Thank you to everyone who participated in the Hilliard Free Lunch Summer Camp for Kids! In the past week all of the lunch sites participated in different art projects. Some of the art projects were to say thank you to the churches for donating their space this summer, whereas others were in order to prep for the silent auction. Take a look at these wonder gifts!
Here is a mosaic that the children at HCC made for the silent auction! And a Cross that they gave as a way to say Thank you to Hilliard Church of Christ.
The children at RELC made cards as way to say thank you!
At JW Reason, the Children created these beautiful mosaic and bead art.
Thank you again to our wonderful summer staff and volunteers who graciously gave their time this summer to make a child’s summer even better.
Last week we had a local high school soccer coach stop in and show the kids some training exercises. The kids got a kick out of it! (Pun intended.)
Last Thursday we had the RealEyes optometrists come visit and share some information about eye care and optical illusions. the kids really got a kick out of it. They enjoyed shining lights into each other’s eyes to watch their pupil’s dilate.
As a special activity, the campers got to make giant bubbles with simple tools. They used baby pools full of soap and water to create huge, indestructible bubbles. They all had tons of fun!
Today we had two special guests from Real Eyes. They taught all of the campers about how their eyes work and what to expect when you go to the eye doctor.
Here the campers helped demonstrate how your pupil dilates and constricts to let in just the right about of light.
For the past several weeks, our campers have been working hard to use their talents to give back to the community. They all put in their special skills in order to show their family and friends what camp meant to them this year. After a ton of work, it really payed off. We had over 145 people come to support all of our campers last night.
We had a bake sale and lemonade stand that the campers made all of the food for and served themselves.
There was an art gallery that featured a life size house as well as a box city that all of the campers designed and created on their own.
And of course, there was both a soccer game, and a dodgeball game. There was even a dodgeball game where that was adults were against campers. They made their own jerseys and their own soccer goals.
There was also a talent show where a camper played guitar, cornet, and a team of 7 girls performed their very own dance routine. We as staff were so proud of all our campers and want to thank everyone for showing their support in joining us last evening.
On Tuesday, we had a special guest who taught us all we could want to know about Soccer. A member of a local Soccer team stopped by to run drills and let us use new equipment. All the campers loved learning about how the professionals do it.
On Monday the 3rd-5th grade campers learned what it meant to serve others. They created obstacle courses which they led their friend through blind folded. They learned how to listen and work as a team as well as how to care for someone else’s well being. Great Job Campers!!
Shaving cream and a slip-and-slide. What kid wouldn’t be interested?