This morning our Staff grabbed their nametags & filled up their water bottles as we welcomed in our Session 4 Campers today! We survived one of the hottest days we’ve had yet, got everyone settled in their cabins, & cooled off in the Pool. After some time learning each other’s names & making their bunks, all of Camp made their way to the Dining Hall for Camper Orientation, (& more importantly…) Ms. Ada’s famous, famous.. MOST FAMOUS FRIED CHICKEN!! For those who don’t know Opening Day would be incomplete without fried chicken, mashed potatoes, & spoonfuls of gravy. After dinner, all of Camp spent some time playing Gaga Ball, hooping up on the Skillet, & testing out the Tetherball, (a new favorite!)
All of Camp is currently watching Opening Night Show. Our Program Director Adam G. & Assistant Program Director Danielle H. put together ONS with your Campers in mind- it’s a great chance for everyone to get together & share some laughs while Counselors go on stage with fun skits & games. ONS helps break the ice as we all still get to know each other. Be sure to check out Waldo Photos for pics of tonight’s fun!
For those who haven’t heard the news, we are using Waldo Photos- a facial recognition service that allows you to get notifications of your Camper’s photos without searching through hundreds of pictures.
If you haven’t enrolled in Waldo yet, there are two ways to do so:
1. Text the join code (huawni19) to 735-343 and follow the prompts.
2. Click this link to sign up: http://bit.ly/Huawni19
Create an account, upload a picture of your child, and Waldo will do the rest!
Your Campers are in for some serious fun over these next two weeks, but sometimes that doesn’t stop our Campers from missing home. I know we have many first time parents who dropped off their kiddos at summer camp for the first time. This is understandably a very nerve racking and emotional event. But as hard as it is, we believe that homesickness is great opportunity for growth. I want to encourage you to read these two blogs our CEO Travis Adams has written based upon the book Homesick & Happy by Michael Thompson.
Parents, what are some of your tips for helping your homesick Camper? What are your homesick success stories?