The following day we jammed to the song Purple Rain by Prince on Purple Rain Day. We celebrated by creating our own random category generator for funky drawings! Purple rain, orange zebra, and blue banana were all some of the crazy drawings we made! To end off the week, it was the moment everyone was waiting for: the Clown Week celebration! Every camper was eyeing the silly party hat and clown nose in their supply box all week, and it was finally time to put them on, tell jokes, and dance to the Greatest Showman. The Wacky Holiday Room each and every week is full of crafts, celebrations, jokes, and lots of fun to celebrate almost anything one could imagine!
“Party In the U.S.A”! Each day for snack time, we had talented guest performers. Maro DeLo -a pop-rock artist and songwriter- was a camp favorite, along with Jill Abramovitz, a Broadway actress who introduced us to lots of showtunes! For our Week 2 Funday snacktime, the campers created the craziest game ever! The campers defeated the counselors by beating all 7 levels. Some of the fan-favorite levels were Break the Riddle, Camper VS. Counselor Dance off, and Simon says! Each day finished with the BuddEConnect song and a round of applause to celebrate a fantastic week of camp!
greeted with HUGE smiles from our head counselors. Shortly after individual breakout rooms, we rejoined for FREEZE DANCE! This week, we danced to some absolute “bops”, such as “Spooky Scary Skeletons” by Andrew Gold. The art, music, game, wacky holiday, sports, and story rooms all had super cool activities that highlighted the weekly theme. For our snacktime performances, we were lucky to have Nia Slayne, Mark from Wings of Magic, Bobby Bishop from Clumsy Ninja Productions, and Zach Kleiman. As a new tradition for this summer, Fridays were for our Funday snacktime, where campers and counselors showed off secret talents, fun costumes, and enjoyed Holiday-themed activities they made with their fellow campers!
Ally explains that she became involved with Camp BuddEConnect through a friend. Ally says, “She thought I would be a good fit and sent me the link”. Ally applied for the camp because she has a history of working with the special needs community, as she has a brother with special needs. “I realized how much I enjoy it and how rewarding it is,” she says. Ally brings her inspiration from her brother to make each and every camper smile while at Camp BuddEConnect.