Red, White, and Blue News for You!
Bunnies and Ducks
The Bunnies and the Ducks had another fun week at Burgundy! The most talked about event of the week was going to see the barnyard animals. This past school year, Burgundy Farm Country Day School added a white miniature horse named Angel to the barnyard! All of the children enjoyed getting to pet Angel and seeing the goats and Lulu the Pig. Another popular barn activity was digging for worms to feed to the chickens! On Friday, the Bunnies and Ducks attended the reptile show. A few brave kids loved being able to hold and interact with some of the snakes and lizards while others enjoyed them from a distance. Thank you to all of our Bunnies and Ducks for such a great week, we look forward to seeing you again after the long weekend!
-Hope to see you all next week, Sheeza, Molly, Kyra, Sarah, and Taylor
The Chipmunks had a great week too! On Monday we made new friends with Lulu the pig, Angel the pony, the goats, the sheep, and the chickens at the barn. We really “dug” looking for worms to feed to the hungry chickens! Miss Ron also taught us how fun the Penguin Dance is (ask your camper to demonstrate), and we loved telling funny jokes at morning meetings! Dinosaurs, race cars, and fun barn animals starred in our favorite books this week. All the Chipmunks agree that swim is the best part of the day, where Caitlin teaches them to kick their legs and blow bubbles. One of our favorite new activities was the start of the Great Prank War of Summer 2017, between the Chipmunks and our next door neighbor friends the Foxes! It is all in good fun, and we have some great ideas in store! See you next week!
-See you all soon, Ronica, Katie, Teo and Jack
The Foxes had another great week. We decorated the room with our handprints, found all kinds of different spiders at the playground, and even fed the chickens and made a geyser in science! Over the past several days we have perfected the art of making and throwing paper airplanes and our decorating and painting skills have greatly improved. While Spongebob ice cream and waterslides are great, our first reptile show on Friday was the big highlight of the week. We got to see snakes and lizards up close and even touch them. It was the perfect way to end another fun-filled week at Burgundy Farm Summer Day Camp!
-Enjoy the 4th, Sydney, Mary Claire, and Tim
This week’s theme, “Red, White, and Blue”, is all about having some USA spirit! Dinos learned some history about the American Revolution as we read In 1776 by Jean Marzollo. The book inspired us to create our very own American Flags and patriotic stars. We also learned about, looked at up close, and even touched, reptiles during the first reptile show of the summer. We finished off our week by dressing up in our craziest patriotic colors to celebrate the Fourth of July!!
-Best Wishes, Jasmine, Liam, Natalia and Matthew
The Raccoons had an awesome week celebrating our USA pride and exercising all over Burgundy! We played some great games in Sports & Games in the gym, including “Spiders and Flies” and “Clean Up the Yard.” The Raccoons also had a great time playing on all of our different playgrounds this week and learning about the Burgundy outdoors in Science. Everyone loved meeting our barnyard animals and feeding the chickens. We got to investigate even more of our natural environment at the reptile show on Friday, where some campers got to hold and touch some super cool reptiles! The Raccoons were very brave riding the water slides on Thursday and had a blast getting ice cream on Wednesday. On Friday, our campers did a spectacular job showing their USA spirit in red, white, and blue clothes and making their own American flags with paint. We cannot wait to have more fun next week with our returning Raccoons!
-Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend, Abby, Matt, Maggie, Noah and Stephanie
We started off the week with Ivana in Sports where we played "Spiders and Flies." During the last round of the game, our counselors joined in too! With Jasmine in Arts and Crafts, we got to play with model magic and make anything we wanted. All the Hawks got creative with their sculptures and made things like caves, animals, and even emojis! In Science, we visited the barnyard, got to feed the animals, and do science experiments. We also got to visit our friend Michael at Music. At the end of the week, Jaelen and Niña set up a painting craft where all the Hawks got to work together to make an American Flag with our hand prints! We even got to sign it, like the Declaration of Independence. Of course, no week at Burgundy would be complete without a visit to the pool, ice cream truck, water slides, and playgrounds. We can't wait for another fun week with the Hawks!
