on what American Sign Language, ASL, is and as NAD YLC is conducted entirely in ASL, campers learned [...]
Tue, Aug 05 2008
“SWOT” and Egg Drop!
NAD YLC Blog This morning, our Curriculum Coordinator, Christopher Kearney, stepped out of his role as the Curriculum Coordinator and gave a workshop to the campers. Kearney’s workshop was entitled “YOU and Leadership Development”. In the workshop, Kearney facilitated a discussion with the campers on the topic “Are leaders made or born?” Kearney also taught about “SWOT” which is...
Mon, Aug 04 2008
Laundry Day and ASL Night!
NAD YLC Blog This morning, we all jumped onto two big ol' yellow school buses and headed off to two Laundromats that were nearby to each other on the same road, Lancaster. At the Laundromat, campers made their own fun by taking pictures of each other sitting in some of the larger washing machines and chit chatted while [...]
Sun, Aug 03 2008
A Typical Day at NAD YLC!
NAD YLC Blog Darian Burwell came to YLC for a session where the campers fully participated in the workshop by sitting together in a circle. Within the circle of campers and staff, “Let’s Talk: Diversity 101” began! The first question asked was, “What is diversity?” We see diversity everyday and some people have given presentations on diversity, but do [...]
Sat, Aug 02 2008
Ethics and A LOT of Water!
NAD YLC Blog Ethics and A LOT of water? How are ethics and water related to each other? Well, they both define the campers’ day here at YLC! The campers’ day begun with David Reekers’ presentation entitled “Ethics: Not Everything Is Black or White”. “What is Ethics?” was the first question that popped up on his second PowerPoint slide. [...]
Fri, Aug 01 2008
NAD YLC Blog Lauren Bain, one of the Guest Speakers for YLC 2007, came back this year and successfully executed the connection between YLC’s philosophy; Scholarship, Leadership, and Citizenship to the term “Ubuntu”. Bain shared a story about former President Bill Clinton giving a speech at RIT Commencement and Clinton shared a philosophy, Ubuntu. Ubuntu is “the belief in [...]
Wed, Jul 30 2008
Shaka and Crisis Upheaval!
NAD YLC Blog Let’s wave your hands up high in the air as Group B has finally accomplished their goal of obtaining a new group name and it’s Shaka! In the presentation fo their new name, the group expressed that the name itself could be used as a positive reinforcement because for instance, when somebody does something good, [...]
Tue, Jul 29 2008
Yellow Brickroad, Diversity, and Aliens!
NAD YLC Blog Don’t we have an interesting blog title here? Yellow Brickroad, Diversity, and Aliens! First off, let’s congratulate Group C on their new group name, Yellow Brickroad! As a youngster, you have probably seen “The Wizard of Oz” and in the story, there is a yellow brick road that Dorothy journeys on in order to seek the [...]
Mon, Jul 28 2008
Already Friday at YLC?!
NAD YLC Blog This morning, the Campers were half awake even when Calisthenics was cancelled so the Campers could get enough rest from a long and fun-filled day in Newport! One of the first things to wake up the Campers was a bright yellow sports car! It was so bright that you couldn’t even tell if the sun was [...]
Sun, Jul 27 2008
NAD YLC Blog It was a breathtaking trip for the Campers yesterday to head west to Newport, Oregon! On the way to Newport, the bus was full of spirit and laughter as Campers enjoyed the scenery of Oregon's finest landscape. As we neared down to Bay Boulevard, which is also known as the Mariners’ Square, a Fisherman’s Wharf, [...]
Sat, Jul 26 2008
Safe and Sound!
NAD YLC Blog 2008 NAD YLC is back safe and sound from Newport, Oregon! We are calling it a night as everybody is off to bed sleeping to reenergize themselves from an exhausting and fun-filled day at the beach! You have to be sure to check back tomorrow for updates from the beach! Good Night from NAD YLC 2008! Here's a [...]
Sat, Jul 26 2008
NAD YLC Blog This morning began with The Domino Effect’s creativity by transforming all of the dining tables in the Leadership Hall to cultivate like the letter “Y”! “Y” could mean many different things other than being a letter. It could mean the split paths that one will face in life by choosing which path to take. We are [...]
Thu, Jul 24 2008
Attitude and The Domino Effect!
NAD YLC Blog NAD YLC woke up to a drizzly morning that brought some of us into “tired mode” but what was just around the corner was an “Attitude” workshop presented by Jennifer Yost Ortiz, the Director of Youth Programs. Here’s a quick question for our daily YLC 2008 blog-readers: what’s the secret to success? No clue? That’s right! The [...]
