Today was an awesome camp day as campers spent the day outside playing. There is truly no better sight to see than watching kids run around and play and that is exactly what your children did all day long. They had catches at center camp, flag football games and gaga tournaments. They jumped into the lake, created works of art in Arts and Crafts and just had the greatest day. This is what our children crave and deserve and we are so happy to provide a place that playing outside all day with your friends exists.
The highlight of the day for all our new campers was hanging with their first friends. We got the kids together and the Big’s & Little’s absolutely loved it. There were special handshakes and dances they made together and this is what makes Chenny a family. Everyone is connected to one another and for our newest Chenny kids and returning older campers, this afternoon was just so special. You could see the smiles on their faces and joy in their heart as their world got a bit bigger today.
It was a day of tryouts as our fields and courts were busy with kids playing their favorites sports. As I watched the junior girls tryout for the softball team, it lifts my spirit to see kids get encouragement for trying and giving it their all. Some kids picked up the bat for the very first time but the try was all we required. Coaches get behind each one of them and from their heart praise your children. That amount of sportsmanship and support is not always associated with youth sports but that is what we do here. To see the smiles on the campers faces as they learn new skills and try their best and are celebrated for it is priceless. To be a part of our sports program here is to play for the love of the game without pressure or stress. It’s magical and so necessary for our kids. You see them thrive when they are coached without criticism and praised for what they can do. Stay tuned as we post Wayne County Tournament scores on this blog as soon as games begin.
The evening was all about BINGO and no matter how simple of a game it is, it just never gets old. That thrill when your letter/number is called and you yell out BINGO and the crowd goes wild. Kids were on the edge of their seat waiting for the next number to be called and it was intense. The room went nuts as a brand new Middy boy yelled out BINGO and his bunkmates went crazy because the prize he won was extra canteen for the entire bunk and a Beast ride from Jon. If you don’t know what the Beast is, your kids sure do and getting a ride on it is legit!!!
Another amazing day at this spectacular place we all call home!