summer, ITAC swimmers have the opportunity to attend internationally
renowned competitive swim camps, Ak-O-Mak for girls and
Chikopi for boys.
1920s, the camps have helped young athletes develop swimming
fundamentals at all competitive levels, as well as providing
instructional and competitive programs in other sports. The
camps are most famous for open water swimming. The waterfront
sits in a bay of Ahmic Lake with 50 and 25 meter pools built
into the lake. Swimmers will live in wooden cabins with bunk
beds with 8-12 other campers and 2-3 counselors.
and legacy of the camps' traditions and values are still strong
today. Values, such as respecting one's self and others, experiencing
the benefits of stronger bodies, and improved confidence are
acquired through the variety of physical challenges available.
The camps help individuals discover the exhilaration of pushing
one's self a little further, of digging a little deeper and
discovering the "I can do it!" attitude which one
carries into other aspects of life. Past ITAC alumni can positively
attest to this experience.
be leaving in a caravan from Ithaca High School on Saturday,
July 24th in time to stop at Webbers for lunch. We will
arrive at camp in mid-afternoon. We will return after breakfast
on Monday, August 2nd, with another stop at Webbers on
the way home.
eight days of camp are $750 + tax + $50 for campers to spend
in the camp store.
forms are due to Roy on Wednesday, March 17th.