One of the great benefits of a session at Rockbrook is the chance for girls to spread their wings and try so many new things. As I walked around camp today I happened to see a group of Juniors (our youngest campers) at several of their activities. It was amazing to see their faces as they explored new skills. After speaking with one of the campers, she told me that today was the first time she had shot a bow and arrow, climbed a real rock and even learned a new pattern for weaving a friendship bracelet. Her face beamed as she described her accomplishments. At the young age of 9, she was exhilarated by her experience and could not believe that it was only day one! It’s these kind of experiences that help campers build so much confidence and belief in themselves.
With the arrival of all of our mini session campers yesterday, camp was a flurry of activity today with all of our new friends in attendance. The excitement was running high! One activity that was really a buzz was horseback riding. As we visited the barn this morning we saw four lessons in action with girls being divided up into different classes based on their skill level. One class was learning the basics of steering the horse, while another class was already cantering. There are so many great horses and fabulous teachers at the barn, that there is the right horse and teacher for every girl.
The craft activities were also quite busy with beautiful projects. We really enjoyed our visit to needlecraft where the campers were learning to knit and have been making the most amazing hats. Even though it is a little hot outside, it does not stop the campers from wearing their creative attire. The tie-dye t shirts have been really bright and beautiful this summer as well. The Hodge Podge teachers have been instructing the girls in some amazing new patterns. One favorite is the pattern that looks like mountains, water and the sun after the shirt is unwrapped.
All in all it was a great day with more fun on the horizon. With a special twilight activity offered at our garden, followed by skits at evening program, the campers will all have the chance to learn something new, act silly and spread their wings once more!