Destination Disney – Stephanie Huie and Merrie Romea

Our passports are halfway full as our Destination Disney class has traveled to the Polynesian Islands, Scotland, and China! The next two days we will head home to the United States to stop and visit the Powhatan tribe in Virginia and celebrate Mardis Gras in New Orleans! Our travelers have had great fun making their own Hawaiian leis, learning archery, and transforming into fire breathing dragons so far. Tomorrow our young explorers will have an exciting scavenger hunt and make their own “colors of the wind” for Pocahontas Thursday. Families are invited to join us on Friday at 10 a.m. for our preparations for our Mardis Gras parade!

Handwork Day Camp – Handwork Staff

This week at Handwork Day Camp, we’ve really been making some great creative strides! So far, we’ve learned two kinds of sewing stitches, and used them to make some unique embroidered nametags; we also used these skills, combined with some yarn weaving, to make bright, stuffed cupcakes. In the upcoming few days, we will be stitching together stuffed raccoons or foxes, while learning and using other new skills such as wonder-knitting, kumihimo, needle-felting, and so on. It’s going to be a blast!

Tennis – Omar Gonzalez

The youth tennis campers have been having a lot of fun this week learning and practicing the game of tennis! Monday the scholars worked on their rallies. Tuesday they learned to serve the ball and volley close to the net. Wednesday the students continued to practice their serves close to the net, but expanded on this skill by learning and practicing how to return a serve. Thursday the students will learn tactics of the game and Friday we will finish the week of with fun games that use a culmination of all the skills the scholars have learned!

Swim – Joshua Ponter

It’s already week 3 at the swimming program! It’s going so fast! I can hardly believe the summer is halfway over, but that doesn’t mean we are done practicing  We have been lucky enough to have some great weather so far, which means we have had lots of time in the pool. We all know though that there is still always room for improvement. Almost everyone has gotten to the point where they can now swim in the deep end safely. While we are still honing some skills for some of our little guys we are also learning flip-turns, different strokes, and building endurance. Yesterday we swam more than 20 laps with the afternoon class. By Friday we hope to make that 60. That’s more than 2000 feet without stopping!