Looking Ahead Week 7

Catherine Wagoner

Camp Day Reminders

We hope that all of you are having a fantastic camp experience. By the look on the campers faces, we would say "amazing." Here is a list of reminders:

  • Camp activities take place between 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
  • Campers coming before 8:30 and staying after 4:30 will be in general after or before camp activities to start or wind down the day.
  • Please know that camp is a long day and campers should be picked up at a reasonable time, as most campers are tired from swimming and camp activities.
  • Please be reminded that the office closes at 6:00 PM.

Spirit Challenge Day - Pajama Day

What do you think of when you hear the word pajamas? Most likely you think of bedtime, not summer camp. Sometimes you just don't feel like getting dressed in the morning. Well on Tuesday, the 19th, you don't have to because it's PAJAMA DAY! Come to camp in your favorite pajamas and stay comfortable and cozy all day long.

Preschool Highlights

The camp theme next week is "It's Hip to be Healthy". Preschool campers will focus on health my practicing fun exercise activities and learning how to fuel the body with proper nutrition. Preschool campers will discuss how to maintain a healthy body with exercise, hand washing, eating healthy, brushing teeth, sleeping, and taking baths. Preschool campers will learn the value of having a healthy life as a happy life!

On Wednesday, preschool campers will use a variety of different produce items to "Have Fun with Healthy Foods." They will work with their counselors to identify the names of commonly known fruits and vegetables and classify the foods using the categories fruits and vegetables. Preschool campers will identify which fruits and vegetables grow on a tree, on a vine, or in the ground and will describe each fruit and vegetable by its physical attributes. When they are finished they will taste test! They will snack on healthy fruits and vegetables. This will be delicious and nutritious!

On Thursday, our preschool yogis will relax their bodies and their minds as they participate in the "Little Buddha Yoga" program brought to our camp by Launch Your Kid. Little Buddy Yoga connects the child’s mind, body and spirit to facilitate learning. Through music, storytelling, creative play and other arts, campers will be engaged to explore the fun path of yoga. Our little yogis will be exposed to developmentally appropriate yoga exercises designed to teach yoga terminology, poses and meditation techniques. This will be a great event for our preschool campers. Namaste!

Do you love to dress up and play doctor? On Friday, the 22nd, our preschool nurses and doctors will take part in a program brought to Chesterbook by the Little Medical School. This will be a fun and exciting program that will help campers explore the world of medicine. Through interactive learning, campers will discover how the body and organs work and how to use medical instruments.

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Elementary Camp Highlights

Elementary campers are having a blast! They can't wait to return to camp next week for even more fun! Next week's elementary camp is "Checkmate! Chess for Fun!" This fun enrichment camp will benefit young chess players at any skill level! Whether you are a brand new beginner or a camper that wishes to learn further skills, campers will be enthralled in this classic game that has been enjoyed by generations. Players will also benefit by learning critical and creative thinking skills that will positively impact them academically and socially. Campers will celebrate what they've learned throughout the week on the last day with a special celebration!

Next week our elementary campers will continue to travel back in time during Time Travelers. They will be getting down with their inner hippie sides as they take a voyage into the 1970's. They will be getting groovy with tie dye, getting funky as they learn the Funky Chicken, and exploring some disco dance moves with the YMCA. In Iron Chef, campers will continue to cook up some sweet treats. Campers are going to be making oreo truffles. Yummy! In Urban Designs, campers will draw, decorate, and design. Campers will explore a multitude of design challenges, including interior design, fashion design, and agricultural design.

The elementary field trip next week is to Frankie's Fun Park. Campers will enjoy an afternoon of games and fun with their counselors and camp buddies. Our elementary campers anxiously awaiting this trip! Cabin 5 and cabin 6 will go on Tuesday, the 19th. Cabin 9 will go on Wednesday, the 20th. Cabin 7 and 8 will go on Thursday, the 21st. The campers will depart at 1:45 and return by 4:15 on field trip days. Please remember your orange camp shirt!

On Friday, our elementary campers will compete in wrecking ball competitions brought to us by Jump-N-Fun For Kids. The Wrecking Ball is a brand new concept for kids and adults of all ages! It's big, It's bold, and It's extreme! It's the Ultimate High Energy game. Up to (4) Players climb atop their inflated pads. One of the players grabs the "Wrecking Ball" and hurls it at their opponent in an attempt to knock the player off their inflated pad. As the "Wrecking Ball" swings back, try and grab it! The last player standing is the champion.

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