THURSDAY IS UNDERWAY! Even my seven year old bats are becoming accustomed to the schedule, and remain excited for the new activities each day. This week has been both crazy and fun with most of the time spent in the latter. The kid's favorite activity so far has been theater with the always energetic Nicole, where we learned how to tell stories of happiness, peace, helpfulness, community and many others with no words and just their bodies. They also loved working with paper pulp, clay, and water to make seed balls. This is where you take a pea seed and wrap it in the pulp mixture to make a ball that the seed can grow through, without the birds being able to smell it. Those are to be gifted to the community gardens, as well as trellises for the peas to grow on. While there are many hands on activities, as a few previous counselors mentioned, there are a few where you sit and have discussions. While it is difficult for my young bats to dig too deep into it, they certainly understand things like ads and the role media plays in society telling us we need things that we do not, and that peace starts with us. Overall between those aforementioned core activities and being able to choose their own activities during village fair, this week has left both the campers and counselors more peaceful, and perhaps a bit more tired, individuals.
-Bats Counselor Chris aka The minivan of piggy back rides
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