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1 Training #4 Homework 2 on January 10th 2014, 4:05 pm

Summer Escape Week 4
SLAM JAMMIN' SPORTS SPREE (July 7-July 11)

DESCRIPTION: Serve, dribble, pass, SCORE! Kids Klub is taking sports and recreation to a new level by working up a sweat and playing a wide variety of sports. Throughout the week, campers will be learning about achieving good sportsmanship, testing and improving old and new skills, and working together as a team to reach a common goal. Get ready! Our young campers will be reaching their full athletic potential!





Every week you will be required to "Create the Environment" for the specific theme week in the order of summer camp. Above is the First Week name and description in our brochure. Please Create the Environment by providing:
1. Providing a description of decorations you will need to ensure your space is fitting to the theme
2. An idea for a special event for the theme week and steps to ensure success
3. A guest speaker for the week that would be accessible (no celebrities, unobtainable people/groups- people you can actually have a chance of booking without cost to the program)
4. 2 arts and crafts projects specific to theme and supplies needed
5. 3 high active/low active games specific to theme


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2 Re: Training #4 Homework 2 on April 20th 2014, 7:00 pm

Every week you will be required to "Create the Environment" for the specific theme week in the order of summer camp. Above is the First Week name and description in our brochure. Please Create the Environment by providing:
1. Providing a description of decorations you will need to ensure your space is fitting to the theme
Sports equipment: hockey nets/goals, basketballs, soccerballs, footballs, tennis rackets, cones, dodgeballs, if these are unavailable we can use posters, or make posters ourselves. Also, phrases of encouragement as banners, such as “You can do it!” “Go for the goal!” “There is no “I” in team!” “Everyone’s a star!” etc.
2. An idea for a special event for the theme week and steps to ensure success
Field Day Friday! Egg and spoon races, three legged races, water balloon toss or egg toss, wheelbarrow races, relay races. Finish with a no-hands watermelon eating contest.
3. A guest speaker for the week that would be accessible (no celebrities, unobtainable people/groups- people you can actually have a chance of booking without cost to the program)
Shorebirds baseball player – love of the sport, history of playing, Shorebirds as a community staple, goals.
4. 2 arts and crafts projects specific to theme and supplies needed
A&C’s 1: Decorating trophies. Stencil cut out of a trophy, yellow construction paper. Marks, and glitter.
A&C’s 2: Write a letter to your sports idol introducing yourself, stating what you like best about summer camp, and why you chose them as your sports idol.
5. 3 high active/low active games specific to theme.
High active game: soccer
High active game: dodgeball
Low active: bumblebee tag
Low active: Sports celebrity bingo (there’s an app for that)

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3 CTE slam jamming sports spree on April 22nd 2014, 3:15 pm

Create the Environment: Slam Jammin’ Sports Spree  

DESCRIPTION: Serve, dribble, pass, SCORE! Kids Klub is taking sports and recreation to a new level by working up a sweat and playing a wide variety of sports. Throughout the week, campers will be learning about achieving good sportsmanship, testing and improving old and new skills, and working together as a team to reach a common goal. Get ready! Our young campers will be reaching their full athletic potential!

1. Providing a description of decorations you will need to ensure your space is fitting to the theme
• Posters of sports stars (Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, Bryan Roberts, etc.)
• Posters of different sports (soccer, baseball, basketball, football)
• Equipment for sports
o Soccer balls
o Basketball
o Footballs
o Goals
o Nets
o Volleyballs
o Frisbees
o List goes on and on…
• Theme music
o “whoomp there it is”
o “space jam”
o “we will rock you”  
o “we are the champions”
2. An idea for a special event for the theme week and steps to ensure success
• Tournament day
• Activities both in the gym and outside
• Students could win small prizes (from the dollar tree, like sport bouncy balls, coloring books etc.) for certain events
• Sports games like
o Basketball
o Soccer
o Dodge ball
o 4 square
o Can jam
o Football
o Kickball
• Other games like
o 3 legged race
o Water balloon fight
o Sack race
3. A guest speaker for the week that would be accessible (no celebrities, unobtainable people/groups- people you can actually have a chance of booking without cost to the program)
• A college athlete
• Perhaps someone from Salisbury University who is there over the summer for practicing that can touch on their sport and their love of the game
4. 2 arts and crafts projects specific to theme and supplies needed
• Banners for sporting events (signs like “defense” with D and a picket fence, go team, goal, etc.)
o Poster board
o Paints
o Markers
o Glitter
o Scissors
o Glue
• Visors (you can get the foam visors from the dollar store and decorate them for different sports)
o Foam visor
o Foam visor strings
o Glue
o Scissors
o Glitter
o Paint
o Markers
5. 3 high active/low active games specific to theme
• Football
• Dodge ball
• Kickball
• Thumb war (low active)

