Saturday, June 30, 2012

Summer Camps

June has been a busy month for us.  We went to the beach, took swim lessons, Claire went to two different camps and David started a class at My Gym.  Other than VBS, July is going to pretty uneventful and I am glad to have no schedule to adhere to.  (2 weeks of leaving at 8AM to go to swim lessons wore me out!)

Camp Wonderfully Made

Claire spent this last week at an all-girls camp.  She spent 4 fun days swimming, playing tennis, making crafts and learning how to use her God-given gifts to serve others.  The camp's mission statement is based on this scripture: " For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; I know that full well."  Psalms 139:13-14.  Claire had so much fun and she is already begging to go again next year.

Claire and B.  She rode home with us each day.         

Claire and a friend with one of the camp couselors.  (My favorite thing about camp was the babysitter list they sent home with the names/numbers of all the high school girls who served as counselors.)

Cooling off inside.

Time for tennis!

I love that they started each day with a devotional time.  Claire came home singing some of the songs I learned at GA camp many, many summers ago!

Each day, the girls brought home some kind of craft to "bless" another person with. Like yummy fruit dip, lotion, a message board and a painting (pictured below). Claire didn't quite get the "giving" part and gave most of her stuff to me. Next year, we need to do a better job of spreading the love to others!

This is Claire's group with their counselors.  There were 55-60 girls total, ages 5-10.

Art Camp

Claire also went to an art camp earlier in June.  She loved it too.  And she made some for-real art projects.  I was super-impressed with her skills.

Here she is hard at work at her table.

Art project #1.  Painted patriotic tee.

Still working ...

Art project #2.  Pastel bunny.  She sketched this by looking at a photo and then colored with pastels.  This one will be framed soon!

So cute!  Note red dot of paint on the tip of her nose.

Art project #3--water lilies oil painting.

Art camp friends.

Art project #4--cardboard/masking tape fish.  (I'm not exactly sure what this "technique" is called.)  I plan on hanging this is the kids' bathroom.

Mrs. Beth-art teacher.

Art project #5 (not pictured) was a sketch book/notebook that they decorated. 

Claire and M.

No comments: