Knowing there’s only two weeks left of camp the kids at Riverdale, Paul Park and Condon took full advantage. Tuesday morning started the beginning of the Kickball playoffs as Riverdale and Paul Park fought to see who would play Condon in the finals. Paul Park undoubtedly had the stronger hand having almost triple the amount of kids. Riverdale put up a good fight but Paul Park will go on to face Condon next Tuesday for the Championship. Wednesday marked our annual field trip to Canobie Lake Park; the kids enjoyed the rides and cooled off in the water park. Camp Counselor Dan Hernon showed off his basketball skills in the three point contest and walked away with a big prize. To end the week we had our End of the Year party and the Recreation Center, there the kids enjoyed many different games such as kickball, football, races and enjoyed watching the 2011 slideshow. Next week we will find out who the kickball champions are and we will end Wednesday with all camps at Paul Park.
On Monday, Nathan Legault was victorious in the McGolf Championship for the camp's mini golf tournament! Congratulations Nathan! Condon Park was able to beat Riverdale in Kickball on Tuesday securing their spot for first place. Next week Riverdale and Paul Park will battle to see who will face Condon for the Championship. Our field trip this week was a lot of fun as we traveled to Whitman MA to SkateTown. The kids enjoyed themselves and especially loved when the counselors fell! Towards the end of the week the camps rushed around town competing in a scavenger hunt, hunting for random things such as door knobs, umbrellas, strollers and answering trivia questions. It was a close battle as parks fought to get everything on their list as well as finish first. Paul Park and Condon got everything on the Scavenger hunt but Condon was able to take the prize by beating Paul Park by just a few minutes. The camps finished up the week with a trip to Cold Stone where they enjoyed a day at a new park and cooled off with an ice cream! Only a few weeks left of the summer and our biggest field trip is next week, so get your permission slips in for Canobie Lake Park as soon as possible. Limited seats available!
This week has been a lot of fun with Foam Day being the highlight of the week where they found it the most fun to get the counselors covered in foam!! ! The camp also got a tour of the Police Station where the campers were able to get a few chances at dunking one of the officers in a dunk tank! We were able to take a look in the police cars and got a tour around the police station where they answered all of our camper's questions. We walked over about 80 kids to the Dedham House of Pizza for lunch! They welcomed us with a smile and a lot of pizza!! Our kids had a fabulous time and were welcomed back and complimented on their behavior! Then, we ventured to Plaster Fun Time where all of the parks practically filled the place and they each came out with a creative piece of art. Siobhan Fitzpatrick's piece was fantastic; I think we have an artist! Next week we have our McGolf Championship and on Wednesday we will be heading to Skatetown!
This week’s field took us to Hanover, MA to Star Land, where the camps enjoyed a fun day in the sun riding Go-Karts, playing Laser Tag, racing up the Rock wall and putting some hole in ones on the mini golf course. Nathan from Condon put up a good fight and showing off his skills against the counselors in mini golf coming in second place! Dominique Tannetta also celebrated her 13th birthday with the camps. Last week’s heat did not stop the campers from enjoying themselves on Fun Friday! The camps spent the day at the Rec Center where a slip n’ slide was set up as well as a big screen projector to view movies. A wiffle ball tournament was held at Paul Park on Wednesday. The “Condon Cougars” beat the “Paul Park Ponies” in the championship game. Earl Jones, Makayla Fedorchuk, Scotty Nosky and Charlie Vonchoppe were on the victorious Cougars. Great playing was also shown by the members on the Ponies; Shawn Nosky, Billy Casey, Mike Murray, Liam Flynn, and Matt Devirgilio. We hope you’re ready for next week’s events as we get to experience a tour of the police station and go on a field trip to Plaster Fun Time. And don’t forget next week is Foam Day!
This past Wednesday was Dedham’s Annual Bike Rodeo at the Endicott Estate. The children enjoyed racing around the obstacle course and participated in some fun activities including the slow bike contest, where condon’s own Nijal Hill beat out Lieutenant Mark Black and won himself a gift certificate to Papa Ginos! Dedham Police Department put on a fun demonstration with their K9 Unit and The Animal Rescue League showed us how they would rescue an animal stuck in a tree. At the end of the day there was a raffle where some lucky campers got to take home some gift certificates and a new bike among the winners were Riverdale campers Eva Murphy and Gabby Cajar. To end the day the Fire department sprayed the campers with a hose from one of their engines to help them cool off from the summer heat. The campers are looking forward to their trip to Starland next week!
On Monday July, 18 the camps participated in their third field trip to Laser Quest in West Roxbury. The kids enjoyed a day of unlimited laser tag, fun games, competing in different contests, food and they even won prizes. Laser Quest was named many of the campers favorite day of the summer after their trip to Laser Quest. Charlie Von Schoppe, Joey Leva, and Earl Jones held high scores for the day.
On July 12, 2011 the camps participated in their second field trip to the Brockton Rox. The heat on Tuesday did not stop the camps from having fun at the game. The Rox were victorious and the campers had fun cheering and dancing and even a few campers got signatures! Some lucky Paul Park campers won a free MLA video game from the Brockton Rox including: Ryan and Sean Flaherty, Maya and Stephen Acosta. On Monday July 18th our camps will be going to Laser Quest in West Roxbury, sign up fast there are limited spots available!
On July 6th the camps took their first field trip to the local Dedham Community Theatre to watch Despicable Me. Despicable Me is based on a criminal mastermind who uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better. This movie was fit for any child and even had our staff laughing out loud. We would like to thank the Dedham Community Theatre and we hope to see a lot of familiar faces at our next field trip on July 12, to the Brockton Rox!