It was 6 weeks. It was fun. It was crazy, and it’s hard to believe it’s over already.
Normally when it’s summer it means a time to slow down and relax. For me it’s completely opposite. It’s my most busy time of the year as far as work goes. Fortunately I love what I do so “work” is like play for me.
This summer I worked at 2 camps here in Riverdale.
At Camp Gan Israel I was their Arts & Crafts Director working Mondays and Wednesdays. I taught about 55 kids ranging in age from 4 to 10. We did a different art project based on their theme for the day.
Both staff and campers alike wore these blue tie dyed t-shrts. I dressed mine up with matching nail polish!
On Tuesdays and Thursdays I taught photography workshops at the Summer Stage Performing Arts Camp. The kids are a bit older at this one ranging from 6 to 14. The kids just went crazy with their cameras! I think their favorite activity was the photo scavenger hunt where they searched the Riverdale Y building high and low for specific items based on clues I gave them.
Summer Stage kept me very busy because I was also the camp photographer, photographing their daily activities to keep the parents informed on what their kids are up to all day. I also did Summer Portraits for them. Photographing 47 kids in one day wiped me out but I was really happy with the results.
The kids at this camp also put on a show. This summer it was Once Upon A Mattress. I photographed that as well. This was a treat because my 2 girls were n it! The first time they did a show together! (More on that in a later blog post)
Additional photo shoots and private photography lessons got squeezed into the mix as well.
This week is much different – we’re at a much slower pace. I actually prefer a more hectic schedule. I wonder if it’s the city girl that resides so deep inside my being.
The girls are done with camp so now we have to come up with our own daily activities. This could be a challenge when we’re all not agreeing on what to do. I am also getting ready for next week’s Photography Camp. One week of photography with kids ages 9 to 12. We have some fun field trips planned – my favorite being a day in the city (of course!)
School supplies arrived today which means summer is almost over and we’ll be back to a different kind of hectic schedule.
I actually love when September comes around. I feel like it’s the time for new beginnings. And better wardrobe choices!!
How has your summer been so far?