It has been an amazing week filled with fun and laughter for our group 22 superstars! We kicked it off on Monday with a rousing game of baseball with so many homeruns we thought we were at a Yankee game! From there, we jumped right into free swim, of which we had two periods and double time to play Sharks And Minnows and Stuck In The Mud. We then made our way to jewelry making, where we honored Independence Day by creating beautiful red, white, and blue jewelry. We finished the day with an hour of Yomi-lectives, where the kids explored their passions and let their talents shine. We had a sweet start to Tuesday, which we happily shared with our friends at Tova during cooking. Afterwards, we had our first instructional swim, which was super exciting and rewarding. We can see improvement already! We continued the day with coding, where our crafty campers defeated 12 levels of Minecraft coding with ease. After free swim, we had a relaxing period of Krav Maga, where the kids handled the foreboding storm clouds wonderfully. Although we were caught in a storm towards the end of the period, there’s nothing like a great game of Follow The Leader to make a rainy day feel bright. We hope you had a lovely 4th of July off, which we followed up with a relaxing morning in the garden tasting mint and learning about herbs and spices on Thursday. We then headed off to another productive instructional swim period, where we worked on our strokes and even had time for games after the lesson. We were able to unwind after the excitement of swim and lunch with a period of yoga, where we learned all sorts of cool poses like downward dog and tree. Free swim brought the opening of the slide and a very fun game of freeze tag. With tons of rain in the cards for Friday, we remained positive and had tons of fun playing indoor games and activities until it subsided. We continued our normal scheduled Shabbat service, where we had a blast singing our hearts out and left camp with yet another fantastic week behind us, and looking forward to the amazing weeks to come.
It has been such a hot summer so far and we can’t wait to dive into even more summer fun at the pool! We started instructional swim this week and look forward to helping your camper build on their skills in the coming weeks.
Just as a reminder, each day campers have a free and instructional swim period. Campers receive swim instruction from American Red Cross Certified lifeguards and instructors. After each camper is evaluated on their swim skills, they are placed into their appropriate swim groups with respective bracelet color.
The swim levels are:
Blue: Wader, Splasher, and Guppy
Orange: Tadpole, Minnow, and Goldfish
Red: Catfish, Dolphin, Marlin, Barracuda, Shark, and Killer Whale
To get more information on the objectives of each swim level, please check out the document section located on the left side of your parent portal www.92y.org/mycamp. The levels are listed under “Swim Information 2018”.