July 25, 2012
Day Four of Camp Kesem Augustana!
Hello Kesem families! After the heat of yesterday, the campers found relief in a slightly cooler and much more windy day! After a filling breakfast of french toast and bacon, campers broke into their units to do a series of four rotations. These were crafting animal masks in honor of our animal theme for camp, playing GaGa, a version of kickball and dodgeball in which players can only hit the ball towards other players’ legs and feet, a fantastic drama game in which campers guessed who other campers were pretending to be, and an exciting rock climbing excursion! Though several of the campers did not want to try climbing, a good handful not only climbed, but made it to the top! Campers also had two rotations of swimming. After a lunch of ham sandwiches and fruit salad, campers moved indoors for a special guest: a storyteller from a local library who not only told told stories, but made them interactive and involved the campers. Now, dinner is an hour away, but after dinner, more serious events are planned. For the first and only time at camp, counselors will be bringing up the topic of cancer at an Empowerment Ceremony. This ceremony is designed for counselors to share their experiences with cancer in hopes of campers realizing that they are not alone. Campers are invited to share their own stories, but in no way will be pressured to speak if they wish to remain silent. After this ceremony, campers will be given time to reflect, and then, in order to change the mood before bed, they will play and exciting round of Rock, Paper, Scissors Entourage before heading to bed. We will blog about this experience tomorrow, but wanted to give parents a heads up as to what was to come. Beyond that, though, the rest of camp will be a breeze. The campers are having a fantastic time and are already talking about returning next year. Here’s to hoping that we can make their wishes come true!
Your Programming and Camper Care Coordinators,
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