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4 Re: Training #4 Homework 2 on April 22nd 2014, 9:36 pm

Decorations
Incorporate a wide variety of sports- this is important to keep in mind throughout the entire week as it is easy to get caught up in representing more common sports such as football, basketball, baseball, etc. One idea for decorating may be to give each area at your site it's own theme. For example, the cafeteria may be decorated to resemble a football field while the gym has all basketball themed decor.

Crafts:
Football Windsock- easy craft for campers that can be created with a can/cup, "streamers, sting and paint/coloring utensils.

Team Jerseys- campers can truly feel like they are a part of the "Kids Klub Team" by creating jerseys with plain tanks or t-shirts. With counselor assistance , campers can even decorate their jerseys with iron on letters and numbers. This craft is also a great way to incorporate the sites mascot.

Games:
Pin the football in the goal post - (similar to pin the tail on the donkey but with footballs and goal posts) The same can be done with pin the basketball in the hoop.

Other games for the week may consist of organized games of different sports such as soccer, basketball, etc. Counselors may want to put a twist on  these games to make them more interesting.

Guest Speaker:
Corey Burrell is an athlete and is very knowledgeable of a number of sports. He would be more than happy to discuss the history, background and aspects of a specific sport and even lead the children in a game of that sport.
Special Event:
Campers can break into groups and throughout the week create their own sport! Counselors can assist with ensuring that rules are fair and make sense. On Friday, the second half of the day can be spent playing these new sports.

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5 Re: Training #4 Homework 2 on April 22nd 2014, 9:58 pm

Slam Jammin’ Sports Spree

Decorations
Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!!! The decorations for this week will be filled with sports. No sport will get the monopoly; a wide array of sports-oriented activities will be achieved. Everything from the history of sports to sports trivia will be discussed to bring a fun but educating experience to this week. To not lose sight of the theme, every thinkable item will be sports related: napkins, cups, plates, balls, window stickers, arts & crafts, and games. A “team name” will be decided to incorporate the feel of being a team for the entire week. Snacks will be made and decorated in accordance with the sports themed week along with the ultimate sports beverage: Gatorade!
Guest Speaker: Calvin Burrell (Basketball Coach at The Salisbury School)

  • Inviting Mr. Burrell will give the campers a hands-on and exciting experience to share with a local basketball coach. Mr. Burrell can teach the kids easy basketball drills and the importance of sportsmanship and even set up a mini game to be played. I will soon take the steps to scheduling Calvin Burrell and I am sure there is no cost for his time.

Arts & Crafts
Plastic Bottle Bowling

  • To give credit to an unpopular sports area, this craft is centered on bowling. Any age group can enjoy this activity but it is suggested for 5-8 year olds. Campers are given one recycled bottle to fill with their favorite color. After making the pins, they will be cooled to dry; during the cooling process, a low-key bowling activity will be directed. Rules will be provided.

Football Picture Holder

  • This simply craft gives the campers a chance to showcase their favorite picture in the classroom! No one is told old for this craft, all that is needed are two wallet sized pictures and a creative mind for their personal football. Rules will be provided.

