Community-Based Programs Mid March Report

February was exciting for Camp K students, as they embarked on some exciting adventures out in the community!  The month started off with a bang at a Magic Show, held at the Utah Children’s Theatre, where we saw amazing magic tricks, thrilling stunts, and hilarious jokes performed by magician Elias “Lefty” Caress.  Things heated up as we cheered on some of our favorite sports teams throughout the month, including the University of Utah Gymnastics, and the Grizzlies Hockey.  It wouldn’t be Camp K without a party -and this month did not disappoint!  We celebrated with a Valentine’s Day Party, complete with cookie decorating, card making, and of course, a dance party!  The highlight of the month was our Star Wars themed Mini-Camp!  It was a weekend full of Storm Troopers, lightsabers, and Jedi’s.  We even had an appearance by Kids Heroes Foundation, which included a Jedi master, Sith Lord, and a Tie-Fighter pilot!

We couldn’t be more thrilled with the way our specialty program, International Cuisine, has been going! During February, we explored and learned about different cultures and food from around the world. We “traveled” to Italy, Mexico, Greece, and the USA!  Because of our generous donors, we were able to try delicious food from each of these locations. A special thanks to The Old Spaghetti Factory, Sugar House BBQ, La Puente, International Pantry, Spitz, and Ruth’s Diner. We look forward to “traveling” to China, India, and Hawaii in March!

With two months left in this season’s Community Based Program, we are gearing up for some exciting things in March, including a visit to the Natural History Museum of Utah, Disney on Ice, a tour of the Murray Fire Station, and our annual St. Patrick’s Day Party.

Our students have been working hard in our Vocational Rehabilitation program.  We are having a great time learning about public transportation, communication, and professional development. In March, we will be diving into finance and learning about saving, spending, and budgeting. Don’t let these boring words fool you – our lessons, games, and activities are not only educational, but fun as well!

The volunteers at Camp K continue to influence and inspire our programs to be the best they can. We had over 50 hours of service time volunteered at our various programs in February. Some notable volunteers this last month were Bill and Saundie Stone, who dedicated many hours prepping our monthly flyers, assembling file cabinets, and addressing letters for our upcoming Gala.

More fun and events are coming soon!