Category Archives for Sheriff’s Report

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First Time at Camp Jitters

It’s March at the Ranch, the snow is starting to melt and you can really feel that spring is just around the corner. As the weather gets warmer, our winter blues start to turn into dreams of summer.Countdown

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The Power of Music at Camp

To anyone who's bursting with a dreamCome one!Come all!You hearThe callTo anyone who's searching for a way to break free!" Come Alive, The Greatest Showman, 2017 It’s February at Zajac Ranch

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The Perfect Staff

It’s winter at Zajac Ranch! All of the animals have grown their winter coats, a light-to-heavy dusting of snow covers the Ranch and our camp ponds have frozen over. It may seem like the perfect time

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Welcome to the Sheriff’s Report!

The Sheriff’s Report is a monthly blog providing updates on the Ranch, camp and all things wonderful happening in and around our community. We hope this helps parents and campers get excited for camp,

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An Amendment to The Golden Rule

A key part of our staff training emphasizes treating others with respect, compassion, and kindness. We talk about this in terms of meeting the parents, who are anxious about leaving their child for an

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Rainy Days and Mondays

Well, it’s another rainy Monday here at the Ranch! I’m sure you have those Mondays where every little detail seems to be going wrong; you leave your wallet or cell phone at home, you get stuck

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Fostering Independence

Last time, we talked about the difficulties of letting a camper go away to camp for the first time. While we definitely understand the challenge of sending a camper with additional needs to a new environment

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First Time Camper Families

One of the most common questions that I get asked from new camp families is, “Can parents come too?” While sometimes this is a joke related to how beautiful the facility is and how much fun all of

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Person-First Language

Something we talk about fairly regularly here at the Ranch is language and its ability to influence our perceptions of things. When I’m training new staff members, I always like to discuss with them

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