Games
Water Noodle Hockey

  • This twist on hockey is a high active game that allows campers of all athletic abilities to appreciate. Each camper will be given a pool noodle (cut in half) to use as the hockey stick, while a whiffle ball is used as the puck. Both goalies will use a baseball glove and a broom for protecting their team. Every player is encouraged to keep the ball on the ground at all times and physical contact to a minimum to reduce injuries. The same rules are used as in the original game of hockey or soccer.

Blind Balloon Volleyball

  • A game involving the familiar rules of volleyball are used in this low active game. Campers age 7+ can participate in this activity. Four or more campers are placed on each side of the net while a blanket is placed over the divider, blinding each team. A balloon is thrown in by the counselor and then that team may hit the balloon on their side as many times as they want. When they are ready, each team will pass the balloon over the net and this cycle is continued until one team drops the balloon on the ground or causes the balloon to go out of the designated bounds. More balloons can be added as the game progresses.

Event: Summer Olympics

  • A great ending to the Slam Jammin’ Sports Spree week is to incorporate all the sports into one big Kids Klub site Olympics day. The week can start off with a brief history of all of the sports that will played and at the end of the week trivia questions will be presented along with prizes! For the Olympic activities, a number of low and high active games will be played with respected medals/ribbons for all campers.

*Back up for Calvin Burrell will be Julie Garrison (Local Physical Education Teacher and Tennis Coach)

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6 Re: Training #4 Homework 2 on April 23rd 2014, 10:43 pm

DECORATIONS
Focusing on the Olympics theme (which incorporates teamwork and sports) for the week’s decorations
•Olympics logo
•Different colored ribbons
•Different banners with team names on them
Sports posters
All types of balls, soccer, basketball, football, tennis, etc.
Sports themed music

SPECIAL EVENT
I think that a KKSE Olympics would be the best way to incorporate all aspects of this week into one. This isn’t a one day event but rather a week long activity. We could have an opening ceremony the first day and have the kids and counselors make up teams and team names. Throughout the week every team would compete against each in an array of sports events or sports themed events. At the end we can have the closing ceremony with prizes awarded to the top team/player and then also a little celebration for everyone. This would be a great way to build team spirit and KK pride along with having a good time!

GUEST SPEAKER
I think that a great resource for a guest speaker for this week is Salisbury University. We could have one of the coaches of the football or lacrosse team come and speak if possible or even a few players! The kids would be able to ask them questions about their specific sport and possibly there could be a demonstration from the players/coach.

CRAFTS
Olympic Rings paper plate craft – paper plates, scissors, red/blue/green/yellow/black, stapler and
staples

Little sports guys – The kids will make little figurines out of different types of balls that they draw and then add arms and legs as well as googley eyes. Assorted construction paper, googley eyes, scissors, markers, glue, toothpicks

Counselor craft – Gold trophies and medals for the kids! They’re super simply to make and it’s so much more fun for the kids to win something they didn’t have to make! Cardboard, gold glitter, yellow paint/paper/markers/ribbon, Dixie cups

GAMES
Throughout the week the campers will be participating in a variety of sports related games but here are a few examples:

High activity – Balloon volleyball: Two teams would be playing a normal game of volleyball with a twist; instead of using a volleyball we would use a balloon. This would decrease injuries and increase the fun since a balloon is so unpredictable! We would need a net and a balloon, along with a few spares in case it pops.

High activity - Water Noodle Hockey: Two teams in the gym using Water Noodles (enough cut in half and able to give one half to every player) and a wiffle ball. I would use 8 in one color and 8 in another color for teams. The kids would use the water noodles as "hockey sticks". The same rules as hockey or soccer would apply. For a greater challenge we could put 2 or 3 balls into play!

Medium activity - All On One Side: Your whole team starts on one side of a volleyball net with no one on the other side. The object is to get your team to the other side of the net and back as many times as possible. Using a balloon for a ball, each player volleys the balloon to another player and then scoots under the net to the other side. The last player to touch the balloon taps it over the net and scoots under. The receiving players try to keep the balloon in play and repeat the process.

