Blog Post by Megan Gomez, YDA Summer Counselor
The last week of camp has arrived. Can this really be!? The first three weeks flew by, but I'm hoping to savor every last bit of week four.
Sharefest Summer YDA has been one of the best experiences. I couldn't have asked for anything more.
Today, we started off by sprinting across the gym as a warm-up lead by Anwar. Then, The Avengers headed to the pool while The Swag Dragons played baseball.
We had fun and practiced batting, throwing, and stealing the bases. At the end, we had two very special guests come speak to the kids. Maury Wills, who has the record for most stolen bases at 104 and holds the 1962 national league MVP, spoke to the kids about his life. This man is an inspiration to all. He grew up in the projects of Washington D.C and made it to the MLB through his hard work and dedication. We also had Councilman Buscaino talk about his passion for baseball. I am very grateful that these two speakers invested their time into our day by speaking to the students.
After getting autographs and taking pictures, The swag dragons were ready for their turn in the pool. The instructors were generous enough to give everyone free time. We all had a lot of fun in the pool with a diving competition and other games. We have had many kids move up a swim level which makes me proud.
After the activities, it was LUNCH TIME! YUM! At lunch, everyone enjoyed their Subway, then games of soccer, basketball, frisbee, and dodgeball were formed.
Sadly, it was time to say our good byes and go. I am looking forward to the rest of the week, but I know the last day will be bittersweet.