I can hardly believe that we are in week 7 already, this summer is going by way to fast! This week was one of my favorite weeks of the summer and I am so excited to share it with you!
This week we had three camps, we had Worse Case Scenario in the morning and Intermediate Archery and Camp .22 in the afternoon. Aside from camps, it is the most FINtastic week of the year, it's SHARK WEEK (and you better believe that we try to incorporate shark activities into every camp this week)!
Worse Case Scenario was full of energy this week with a full camp of 22 kiddos and so many new activities. This week, campers were faced with natural disasters, shark attacks, a day without senses/limbs, and an escape room to work their way out of. On natural disaster day, we learned all about safety drills and what to do specifically in the range in case of a tornado, fire, tsunami (we used our imagination), etc. After we talked about safety plans and meeting areas, we played a game of Simon Says with what we learned. Simon Says "FIRE DRILL", for example, and we practiced all of the drills. We also played a very intense game of debris dodgeball, where you could find anything from rubber chickens to stuffed hippos flying through the air to get us out. I was very excited about shark day because I love shark week. I stayed up the night before making shark fins for the campers to wear in our game of sharks and castaways and Myah Scott came in to teach us all about sharks and tell the kids about her experiences with sharks in Fiji. Safe to say that this week was full of surprises and obstacles but we all survived!!
In Intermediate Archery this week, campers were ready to expand their skills with new distances and challenges to shoot at. They shot from 10 and 15 yards with lots of outdoor activities as well. They got to do a long distance challenge in the parking lots where they kept moving back until there was only one shooter left, they did and outdoor 3D shoot through the woods, and got to play teeter totter water bags on Thursday. They also got to make their own bows this week and got a chance to try them out before they took them home. Overall, this week was a bullseye!
Camp .22 was small and personal this week with only 4 campers. They had the opportunity to really hone in their skills and get lots of one on one instruction from our awesome camp counselors. They did a variety of challenges this week, like shoot at fun paper targets, targets that they drew themselves, and lots of different shooting gallery things, like eggs, pop cans and cheese puffs. We tested out a new target this week too, it's basically a cow bell and every time it's hit, it dings! They even had a sniper challenge and the winner got a giant Kit-Kat bar! We are looking forward to the next level of our shooting camps next week, Precision Shooting (which is also a brand new camp!).
It is hard to believe that we only have two weeks of camp left. Please get out here and see us before it's over, we want you to be a part of our amazing summer!
See you next week, thank you for reading and for your support in our ministry!!
Photos by: Alaina Fitch and the staff