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7 Re: Training #4 Homework 2 on April 27th 2014, 4:50 pm


1. Posters of famous athletes and sports teams from around the area (college and professional). Pennants to hang up around the facility, foam fingers, baseball caps, football and baseball helmets, jerseys, sneakers and cleats, tennis rackets and baseball bats. Make some giant paper basketballs to put on the walls, bases and nets.

2. Kids Klub Olympics: basketball competition, softball throw, three legged race, soccer game, also ask campers for their opinions on what events they would like to add to the Kids Klub Olympics. Students would receive medals for participation and recognition for winning their competition. We would make sure to have a variety of activities so that all kids have some event to participate in.

3. Corey Holden- local high school basketball player who is playing College Basketball next year for the University of Delaware. He could talk to the campers about the importance of getting good grades and the fun or playing an organized sport.
4. Foam fingers- Thick foam sheets, foam finger cut out, different color paint and paint brushes, stickers, markers, glue. Campers will create their own foam fingers and decorate them.
Olympic torches- toilet paper or paper towel rolls, yellow, orange, and red tissue paper, different color paint, markers, stickers, and glue. Campers will create and decorate their own Olympic torches.

5. Mat ball (high active)- Equipment needed: 4 gymnastics mats, one dodgeball/kickball. Rules: Similar to kickball. Unlimited number of people on base at a time. No homeruns. Runners. At first base once the ball has been kicked the fielders can pick the ball up and hit the base with the ball and kicker would be out. Once the runner has reached first base and is safe the only way they can get out is by being hit with the ball. If the runner gets hit in the head they are safe. You can run the bases as many times as you would like or until you get out. This makes the game very high scoring.
Basketball (high active): Campers could have a 3v3 basketball tournament. Making the games 3v3 allow more campers to be involved and participate. We could modify the rules of regular basketball so that it is appropriate for the skill level of the campers.

Swatball (high active): Equipment: bouncy plastic ball, 4 large cones. Use the cones to create 2 large goals (one on each end of the gym). Divide campers into 2 even teams. Each team may have 2 goalies the object of the game is to "swat the ball in to the goal" Each person is allowed 3 dribbles on their possession then they must pass it. The ball can never be picked up off the ground. Only dribbling or swatting is allowed.

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8 Re: Training #4 Homework 2 on April 27th 2014, 9:31 pm

Decorations:
Have all different kinds of balls like basketball balls, soccer balls, golf balls, etc. Also some equipment like hockey nets, plastic basketball hoop, tennis rackets, etc. You can also make different posters of different sports teams to hang around. You could make your own scoreboard.

Special Event:
Have a sporting competition in the end of the week. Make two teams and have different competitions. For example have different games like some basketball, soccer, floor hockey, kick ball, dodge ball. The kids would get to wear their t-shirts that they made and have different teams.

Guest speaker:
You could ask one of the coaches at Salisbury University to see if they could come and speak about their sport and the dedication that there players have and how they love the sport. I know my basketball coach at Salisbury would probably come in and talk to the kids about basketball.

2 arts and crafts:
Buy plain white t-shirts and then have fabric markers and have the kids make their own jerseys and be able to decorate it so they could have it for the special event.
Make banners and posters of their favorite sports team and there favorite sport. Also they can write there favorite quote that gets them motivated. So you just need some poster, and makers and maybe even some stickers.

3 high active/low active:
High activity: soccer
High activity: kickball
High activity: Defend the pin- you have bowling pins or just some sort of pins then you have dodge balls and you try and hit the other peoples pins down and which ever team has the last pin standing is the winner.

