Message from Nick, Jesse, & Emily…
We are all so excited camp is underway. It is so great to see all the returning campers and meet all of our new campers! This first week absolutely flew by. There was a little bit of rain but a lot more sunshine. Our league play is underway as all our sport campers are eager to win a championship. Camp of the arts is absolutely thriving. It has more than doubled in size since the start! I hope everyone enjoyed this week as much as us and we’re so excited for our upcoming programs!
Nick, Jesse, and Emily
Message from Jesse & Alex from Camp of the Arts…
The summer got off to a great start for our Camp of the Arts boys! We had fun with Legos, model cars, a nature walk, and bowling! Josh D. and Alex S. led the way as we trekked through the back woods, and helped us unearth some really cool things. Way to go, guys! Jacob S. and Aidan V. began working on their parts in the camp’s production of “The Lion King”. We can’t wait to see the final product! As our group continues to grow, we are very are excited to see what the Summer has in store!
Jesse & Alex
Henry’s Little Giants – SC 2
The first week has started off great. It all started with climbing our rock wall with our expert in climbing Rocky Ryan. As soon as Dylan H. was strapped up he was off to the races to get to the top and ring the bell. He almost made it to the top on his first try but didn’t give up. He gave the wall a second try this time with the assistance from Ryan G. who helped point out the places to grab along the wall to guide him to the finish. With the encouragement from Ryan and the rest of the little giants, Dylan quickly made it to the top of the wall to ring the bell to let the entire camp know of his fantastic accomplishment. Later in the week all of the campers were met with a little adversity with a thunderstorm on Wednesday, but this didn’t stop the little giants from having fun. We loaded up onto the buses to take our first field trip to go bowling. Starting off slow Max S. quickly got the hang of bowling as he continually knocked down pin after pin eventually leading him to get his first strike of the day. As all ten pins fell to the ground all of the little giants cheered for him as they celebrated his phenomenal feat. He met his fellow giants in a great big hug to celebrate the fun day they all had bowling.
Brad’s Super Knights – SC 2
Brad’s Super Knights had a great week. Phillip made a great lego car in one of our club activities and it’s coming together nicely. We had tryouts this week for league teams, it was great to see what the kids can do in the different sports. Dylan A. had a great tryout for soccer, I’m really looking forward to seeing him improve his skills. We closed out the week with some great activities and I’m looking forward to week 2 with all my kids.
Dave’s Dominators – SC 3
The Dominators truly dominated the first week of Sports Camp. The start of the week consisted of tryouts for league teams. It was great to see the skills that the kids had in basketball, baseball, hockey, football, and soccer. It was also good to see what sports the kids will be able to improve on in the weeks to come. Max S. had an awesome day at the rock wall with our climbing instructor Rocky Ryan. Max was able to climb the hardest wall in under 90 seconds. Charlie G. was our best bowler getting a score above 120 while Matthew K. beat me, counselor Dave, in the tenth frame. With the first week coming to a close we are ready and look forward to having an even better second week.
Patrick’s Porcupine’s – SC 3
It was the first week of camp and all the camper got along really well. They all needed a little time to get used to the busy schedule, but adapted to it really well. During the first week of camp we had some people really stand out. First was Joey D; Joey showed off his dance moves and won a counselor’s challenge. Joey also displayed some excellent skill while the group played soccer. Next we had Dylan G; Dylan surprised the group when he beat everyone including the counselor in bowling. Dylan also exhibited great enthusiasm. He was cheered on everyone during bowling and made everyone in the group laugh. These were our two all-stars for the week, and we are looking forward to the coming weeks.
Zach’s Lightening Bolts – SC 3
What a start to Jays Camp for the lightning Bolts! The first few days were going to be different for me because I’ve never been a camp counselor but I quickly knew my group was the right one for me. The kids have energy all the time and are always looking to take on their mighty counselor in anything they can think of even if that means a race back to our table or all of them vs me in tether ball. Monday mainly consisted of getting to know each other and the activities we will be doing all summer and on Tuesday we went to art where I saw Ethan C. make an awesome and colorful bat while being super energetic. He was even wearing pants and a sweatshirt in 90 degree weather! Wednesday it began to rain so we traveled to Brunswick where Caleb S. almost beat me! Caleb shows great energy in anything we do but there is nothing he loves more than gameworld where he will defeat any challenger in any game there!
Elijah’s Fancy Unicorns – SC 4
The first week at Jay’s 2016 went flawlessly for my group. Everyone got along perfectly and participated in all the activities with smiles on their faces. I had two campers in particular that stood out this week: Jimmy B. and Tony R. Jimmy really showed off his amazing hockey skills with scoring the most amount of goals in the group this week. In addition, he is always up to do anything at this camp and puts forth much effort with anything he does. Tony R. really showed his amazing basketball skills this week making 3 pointers left and right. He even made a couple half court shots! Tony, this week, has overall been absolutely amazing to have in the group as well. He’s helpful, polite, and of course loves playing sports. This week was a great way to start off camp and I can only hope that the next seven weeks can run as smoothly.
Tyler K’s Thunder – SC 4
The first week of camp went great for everyone in Tyler K’s group this week. We were all very excited to start camp and have fun and meet new friends. Everyone was especially excited to swim Monday when the temperature exceeded 90 degrees. Wednesday, before the weather took a turn for the worse Teddy C. was absolutely dominant at Spaceball, scoring on almost every throw he made! Noah K. during drama Tuesday morning had everyone laughing extremely hard during his turn as the night guard when we played “Night at the Museum.” Wednesday after the weather took a turn and the rain started in, the camp went to the bowling alley for the rest of the day. During bowling Aiden H. started out of the gate strong with 2 strikes in a row!
Jack’s Pink Fluffy Cheeseburgers – SC 5
What a great first week of camp! The kids are having a blast on their new leagues teams. Ethan C. made some great catches when we played football Tuesday. On Wednesday it was raining so we all went bowling. Mathew P. bowled a 109. Next time he should take off the bumpers! One of the games we played this week was newcomb. Dylan K. w as making diving catches left and right. I’m looking forward to spending the rest of summer with this great group of kids.
Tyler R’s Terrific T-Rex’s – SC 5
The first week of camp got off to a great start! We’ve enjoyed our time together and really have gotten to know each and every person in our group. One thing that really came to notice was Connor W. baseball talents. In just our first softball game Connor had at least 4 hits deep in the outfield, making it look effortless. We should bring a cubs scout to camp to watch him hit homers. When Volleyball came onto our schedule we really saw Connor P. shine. We played elimination newcomb and Connor must of gotten at least 5 people out with his strong throws and one handed catches. Even when our team was outnumbered Connor kept the team spirit alive and gave his best showing. Later on in the week we had the chance to go to the bowling alley due to rain in camp, and we saw Adrian V. rack up the strikes. Not only did he shock everyone with his bowling excellence, he had the highest score in his lane beating everyone including myself.
Charlie’s Angels – SC 6/7
To kick off the summer the new superstar Niko F. storms fantasy field with 3 huge bombs to dead center field. Let me tell you first hand that I’ve never seen someone swing the bat so elegantly like Niko has done. Next up in this weeks scouting report Ramsey E. made the most beautiful plays in the infield I think this camp has ever seen. The way he snagged the ball straight from the grass and gunned it to first the runner had no idea what hit him. Ramsey is going to be a huge competitor in the game of softball this year, competition better watch out. Lastly in this weeks scouting report Jack. A made outstanding grabs in the football game. This amazing kid has some great talent with the way his hands act as glue and everything that’s thrown at him is immediately caught. This year is going to be run by the era of athletes and all those who challenge these 3 kids better watch out.