and it ain't over yet!
Yes, folks, the Year of the Camps is in full swing around these parts. This week was a double-whammy: Colonial History and Film-making.
Emily did a terrific job with the Colonial History camp - her first ever! Here she is in her dress - she and Hannah helped me make their period dresses.
She planned activities using "Colonial History Pockets", and really had a nice mix of crafts, learning, snacks, watching some videos, and of course - playing games!
Even more special - one of the young ladies attending celebrated her actual birthday with us - Colonial Style!
One of the moms made an interesting comment - her daughter just enjoyed playing games. Marbles, hoop rolling, dancing, catch a ball in the cone, no-electronics-needed games. It was such a joy to watch them being - girls.
Happy, joyful, girls.
Our afternoons were consumed by - well - electronics definitely needed Filmmaking Camp!
13 students planned, wrote, acted in, and produced two short films - "Blamed" and "Time Machine". It was a huge undertaking, and despite the minor technical difficulties and a few logistical issues, a good time was had by all. Kathryn & Nathaniel were a good team - and now have to spend the weekend burning DVDs and mailing them out to the campers!
We learned a few important lessons this week:
Lesson #1 - It is NOT a good idea to plan a double-camp session beginning the day after you return from vacation.
Lesson #2 - Mom is never again allowed to get sick during camp week.
And now - onwards and upwards - to Ballet Camp #2!
(ETA: OK, I have GOT to do something about the format of my blog! I really thought the words would line up with the pictures better . . . .bleh. Sorry about that!)