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9 Re: Training #4 Homework 2 on April 29th 2014, 12:20 am

1. Decorations: The room can be decorated with different sport posters, pictures of famous athletes, awards, motivational thoughts from or for athletes, stars and streamers hanging from the ceiling, streamers, and tape off the floor to look like a sports field. Make sure that a wide array of sports are included in the decorations so that all kids remain interested and excited.
2. Special Event: Field Day! Incorporate different games the campers have been playing/practicing throughout the week into a day long event, including football, basketball, three-legged races, wheelbarrow races, relay races and more.
3. Guest Speaker: Have an athlete or two from SU come in and talk to the campers about their sport, what it's like to play a sport in college, answer any questions about the sport, and possibly teach the kids some drills or warm-ups that they can do with them, and then continue to do on their own.
4. Arts and Crafts:
-Awards/Medals: Have each camper draw a name out of a hat of another camper and have them create an award for them to present at the end of the week after field day. This way everyone gets an award, and the kids will pay more attention and spend time with campers they normally may not.
-Team Jerseys: create a team name for the camp that week, and have the kids decorate a t-shirt with their name or nickname, favorite number, team name and mascot on it to wear for field day.
5. Games:
-Paper Plane contest (low active): have kids work to create a paper plane to throw outside to see who's paper plane flies the best.
-Zumba class (high active): I'm a certified Zumba Instructor, and I think this week would be the perfect week to incorporate a short Zumba class one day, especially to mix it up for the campers who may not enjoy sports as much as others.
-Capture the Flag (high active): split the campers and counselors in half, and split the field of play in half divided by cones. Each team hides their flag on their side and tries to protect it from the other team. If you are tagged by the other team while on their side, you get sent to jail and can be bailed out by a fellow teammate. The first team to successfully retrieve the opponents flag and bring it back to their side wins!

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10 Re: Training #4 Homework 2 on April 29th 2014, 12:26 pm

1. Providing a description of decorations you will need to ensure your space is fitting to the theme:
We can decorate the cafeteria with paper cut outs of different sports equipment. Also, there could be posters and fake goals/baskets to decorate the room.

2. An idea for a special event for the theme week and steps to ensure success:
A special event for the week would be a field day/olympics at the end of the week. The kids could do a long day of sports outside which could include water sports. To ensure the success the counselors would have to set up everything before hand. Also, a counselor could be in charge of two stations or games each.

3. A guest speaker for the week that would be accessible (no celebrities, unobtainable people/groups- people you can actually have a chance of booking without cost to the program):
A guest speaker could be someone from the university who plays a sport. This person could talk about dedication, responsibility, having fun, and good sportsmanship.

4. 2 arts and crafts projects specific to theme and supplies needed:
-Field goal stick: This craft involves a long popsicle stick/wooden stick, glue,a straw, string, fuzzy balls, a small plastic football/button. The string will have the football attached and the campers will have to try to get the foot ball into the field goal (the string is attached to the stick as well).
-Stuffed paper football/basketball/baseball: Construction paper, paper towels, yarn, hole punch.

5. 3 high active/low active games specific to theme
-Kickball (high active).
-Steal the bacon (high active)
-Silent speed ball (low active)

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11 Re: Training #4 Homework 2 on April 29th 2014, 1:14 pm

1.Decorations
a.I would provide lots of sports related decorations this week. I would have cut outs of different athletic equipment like soccer balls, volleyballs, baseballs, footballs, etc. to place on the walls throughout the camp. I would also have blown up volleyballs, soccer balls, etc. to place around the camp as well. I would use green and white streamers this week because they are normally associated with sport field colors. I would also have different nets like a soccer goal, volleyball net, a basketball hoop, and other equipment that the kids can work on their skill with throughout the camp. I would also place motivational posters throughout the camp to encourage the kids to play fair, try new things, and stay active.

2.Special Event
a.We could a game day on the last day of camp that week. We could set up all types of different sports that we had talked about or played during the week. This would allow the kids to stay active and have choice and what they do. We could come in early that day and set all of the games up and have a signup sheet so the kids could pick where they want to go first and then we could stop them periodically and see if they want to change games. We could also provide a picnic lunch that day and have healthy foods like fruits and vegetables to show them that it is not just about staying active but eating healthy too.

3.Guest Speaker
a.I would try to get one of the trainers from Salisbury University to come and talk to the kids about how to stay healthy and active. They could also talk to them about what they do for the sports teams and different types of sports in general.

