Weekly Camp Blog:
A quick recap of what we did this week at camp!
Week 3: July 8th - 12th
Everyone returned from their week off of camp ready to jump right back in the swing of things. We added to our list of camp songs by learning the yogi bear song and learned to play reverse hide and seek. Tuesday we took a field trip to Franklin Park Zoo. We got to see all different kinds of animals and some of us even fed some birds and goats! Lucky for us we also got to take another field trip later in the week! As the blue room went to Miss Colleen’s house to enjoy her big pool and diving board the green room headed to Dacey Field to play on the playground and go on a hike. We found many salamanders and even got to splash around in a little river! Both groups met back up at Rosewoods for some much needed ice cream!
Week 2: June 24th-28th
Thankfully the second week of camp was sunnier allowing us to enjoy some more time soaking up the sun! We used this time to learn a new game called steal the bacon and to make our own bubbles and bubble wands! In preparation for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, we made American Flag t-shirts and a sparkler treat made of marshmallows, white chocolate and pop rocks. Our second camp song of the summer known as the donut song was introduced. One Thursday we went on out 24thannual field trip to Canobie Lake Park. Although very hot and sunny it was a successful day and we were able to cool off in their new water park!
WEEK 1: June 17th -21st
As the school year came to an end the campers geared up for a summer of fun! The first week of camp was spent meeting new friends and learning the routine of camp. Since it was a rainy week, the time was mostly filled with arts and crafts as well as inside games and dancing to get our energy out! Every time the sun peaked out we would spend as much time outside as possible. The children were very excited to see the pool finally open for the summer and enjoyed swimming along with some other water play. The green room learned the first camp song of the summer called the Penguin Song! We also learned how to play paint tag and made some homemade ice cream in a bag! We defiantly made the most out of this rainy first week at camp!
Week 4: July 15th-19
In the spirit of this week’s Fun and Fitness Theme, we spent most of the days outside playing group games! This included games like capture the flag, Doctors and Spys, Pickle and basketball! The green room children spent the day Tuesday at Choate Park in Medway. Not only did we hike around the beautiful lake and explore the woods, we also got to cool off in their splash pad! On Wednesday, both rooms took a field trip to the cape cod inflatable park! After a long day of jumping on the inflatables, we headed to the water park to relax. Back at camp on Thursday, we had a day full of relay races. After all the fitness fun, we took Friday to relax with swimming and freeze pops!
Week 5:July 22nd - July 26th
Since Miss Colleen was on Vacation this week there were no big field trips! Instead, we decided to throw a carnival at camp. In preparation, the blue room spent the first half of the week creating games for the green room to play. Meanwhile the green room got ready for the carnival by doing some carnival themed crafts. Some of the crafts we made were cotton candy puffy paint pictures and elephant masks with party blowers. Both rooms also had some carnival themed snacks like popcorn and make your own clown ice cream sundaes. Thursday was the big day! Our carnival was finally here and was full of games, face painting, and prizes! We also enjoyed a bouncy house, an inflatable water slide and even a real cotton candy machine! The week ended on a creative note as we made Forky from Toy Story 4.
Week 6: July 29th - August 2nd
Week 6 of camp was an eventful one! The week kicked off with a field trip to the movies! Most of us sang along to the live-action Lion King while some of the older children went to see the new Spiderman movie. Wednesday the green room children hung back at the center while the blue room children went to Hopkinton State Park. While there, some of the children went fishing and some were lucky enough to catch a fish! Since we had so much fun at Franklin Park Zoo earlier in the summer, we decided to take another trip to the zoo Thursday. This time we headed to Southwick’s Zoo where we saw many new animals and got to feed goats, deer and even birds! On Friday, Miss Tricia brought in some PVC pipes which we used with the hose in the sandbox!
Week 7: August 5th-9th
With the first full week of August came water week! This meant the days were spent outside cooling down in the pool and playing with water squirters, the sprinker, water balloons and the hose! The blue room and some of the older green room children got to take a trip down to Water Wizz for the day Tuesday. Meanwhile the rest of the Green Room children played at Fletcher Field and then went to Spruce Pond for some much needed ice cream. On Thursday the Green Room children went to WWII Veterans Memorial Park in North Attleboro to see the animals, explore the woods and play on the playground. Friday was spend preparing for our camp sleepover that took place later that night! After dinner, all the children came back to camp for a night of fun filled with s’mores, dancing and barley any sleeping. Some brave campers slept in tents in the backyard while the others camped out inside and watched movies. Saturday morning, we woke up (those of us who slept) and had some donuts and waited for our parents!
Week 8: Aug 12-16
Jumping right into the fun on Monday, the Blue Room and some of the older Green Roomers headed to Breezy Picnic Grounds to hang by the lake and ride water slides all day. Back at the center, the Green Room took advantage of the empty building with extra swim time! On Wednesday the Green Room celebrated Wacky Wednesday with a costume contest and wacky arts and crafts. The day then ended with a pie eating contest in which both rooms participated in. On Thursday both rooms headed their separate ways on field trips. While the Green Room headed back to Choate Park and then over T.C. Scoops, the Blue Room went to Diamond Hill for a hike and rewarded themselves with a pit stop to the ice cream machine. Like most Friday’s, we spent the day Friday relaxing with some free choice.and an arts and craft project where we painted with cars!
Week 9: Aug 19-23
As the last week of summer camp rolled around, we spent our remaining days soaking up every bit of summer we could! This meant extra pool time and ending every day with a freeze pop! On Wednesday we took our last field trip of the summer to Kimball Farms. Between the bumper boats, batting cages, mini golf and the ice cream, I think it’s safe to say we saved the best for last! As a reward for a great summer we had a surprise Ice Cream party on Thursday! As we prepared for the beginning of the school year, we spent Friday relaxing outside with our friends!
Monday August 24th
Today was the official last day of summer! We said goodbye to some of our camp friends who will not be coming during the school year and met some new school year friends! Ending the summer with a bang, a parent kindly asked the ice cream man to pay us a visit! This certainly helped our end of summer blues! A huge thank you to all the campers, staff and parents for a wonderful summer and we cannot wait to do it all again next year! Have a wonderful school year! See you in June!