-Enjoy the long weekend, Niña and Jaelen
This week the Eagles shared their favorite indoor games to play with the group. They were so good at “Simon Says” and “Mother May I” that they challenged the counselors and won (we were trying pretty hard too)! Be sure to ask your camper about some of the cool animals they met up close at the Reptile Show on Friday. When not flying around like crazy at our playground or the Dome, the Eagles shared what they know about the speed of light and space travel. We had such a great time that everyone got Bubblegum Points!
-Best wishes, Scott and Jarel
We had a blast this week in Excite Soccer with an explosive round of World Cup Soccer! The kids played as Germany, Canada, England, and Spain. We had flag day, and campers earned points for their World Cup teams. Our soccer games were full of great plays and plenty of nutmegs. On Wednesday we cooled down with ice cream then on Friday we enjoyed the Reptile Show!
-Thanks, Coach Steve
We started off the week by dissecting owl pellets. The kids love seeing all of the skeletons from the animals the owls consumed. Each camper was able to take their favorite piece home. Tuesday we learned about the respiratory system and made our own paper bag lungs. Ask your kids about the lung song! Wednesday was the most exciting day of the week. We dissected Sheep and Pig hearts in the upper division and explored them in the middle division. While some students were a bit nervous at first, they were all excited to get their hands dirty (figuratively of course, we wore gloves!). Thursday was DNA day and we got to see some up close. Some Harry Potter fans mentioned how the Strawberry DNA we extracted looked like Dumbledore’s memories. To end the week on a messy note, we explored the digestive system and learned how food passes through our bodies. We also went to the reptile show and everyone loved being able to learn more about the really cool reptiles.
-Good wishes, Bianca, Sean and Michaela
This week was a blast! We focused on exploring and taking photos of our beautiful campus. Our theme of the week was "Life at Burgundy." Our focus was taking photographs of the barn animals, the pool, and campers participating in many fun activities. We also tried to get some pictures of the local wildlife and capturing the beauty of the flowers around here. Over the week our campers took many photographs. With these photos the campers created wonderful movies to showcase their work. The worked so hard on them and they are so proud of their work!
-Regards, Celina and Conor
This week at Lego Maniacs the campers put their design abilities to the test! We started off the week constructing skyscrapers that would withstand the shaking of an "earthquake". Campers even joined together to try and make a tower as tall as the counselors! We raced cars to see which car could travel the farthest, and some reached close to 10 ft. With all the construction going on around campus, we decided to help out! On Wednesday the campers built their own bridges, and then we tested them to see how much weight they could support. We ended the week with a short break from building to watch the reptile show, but then it was back to the Lego bin for more fun!
-Happy building, Kate and Wellington
The theme of this week is "Wreck it Week" where we built structures designed to knock things down, or to smash apart themselves. We made landers designed to be dropped from great heights, catapults that we used to launch at skyscrapers made of spaghetti and marshmallows. We also made and tested bridges, adding weight until they collapsed, and more.
-Respects, Daniel, Emily and Tori
The Nature Navigators had a great week exploring nature! The highlight of our week was playing a real life game of Pokemon Go. We split into teams and searched all of Burgundy for wild Pokemon! We found them in the playground, the barn, the office, the classroom, the forest, and even on Coach Steve the Excite Soccer coach counselor! Campers also got to make their very own forts. "It was AMAZINGLY FUN" said Mary Carlson and Micah. We also learned how to use a compass. Next week, we're going to hide treasure and make maps using our navigational skills. We can't wait! One for nature, nature for all!
-Have a wonderful holiday weekend, Lizzie, Caitlin, and Katie
We had a great week in visual arts, with both our middle and upper division kids doing some great, fun activities. The Middle Division camps did activities like origami, color scavenger hunts, made dream catchers, and also made nature print clay pendants. Our Upper Division participated in similar activities, such as bead animals, balloon paper mache, and also taking part in making origami. We had a great time with all of the campers and we hope to have the opportunity to see all of our artists again soon!
-See you soon, Mary, Kyla, and Rachael
Thank you to all of our campers and camp families for a fun and adventuresome week! We hope to see you for the short week next week - camp is open on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
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