As the bell from the church down the street tolled out 9 o'clock, the staffers lined up the children for the first morning praise of the summer. The day opened with a prayer, asking God to keep the children safe, to encourage respect, to let us have fun and listen well to our counselors. After the prayer the children learned some of the songs they will be singing each morning (hopefully video of the singing will be up in the future). The next few hours were filled with name games and explanations of the rules and introductions to daily activities such as computer time, reading, and journaling. All of these things, and more, will be published on this blog so that you can see Sr. Mary Hart's legacy in action as the campers explore, have fun, and learn.
It was a fun-filled day (even if there were a few time-outs handed down) that set a good tone for the next five weeks of summer.