YMCA of San Diego’s Camp Surf

The recipient of a juris doctor degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, Terry Chucas leverages 30 years of experience as an attorney to represent parents and children in Dependency Court appeals. In addition to his pursuits in the legal sector, Terry Chucas is a supporter of the YMCA of San Diego.

A healthy living and youth development organization, the YMCA of San Diego operates several youth programs and camps, one of which is Camp Surf. Based on 45 acres of land near the Pacific Ocean, the one-of-a-kind camp offers more than just surfing opportunities and instruction. It also has a 30-foot climbing tower, archery field, Ga-Ga court, and low ropes course. Camp attendees can also design mini surfboard necklaces, trucker hats, and masks in arts and craft courses.

The campground has 13 cabins, each with 16 beds, as well as two 12-bed platform tents and four 12-bed “cabnets.” There’s also a solar-powered village that houses a gazebo, private campfire area, and 72 beds in “cabnets” and platform tents. The beach is also a suitable camping area that can accommodate as many as 300 guests.

There are four villages split into different age groups: Mariners (Grade 3-6), Watermen (Grade 7-8), Beachcombers (Grade 9-11), S.O.U.L Surfers (Grade 10-11). Moreover, students entering Grade 12 can apply to work as camp assistants.

Padre’s Renfroe Named Hitting Prospect of the Year

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Hunter Renfroe
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Named one of San Diego, California’s top attorneys in 2013 by San Diego Magazine, Terry Chucas is a veteran private practitioner who represents children and parents in dependency cases. Experienced in representing the interests of children in high-profile divorce cases, Terry Chucas is an avid sportsman and a big fan of the San Diego Padres.

Hunter Renfroe, the Padres’ 24-year-old outfielder and third-ranked prospect, just added another prestigious feather to his cap. After being acknowledged as the Pacific Coast League’s (PCL’s) Most Valuable Player and then later being named National League Player of the Week, Renfroe was named the Padre’s hitting prospect of the year by MLB.com.

Renfroe cruised through the PCL slashing .306/.336/.557 with an impressive 30 homers, helping his Triple-A El Paso team win its first championship. He played 133 games with the Chihuahuas, finishing on top of the PCL leaderboard for extra-base hits and homers and second in slugging and RBIs.

The player made his debut in the majors on Sept. 21 with an impressive performance in the season’s final week hitting .409/.409./909 with three homers in just six games.

San Diego County Bar Association Launches Civic Education Program

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San Diego County Bar Association
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A veteran San Diego, California, attorney, Terry Chucas has practiced law for over two decades. Currently focused on dependency appeals and serving on the dependency appellate panel for district courts in California, Terry Chucas is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA). The SDCBA recently launched the Student Civics Engagement Academy to bring civics education to high school seniors in the community.

Civic education helps children learn the skills needed to succeed in today’s work environment. It empowers young adults in areas such as communication, critical thinking, collaboration, problem-solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship. However, as many school districts in California are phasing out civics from their K-12 curriculum, many young people graduate high school without learning civics.

SDCBA’s Student Civics Engagement Academy seeks to ensure high school seniors graduate with a strong understanding and appreciation of civics. The pilot initiative will admit 20-30 high school seniors who will be taught the role of civics and its applications through examples drawn from the surrounding community. Individual modules will be taught by business leaders, judges, attorneys, civics teachers, and conflict resolution professionals.

Through the training, SDCBA hopes teenagers will gain a better understanding of the democratic process, the operations of both national and state governments, their individual human rights and liberties, and their civic duties to vote and participate in discussions on policy making.