Last Saturday began our first camp: Sierra Pacific Mission Center Reunion. We had some new training in the dishroom and lifeguarded for the first time. In addition to those ventures, we were given the opportunity to pick up a few courses. Nelda, Carly, and Scott Giles taught the Junior High/Senior High class, while Brooke, Antonia, and I covered the nursery.
I should specify-they weren’t really babies; they were 2-5 year olds, but still as precious. And incredibly fascinated with banana slugs. In the beginning, they didn’t completely understand the “just look, don’t touch” concept, occasionally picking them up and poking them with sticks. Eventually, they understood…after a day or two (and some really sticky hands).
My favorite part was bonding with the kids, learning new games like “Pirates” (Brooke and I always walked the plank) and “Ice Monsters” (they froze us….and left us). We also read stories and drew chalk pictures. All in all, it was a great experience with some very adorable, well-behaved, and imaginative children.
Some fun facts I learned from the kids:
- Hogs are born asleep.
- The fire-breathing dragon on the jungle gym is a nice one.
- Banana slugs eat leaves.
- There is a big difference between an Ice Monster and an Ice Dragon.
- Chalk drawings contain many secrets adults don’t understand.
- Kids are awesome. Word.