We have now reached the mid-way point in our camp journey of 2017. Each day has been packed with new activities where we continue to learn how we can promote peace within, peace among, and peace around. This morning I was so thrilled to see my campers (the bats) arriving for another packed day of camp. Each one came with a big smile on their faces and began by eagerly asking "What are we doing today?" I always love watching them throw themselves into each activity with contagious excitement - so far today, those activities have been Village Fair, Guardians of Peace (where we played games to promote the values of the Jedi), and later this afternoon Media Literacy. While they all seem to love these activities (they all come away smiling) they all seem to enjoy traveling to the next activity since that is when they are treated to piggybacks! As one fellow counselor said to me "I never see you without a camper on your back!" It is true, I spend most of my time between classes acting the part of a horse, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
Today at lunch there was an epic water fight which left many a camper and counselor soaking wet and dripping on their way to Village Fair. We have managed to beat the heat this week with the help of spray bottles and sprinklers - a favorite among all at camp. We knew that we weren't going to let a little hot weather get in our way this week (after all it is August), but instead we have turned it into endless fun and games with the spray bottles. While we have reached the middle of the week in camp, I am sure the rest of the week will be filled with even more fun and discovery than the first half of the week!
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