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Apachi Adventure Camp – Enhancing the Development of Children

Apachi Adventure Camp Image: jccchicago.org

Apachi Adventure Camp
Image: jccchicago.org


Benjamin L. Schwartz is a journalism student who is actively seeking an internship in Chicago. As a former camp counselor at Apachi Camp in Illinois, he was responsible for a group of 12 children in the summer of 2014. He also became head counselor his first year working at the camp. In addition to his counselor duties, Ben L. Schwartz assisted the swimming instructors at the camp in Glenview.

Apachi Adventure Camp is not just an ordinary summer day camp. Aside from the traditional day camp option, there is also an adventure camp. The nine-week adventure camp program allows children to expand their personal development through drama, art, field trips, and sports.

In addition to personal development, active learning and self-esteem are fostered through activities with professionally-trained staff. With its diverse plans and programs, each day is different at Apachi Adventure Camp. There is little worry that a child will get bored, and there are also weekly themes to keep them engaged and learning.


When to Visit the Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands


Benjamin “Ben” Schwartz of Glenview, Illinois, is studying for a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Ohio University. He hopes to pursue a career as either a sports or music reporter following graduation. Together with his family, Ben L. Schwartz has traveled to numerous locations outside of Glenview and the nearby Chicago area, including the Galapagos Islands.

The Galapagos Islands has two peak tourist seasons: from June to September and December to January. During these times, visitors must book accommodations and airfare well in advance. Even though the Galapagos National Park limits the number of visitors who can travel to the islands, these two seasons still feature large crowds.

In terms of weather, temperatures in The Galapagos stay in the low to high 80s almost all year round. From June to December, temperatures are a bit cooler thanks to the Humboldt Current. The current also brings with it plenty of underwater species who are following the rich nutrients, in turn making these months best for scuba diving and snorkeling. Further into December, there tends to be some cloud cover, but rainfall is still low. The better weather and underwater habitats play a large part in the larger tourist crowds during these months.

Visiting between January and May is often the best for avoiding large crowds. Rainfall is higher from February to April, but is still not overwhelming. Meanwhile, temperatures typically range from the 70s to 80s. During these months, visitors have the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife, including baby sea lions. The local flora also starts blooming during spring, flooding the islands in bright colors.