Friday, July 20, 2012

Summertime fun at Summer Day Camp

With two weeks left of camp we have been having the TIME of our lives with all the FUN and EXCITING activities. Here are a few videos of the GOOD times and FUN activities that we have played at camp, enjoy! 
Dress-up Relay.  

Red Light Green Light Game. 

Jump Rope Water Game.

So as you can see we have a LOT of FUN here at Summer Day Camp! And always a BIG THANKS to our FEARLESS Summer Camp Director as well as our AWESOME volunteers! 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Summer Camp Adventures

Meisha our fearless South Franklin Summer Camp Day Director has been working hard to create the BEST summer activities for the kids. She has dedicated her summer to making sure the kids are safe and having the TIME of their lives; without her our program wouldn't be as AMAZING as it has been these past few weeks!
 I asked Meisha to share some thoughts on how her experience has been at Summer Day Camp and this is what she said, 
"Working with kids in the middle of 90 degree weather has been one of the most rewarding and enlightening experiences of my life.  Despite weather or fatigue, kids literally run from one activity to the next- I can hardly keep up! Why is it that adults lose their sensitivity to fun?  Too often we are so fixated on experiencing joy through the latest technological advancement, tune on the radio or box office hit.  Why?  Every day I watch kids find the greatest joy in playing traditional games like “Red light green light” or “Dodge ball.” Each day I realize I relearn how to really have fun.  Their faces light up with every new activity!  Oh the simple pleasures of life!  Summer day camp has been the place to forge new friendships and discover new skills.   After the first three weeks of camp, we have enrolled 40+ kids and 20+ volunteers have dedicated 50+ hours of service!! 
Some of our highlights include: Tying quilts for the Center for Women and Children Crisis Center, performance and dance lesson from BYU Folk dancers, making and breaking a paper-mache piƱata, learning a German song, firework paint art, and water balloon toss.

There is nothing quite as precious as seeing kids under 12 years old run back and say, “That was so fun!”   We might do well to look for those simple pleasures, create something with finger-paint or paper mache and play a good game of zombie tag.  These really are memories I will never forget!"

Thanks Meisha for doing such an AMAZING job at Summer Camp, we LOVE you!!  

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy 4th of July!!

 With the 4th being right around the corner; we decided to celebrate it today at summer camp with fun activities and patriotic crafts! Doing everything from making our own fireworks to playing a fun game of kickball.   
 Bubble art fireworks.
 Bubble art fireworks.
 Duck Duck Goose.
 Captains Calling.
 Captains Calling.
 We hope that everyone will have a fun and safe 4th of July with their loved ones whether it be outside enjoying the sunshine or watching the fireworks! HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!