Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Days One and Two

NOTE: We have had a compatibility issue with the computer and the dvd that the pictures are on. So there are not any pictures posted so far. We are working on changing that! Parents some of these quotes have been edited to remove information for the safety of your child on the internet.

"My story begins in giving thanks to all participants and staff who have given up a week to join us. I hope that everyone enjoys themselves and participates to their fullest potential. For all of you back home, thank you for trusting us with your most prized possession (your child). We will do our very best to be safe and enjoy ourselves. Good luck and best wishes!"

Lawrence P. Camp director

"My name is Marissa and I'm an Indian. This is my first time coming to this camp. When I was coming to this camp I felt very nervous, and happy at the same time. At this camp I hope I do fun things. When it's time for me to leave I might not want to go back home."

Marissa E. Company A

"Today I met up with one of my cool friends Ezra! I'm really glad to be at camp for my 3rd year and I'm excited to meet new people and find out what cool activities they have this year. It's nice to see all my old friends and cool counselors from the last two years. It's also nice to be with my friend Kyle. So far I think this week will be really fun and I have two really cool counselors this year! I think I'm going to meet some really cool kids this year. I hope to learn more and more information this year and to feel what it was like 150 year ago!"

Skyler G. Company B

"I love Ft. Garland and everybody in it. I didn't like the bus ride much. I made new friends and the food is great. All in all I love Fort Garland. It is great and I want to come back next year!"

Ashley J. Company C

"Its really fun out here because we got to learn [what to do] when theres a fire drill going on and then got to pet horses and comb its hair and the counselors give you free hats and water bottles but we don't get to keep the wather bottles and you get to meet new people because I have made 6 new friends and their names are Marissa, Stephanie, Kenia, Javon, DeOndrea and Iesha."

Pilar D. Company D

"I am 9 years old. I like to weave. I am Native American, I four tribes. I am Navajo, Pawnee, Shawnee, and Southern Cheyenne. I live in Denver with my mom, my auntie, two brothers and cousin. This is my first year at this camp. I am going into fourth grade, my little brother is going into first grade. Today I saw a small horse, his name is Big Jack. He gets a big attitude if you call him small."

Savanna F. Company E

"Today we experienced how to take down the flag. As well we experienced how to become a quiet person. I met people named Obediah, Yvette,and Sabria."

Miranda V. Company F

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Meet the Counselors and Staff!

Meet Mr. Lawrence, he is the Camp Director! He is the man in charge of everything. This is Mr. Lawrence's second year as director but he has been working with Old Stories, New Voices since it was started!
Welcome to camp and don't forget to look at the older blog posts to see important information!

Miss Kristine and Mr. David are excited to meet you. They are the counselors for Company A. Miss Kristine has been a counselor for 3 years and this is Mr. David's 2nd year.

Mr. Brandon and Miss Tessa would like to say "Hi"! They are the counselors for Company B. This is Mr. Brandon's 2nd year as a counselor and Miss Tessa's 1st. They can't wait for camp to start!

Don't Miss Dee and Mr. Arthur look friendly? That's because they are! They are the counselors for Company C. Both Miss Dee and Mr. Arthur have been counselors for 4 years.

This is Ms. Grace and Mr. Justin, they are the counselors for Company D! Ms. Grace has been a counselor for 3 years and Mr. Justin has been a counselor for 4!
Meet Mr. Patrick and Miss Rachel, they are the counselors for Company E! Mr. Patrick has been a counselor for 3 years and started when we had one with kids from New Mexico. Miss Rachel has been a counselor with Old Stories, New Voices for 5 years!

Say "Hi" to Mr. Sean and Mr. Isaiah. They are the counselors for Company F. Mr. Sean has been a counselor for 4 years; this is Mr. Isaiah's 2nd year in the wonderful role of counselor.

This is Nurse Kim. She takes care of everyone at the camp (campers, counselors, staff and anyone else who needs help). She is a retired nurse who loves coming back to camp each year!

Here is Mr. Ron and Mr. Booker. Both young men have been doing this camp almost as long as it has been around. They used to be counselors, now they help teach the programs and are in charge of the trip to the Sand Dunes!
Meet Mr. Ezra and Miss Cheryl. They are the behind-the-scenes people who work to make the counselors and campers happy! Mr. Ezra was previously a camper at Old Stories, New Voices so he knows the camp inside and out! Miss Cheryl was a counselor for 3 years and has been doing this job at camp for 2 years.

Friday, July 13, 2007


· Drop your child off at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 3rd at the Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway. The bus leaves promptly at 9:00 a.m. If your child is not on the bus at 9:00 a.m. your child does not get to go to camp. There are no exceptions.
· Be at the Colorado History Museum at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 8th. The bus usually arrives between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
· Your child is NOT ALLOWED under any circumstances to bring to camp the following items:
- Money
- Electronic devices of any kind. This includes CD players, tape players, MP3 players, IPods, radios, cell phones, any handheld video game players, etc.
- Food. We are strict on this rule for safety reasons. We will be camping outside in an area where there is wildlife. The wildlife will go through your child to get to the food.

- Plus, campers will be given three meals a day plus two snacks they do not need to bring their own food. This includes any type of gum, mint, candy, snack food, etc.

Please remember to turn in all of your child’s medications to the Nurse on Sunday. This includes prescription medication, Tylenol, Advil, Tums, Claritin, etc.

In case of emergency you can reach the staff of Old Stories by using the number for Ft. Garland – 719-379-3512

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Welcome to Ft. Garland!

Parent Meeting

The Old Stories, New Voices Intercultural Youth Program's parent meeting will be on Thursday, July 26th, 2007 from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Colorado History Museum.