November 24th 2013
We are all settled in and loving our new home at St. Augustine Episcopal Church. We have a cozy homework room set up, and our Camp Saved posters are on the wall—pictures going back 7 years. We are also having a blast performing on the stage in the Parish/Fellowship Hall.
We have been making various crafts with Isa, our intern from Vancouver, and sharing her love of decorating cupcakes (we just made owl cupcakes!). Darnell, our intern from Camden, has been our game leader and has gotten us all into math with his famous Math Monday games. Lisa, from our staff last year, comes at least once a week with a literacy activity -- so now we have a hard time deciding whether to get our bonus points from practicing our math or reading a book!
On top of all this, the Philadelphia Zoo On Wheels has come to visit us 3 times, bringing all kinds of animals for us to learn about. We even visited the Zoo itself for free and brought some of our families!
We have been learning our Bible, too. We studied the Creation story—seeing all those animals we loved at the zoo, we just gotta say, God's creativity is amazing! We even put together a Girls Choir and sang in front of over 300 people at Hope United Methodist Church.
As you can see, we have been very busy, but we’ve been taking time for just plain fun, too. We celebrated Halloween with a Harvest Carnival, playing games like ring toss and, of course, winning candy.
The 3rd and 4th graders enjoyed an annual trip to Hershey Park (with more candy!). Next up is celebrating Thanksgiving together with our annual Camp Saved Family Night Dinner. We invite the whole family, enjoy a turkey dinner, and share what we have been up to at Camp Saved. Don't worry—no candy—got to ease up on that. Just PIES for dessert!