Because they bring light into the
darkest of places
Monday marked the start of week two for session 3. The first week finished up nicely. Friday afternoon we held a talent show. For those who did not see it, it was a great show. The kids were eager to participate and show off some of their talents, regardless of whether they had something polished, or really memorized. This is a safe environment where the children can be silly and have fun with art and unconditionally volunteer to participate in a talent show. The families who did come to see it enjoyed it immensely, with smiles and proud expressions on their faces as they watched their children and all the kids perform various acts. Many of the kids in the talent show chose to play instruments and sing. Afterwards, there was a nice meet and greet as everyone got to socialize and enjoy some food and drink. This talent show was the first time we’ve allowed the parents to come and watch too, instead of just for the campers.
Today the kids were very energetic and ready to get back to camp. It was a beautiful day today, which helped to inspire the kids and allowed them release some of their energy outside. It was mostly the same work and schedule as always in the morning. In the afternoon, things got a bit more creative, as the kids started to tire out. They played games, worked on what they needed to in order to get ready for the shows on Thursday and Friday.
The kids, always happy and smiling as they learn new skills in their classrooms. Even when they are simply walking in their lines from room to room, the children are always talking, saying hi to people passing by, chatting amongst themselves- they’re always cheerful and upbeat. It’s also a pleasure to see them in their respective classrooms and see how they light up and delve into their imaginations when working on a project.