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Camp Happened Too Fast

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According to my biological clock, we should be playing dodgeball right now, slowly wrapping up the game so that we can bring the kids to lunch. I shouldn’t be sitting here, at the Tavern, leisurely drinking my coffee and sitting with friends. It just isn’t right. Friday 7/26 was our Fairmount Park Elementary School science camp graduation ceremony and, honestly, … Continue reading

Goodbyes Aren’t Always Forever

The students sitting in their seats for Graduation.

The students sitting in their seats for Graduation.

Last Friday marked the last day of the College of Education’s Bridge to Success summer camp. We ended with an awesome graduation where the kids presented their own raps on what they have learned this year. How do you not miss the children you have taught for six weeks?! While many of the other counselors held back tears it dawned … Continue reading

Fish and Salsa!

Student with a preserved Puffer Fish!

Student with a preserved Puffer Fish!

Fish and salsa?! No not the food, preserved fish and salsa dancing! Our students at the College of Education summer camp is coming to a close but it’s with a bang! The students got to go into Teresa Greeley’s Marine biology lab and got to learn about different fish. Something Fishy The surprise for all of us was apparent when … Continue reading

Fun in the Sun

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The counselors and their snow cones.

I was literally red, white, and blue on Friday. As a summer program, we’re supposed to have fun with the kids…and that is fine and dandy, I was also a little hesitant when I read in the schedule that we were all going to Fort De Soto. You see, last year, we took the kindergartners to Fort De Soto…and, amazingly, … Continue reading

We Won’t Let it Rain on our Parade!

Student looking through a scope and identifying different birds.

Student looking through a scope and identifying different birds.

When a tropical storm closes in on our summer camp’s Fort De Soto beach day we refuse to let the possible rain chance stop us! The night before our trip, I kept the news channels on to pray for the storm to veer away from our beach. The other counselors and I went to great lengths to create “rainy day … Continue reading