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Yak Kingdom: A Magical Quest - Day 2

Hear ye! Hear ye!! A royal announcement from Camp Yakety Yak!!

It was a blazing hot day in the Yak Kingdom. Despite the heat, campers stayed hydrated and had tons of incredible experiences today!! One of campers’ favorite parts of the day is the recess stations! Today’s choices included tech, playground, open gym (scooters!!), arts & crafts, and a new one: playmakers!! The Playmakers station is run by some graduate students from Portland State! They help all campers learn how to be better communicators through play!

At the afternoon talent show, we saw numerous campers and staff show off their awesome talents. The entertainment was fit for a king and queen!! But what really stole the show was learning our new CAMP SONG!! A team of red and white shirt staff helped us learn the first verse to the song! It was so totally awesome!!

Read about our other adventures below!!

Today in ChitChat, we got to dive deeper into our discussion about our “inner dragons” and how to fight them. To help us visualize, we started a neat art project that will take us most of the week to finish! Today, we made our own DRAGONS by tracing our hands and decorating them. Campers used their creative abilities to to make their dragons unique, just like them. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s addition to this project!!

What a wonderful day in Yak Academy!! First, we brainstormed some traits about ourselves to include in our self portraits. We thought about outside appearance - like hair color and eye color - to include on the “What People See About Us” side. We also listed out inside traits that we can use in our word collage on the back side of the portrait. Campers thought of amazing inside traits like intelligent, kind, thoughtful, humorous, and so many more!! Then we had time after the brainstorm to begin sketching our self-portrait! Tomorrow, we’ll break out the art supplies to officially begin the portraits!!

We were all smiles today at Games! Today was lots of magical fun as the campers are starting to get to know one another and learn what makes them so unique. We played another round of Dragons and Knights and learned a new game called “Who am I?” Our bodies get hot and tired from running around in the sun so it’s important to get lots of water and cool our bodies down before we move on to the next activity, the OT assistant has been SO awesome at helping us transition. We love using EVERYONE’S talents and skills, what a great day!!

Today in our Discovery Class Wizard Science Lab, we made SLIME! Campers followed directions and combined glue, baking soda and contact solution to make their very own ooey, gooey, squishy SLIME! They got to add a color of their choice and slime beads to make their slime unique and special!

It was a fun day in Cooking. It's hot here in the Yak Kingdom. So what better way to cool off than to make milkshakes? Campers had a lot of fun making the kind of milkshake they liked. Afterwards, we made crowns! All campers stayed safe, had a positive attitude, and had fun.

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