4.Arts and Crafts
a.Mini Basketball Hoop: small plastic cups, sharpies, backboard template, card stock, star stickers, stapler, tape, straws, and an egg carton cup.
b.Trophies: Styrofoam cups, pipe cleaners, foam stickers, and glue.

5.Games
a.Hula hoop basketball: for this you would tape 4 hula hoops together and have the kids shoot the ball into the hoop from lowest to highest hoop. This would be a high active game.
b.Volleyball: this would be considered a high active game.
c.Croquet: this would be a low active game

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12 Re: Training #4 Homework 2 on April 29th 2014, 2:08 pm

1. We can decorate with different sports equipment such as nets, balls, sticks, pucks, anything. The counselors can either dress up as players or they can be referees so if kids do something bad we can throw out red and yellow flags.

2. A special event could be having an all around sports tournament. For activities we can teach the kids different sports in the tournament and then make teams and have them compete at the end of the week for Delmar Bucks or a little prize.

3. A guest speaker/speakers could be some of the athletes that go to SU. I know a child at Pemberton expressed that he would think it would be awesome to meet the lacrosse team or something. I know a few of the coaches at the university so I could try to get in reach with them.

4. Arts and Crafts:

Sports Uniforms: glue, paper, pipe cleaners, glitter, scissors, and anything from home
Play by Play books: they can make books of their camp "play by plays"...paper and glue

5. Games:

We could teach them soccer, volleyball, or kickball.

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13 Re: Training #4 Homework 2 on April 29th 2014, 2:09 pm

Kmarz17 wrote:1.Decorations
a.I would provide lots of sports related decorations this week. I would have cut outs of different athletic equipment like soccer balls, volleyballs, baseballs, footballs, etc. to place on the walls throughout the camp. I would also have blown up volleyballs, soccer balls, etc. to place around the camp as well. I would use green and white streamers this week because they are normally associated with sport field colors. I would also have different nets like a soccer goal, volleyball net, a basketball hoop, and other equipment that the kids can work on their skill with throughout the camp. I would also place motivational posters throughout the camp to encourage the kids to play fair, try new things, and stay active.

2.Special Event
a.We could a game day on the last day of camp that week. We could set up all types of different sports that we had talked about or played during the week. This would allow the kids to stay active and have choice and what they do. We could come in early that day and set all of the games up and have a signup sheet so the kids could pick where they want to go first and then we could stop them periodically and see if they want to change games. We could also provide a picnic lunch that day and have healthy foods like fruits and vegetables to show them that it is not just about staying active but eating healthy too.

3.Guest Speaker
a.I would try to get one of the trainers from Salisbury University to come and talk to the kids about how to stay healthy and active. They could also talk to them about what they do for the sports teams and different types of sports in general.

4.Arts and Crafts
a.Mini Basketball Hoop: small plastic cups, sharpies, backboard template, card stock, star stickers, stapler, tape, straws, and an egg carton cup.
b.Trophies: Styrofoam cups, pipe cleaners, foam stickers, and glue.

5.Games
a.Hula hoop basketball: for this you would tape 4 hula hoops together and have the kids shoot the ball into the hoop from lowest to highest hoop. This would be a high active game.
b.Volleyball: this would be considered a high active game.
c.Croquet: this would be a low active game

I really like your idea of doing hula hoop basketball. I think kids would have a really fun time with that!

