We’re approaching our last few days of NEP Olympic Summer Camp and what a fun-filled month it has been!
This week weflexed our artistic muscles by decorating tennis “racquets” and used them to play a crazy game of balloon tennis, created mini football fields, and colorful Olympic stadiums.
Our older class learned about the meaning behind the symbol of the five interlocking Olympic rings and the colors as well as learned about Olympic mascots, their symbolism, how they are chosen, and then our students used their new knowledge to design their own mascots for their Olympic Games booklets.
Our younger class also learned about Olympic rings and colors, as well as the vocabulary for different types of sports balls and their corresponding sports, and painted a beautiful end-of-camp banner to decorate the classroom.
Our older athletes also finalized their painted throwing targets and held a hotly contested competition – the winning team was recognized to the tune of ‘We are the Champions.’ On Friday everyone partook in one of their favorite activities – the water party!
We also held our weekly ceremony to recognize those students who best exemplified the Olympic spirit this week.
Next week the older kids will put the finishing touches on their “My Olympics” books by designing their own Olympic flag or symbol, and then bring finalized books home to share, as well as spend some time on their favorite summer camp remembrances with a balloon memories activity.
Both classes are very excited make personal basketball hoops, create wall hanging sports pennants, make Olympic-colored friendship bracelets, and make a camp-themed “yearbook” with the autographs of all our friends and camp-mates, as well as play games like “pin the torch on the Olympian” (our own variation of “pin the tail on the donkey”)!
On Wednesday we will cap of this fantastic month with a Field Day filled with outdoor activities like life-size foosball, “fish-out-of-water” (marco-polo on land), a “sack” race, a 3-legged race, limbo competition, and much more!
We are so thrilled to have enjoyed July with such a fun team of athletes, it has been an incredible month and we can’t wait to see you next year!!