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Monarch Beach Teen and Tween Program

Click on the following links to complete waivers for the Tween and Teen Programs. A waiver is required for all children under 18 years old. 
                      1. Monarch Beach Waiver (download form and click on Tools/Fill & Sign) - see example here) - return completed forms to the YPO Southern 7 Office
2. Ocean Institute Waivers - Click on the links below to submit the online waiver for each applicable program for each child. We apologize for all of the paperwork but it is Ocean Institute policy. Thanks for your understanding!  
Kids (ages 4-6):  Thursday Program  /  Friday Program
                              Kids (ages 7-9):  Thursday Program  /  Friday Program
Tweens (ages 10-13):  Thursday Program  /  Friday Program
                              Teens (ages 14+):  Saturday Program

Host Committee Contacts
Scott and Lesly Carlton, Tween and Teen Program Chair (Scott 704 307-1228; Lesly 704 877-0929)

Message from the Chair
Like many of you, the YPO Southern 7 family meeting has become a highlight of our summer. We are so delighted to be able to help make this a memorable experience for your family! We have four children that are very excited to share this awesome week with all of your kids (Sam, 20, Riley, 18, Margaret, 16, and Anne, 10).

You will notice that the tween and teen program is a bit different this year.  We have focused programs tailored to tweens and teens, and we’ve been very intentional to make these programs included in the registration fee!  Our programs are very uniquely California, with a special focus at the Ocean Institute, only a few miles away.  We will have the entire Ocean Institute to ourselves, and can therefore tailor the programs to all age groups.  The kids will have a blast, at the same time learning about sea life, and our incredible ecosystem.  

Note the amazing education resources that are not just “appropriate” for Teens, but they are JUST FOR TEENS.  Additionally, the tweens and teens will have the exclusive opportunity to run NFL drills with LA Rams coaches, who will give them valuable life lessons NFL style. 

Not only will the kids be learning in a fun and exciting environment during the day, we will also have tween and teen fun zones offered at each family party in the evenings.  On Dine-Around night, there will be a dedicated Coachella themed dance party just for tweens and teens!  

We are confident you will find the program to be engaging and refreshingly focused on our biggest group of children.  They will leave with stories and memories that are truly “only in YPO” and “only in California”.


Tween Schedule at a Glance (Ages 10-13)


Teen Schedule at a Glance (Ages 14+)


Tween/Teen Activities Full Description - 

Ocean Institute – Tween Program (Ages 10-13)

Sea Floor Explorer 
Study the dynamic effects of plate tectonics through the investigation of sea floor geology, sediment cores, microfossils, underwater seismology and more

What to Bring: Comfortable shoes, sunscreen
Cost:  Included
Time: Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Drop-off/Pick-up: Monarch Ballroom Promenade
Lunch:  To be served at Ocean Institute 

Gold Rush Express 

Campers embark on an exciting adventure reenacting the voyage of those who risked it all for the gold fields in 1849. Through role-play, students explore the events of the great California Gold Rush, and interact with characters who offer different historical perspectives. At the end of their day, students will decide their own destiny by either electing to stay aboard with the Captain or jump ship and seek potential riches in the gold fields.  Activities include moving cargo, sail handling, and panning for gold.

What to Bring: Comfortable shoes, sunscreen
Cost:  Included
Time: Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Drop-off/Pick-up: Monarch Ballroom Promenade
Lunch:  To be served at Ocean Institute 

Ocean Institute – Teen Program (Ages 14+)

Human Impacts on Coastal Ecosystems 
Teens have a program designed specifically for them, and will investigate impacts on our local marine ecosystems through an exploration of ocean chemistry, identifying invasive species of the Dana Point Harbor, and a fish dissection.  Aboard the R/V Sea Explorer, participants use oceanographic equipment to take biological samples to study the effect of human impact benthic organisms, chlorophyll productivity, and toxic plankton blooms.  

What to Bring: Comfortable shoes, sunscreen
Cost:  Included
Time: Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Location: Monarch Ballroom Promenade

**The teens will enjoy a cruise so please make sure your teen is prepared for the cruise. The staff will have crackers but if you feel the need, please provide your teen with sea motion wrist bands or Dramamine. 

Coachella Party – THE tween and teen Dine-around
"Coachella" is an annual music festival held in the spring time in the "Coachella valley" of Southern California. It is a hallmark staple for every grooming / fashion style, and music genre that exists, while strictly conforming to trends that do not conform. With this as the backdrop, our Tweens and Teens will have an opportunity to have their own party, with a DJ, lip-sync and dancing.  We will go “all out” and let the kids dress-up, get special Coachella-inspired face-painting, glow tattoos, and a photobooth for some truly memorable pics!  

Cost:  $125 per person
Time: Thursday, 6:00 pm – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Pacific Ballroom III
What to Bring: Fun attitude 

For those who want to go “over the top” for the party, we will also have three special opportunities: 

Coachella Hair Bar
Before the party, girls can get themselves in the groove, and get an opportunity to get a “boho hairstyle”, keeping it relaxed and even a little disheveled. Long beachy waves, loose fishtail braids and messy braided updos.  

Time: Thursday, 5:00 pm – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Pacific Terrace South
Cost: $50 per person
Limited to 25 total

Coachella Nail Bar
Get your nails pampered for an amazing look... for an amazing party!  

Time: Thursday, 5:00 pm – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Pacific Terrace South
Cost: $35 per person
Limited to 25 total

Behind the Scenes DJ Experience
Do you love music? Do you want to know just how DJs mix up a storm on the decks? Well here is your chance to find out all about it.  Go behind the scenes and see how they do it, maybe mix some of your own favorites as well.  Get your favorite tunes ready for the big Coachella party!

Time: Thursday, 5:00 pm – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Pacific Ballroom III
Cost: $50 per person
Limited to 25 total

Coachella Party Attire

Since fashion is such a big part of Coachella, we put together this guide to help you decide what to pack for this Glow Cali Coachella Party.

For Girls: Now's your chance to mix and match different patterns! Coachella fashion is all about throwing on abstract styles to get that bohemian look. Long sweaters, floppy hats, cut off jean shorts - awesome hair, nails, and spray tattoos will finish your look.

For Guys: Boldly patterned shirts and shorts are in for men’s Coachella fashion. Guys attending Coachella are big on floral patterns, especially button-down shirts. You’ll also see lots of sleeveless shirts, fedoras, and baseball caps rounding out Coachella outfits for guys at this party.

Whatever shoes you decide to go with, make sure they are comfy enough to dance the night away. 


Leadership Fundamentals and Workout with the Pros - Tween/Teen NFL Clinic
Are you curious what it would be like to be at a real NFL practice?  Well…now you get the chance with an “only in YPO” opportunity to run some actual NFL drills with two Los Angeles Rams coaches!  Aaron Kromer, the Rams offensive line coach, and John Fassel, Rams special teams coordinator, will be running actual games and drills with the teens and tweens.  The drills will be fun, team-focused, and oriented on the footwork, agility, and speed necessary in the NFL.  All the drills and games will be encouraging, and all girls and boys are welcome to try their hand at real live NFL drills and competition!  After each session, awards will be given out, and the coaches will talk to the kids about what it’s like in the NFL, how to be successful in life, embracing commitment, and working in teams.  We may even have some additional surprises along the way… 

What to Bring: Sunscreen, workout clothes and exercise shoes
Time: Friday and Saturday, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Botanical Lawn South
Registration Required:  Maximum 50 each day

Cost: included
Age: 10+

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