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14 Re: Training #4 Homework 2 on April 29th 2014, 2:11 pm

kjenkins3 wrote:1. Decorations: The room can be decorated with different sport posters, pictures of famous athletes, awards, motivational thoughts from or for athletes, stars and streamers hanging from the ceiling, streamers, and tape off the floor to look like a sports field. Make sure that a wide array of sports are included in the decorations so that all kids remain interested and excited.
2. Special Event: Field Day! Incorporate different games the campers have been playing/practicing throughout the week into a day long event, including football, basketball, three-legged races, wheelbarrow races, relay races and more.
3. Guest Speaker: Have an athlete or two from SU come in and talk to the campers about their sport, what it's like to play a sport in college, answer any questions about the sport, and possibly teach the kids some drills or warm-ups that they can do with them, and then continue to do on their own.
4. Arts and Crafts:
-Awards/Medals: Have each camper draw a name out of a hat of another camper and have them create an award for them to present at the end of the week after field day. This way everyone gets an award, and the kids will pay more attention and spend time with campers they normally may not.
-Team Jerseys: create a team name for the camp that week, and have the kids decorate a t-shirt with their name or nickname, favorite number, team name and mascot on it to wear for field day.
5. Games:
-Paper Plane contest (low active): have kids work to create a paper plane to throw outside to see who's paper plane flies the best.
-Zumba class (high active): I'm a certified Zumba Instructor, and I think this week would be the perfect week to incorporate a short Zumba class one day, especially to mix it up for the campers who may not enjoy sports as much as others.
-Capture the Flag (high active): split the campers and counselors in half, and split the field of play in half divided by cones. Each team hides their flag on their side and tries to protect it from the other team. If you are tagged by the other team while on their side, you get sent to jail and can be bailed out by a fellow teammate. The first team to successfully retrieve the opponents flag and bring it back to their side wins!

I really like your idea of having a field day. I think the kids could really get into that and enjoy it!

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15 Re: Training #4 Homework 2 on April 29th 2014, 2:42 pm

1. Decorations: I would decorate the area with a lot of sports equipment. We could have certain areas with different sport games spread out all across the cafeteria. We could also tell the kids to wear sport jerseys of their favorite teams.

2. Special Event: Tournament day. It is going to be a fun but competitive day of sports where two teams will play against each other in a wide variety of sports. There will be a prize at the end for the first place and second place team. And as a reward for their hard work all day I will let the kids dump a huge thing of water (not Gatorade) on me like they do in football.

3. For a guest speaker I will have either my roommate or a person I know who lives and breaths sports and will teach the kids about them.

4. Arts and crafts: I would have the kids cut out or color different kind of sports equipment like a basketball, baseball, or soccer ball.

5. Three high activity games I would play with the kids would be soccer, volleyball, and basketball.

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16 Re: Training #4 Homework 2 on April 29th 2014, 4:31 pm

1. For sport themed week, we could use different colored painter’s tape and paper to turn sections of the gym or cafeteria into different sports fields. For example, there could be a football field, a soccer field, and various other things. We could also use streamers and different objects to create softballs, baseballs, basketballs, footballs, and other sporting equipment to hang from the tables and other areas.

2. A special event for this week could possibly be taking the campers to some sort of sporting event. For this to work out though, the event would have to be during camp hours an relatively close. It might be hard to pull off, but it would be fun!

3. A good guest speaker for this week would be an athlete. We could ask some people from maybe the Shorebirds to give a presentation to the campers about being an athlete. A coach and a player would both give interesting perspectives on life as a professional athlete.

4. Go Team Pennants!

Materials: multicolored felt, glitter, fabric glue, letters, poms, markers, scissors, wooden sticks

The campers could create pennants for their favorite sports team! They could use various colored felt and decorations to create the perfect spirit pennant. The craft would be good for campers of all ages.

Pom Poms and Shakers

Materials: water bottles, beads, various colored yarn, paint, elastic

The campers can make the supplies necessary to become the ultimate sports fan! The campers can crate either poms or noise makers (shakers), and deorate them however they want!

