Camp Red Cedar has been up and running for a month now, and summer is in full swing! The first two weeks we had our campers from Quest Camp, which is for campers with disabilities over the age of 18. Campers had the opportunity to spend the whole week in the cabins, or just come for day camp, which is offered from 8:00-3:00 daily.
Every day offered a new adventure. The campers enjoyed a new activity with our American Taekwondo Association (ATA) instructors, Mr. Trowbridge and Mr. Castillo. The campers learned the basic, non-aggressive, self-defense disciplines in the art of Taekwondo, improving their skills and coordination, while having fun and learning something new!
Throughout the week, campers also made a variety of different arts and crafts projects to take home and enjoy with their friends and family. From a photo cubes to bubble paint, Camp Red Cedar will never run out of fun, creative crafting ideas.
Activities from swimming and boating, to fishing and building sand castles make each day more fun and unique than the one before. And if water isn’t of interest, campers enjoy beach volleyball, kickball, baseball and Frisbee time. Campers spend a lot of time in the water and sand or on the grass, enjoying the warm weather while making friends!
After dinner activities are just as diverse as the day’s fun. On Monday, the campers enjoyed s’mores and singing songs around the campfire. Tuesday offered a hay ride tour of the entire 57-acre camp property. On Wednesday, campers sang their hearts out to all of their favorite songs with our Karaoke machine in the cafeteria.
On Thursday, the last night the campers stayed the night, we celebrated with a dance, which includes crowning a weekly camp King and Queen! All of the campers and counselors dressed their best and shook their groove thing. Thursday’s big finale was a presentation of awards to every single camper for their week at camp including “Best Jewelry Maker, Most Helpful, and Best Dancer” just to name a few.
After the long weeks of dancing, singing and enjoying the outdoors we said goodbye to our Quest Campers. The summer camp experience must come to an end each summer. Although we said goodbye for now, Camp Red Cedar has plenty more adventures to be had and campers to spend the summer with while making memories that will last a lifetime!