Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Camp Sloper Now Happening

The staff at the YMCA Camp Sloper is enthused about having a renowned International Counselor like Chloe Chee join them this summer as one of their counselors.

And, from the smiles on the faces of the 8th and 9th graders surrounding Chloe in this photo, so are they.  Chloe Chee returns to Camp Sloper for a second go around in this role here in Connecticut. 

From the town of Singapore in Singapore, Chloe is a University of London student studying International Relations. Upon completing her degree, and coupled with her existing degree in Communications (from Ngee Ann Polytechnic), Chloe plans to work in International Media. She explained that her exposure to the current political environment in the United States will help prepare her for career and in international media.

Chloe has visited America five times seeing the US West Coast once, as a child, followed by trips to Florida, Chicago, and her two recent visits to YMCA Camp Sloper in Southington, Connecticut.

Chloe, who resides in the town of Singapore, is a University of London student training and studying International Relations.

Comparing the United States to Singapore, Chloe notes similarities between the U.S. and Singapore. The two countries have been largely pioneered and developed by enterprising immigrants who ultimately helped build a great economy in each of their thriving societies. 

Visit Camp Sloper and check out this beautiful facility, its camp grounds, the lake, and the pavilions enjoyed by our youth in healthy educational and athletic activities. 

Camp Sloper Library 
This month at camp, Chloe is working with a group of seven trailblazer girls entering grades 8 and 9. She chose this age group because she enjoyed working with them last summer. This year, during preview week she had the opportunity to try something new and work with a younger group. Having enjoyed the experience she says, "I may go back to work with the younger kids on the Sloper ‘East Coast’, who knows!."

Camp Sloper Railway

When asked to compare what camp is like in Singapore, Chloe explained that children do not get a summer break, so camps are limited to one-week vacation periods. In Singapore, Chloe worked with an indoor church camp. She pointed out that YMCA Camp Sloper is significantly more spacious and features more activities such as swimming hiking.

Chloe’s favorite thing about YMCA camp Sloper is how much space there is and Sloper Pond. Chloe explained that in contrast, Singapore is mostly buildings. In a comparison of the U.S. to Singapore, Chloe explained that “Both countries are comprised of immigrants and are in that way very similar.” She continued “Singapore is very westernized, but the culture in the United States is still more outspoken than back home in Singapore.”

Defendeers first ever event at Camp Sloper

YMCA Marketing Director, Brittany L. Tripp stated that there is still time to sign up for YMCA Camp Sloper sessions 3 and 4. Visit for details as points out that the Southington-Chesh ire Community facilities are for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. 

Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA Developme Director , Shannon Eterginio, states that the YMCA facilities engage men, women and children – regardless of age, income

or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in our communities, the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA was established in 1928 and has the long- standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. YMCA membership, camps, programs, and child care are welcoming, inclusive and open to all regardless of income. For more information, visit
First Campers 2016 Camp
SloperL Jenna and Emily
Hebert with Camp Director,
Shane Altwies

4th Graders Learn STEM

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