Thu, Jul 24 2008
NAD YLC Blog The morning started bright and early with Calisthenics to get everybody fired up for the day followed by breakfast and cleaning up! Throughout the day, the Campers rotated through Outdoor Living Skills, Deaf Studies & Drama, and the Daily Drum. In Outdoor Living Skills class, the Campers learned how to use a Compass. Also, the Campers [...]
Wed, Jul 23 2008
NAD YLC SWEET NAD YLC!
NAD YLC Blog Today is finally here! Phosync Staff members were energized this morning by the thought that Campers were arriving today! Demonstrating teamwork, Phosync Staff members split up into two different groups: one went to Portland, an hour and an half away from Camp Taloali in Stayton to pick up the Campers, while the other half remained at [...]
Mon, Jul 21 2008
Energy here, energy there, and energy everywhere!
NAD YLC Blog Your YLC Staff is now the Phosyncs!! YLC has many valued traditions and one of the traditions is for the YLC Staff to come up with a group name to represent themselves throughout the YLC session. You as Campers will participate in one of four groups, Group A, Group B, Group C, and Group D. Your [...]
Sun, Jul 20 2008
The Secret to Success is?
NAD YLC Blog Aye Campers, The past few days, YLC Staff have been working together as a team to propel the Youth Leadership Camp sailboat forward! We all are looking forward for you to come and experience the once in a lifetime experience with us here at Youth Leadership Camp! The team is heavily reinforced with teamwork and leadership; however, [...]
Sun, Jul 20 2008
NAD YLC 2008 is ALMOST a sail!
NAD YLC Blog After hovering past the beautiful snow-capped Mount Hood, the tallest mountain in Oregon, and descending to a landing at Portland International Airport, the Administration team pulled up its mainsail and we are sailing away at Camp Taloali! While we are sailing away at Camp Taloali, onboard we have a top-notch Administration sailing crew! [...]
Fri, Jul 18 2008
Campers Take Over YLC!
NAD YLC Blog One of the most fun-filled moments at NAD YLC, Campers' Day is a truly a day that all campers really look forward to! From having an "Administration Team" to teaching all classes including Debate Time, and from hosting the Evening Program (which was a hilarious version of "The Dating Game") to deciding the method and time campers would [...]
Fri, Sep 21 2007
The Final Day...
NAD YLC Blog YLC '07, the beginning of the end. This summer'll be etched in all our minds, for it truly was an amazing experience for all. It ended with an amazing end- the Banquet. Isabella Kogan did a wonderful job of transforming Leadership Hall into a memorable NAD YLC museum! Much laughter and tears (both mental and physical), occured throughout the night, for we [...]
Fri, Sep 14 2007
NAD YLC Blog Daniel Fava gives staff member Matthew Kohashi a hard time on the bus! Climbing up this wall requires the support of an entire team of campers. Here, Virginia Keeler is seen making her way over. Johnny Bingham takes his turn on the wall with the help of his fellow campers. Don’t rock the boat! Staff member Jon Kessel [...]
Sat, Aug 12 2006
Late and found!
NAD YLC Blog The Hatrak Outdoor Camping Skills Program (formerly known as the Hatrak Survival Program) began on the 7th, a four night and five day hiking and camping experience at the end of the NAD YLC camp session. The trails for the Hatrak program were selected and marked in advance along with four different campsites with the [...]
Wed, Aug 09 2006
Internet down at NAD YLC - new Blog coming soon
NAD YLC Blog The internet is down at NAD YLC so they are unable to create new posts on the NAD YLC Blog. In addition, they are not able to respond to emails. We apologize for this inconvenience. If you have an urgent message or question, please page the NAD YLC Director, Jennifer Yost Ortiz, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be [...]
Wed, Aug 09 2006
A Camper's Life at YLC
NAD YLC Blog Josh Sechman learning how to cut wood. Lizzie Povilauskas doing the same thing. Jovanna Natale watching her partner Ronald Clark. Jeese Jones giving a workshop about diversity. Fascinated Emilia Nowalski. Maya Ariel and Barbara Spiecker decorating Mark Montalette. Writing notes on each other’s back. Sami Krieger working hard on a camp project. Our new camp project, so touching. Kessel trying to make [...]
Sun, Aug 06 2006
NAD YLC Blog NAD YLC goes to Silver Falls, Oregon!! Our hike took us through seven waterfalls! Here, our campers are resting under Double Falls. Petra Orlegard and AdaBelle Contreras pose for the cameras. Cory Burton, Sami Kriger, and Brianne Catron take their turn in the spotlight. There are two things that always channel their own paths. One thing is a waterfall, [...]
