SUMMER DISCOVERY BLOG 2017

Superheroes to the Rescue

SUPER STRUCTURES + SUPERHEROES

 

Over in the art studio in Architecture camp, kids explored architecture in 2D and 3D.

Among other projects, campers built super structures out of cardboard boxes that they painted and embellished with windows.

 

Meanwhile next door in the Fillmore Early Childhood Center, Pre-K and Junior-K Superheroes were imbued with super powers, super stories & songs, and superhero costumes. As the grand finale of their camp, they headed outside to rescue the super structures from a web of string.

 

Well, the architecture campers set their high rises on a deck outside and proceeded to pull out cans of aerosol string. We should mention that this was one of the hottest days on record. The goal was to encase the structures in string so that the superheroes could set them free. As a working hypothesis, aerosol string works better in temps lower than 100 degrees. Campers got more of a fizzle of brightly colored limp plastic than a web.

 

No worries! Superheroes converged on the deck, picked up some of the wilted string, and then both camps marched around the playground in a parade. Another parade? Yep. It’s summer and the kids love them. Superheroes led the parade with the architect campers at the end. It was a delightfully incongruent parade with such disparate elements, but everyone had fun.

It was hot! After a couple of minutes, all done. Back into the AC for other activities.

Posted by Summer on Thursday July 27, 2017 at 12:45PM
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Hoop Dreams

CAMPERS VS. COUNSELORS

The highlight of basketball camp is the campers vs. counselors game. By the end of the week the campers have drilled and played on a daily basis, and the counselors and coaches are an integral part of that. Athletic Director Justin Harris and Coach Ryan Howard, Forsyth Grade 3 teacher, lead the camp. Pictures tell the story.

Fierce competition.

The counselors have as much fun as the kids.

Coach Harris on the defensive.

That's Coach Howard trying to move toward the basket.

Good sportsmanship is important. After the game, teams shake hands.

Posted by Summer on Sunday July 9, 2017 at 06:32AM
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Tiny Parade

RED, WHITE & BLUE CAMP

Summer Discovery's youngest campers prepared for Independence Day with all things red, white and blue. They painted T-shirts, made paper plate tambourines, and decorated their floats–that would be the brigade of Fillmore wagons and tricycles. Before the parade, their counselors painted faces and arms. The kids made necklaces and bracelets out of red, white, and blue beads.

On Friday, June 30, all the other camps lined up around the playground to wait for "the tiny parade," as one camper dubbed it, to begin. Tiny because it's the tiniest kids at camp and it lasts only as long as twice around the playground.

Out came the floats. Some campers walked and beat their tambourines. They were all star-spangled with their fourth of July sunglasses.

When the parade was over, you could hear the fireworks. In this case, there was no smoke and no fire. The pre-primary campers hopped off their floats and jumped on bubble wrap–always fun! From across the playground, it sounded just like fireworks. Pop! Pop! Pop!

Happy 4th of July to all!

Posted by Summer on Sunday July 2, 2017 at 04:55PM
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