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Mitchell's Place

Today we had the privilege of hosting a camp for Mitchell’s Place. Tuesdays this Summer have mainly been spent hosting one-time camps, and this was the third and final camp held with Mitchell’s Place.

We had a total of eighteen kids come out, and though it was hot and there were a few sporadic rumbles of thunder early on, we all had a blast. During the morning, the kids rotated between three stations: riding, a nature walk, and art with She-she. I was a member of the nature walk crew, which involved Barratt (our resident geologist!) sharing her private collection of rocks and minerals, as well as a stroll along the sensory trail and down to the creek. And, as the self-proclaimed “Keeper of the Buns”, the part I was most pleased about was when the kids got to meet Taco and Lemonade and both of the bunnies were very well behaved as a half-dozen tiny hands loved on them.

After those three stations, we broke for lunch. Though we planned to have a dance session in addition to free play for the early afternoon, most of the kids opted to run around in the field or play on the playground despite the heat. Several staff hopped in on an intense game of kickball. I personally know I got my daily workout in during that game as I type this, still dripping with sweat.

Overall, we all had a great time and truly enjoyed having Mitchell’s place out this Summer, as we have in past Summers. It’s hard to believe July is already winding down. The Fall session and cooler weather are already in sight! Stay tuned on both this blog as well as our other social media platforms for more information about the Fall term as it grows closer.

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Busy Week and a Look Ahead

So last week was a little bit slower than our typical Summer week due to the holiday, but this weekend is going to be packed!

Aside from our regularly scheduled camps and lessons, we have a volunteer horse-handling course on Thursday morning, a group of veterans from Lakeshore on Friday morning, a group of girls from Girls, Inc. on Friday afternoon, and a group of volunteers coming to help out for Serve Day on Saturday morning. We’re very excited and thankful to have the opportunity to host all these groups.

Other happenings and events to keep an eye on include:

  • Student Awards Banquet at The Summit Club on Thursday, July 28th.
  • The Summer Newsletter should be out sometime in early August.
  • Fall lesson and camp sign-ups are expected to go out very soon. As of the day this blog post is being written (July 11th), the fall term is expected to begin the week of August 28th.

That’s all for now, stay safe and hydrated with all this heat everyone!