By Rachel Bevins
As our August summer camp approaches, I wanted to take a moment to share with you how wonderful our June camp was!
In the last week of June, the UUFP coordinated with the homeschool group, Williamsburg Classical Academy, to create TIME TRAVEL week. With campers and youth counselors ranging from ages three to sixteen, we packed in a lot! We wrapped up mummies in Ancient Egypt, built (and destroyed) cardboard box castles in the European Middle Ages, learned a native peyote beading technique in the American Wild West, played an old-fashioned record player in the Swingin’ Sixties, and inoculated one of our counselors (with shaving cream!) against a strange alien bug on Future Day!
We were fortunate enough to meet a lot of special needs. It turned out that more than half of our participants are sensory special. It was such a treat to see kids realize they were not alone! I was so impressed by their ability to respect one another’s needs, help each other through rough patches, and just be able to relax, be themselves, and have fun. Of course a lot of amazing projects and inventive games were created as well. Special thanks to Joanne Dingus, Chris Addotta-Smith, Emily Darugar, Gail Engle, and Scott Kasmire, who were our fabulous guest counselors. They added their own perspectives and exciting activities to make an environment that was perfect for creating important bonds and wonderful memories.
Our next camp will be SCI-FI & FANTASY, August 6 - 10, 2018. Half day for ages three to six is $75, and full day for ages seven to twelve is $150. Junior and senior youth counselor positions, for ages thirteen to seventeen, and adult guest counselor positions are also available. Please contact Rachel B. at firstname.lastname@example.org for a flyer or registration information. We look forward to another week of making great memories!