Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sports Camp

I alluded to the fact that this was a super busy week. Every evening the children attended Mega Sports Camp. It was sponsored by a church that hosts Upward Sports. I didn't really know what to expect. The price was right and it was a team sport experience (PE) so I went for it. It turned out to be almost a sports based vacation Bible school.

Each evening started with an opening where the "God's Game Plan" theme for the night was introduced. There was a mascot who did this (see below) motion and then all the kids yelled the game plan. They sang a couple lively songs and then headed out to play their sport.
Aliza and Josiah played soccer. The 3 and 4 year olds did soccer the first 3 nights and tball the last 2 nights. Anna participated exactly one night--Thursday night. She's actually pretty coordinated so I was frustrated that she wouldn't leave my lap.
Jeremy sent me videos on Thursday and Anna can hit a ball! Right or left handed! Thursday night I got to stay home and work on some projects that I've been wanting to do. It was a lovely evening.
Josiah LOVED camp. The group he was with was pretty small. He learned some things and just had a good time.
He informed me that wearing his hat backwards made him run faster. =)
Aliza had a good time too. I'm really glad she tried a team sport. She really really likes dance. ;) She saw the cheerleaders one night and was super glad that she didn't choose cheerleading. I had to chuckle though--she looked like me on the soccer field. Standing in one spot...looking at the clouds. She did her best in all the drills.
Then the last night the campers were allowed to go up front to do the motions for songs they learned. Aliza was grinning and completely in her element.
There was also a closing group time each night where they sang more songs, practiced their Bible verse (Jeremiah 29:11-12), and listened to a sports story and Bible story. They talked about Moses all week. It really was a great camp.

We are just not used to having to eat supper early and hurry out the door for the evening. It wore us all out. I could handle it for a week, but I'm definitely not ready to make it a lifestyle.

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