I stole away on the 3rd day to go the movies with the kids. They had arranged for them to go to the Water Gardens Theater and see the movie Forever Strong. When I got there, I noticed there were very few adult leaders there but all of the kids had their counselors with them and they were all taking such good care of their groups. Finding places for them to sit together, making sure everyone was with them and getting them their popcorn and drinks. It was really fun to be there and mix and mingle with these kids!
I loved all the service projects they did, they made hats, put together hygiene kits and photographed graves for genealogy files. They had a lot of fun along the way too. I remember on friday night they were planning to do a dance out in the parking lot. It was super hot and the kids had already been outside the whole day because their activities were mostly in the park that day. They had come inside to eat dinner and listen to a speaker. I just remember walking around and seeing all those hot and sweaty faces and I thought WOW they can't make them go back outside in the hot and dance????? I even said it to some of the leaders I was so concerned. They said they had to have the dance outside so the DJ would be able to set up while the kids were inside listening to the speaker. I didn't pay to much attention after that and I was busy cleaning up in the kitchen. As I was walking out to my car I heard loud music and a great roar from the crowd. I rushed out back to see what was happening and I saw nearly every kid out on the dance floor doing the Boot Scoot Boogie and having a blast. I was just amazed how they were all loving it!
|Working On Service Projects|
|Some of those devoted counselors|
|Look at those smiles!|