Tuesday, June 24, 2008

On Vacation--Sports Camp

I am on vacation this week to help with Sports Camp at Parma Heights Baptist church. A youth group from Kentucky has come to do the actual instructing and our church people assist them by keeping the records, registering kids, distributing the free gifts each day, providing water while they play and setting out snacks for them. There are two sessions for grades 1-6, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The kids get to choose which sport to do from soccer, basketball or cheer leading. Thursday evening, we have a picnic and special program for the kids and their families. It's a lot of fun and many come from the community.

Along with the skills training and personal instruction, the kids get to scrimmage and the cheerleaders get to do their cheers for the players. About halfway through the session, kids break out into small groups for a short devotional and gospel presentation. Each day they receive a free gift--water bottles, wrist bands, t-shirts and the final picnic night they get a ball or pom poms that go with the sport they chose. The focus is on skill fundamentals and sportsmanship.

Last year my husband and I were the water carriers and it was extremely hot all week so it was very much needed. This year, my husband didn't take off work and I am on main registration.


Karen and Gerard said...

Mature But Not Senile commented:

I wrote the bottom part as a comment on your blog and then I saw you didn't have the name and url option just the open id and blogger sign in.

Hi Karen,
That's really great that you get involved and it sounds like a lot of fun. I hope you get a break on the heat this year and take care. Make sure you wear a hat and sunblock, I have managed to ruin my face this year.

DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW I CAN GET THE NAME AND URL OPTION ADDED ON TO MY COMMENTS?--Karen (There's so many things to fuss with on here and I am still learning)

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