Week 1B Blog – Group 25

Wow! What an awesome week at Camp Yomi Group 25 has had! On Monday, we started off the week right with some relaxing yoga first thing in the morning. From there, we jumped straight into free swim. After lunch, the kids played a mean game of ga-ga then headed straight to lice checks. We were relieved to discover that everyone was louse free! We finished off the day with Yomi-lectives where the campers got to focus on what they love the most. Tuesday began with the ever-delightful circus arts. It was incredible! After watching the kids effortlessly balance feathers on their fingers (and some even on their noses), I think we’re ready for Cirque du Soleil. After this we had out first ever (drumroll please…) instructional swim! From tadpoles to dolphins, all of the kids thrived! We followed this up with an intense game of baseball. Despite the heat, each camper batted and caught like they were Babe Ruth. After that, we were lucky to have an great free swim period before a dramatic thunderstorm began. We were thrown into a bit of chaos by the tumultuous weather but the campers followed directions super well and we made the best of a difficult situation. We quickly learned that there’s nothing a good game of quackadilioso can’t fix! After a refreshing Fourth of July, the campers arrived at Yomi ready to dive right into painting and drawing where they designed their very own symmetrical robots. The imaginary battles that ensued were epic to say the least. After all the drawing excitement, we had our second instructional swim in which the campers really began to get the hang of the lifeguards’ lessons. Then came a quick lunch break followed by some awesome basketball shooting. The kids did layups like it was the NBA! Free swim was especially exciting on Thursday because it was the first day that the slide was open. Those campers with red bracelets got to zoom down the slide, while those of us in the swim block cheered them on and continued to play our usual games. Then came Yomi-lectives! The kids further honed their hobbies and passions. On Friday, all of camp Yomi Unit 3 gathered for a wonderful Shabbat featuring live music and (of course) more snacks! We ended the week with a free swim period. We were sad to see each other go for the weekend, but couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming week!

 

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”.

If you have any specific questions about swim, feel free to email Nina, Swim Director, at CampSwim@92y.org or leave a voicemail at 212.415.5643 ext. 3

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