Tuesday, June 23, 2009

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " W "


Abc Wednesday is here and the letter is " W ". " W " is for the Wild West theme
we have at our Church Day Camp this year. Its called Breakaway to the Great Frontier.

These pictures are from the entrance to the Church campus. All the town facades were built by very willing and talented volunteers.
The white tents you see on the inside are individual temporary classrooms built for 10 kids and 3 teachers and assistants each. Every inch of the campus is used and its a sea of little white tents.

There is a 3 hour morning session and then its repeated all over again in the evening, from Monday till Friday.
Between the two groups we have about 2800 kids from kindergarten to 5th grade, and almost as many volunteers helping.

There are skits, singing, dancing and all kinds of recreational activities. Waterslides, bounce houses and plenty of water and good wet fun. The temps. got into the low 100's F. today. In these pictures you can see the authentic wagon wheels and wagons.
That's why I have not visited many of your blogs this week.
I am up to my eyeballs in this great happening.
Enlarging each picture will give you a more detailed view.
Go to Mrs. Nesbitts link on my side bar to see what others have posted for the letter W.
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35 comments:

Leslie: said...

Oh gee, I'm first~! This is absolutely fantastic and I myself have taken part in just such an atmosphere at my church. Mind you, we didn't have 2800 kids, but always over 500. I used to be the grade 4 leader and had so much fun doing it. I also know how much work is involved and kudos to you and all your volunteers for doing such a wonderful thing for the children!

Paula Scott said...

Wow! Pretty elaborate!

Beverly said...

I am in awe.

Grace and Bradley said...

What a marvelous camp, the children must love it. You must also enjoy the time with them. Your photos are superb. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

What great Ws you have...this is a wonderful church camp theme and done so well ...the town facades are super...

James said...

That is elaborate. I thought it was a toy set at first. Very good W post.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh, I just love that you are helping with this! You are such an inspiration to me! I thank you for giving of your time in this way. I know you are impacting many children for God. I love that! Great W. Wonderful!

Hildred and Charles said...

, I am quite overwhelmed. 2800 kids! And I'm so envious, - you must have a very vital and enthusiastic church. It is most encouraging to see your wonderful efforts for the kids. Congratulations.

Irene Toh said...

Great photos of the Wild West theme. Great choice for W.

Gordon said...

That is awesome; so realistic. What an effort you've put in.

Jama said...

What an interesting place to be in!

AVCr8teur said...

Wow, they did a great job. It looks like so much fun to stroll through the camp.

Olivier said...

j'aimerais bien y aller, se retrouver au temps du farwest. belle série.
I would well like to go there, to meet nice series at the time of the farwest..

Reader Wil said...

You must have been very busy organizing this Church Day Camp. It sounds wonderful and the photos show how wonderful it all looks. It must have been great fun! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for your visit to the Wheel. It was designed in the UK, but constructed in the Netherlands.

Maria Berg said...

That was a happy pig on the last post - fun.
Wild West, that is a good, very good one double WW.
/MB

Faye Pekas said...

I am absolutely amazed. Such a great project for these kids. I can't even imagine the work involved with having 2800 kids in one place. We probably don't have many more than that in our entire school system :) You must have an amazing church.

Shammickite said...

Your church people actually built that Western town? I am very impressed. The kids must have so much fun.

Hilary said...

This is just amazing! An awful lot of work went into building this town. You have an incredibly talented and creative group. Very impressive!

Miss_Yves said...

Well done!(The camp and your photos) !

Q said...

WOW!
WOnderful ws and such a great week for you and all the kids...
Sherry

nonizamboni said...

Perfect 'way' to spend your week! thanks for sharing it with us.

Joy said...

I like all the little details like the hay bale, saddles and signs. Wow thats a lot of kids, what a great community.

Kate said...

It is certainly obvious why you haven't posted for a few days. There is an unimaginable amount of hours involved in an undertaking such as this. The volunteers need to be told how impressed we all are by this project! You are close to sainthood, Sue, for such active participation on your part. It is a delightful age group of children, isn't it?

uncleawang said...

I watch the wild west on the movie & the classic wild west actor John Wyne is my favourite.Thanks for sharing & also Thanks for the visit.

Karyn said...

Wow! what an undertaking! Looks like it will be great fun for all those kids. God's blessing on this outreach!

AphotoAday said...

Well, that really IS going all out for the kids...

MedaM said...

That is a great job that you and your husband have done in which you have put a lots of effort. But I am sure that you also had a great time and that both you and your husband enjoyed in your participation. Congratulation! Your photos are wonderful; thanks for sharing them with us!

jay said...

Oh, I'm envious!! I'd love to visit that place!

So appropriate for me to read today, when my 'ride 'em cowboy' iGallop replacement has arrived and is sitting in the hallway waiting to be unpacked! LOL!

joan said...

That is pretty cool. Sorry I haven't been around to visit in awhile. Thanks for all of your prayers and thoughts. Take care.

Wanda said...

Wow, I'm impressed!!

That is so great! Love the pictures.

LOL:Wanda

Kerri said...

WoW.....Sounds like loads of FUN!

Kansas Bob said...

Now that is impressive!

Laurie said...

This is a great collection of photos from what sounds like a fun event.

jay said...

That looks like fun on a very large scale!! Waterslides in the Wild West? Might be pushing it, historically speaking, but I bet the kids didn't care!

CG said...

That looks amazing! IO am sure it will be a wonderful experience.