It was a Fantastic Friday at MCBC! There was so much going on and so much fun to be had by all!
Today’s words of the day are: Working together.
At lunch we had our Very Merry Unbirthday Lunch. We sat in tables with friends who were born in the same month as us. Each table had a special birthday cake for their birthday month to share at the end of the meal.
The AT&T Pioneers came for their 9th year and brought a special birthday present for each camper! It was so fun to see campers excitedly tearing open bags and paper to discover what was picked out especially for them!
We were also blessed to have visitors from The Sons of the American Legion of St. Peters, the MoKan Burn Foundation, The Firefighters Benevolent Association of Osage Beach. All these wonderful organizations help camp throughout the year.
The previously unnamed scholarship designed to help MCBC campers to pursue a dream was dedicated today to longtime MCBC staff and “camp grandpa,” James Neff. Thank you Jim for your 17 years of bringing and sharing all your love, compassion, and wisdom to MCBC!
The new scholarship program is specifically for Midwest Children’s Burn Camp campers who have a specific hobby or passion that they enjoy participating in and would like to take a class to continue that interest. Serenity and D’Angela were the first scholarship winners. Serenity used hers to take piano lessons and D’Angela used hers to take acting classes.
The sun was bright and shining as we went on to our afternoon activities. It was super fun to be able to jump in the pool or the lake and splash and play with our camp family.
This evening’s program was our annual camp talent show. Campers were incredibly brave and got up in front of their camp family to tell jokes, sing songs, dance and even hula hoop. It was amazing to see so much talent in one place!
Following evening program the Pony, Mustang and Stallion campers broke into their respective groups and had the web ceremony with their counselors and fellow campers. The web symbolizes how we are all connected as part of one big camp family and the string on our wrist can remind us of the love, connection and fun we found at Burn Camp during the school year.