Here are some of the activities done at Day Camp. On Mondays we do bug boxes and art night. Children go to the lake and look at the various creatures and natural formations at Camp Lookout and after that show some creativity with marble boxes, finger painting, and bubble art at art night. Tuesday we go down to the creek and enjoy some natural water activities compared to the pool. Sometimes we'll even skip rocks and do rock paint. Wednesday we do the low ropes course. Seeing each child spot and encourage the other really hits home with me. To the child spotting, it might seem as if a weird dude in the Hawaiian shirt is telling them to keep their hands up. To the child on the course, counselors, and any observer, however, it shows a type of love that can only be found in a true friend. On Thursday we go to Cloudland Canyon. Seeing the jaws drop of every child as they experience, maybe for the first or first few time, a gorgeous natural landscape is probably one of the most adorable things in the world (take that Hello Kitty). Fridays are spent at the poolside and we relax right before we go home.
My Personal Experience and a Thank You
I have never experienced love so strong from outside my family ever before until I worked Day Camp. It was a privilege to work with your children and the Day Camp staff. Day Camp might seem like an independent entity within the Camp Lookout family but after working all three opportunities that Camp Lookout has to offer, Night Camp and Taste Of Camp being the other two. Day Camp truly does introduce a particular type of love and camaraderie, especially for children this age, that not only they will never forget but I will not as well. The bonds formed at this session impact the children and even the counselors. It helped me remember my days at a day camp back home in Alabama (obligatory Roll Tide) and even parts of my childhood which honestly brings me to tears of joy sometimes.Working with your children has been the best thing out of Camp Lookout that has ever happened to me and I will never forget the memories and bonds formed. To the Day Camp staff, I cannot thank you enough for not only accepting me as one of your own throughout the summer, even that one week I wasn't on Day Camp. Your love to me has not only re-sparked an old flame inside of me, but has proven to me that Camp Lookout is truly "A Place Set Apart". Thank you once again, my friends.