We can't afford Chase during the school year, but their summer program, as it turns out, is very affordable. I liked the school because of the low camper to camp counselor ratio (4 to 1) and because it provides a variety of fun activities--arts and crafts, cooking, theater, games, tennis, field trips, water play, music, and dancing. Since Lewie, at age 7, is still discovering his likes and dislikes, I figure, why not expose it all to him? Then I'll know what type of extra curricular activities he might want to pursue during the school year.
So far, day one was a success. As much as he moped about going to camp because it would take him away from his beloved home and his computer, he came home singing a new tune. As it turns out, he liked EVERYTHING. A counselor nicknamed him "Lewie Proskills," a word that Lewie, evidently, made up himself. His main counselor, Travis, is a senior at UCONN studying counseling and family therapy. He loves acting, having performed in a variety of local theater productions, and he's a huge Harry Potter fan. (I decided that I will start reading the books to Lewie this summer.)
So far, we're off to a good start... Below are pictures his camp sent to us of the first day. (We all signed a media release to allow our children's images to be posted.)
|The Counselors at Camp 565--Travis, Lewie's Counselor, is on the bottom right.|
|My mom, Grammy, walking Lewie in on his first day...|
|The Chase Collegiate Campus...|
|A kick-line? I'm not sure Lewie is ready for the Rockettes.|
|The counselors are showing us how it's done!|