5. For sports themed week, I think it would be cool to just stick to traditional sports and games such as;
Volleyball
Kickball
Soccer
Basketball

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17 Re: Training #4 Homework 2 on April 29th 2014, 6:36 pm

Every week you will be required to "Create the Environment" for the specific theme week in the order of summer camp. Above is the First Week name and description in our brochure. Please Create the Environment by providing:
1. Providing a description of decorations you will need to ensure your space is fitting to the theme
2. An idea for a special event for the theme week and steps to ensure success
3. A guest speaker for the week that would be accessible (no celebrities, unobtainable people/groups- people you can actually have a chance of booking without cost to the program)
4. 2 arts and crafts projects specific to theme and supplies needed
5. 3 high active/low active games specific to theme

1. Posters and colored streamers and decorations of our local sports teams such as the orioles/nats and ravens/redskins.
2. Have a tournament and championship of some sort either soccer or kickball. Possibly plan a field trip to a shorebirds game.
3. Possibly have one of the team members or managers of the shorebirds come in and speak.
4.- Make posters for teams that they're on for the tournament.
- Using sports magazines collage kids favorite sports and players
5. - Flag Football
- Kickball
- Set up put-put

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18 Re: Training #4 Homework 2 on April 29th 2014, 7:13 pm

SLAM JAMMIN' SPORTS SPREE

1. Providing a description of decorations you will need to ensure your space is fitting to the theme

Painted/drawn pictures of different sports, soccer, football, baseball, tennis, etc. Also a large sheet of paper that each camper can draw their favorite sport/player on and we can then hang it up the next day. This way they stay a part of the decorations as well. The site mascot dressed up in a variety of sports gear with different sport balls all around him. Have 4 different team names hung around the room, each day they campers will be broken up into different teams for the days activities, (this can be changed each day so that everyone learns to work together.)

2. An idea for a special event for the theme week and steps to ensure success
On the last day have a tournament of all the sports done throughout the week. Sports that require teamwork like kickball, basketball, and dodgeball. If you choose to keep the 4 teams the same throughout the week then it could be a tournament where each team earns a specific amount of points. For example team 1, the mountain lions earned 60 points throughout the week and team 2 the cougars had 45. They could have a final day where the most points would be awarded and the winners would get camp bucks or another incentive.

3. A guest speaker for the week that would be accessible (no celebrities, unobtainable people/groups- people you can actually have a chance of booking without cost to the program)

I know a lot of collegiate athletes, especially field hockey. 5 of my good friends are all playing, at Salisbury, Catholic, Mary Washington, and Appalachian State. What is special is that they have been best friends for as long as I can remember and we on the same team for a majority of their life, they can speak about the importance of teamwork.

4. 2 arts and crafts projects specific to theme and supplies needed

Soccer Frisbee - two paper plates, black construction paper, glue. Decorate each paper plate like a soccer ball then glue them together. (Counselors might want to staple as well) Then take them outside when they're, dry, the next day and play frisbee!

http://www.theburghbaby.com/adventures-in-chalk/adventures-in-chalk/
There a number of sidewalk drawings that can be done like this. Take a picture of each camper and then they can glue it on a piece of paper and they can then decorate the outside like a frame. Some of these are very creative!! I know the campers would love posing too.


5. 3 high active/low active games specific to theme

Bolf - low active - which is played with 2 large buckets and any types of balls you choose! Some types of balls could be basketballs, tennis balls, ping pong balls, soccer balls etc. The object is to divide the campers into two teams and then have the first player choose a ball and try to make it in the bucket. The distance can be determined by the age of the players. If they make the first ball the next player can choose the next ball, if they miss it the next player trys with that same ball again. The first team to make one of each type of ball wins.

Badminton - high active- this is a game that many campers do not know and I think that this week would be the perfect time to introduce it. I also know that Kids Klub also has nets and the sports equipment necessary.

Alaskan Baseball - Start with 2 teams. One camper is given a throwable object, their team then forms a circle around them and that person throws the object. After he/she has thrown the object then he/she goes around the circle saying everyone's name in order of the circle. Every time he makes it around the circle it counts as a run. Meanwhile the other team is chasing the object. Everyone forms a line behind the first person that has gotten the object. They then pass the object between their legs until it reaches the last person, where it is then passed overhead back to the first person in line. 5) When the first person gets the object the team yells out, and the other team stops counting runs. The first person in line that retreived the object now has a circle formed around him and he throws the object and the process reverses.

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