Wednesday, August 4, 2010

"Grab it and Go" Camp

Ryan spent last week in a day camp called "Grab it and Go." It is a Christian-based camp put on by our local Lexington Baptist Church. What caught my interest about this camp was not just the fact that it started at 7:30 a.m. and ended at 5:00 p.m. but the fact that each child was able to choose 5 different activities out of a list of 15 or so.

Ryan selected karate, drama, secret ops, mad science and creative cuisine, a kid's cooking class. Unfortunately, you don't get to do all 5 tracks but they select 3 of your 5 for you to focus on during the week. So Ryan ultimately ended up with karate, mad science and secret ops and I think would have been happy with any of them.

The camp mixed in bible studies, music, organized fun, lunch and breaks alongside the 3 focused tracks during each day.

On Thursday, parents were invited to spend the morning watching the kids in action. So the three girls and I hung out with Ryan for part of the morning and got to watch karate, special ops and the music portion.

Ryan received a white belt certificate in karate class and enjoyed it so much that he wants to continue in the fall.

Secret Ops for Jesus was such a cute concept! Each day the class did something meaningful for other people in a secretive way. On Thursday, each child copied a scripture verse onto a piece of paper, stuffed it in a balloon and let the balloon adrift for somebody to find.

Here is Ryan's balloon as it took off...

After the balloon launch, the class enjoyed dirt cake for dessert! It was a long and busy week for Ryan, but he has already mentioned that he would like to go again next year. I am, of course, hoping that Emma might even be old enough next year to participate but we'll have to wait and see!

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