Students had to build contraptions to keep their eggs from breaking when dropped from the balcony of the conference center! Ask your student if their egg survived!
The annual 6th grade adventure!
After each meal that the students eat at Camp Willson, what they call “Piggy Waste” is weighed and graphed. Piggy waste is any leftover food that the student had put on their plate to eat, but didn’t. This is an awareness program that the staff do to help kids to see how much food they do or don’t waste when they eat. Who better to weigh the piggy waste at the end of every meal than pigs! Each meal, students are chosen to be the pigs for that meal and they weigh the piggy waste.
Students got to be the cooks at lunchtime on Thursday, cooking their own “dogs on a stick”. After their “dog” was cooked, they got a house for their dog. Then they were able to choose between red, yellow or white paint for their dog’s house. Your student can explain Oh, and ask them if they had regular chips or extra crunchy!
Wednesday evening our programs consisted of a communication game called “The Beast” and a fun game called “Minute to Win it!” In The Beast, students are set in pairs and in stations. The staff have created a “beast” that is hidden from all students. The two students in the front are the “lookers”. They get to go and look at the beast. They have to come back and communicate what they saw to the next pair of students. Those students then need to communicate to the next set of students who are the “buyers”. The buyers then go to the supply table to buy the supplies that the students will need to build the beast. Then the buyers take the supplies to the next set of students and communicate to them how to use each supply. And then finally, those students take the supplies to the “builders” and give them directions on how to build the beast. Ask any of your students and they will most likely tell you how frustrating of a process this is! It is an excellent communication game, but very challenging!
Minute to Win it consists of several challenging “minute” games. Students were able to earn up to 5 points per round depending on how successful they were with each challenge. Take a look at the pictures to see some of the challenges!
Students had the opportunity to be the first class to conquer the Giant Swing. This class has not previously been offered to us but we are so excited that they finally have it as an option! I think a lot of the kids are leaving with this as their favorite activity. I will try to paint you a picture of the process: Students wear a harness around their legs and waist and a helmet on their head. The swing is made out of cables that have a weight capacity of 5000 pounds, so no worries about anything breaking! There are metal clasps that each student then hooks to their harness and that is what holds them onto the swing. Then there is the “mule team”. This is a team of students that are responsible for pulling the rope that lifts the giant swing into the air. Once students are lifted to their desired height, they release the strap on a 3, 2, 1 count and away they go!