Around the World in 39 Days!
Camp Explore and New Ventures Wrap Up
WOW! It's hard to believe that another summer has come and gone. Staff and campers had a blast throughout the summer participating in all the non-stop activities. At Camp Explore, the kids enjoyed swimming at Bow Creek Recreation Center, seeing the animals at the Virginia Living Museum, playing at Grommet Island Park and spending the day at Little Island Beach. Family and friends got to enjoy the Camp Carnival with their camper, as well as the many talents displayed on the last day at the annual Talent Show.
The participants and staff at New Ventures
kept just as busy. The group volunteered at Botanical Gardens in Norfolk twice a week for a total of 156 hours! Participants benefitted from guest speakers discussing the job skills required for various careers. New Ventures also participated in some leisure activities of their choice. They went kayaking and fishing at Lake Smith and learned archery from the Outdoors Team. They enjoyed a tour of Red Wing Golf Course and seeing all of the birds that live along the course. Not only did New Ventures go to Busch Gardens this summer, but they also went to Ocean Breeze with the Therapeutic Recreation Programs from Norfolk. This gave the group a chance to meet new friends while enjoying water rides during the hot summer.
We can't wait to see what 2011 will bring for our summer camps! Thank you to EVERYONE who helped make this summer extra special!