Camp started on Monday! (Insert boisterous cheer.)
We are having such a blast with this one-week camp. I am surprised daily by these 3-5 year olds. These campers (better than most of the staff) remember everything we rehearsed the day before, they have great audience behavior, and are really getting into every activity we do. Too bad this camp is only a week. These kids are stars!
I have to confess: I am all about themes. Teddy Bear Picnic certainly doesn't disappoint. Every camper has a Teddy for the week that they've named. My Teddy's name is "Boo Boo Bear" because he's the only bear with a few rips and tears. In the mornings we rehearse speaking in front of the group announcing our bear names, we help paint the set, we practice a few songs while playing with drums, running around and making our bears dance, and we get to know each other. After snack the campers go on a BEAR SEARCH on the trails here. Somewhere hidden in the trees the campers will find the bear of the day (today's bear was a Polar Bear) and they'll learn a few facts about that bear. We then find out who wants to perform solos and duets. (You should hear these kids get up and sing "Twinkle Twinkle" or "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"!) Camp ends with a few rehearsals of our show-- Teddy Bear Picnic. Today the campers were surprised with Teddy Bear Gram Crackers! MMMM!
I think the parents, family, and friends will love the show and be extremely proud of their campers on Friday at 11:15! After the show we have our free & monthly Noon Time Concert that will be perfect for the family.
Til next time, here's a preview of next weeks camp...!