CAMP BETH EL
BEGINS JUNE 16!
For childreri 2 1/2 - 6 years
PLUS Parent-Tot & ALL BY MYSELF
for the youngest set!
from page 83
AMAZING FAMILY FLEXIBILITY!
Fit Camp into your personal schedule. Select any or all weeks.
2, 3, 4 or 5 half or full day programs.
Water fun * Riding track .ts:c Picnic lunches * Surprise visitors
SAME STAFF AS REGULAR NURSERY PROGRAM
Contact Marlene Thav, 248-865-0611
Temple Beth El
7400 Telegraph at 14 Mile Road. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
University of Michigan
Supervised swordplay at Willoway.
EN N IS CAMP
Tactical Instruction for Singles and Doubles Play
• Individual Stroke Technique
• Match Play and Tournaments
• Camp T-shirts and Awards
June 15-19 Resident/Commuter Camp (Co-ed ages 10-18)
June 19-22 Commuter Day Camp (Co-ed ages 8-18)
June 22-26 Resident/Commuter Camp (Co-ed High School)
The University of Michigan Tennis Camp is under the direction of Michigan
t Head Tennis coaches Bitsy Ritt and Mark Mees.
University of Michigan Tennis Camp
1000 South State Street • Ann Arbor, MI 48109-220 I
FLtr addrtional information call Men's Tennis Coach Mark Mees at
June 23.27, July 14-18,
July 28-Aug. 1, Aug.11-15
Discover five areas of science all in one
July 21-25 and Aug. 4-8
Take part in hands-on activities as we
investigate the science of Titanic's sinking
and explore Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit.
Both camps include the IMAX® Dome Theatre,
Digital Dome Planetarium and more.
CAMP RESERVATIONS: 313.577.8400, EXT. 465
The New Detroit Science Center
5020 John R Street • Detroit
have tried. Then I went to Tanuga from
there and tried all kinds of things;
I think it stemmed from having good
experiences in the summer," she said.
For her kids, she liked that they chose
what they wanted to do: "It could be a
completely different camp for different
Bradley Levin, 7, and Jodi, 5, followed
their parents to Willoway. The elder
Levins attended the program as children
and worked there as counselors.
"I thought it was a great camp as a
camper, and as a parent I think its a
great place, too," said Tony Levin. "I feel
like it's an institution. Of the camps
available for this age group, I think it's
the most camp-y camp.
Continuity is a factor for other par-
ents, many of whom keep their young
children at the same place where they
attend preschool and nursery school.
Many synagogues offer programs all
summer, including Temple Emanu-El in
Oak Park, Adat Shalom Synagogue in
Farmington Hills, Temple Israel in West
Bloomfield and Ganeinu Day Camp in
Ariella Nadel of Southfield, a board
member of Yeshivat Akiva, is sending
her 2'/2-year-old son to Akiva's summer
camp, as she did with her 5' /2
"I don't want the kids to feel that what
they're learning in school they're learning
all year; it's unique to most of the camps
in the area to continue what they're
learning Jewishly. It's not the key, but it's
an important element of what's attractive
to me," she said.
Then there are programs like those
offered by Girls Empowered (GE),
which operates year-round. Its program-
ming is designed to raise consciousness,
priming girls 5 to 15 for the pitfalls they
are likely to encounter on their way to
"The girls are getting messages, nega-
tive messages, about who they are and
how they should dress and act; they get
that when they start watching cartoons
at 2 years old. Its our philosophy that
we should give them as many positive
messages as they are getting negative,"
said Kimber Bishop-Yanke, GE presi-
For children, well, many go for what
interests them all year.
Bradley Levin, a first-grader at Hillel
Day School of Metropolitan Detroit, is a
sports nut. He can't wait to get back to
Willoway in June.
"Because there are lots and lots of
games you can play: sports, arts and
crafts, fishing, water sports, even boat
riding — power boats — and archery.
My favorite is floor hockey."
Maybe the decision is pretty simple,
after all. II
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THE CAREFREE WAY TO
When you're disabled, or just not able to move around as
freely as you once could, stairs can be a real problem.
But there is a simple answer. The powered stairway lift.
Easily installed to fit curved or straight stairs. They give
you back the ability to move around your own home.
Folds back-gets in nobody's way.
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It takes me up
and down the
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Paddleboat skills were
mastered last year at