Yesterday was the first day of LifeMoves 2019 Summer Adventure Camp! We first met some of our enthusiastic campers through fun naming activities like the “quack game.” The “quack game” is simple to play: if the person in the middle of the circle calls your name, you duck down while the people next to the person that ducked down make a quacking sound to each other. The person that says quack too slowly or forgets to say quack then comes to the middle of the circle and the cycle repeats itself.
After, our campers enjoyed a delicious snack before they began demonstrating their fantastic art skills to the rest of the camp counselors. The campers started to draw self-portraits, rainbows with gardens that had huge trees, and coloring in clown drawing which they got from a coloring book.
Simultaneously, another counselor was enjoying a game of dodge ball with some of our energetic campers. The campers ran around, laughing and sharing the dodge balls, which they would pick up with each other to make sure everyone felt included. Uniquely this game was exciting for our campers because even if they were not able to dodge on time, they would continue to be part of the game since there were no outs.