Tarryn's USA Adventure
25th Jun 2012
Day 10: First Day
First morning of camp and its the first morning the campers have got out of bed before 9am. Breakfast was a experience that I will never forget as the girls home life shined through. Due to parents spending $10,500 on this camp per child and about $1000 to get their bags delivered the kids as you can imagine come from pretty wealthy families. After breakfast, the daily activities got under way and I was in for a shock. The motivation of some of these girls are practically nothing and their skill level is zero, totally not what I'm used to back home with my Knox girls so seeing this made me miss them more. I am very glad that I have chosen to run the sophomores (8-9 year olds) and the juniors (10 years old) as their motivation is high and even if they haven't got the skill they are willing to give it a go. Lunchtime arrived in no time at all and the demands from the campers were getting more extreme. In the afternoon the campers have the opportunity to choose which activity they would like to do and I prefer these activities as they girls really want to be there and learn.
My runners that I ordered arrived at camp this afternoon and i acted like a child waking up on Christmas day, who would of thought I would be so excited about a pair of runners...sad I know.
The evening activity for my campers was a social in the new ridge building where they have all the arts activities and also gym/fitness. The girls were all excited as the boys from Camp Equinunk were coming. I was amazed at how the girls prepared for the social; make up discussions and I'm talking more than just lip gloss I'm talking the works. Down to the ridge for the social the girls were given soft drink and lollies; massive sugar high! Back to the bunk the girls continued their sugar high and this continued until 11pm (the social was only for an hour).
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