It's hard to believe that another summer is finished at Elmwood Franklin Summer Camp! We hope all campers had a wonderful summer and made many happy memories. We are so thankful for our great camp staff who worked so hard everyday! We are already looking forward to next summer. See you in June 2018!
It's hard to believe we're preparing to wrap another summer of Elmwood Franklin Summer Camp. We were excited by the return of our Wilderness Explorer campers today from Letchworth. They had a fabulous time and they all returned tired, but happy! OnStage! had their first dress rehearsal for tomorrow's show Alice in Wonderland. The show begins at 2:30, and promises to be another wonderful event. Discovery 5 campers were off to Explore and More Museum. They were able to tinker and play all afternoon. Discovery campers had their last swim lessons this morning and everyone is ready for one last "Free-Time Friday" tomorrow. We do have some extra camp sweatshirts and water bottles for sale in the camp lobby. Stop in to see what's available.
A day of Fun in the Sun! Discovery 3 and 4 created their own animal masks today. Discovery 7 was off to tinker at the Apple Store this afternoon. Paper Roller Coasters explored ramps, speed, acceleration, and cause and effect by playing Monster Mini Golf. Backyard Games and Paper Roller Coasters joined together this morning to play Mission Impossible. Art camp created with paper mache today. We've heard from our campers at Letchworth State Park, and they are having a great time hiking, swimming, and exploring.
Happy August everyone! Discovery 6 went down to Canalside for fun games and Kids Create activities sponsored by the Buffalo Science Museum. Art camp was off to the Albright Knox Art Gallery. Discovery Campers went to the pool this morning and then had some fun water games at camp during Sports class. In Science class they spent time tinkering with straws and marshmallows. OnStage! is very busy putting some of the finishing touches on Alice in Wonderland. Backyard Games played Skyball and Wiffleball. We are happy to hear that our Wilderness campers arrived at Letchworth State Park. We hope they have great weather!
Happy last day of July! It's hard to believe that we are beginning our last week of EFS Summer Camp. Discovery Camp began the day at the pool. We are so proud to see the swimming skills that many of our campers have developed over this summer. In Science our Discovery Campers are making their own structures with string and sticks. In Music they are writing their own songs while using fun instruments. OnStage! campers went to Delaware Park for a picnic lunch and then a behind the scenes tour at Shakespeare in the Park. Backyard Games Sports camp played Kan Jam, Ladder Ball, and Corn Hole this morning. Then they went for an afternoon at Wilkeson Pointe for some games there. Paper Roller Coasters and Art camp began a new session. Art studied Jackson Pollock, Modigliani, and Picasso in preparation for their trip to the Albright Knox tomorrow. Wilderness Campers are preparing to leave for Letchworth State Park tomorrow morning.
We can't believe that this year's EFS Summer Camp is almost over. Today was a fantastic summer day! Discovery 6 went to the Outer Harbor Playground. They enjoyed a picnic lunch and some play time. We all enjoyed our last Discovery Showcase this afternoon. Wilderness camp spent the afternoon on a long hike before spending the night in tents at Elmwood Franklin. Camp Invention displayed their projects in a science fair setting. Coding Camp had a campus wide Coding Scavenger Hunt. We hope everyone has a great weekend and we'll see you bright and early Monday morning.
The animals were back at camp today! Discovery 3, 4, 5 were treated to some special time with a hedgehog, turtle, ball python, and black-throated monitor. Due to this morning's prediction of thunderstorms, we decided to keep Discovery 7 at camp this afternoon, and then of course the sun came out. It was a great day at the ballpark for Field Sports and Coding camp. They had a fabulous time at this afternoon's Bisons game. Camp Invention is busy putting some finishing touches on many of their projects and this afternoon they constructed straw roller coasters. Wilderness Campers wrote their own campfire stories in preparation for tomorrow night's tent sleepover. All Discovery Campers had music and movement classes today in preparation of tomorrow's Discovery Showcase at 3:15 in the theatre. We hope to see many of you there.
Discovery camp turned into a jungle today! Discovery 6 and 7 had special visitors from Buffalo Animal Adventure. After learning about the rainforest, they visited with a Polynesian pygmy pig, cockroach, Blue-tongued skink, boa, and more! Campers were so excited to meet new friends today! Discovery 5 had a great afternoon at the Outer Harbor Playground. They enjoyed a picnic lunch and played with their friends. Wilderness Explorers cooked pies over the fire. They also went kayaking this afternoon. Field Sports played lacrosse out on the field today. Coding enjoyed some free time at the pool, and came back to camp to continue to work on a special coding version of the Amazing Race! Camp Invention was hard at work all day on their creations. Today they worked on creating a switch board. We can't wait to see what they come up with! Its hard to believe it's already Wednesday!
Discovery Campers are loving Rainforest Adventure Week. They are busy making wooden snakes, animal masks, and rainsticks. Discovery 5, 6, and 7 headed off to the pool this morning, happy that the pool is inside! Discovery 3 and 4 went down to the Outer Harbor playground. Camp Invention is busy taking apart old machines and electronics and working on new creations. Today some work was done with robots and fidget spinners. Coding Camp is on computers working with programs such as Scratch, Code.org, and Code Academy. Wilderness camp learned knife safety this morning and practiced whittling in the afternoon. OnStage! campers received their roles for Alice in Wonderland, and rehearsals are now in full swing.
Everyone was happy and excited to be back for week 5! A new OnStage! session began this morning as campers now have 10 camp days to audition, choreograph, rehearse and perform Alice in Wonderland. Wilderness Explorers began a new session of eager campers ready to head off to Letchworth State Park next week. Coding camp began with a great experiment of making a peanut butter and fluff/ jelly sandwiches. As camper wrote what they thought were exact, step-by-step directions, they soon found out the "bugs" in their steps. This afternoon it was off to the computer lab. Camp Invention began with a creative brainstorming activity and then they were off to Home Depot to each purchase the supplies they each thought they needed for their inventions. We are excited to see what they create this week.