Wow!! Can't believe it's already Thursday! It has been such a fun and busy week at Camp Yakety Yak!! We have had so much fun on our hunt for Bigfoot. There have been a few sightings but he's still out there somewhere...
Today, we had Yak Academy Instructor, Miss Emily, take over our Instagram account! She made an Instagram Story so you all could see our awesome Instagram account!! Follow us at @campyaketyyak to catch it. If you aren't on Instagram, see the video at the bottom of the blog post!!
One thing we've talked about this week is Julia Cook's book, My Mouth is a Volcano! It has helped us understand when we should think something but not say it. We're practicing how to keep our inside thoughts inside our brains!
We've also been collecting Yak Back! A Yak Back is a little ticket that a camper earns when the camper is being a good example of a camp rule! They're being safe, being kind, and trying their best! Each group turns in alllllllllll the Yak Backs they've collected each day so the JCC team can help create a beautiful mural! We are hoping we earn enough Yak Backs for a special prize on Friday!!
Let's check out some other adventures from today!
In Friendship class today, we learned a new breathing technique to use if we are ever in the red zone in the zone of regulation! It's called "blowing out the candle!" It helps use get the air out! We created our own pinwheels to help use blow out the air!
In Projects, we went on a photography scavenger hunt! Campers went on a nature walk in teams and took turns using an iPad to take pictures of rocks, plants, and bugs. We even saw a few birds! We loved working together to find everything and sharing what we found with each other.
During Play class, we started out with circle time, talked about the zones they were currently in. We use the zones of regulation that use blue, green, yellow, red to express how we're feeling. Then yoga time to help everyone stay in the ‘green’ zone! After, we played a game where we balanced a ball on a spoon! It was challenging for some campers but they didn't get frustrated! Campers just picked up the ball, put it back on the spoon, and kept moving! We worked on sharing the materials! As for the buddies team, some of them learned to be creative by using 2 spoons to keep the ball stay in place!
In Discovery, our second group of campers created their amazing projects from outdoor materials!! We took the outdoors into the classroom by creating projects out of things found in nature. We had the chance to create anything we wanted out of sticks, rocks, leaves, flowers, pinecones, and other arts & crafts materials! Their creations were incredible!!!
Finally, in Cooking, we took the outdoors inside and made s'mores! Campers practiced kitchen safety and learned a new recipe. The campers had a great time talking about their past camping experiences. Today we learned that s'mores are a "sometimes food". Whereas, the trail mix from Wednesday was an "everyday food".