Family Guide 2023-2024

sight, but the emphasis for the week is youth understanding and embracing their own leadership potential, Cardinalli says. Trained youth leaders—who are all White Stag graduates themselves—directly supervise candidates after completing a year-round planning curriculum. “The program is designed to get kids out of their shells, get them working as a team, have them communicate and make friends,” Cardinalli explains. “That’s exactly what’s happening. It’s always designed to put kids out of their element a little bit and challenge them.” Registration for both The Lyceum and White Stag Leadership Academy summer camps is now open. The Lyceum will offer camps for middle and high schoolers in diverse subjects like programming and robotics, space sciences, digital photography, and art. “The programs The Lyceum offers provide ways to connect with their friends, peers, mentors and new people with similar interests to their own, and re-engage with their community in instructive, supportive environments,” Breckenridge points out. Space is limited for the two sessions of White Stag Leadership Academy this summer. Co-ed campers ages 10-and-a-half to 17 can attend and are organized into small groups depending on their age and phase. This camp delivers two one-week long sessions, one in June and one in July. About 250 youth will attend each. The established White Stag curriculum stays consistent year-to-year, but 2023’s winter rains may make the overnight hike even more memorable this summer. “If the forest is open, we plan on spending a little more time getting kids into the backcountry,” Cardinalli says. “It’s a great year to be fully in the outdoors.” WWW.MONTEREYCOUNTYWEEKLY.COM 25 Book now at Lighthouse 599 Lighthouse Avenue, Monterey 831.241.6616 Wave Street 765 Wave Street, Suite A2, Monterey 831.324.0513 Birthday Parties ARCADE LOUNGE ESCAPE ROOMS SKEE BALL HOOPS 685 Cannery Row, 3rd Floor, Monterey 831.241.6616 ■ OSCARSPLAYGROUND.COM Looking for Fun for the Whole Family? EscapeRoom_2-3v_fam23_gk.indd 1 4/11/23 9:44 AM