Olympics Week

Big Blue Summer Week 6

Staff Highlight

Nick D. - C.I.T./ L.I.T Leader- Nick has a passion for education which made him the perfect fit to lead out counselors and leaders in training. His hobbies include; watching international soccer, outdoor and camping activities, as well as helping campers get the most out of their camp experience. Helping run our after care program for Big Blue Summer Nick just can not get enough of his camp experience. "Watching the older campers and C.I.Ts come up with ideas and games to contribute to the camp is my favorite part," says Nick.
Week 5 Olympics Slideshow

Camp Talent Show Highlights

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C - Curiosity- Feel the Beat

Guest artist Richard Reiter returned this week to get campers engaged in cultural expression with his assortment of percussion instruments. Our Mini and Kinder campers were learning how to find the beat, while older campers got to experience making music together using different types of drums to create a song. Tying into our Olympics week, it is important for our campers to understand different cultures and the activities that tie them together.

O - Openness- Big Blue Summer Olympics

Big Blue Summer dove into arts and crafts as well as athletics preparing for our Olympics week. Counselors and Camper worked on good sportsmanship, remaining open to supporting and recognizing opponents’ strengths while cheering on their own teams! Blue and Yellow raced in an array of activities from swimming and running to water balloon tossing and, of course, Ninja Warrior. Creating Olympic arts projects and team banners allowed all campers to express their Olympics spirit!
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D - Dedication- L.I.T.s Climb Through The Week

The L.I.T.s visited The Gravity Vault this week to test their athletic prowess and their teamwork skills. L.I.T.s harnessed up for some indoor rock climbing. For some, dedication meant being brave enough to make it onto the wall, while others were cheered on by their friends on challenging paths the the top! It’s easy to challenge yourself when you know your friends have you back… or your belay.
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E - Enthusiasm- Minute to Win it

With one minute to gain points for their team, Big Blue Summer campers got the chance to play different games inspired by the game show, Minute to Win It. Campers worked as a team for some challenges, like keeping balloons aloft, and cheered on solo competitors or for others. Everyone got to try the Cookie Face challenge - can you get a cookie from your forehead to your mouth without touching it? Can you do it in one minute? The clock’s ticking!

H - Honor- Special Olympic Donation

Honor means finding a way for everyone to play, and The Special Olympics does just that. This week, Big Blue Summer campers were encouraged to bring in donations for the NJ branch of the Special Olympics as we prepared for our own Olympic competitions. Friendly competition is a great way to put our values to the test, and supporting organizations that promote these values are one way we put honor into practice.
Week 5 Big Blue Summer Olympics

Aquatics Photos Of The Week

Week 7 Water Week

What better way to stay cool this summer than to Water Week with Big Blue Summer. Trying to stay dry is no easy feat for campers this week, for more information follow us below!