A Colorful, Fun-Filled Carnival Week
The Bunnies had another great week! In Art, we made fishbowls and finger painted. In Sports & Games we played with the parachute and we loved playing "Cat and Mouse!" We sang “Make New Friends," and "Little Bunny Foo Foo" in music. On Wednesday, we made tie-dye shirts and fed the farm animals during science time. We ended our fun week by making splatter paint art. We had a great time and we're looking forward to seeing our Bunnies again next week!
This week in the Ducks we had a ton of fun while beating the heat! For this week’s carnival theme, we tie-dyed shirts to wear on Friday. On Monday, we learned the names of our new friends and their favorite animals. Later, we went on a bear hunt around the campus. (We were relieve to find no real bears on campus!) This allowed all of the campers to get acquainted with Burgundy and see all of the barn animals. The biggest milestone of the week was getting comfortable with the swimming pool. By the end of the week, the majority of the Ducks were happily putting their faces in the water and blowing bubbles! One of the most memorable moments of the week was when we learned the “Baby Beluga” song in music. We can’t wait for the second half of camp!
The Chipmunks had another great week. On Tuesday we had a dance party with the Foxes, and everyone had a lot of fun. The kids loved having ice cream on Wednesday, and playing on the water slides on Thursday. On Wednesday the campers also made tie-dye t-shirts, which they wore on Friday for a colorful end to a fun week!
This week, the Foxes had another fun-filled week at Burgundy! We visited lots of shady playgrounds on campus, continued to tweak our paper airplanes to reach maximum height and distance while in flight, and have seen our ice cream choices expand to reach a new level of variety -- the reign of Spongebob has ended! Wednesday was super cool as we got to tie-dye our very own camp shirts to match our unique personalities. We were a very bright and colorful group to see Friday! As always, the water slides were a great success, especially since Thursday was so hot! We can't wait to see what adventures next week brings our way!
This week's theme is Carnival and Circus week. Dinos maintained the spirit by creating our own tie-dye shirts! This week was also a hot one, so we cooled off Wednesday at the ice cream truck and Thursday at the water slide. Friday, we all sported our new, awesome tie-dye shirts. We cannot wait to see everyone next week!
The Raccoons had a wonderful time this week, playing fun games and creating cool designs to celebrate Circus and Carnival week! For Sports & Games, we enjoyed learning to play “Oscar the Grouch.” In Science, our Raccoons got to meet all of the barn animals and feed some of them. We all loved getting to meet the miniature pony, Angel, and feeding the chickens some worms. Later on, we had a blast, literally, watching vinegar and baking soda fill up balloons in a chemical reaction! In Music, everyone sang and danced “Going to the Zoo” and pretended to be different animals in the carnival. Raccoons did an awesome job making fish bowls and then carnival masks out of different materials, like real artists and fashion designers! And, as usual, everyone loved ice cream Wednesday and water slide Thursday. Wednesday also brought tie-dye fun where everyone got to pick colors and help the counselors make their shirts. We loved seeing everyone’s beautiful shirts on Friday! Thank you for the great week and we cannot wait for the rest of the summer!
This was a great week to be in the Hawks. In Art we made cool carnival masks to go along with our nice tie-dye t-shirts. Wednesday, in Science, we got a chance to explore the natural side of our lovely campus with a nature walk. Thursday, we went a healthier route and ate peaches and grapes for snack. The Hawks were very responsible this week by keeping their water bottles full with cold water every time we went outside. Four weeks down and four weeks to go: time flies by fast when you are having fun in the hawks. #Hawknation
This week in our nest we participated in numerous activities. We started by going to all the playgrounds on campus and learning about the circus in Music. We also learned the “Bo-Bo Ski Watten Totten” song and dance. Later, we went on a nature walk in Science. Then, in Art, Eagles created really cool watercolor crayon paintings. Our little hatchlings also created slime and helped with their own tie-dye shirts. Then like every other week we enjoyed ICE CREAM and the WATER SLIDES!
This week our theme was "Out of This World." We did aerospace-themed projects. These included straw rockets, which helped us demonstrate the 3 different parts of a rocket (fins, nose cone, and fuselage); bottle rockets, which we got to power using air and water pressure; rubber-band-powered helicopters; parachutes; and moon landers.
This week at Lego camp was a hot one, but we found ways to stay cool! Ice cream on Wednesday and water slides on Thursday were a great way to beat the heat. We even incorporated water into our Lego challenges. Campers were challenged to design and build boats that could support a weight. This week the campers came up with a challenge all on their own too! They wanted to see if the entire camp group could work together and build a Lego city! There were skyscrapers, hotels, even a limo or two. This week we had a special activity where campers got to tie-dye their own shirts, creating amazing patterns. On Friday, everyone at camp sported their new, colorful tees, making Burgundy look like a real-live rainbow!
This week was a blast here at Burgundy! Upper Division worked with Photoshop and created collages related to summer. Middle Division took underwater pictures, explored the campus and designed their own imaginary cameras that can create anything. Campers also created iMovies of their favorite summer moments. They learned how to edit and manipulate their photos. Everyone truly enjoyed learning and experiencing the editing process!
This week was Physics Week! On Monday, we found the density of several liquids and then stacked them to form a rainbow. Tuesday, we studied forces. Students built contraptions to protect an egg from a 20 ft drop. Upper Division students were very successful, 3 of 4 groups protected their eggs. Middle Division had less success, but just as much fun designing and building. Wednesday was tie-dye and ice cream day, which took up most of the time. We had time for a short talk about different kinds of circuits, insulators, and conductors, and got to see how the voltages of lemons and potatoes compare to a D-cell battery. On Thursday, we did a scavenger hunt around the Middle School to find simple machines in our everyday life, including pulleys, levers, and wedges. Friday, we explored sports physics. We observed how things like forces, velocity, and distance affect basketball, volleyball, and bowling.
It really started to heat up this week at Burgundy, so we made sure to spend lots of time in the shady spots on campus! That meant plenty of time designing and building our forts in the forest, visiting with the barn animals, and playing games on shady paths we discovered. Nature Navigators can now show off their orienteering skills and next week will be able to stop by to see how their wildflowers have grown!
Thanks, Lizzy and Caitlin
We've had another fun-filled week in soccer. On Tuesday, we did a fact day where campers bring in facts about the countries they represent in our World Cup soccer tournament. The games took place in the gym to escape the unforgiving summer heat. Along with facts, the campers created flags of their countries that were presented on the last day of day of our session.
Best, Coach Steve
While the temperatures soared outside, ARTrageous ARTventures upped the creative fun inside! This week we tried our hands at many things, including: painting mixed media flower arrangements, sculpting salt dough sunflowers, designing paper mosaic tigers, drawing oil pastel fishes (warm vs cool colors), designing an abstract acrylic mini-collection on watercolor paper, and making sun art prints after discussing form and balance.
Thank you to all of our campers and camp families for a colorful carnival week! We hope to see you soon!
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