Metro Detroit therapy camp helps kids talk about their mental health
Getting our teenagers to talk about their feelings is difficult, especially if they’re struggling. But checking in on our children’s mental health is vital, and if they won’t talk to us, then where can they go where they might feel comfortable sharing?
Bay Area Camp Suddenly Closes After Staffers Quit Over Swastika Scandal
NUTANA California camp known for being socially and environmentally conscious was abruptly canceled for the entire summer after several staff members quit due to alleged structural racism.Now, 900 or so campers will have to find an alternative way to spend their summer break.“This is the first time in our history that we canceled all Camp programming,” a letter to the Hidden Villa community read Wednesday. “Staffing for Camp has been a challenge over the past several years. In anticipation, we snews.yahoo.com
Red Wings return to Traverse City for training camp, prospects tourney
The Detroit Red Wings will return to Centre ICE Arena in Traverse City this year to host the NHL prospects tournament and training camp, the team announced Friday. Camp was held at Little Caesars Arena prior to the 2021 season and the prospects tournament was canceled due to COVID-19. The Red Wings will be on the ice from Sept. 23-28 – including a Red and White game on Sept. 27 -- before opening the preseason Sept. 29 at Buffalo. The 22nd prospects tournament will feature five teams instead of eight, as the Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues and Toronto Maple Leafs join Red Wings prospects on the ice from Sept. 16-20. Advance tickets for all September Red Wings events in Traverse City will be available online this season at www.centreice.org/drwtickets and will also be sold first-come, first-served at the arena entrance on the day of each event.mlive.com
Everything is free at Grand Rapids’ newest community market
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A new market coming to Grand Rapids won’t have the familiar price tags associated with it. So just think about this market as giving gifts to each other.”The market is not the first of its kind, even in Grand Rapids. So far, the response to the Really Really Free Market has been positive, both from community organizations and members alike. “There’s also folks who love a free market atmosphere and (want to) see what people are bringing and offering. The April 15 date is a trial run for the Really Really Free Market at Fulton Street Farmers Market, and Camp hopes the event becomes a mainstay.mlive.com
Mother warns of ‘terrifying’ syndrome linked to COVID-19 that hospitalized 8-year-old son
Camp was diagnosed with MIS-C, a multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children previously diagnosed with COVID-19. Amber Vallejo, the mother of four, thought her family was “in the clear.”On Christmas Eve, Camp started to feel sick. Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital has treated 20 cases of MIS-C, compared to the 5,000 children they’ve seen test positive for COVID-19. But Olivero said there’s still “a lot we need to understand still about MIS-C,” including why children develop it after COVID-19. It was “terrifying,” the mother said, seeing her healthy 8-year-old struck with the rare condition linked to COVID-19.mlive.com
Michigan DNR pursuing concessionaires to run park businesses
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s state parks, harbors and recreation areas are seeking entrepreneurs to run camp stores, boat rentals and other businesses as the coronavirus pandemic has spurred an increase in state park visitors. Lori Green, the concession and lease manager for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, told MLive.com that there are perks that come with operating a business within a state park or recreation area. Green said state park visitor numbers were higher this year then ever, which could be encouraging for state-park based enterprises. Most opportunities are seasonal, such as operating camp stores, bike or watercraft rentals, food trucks, and even a water park. An anomaly on the current list is the ski hill at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.
Experience drive-thru Halloween light show near Ann Arbor
Medical specialty camp for children with serious health challenges North Star Reach will host a Drive-Thru Halloween Glow & Lights Show this season. The drive through the camp will feature spook-tacular illuminated displays, a wooded wonderland and singing jack-o'-lanterns. Tickets are $25 per car and all proceeds benefit North Star Reach, which provides a free summer camp experience for families with children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. (©John Baird 2020 | North Star Reach)Dates and times:Friday, Oct. 23rd | 7 p.m.–9 p.m.Friday, Oct. 30th | 7 p.m.–9 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 31st | 7 p.m.–9 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 1st | 6 p.m.–8 p.m. North Star Reach is at 1200 University Camp Drive in Pinckney.
He survived COVID-19. Hes broke. But he thinks America is overreacting
For six days after that, he was cooped up in a 26-foot RV in a special quarantine camp run by the state of Georgia. So when Joey Camp, a 30-year-old Waffle House line cook, learned he no longer had COVID-19 and could go home, he figured things were getting back to normal. The divorced father of two made $10.65 an hour at Waffle House and has lived with friends since being evicted last year from his apartment. Tristan Thurman, 22, a Waffle House server, is struggling to earn money. If I have to, Ill make a bow and arrow and go hunting in the woods, he said after driving past the nearly deserted Waffle House.latimes.com
City Wants Family to Get Rid of Emotional Support Pig
Doctor's orders may not be enough to keep an emotional support pig with a Missouri family. Pickles has been living with the Buff family for more than a year. Debbie even got a note from her doctor recommending the family should be able to keep the pig. Festus has an ordinance banning livestock from living in the city. "Animals classified as livestock in this case a pig, or mini pig cannot be kept as pets, City Administrator Greg Camp told KMOV.
Hot rods roar through St. Clair Shores during Harper Charity Cruise
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. - The annual Harper Charity Cruise brought out plenty of hot rods to St. Clair Shores on Wednesday evening. The event benefits numerous charitable organizations, many of which help children in the community. Some organizations and activities that proceeds from the cruise assist include Special Needs Children's Day at the Ice Show, the Special Needs Children's Fishing Derby, scholarships for students, Leader Camp and special-needs children camp sponsorships, a project that distributes dictionaries to third grade students, the Michigan Kiwanis Foundation and the Kiwanis International Eliminate Neonatal Tetanus project. Books are also donated to the St. Clair Shores Children's Library, and money from the cruise helps supports the Christmas in August back-to-school shopping event for needy children. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Royal Oak woman says man she briefly dated put GPS chip on her car to show up wherever she went
ROYAL OAK, Mich. - A Royal Oak woman said a man she dated for a short time put a hidden GPS chip on her car and was showing up everywhere she went around Metro Detroit. The woman told police wherever she went, Camp would appear. "It was very unnerving for her," Royal Oak police Lt. Keith Spencer said. The woman went to Royal Oak police asking for help. Police said Camp would appear where the woman went time and time again -- not just in Royal Oak, but all over Metro Detroit.