Animal Welfare – Caitlin Sweeney
We had a great first few days of Animal Welfare Camp. The campers are becoming animal experts and have vowed to help protect animals. We even created special “Animal Protector” necklaces. The group created a list of animals that would make a good pet (dog, cat, fish) and a list of animals that you should NOT have as a pet (tiger, lion, elephant, dolphin). We looked at animal tracks on Tuesday and spotted some real tracks in the woods. Ask your camper about what we found. We have begun work on our marionettes for our play on Friday. The play will start promptly at 9:15am and last about 10 min. We would love for you to be our audience if your schedule allows. It should be an exciting end to the week!!
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 weaving, to make woven and stuffed rainbow fish. In the upcoming few days, we will be stitching together some stuffed teeth, stuffed turtles and ice cream pillows, 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
In week 4 of the swimming program, we have been making improvements as a group to our technique! 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.
Soccer – Jake Dowiak
Week 4 has been about learning new techniques.