Sun, Aug 06 2006
NAD YLC Olympics
NAD YLC Blog Dominic Adams and Matthew Kohashi starting the day! Amelia Smith and Amanda Kolb face-painting Cory Behm. Jon Craig doing the same thing with Dominic Adams. Magnets demonstrating a spirit chant. High-energetic Fava leading his group. Rebecca Lovitch passing orange to Sharon Opris. “Don’t kiss me, Spencer Hegranes,” says Zane Noschese. Javier Lamarena paying attention carefully to his precious egg! Tug-of-war makes a lot [...]
Sat, Aug 05 2006
NAD YLC Blog NAD YLC’s entire population strikes a crazy pose. Daniel Fava gets a hand up from his felow campers on the high wall. Campers Lizzie Finley, Petra Orlegard, and Noe Turcios enjoy a splash down during Outdoor Living Skills. Cameron Abey braves the storm while trying to keep his group’s tarp standing. YLC’ers gone MAD!!!! Jovanna Natale participates in an excercise [...]
Fri, Aug 04 2006
NAD YLC Blog Jovanna Natale listens intently during Discovery Course. With a crowd full of camper spotting him for safety, Andrew Hursin climbs over the “electric fence”. After a job well done, Maria Solovey gets a congratulatory hug from Carla Baldwin. Need a helping hand? Barbra Spiecker climbs over during her time at Discovery. Emily Macedo smiles as she is passed across [...]
Fri, Aug 04 2006
YLC Pageant, the greatest show on earth.
NAD YLC Blog Vance Youngs and camper Ian Lazarus shake hands in agreement of a done deal during Debate Time’s negotation period. Offering to explain her side of the bargain, Elizabeth Povilauskas stands next to campers Randall Anderson, Chad Evringhman, and Rebecca Lovitch. Campers hard at work! Alison Heron, Noe Turcios, and Cameron Abey are pictured here designing their boat [...]
Wed, Aug 02 2006
Miss Deaf America is in Town for YLC Pageant.
NAD YLC Blog BLOG Howdy guys! I?m here for once again, telling you what's going on around here at YLC! First of all, let me refresh your mind- we went to a Laundromat and a mall yesterday and had our time. Last night, for the Evening Program (EP) activity was a dodge ball game between the staff and the [...]
Tue, Aug 01 2006
NAD YLC Blog Well prepared to do their own laundry! Allison Heron, Ryan Hastings, and Cory Behn had a serious discussion about whether should they use bleach or detergent? Kassie Fields, Meira Kirschbaum and Janine Butler struggled to fold their clothes. Brianne Catron shared one of her wonderful kodak moments. A sneak peek in the photo booth! Emilia Nowalski made sure Drey Sims’ [...]
Mon, Jul 31 2006
Knowledge is Everything!
NAD YLC Blog Camper Coordinator Tawny Holmes provided a “time managment” workshop. Staff Coordinator Adam Jarashow had all campers share their short and long term goals. Maya Ariel and Allison Heron took some quiet time to write their goals. Could Noe Turcios be NAD YLC’s future photographer? Campers tried to figure out which team won for the day- Only crazy Nixo Lanning [...]
Sun, Jul 30 2006
Another fine day at YLC.
NAD YLC Blog Jim Crane tests the durability of the camper’s shelter with a water hose. The Outdoor Living Skills class manages to avoid getting soaked. Campers hold hands in a circle at Discovery. Cameron Abey pays close attention during the afternoon workshops. Dr. Mike Kemp during his presentation on how to become better public speakers. Working out keeps Ronald Clark busy during [...]
Fri, Jul 28 2006
Back to the reality!
NAD YLC Blog July 25th, 2006 For a Tuesday, normally a sluggish and weary day of the week, today went by incredibly fast! Our first day back after a memorable field trip was spent breaking into our new rotations. This meant that a new group was assigned to take care of Leadership Hall, clean up the showers and create [...]
Tue, Jul 25 2006
Our first full day!
NAD YLC Blog Outdoor living skills class. Amelia Smith and Chad Evringham order snacks during canteen break. Rebecca Lovitch, Violet Blake, and Leila Hanaum work on The Daily Drum Newsletter. Lizzie Finley, Mark Montalette, Diedra Pelletier, Angela Vasquez, Cameron Aeby, and Brittany Comegna watch other campers debate during debate time. Jim Crane, Dean of Boys and Bellamie Bachleda, NAD YLC staff members [...]
Thu, Jul 20 2006
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