It has been far too long since I’ve put up a blog! If you follow our facebook page, the Williams Family, you would know that we’ve been pretty busy. I’ve managed to put up some updates to the page but found it harder to sit down and write a blog. No more!
From Feb 9-13th we put on a Safari English camp at the coffee house for 30 6-12 year olds. It was amazing, exhausting, exhilirating, humbling and fun! I had been preparing the camp for months and now was DDay.
The camp was laid out with 5 teams being 5 different African animals, with 5 different morals to the day based on Mr Mai’s business ethics.
After music time we had our Safari ‘evening’ campfire story time. Here, Mr Mai, aka David, would tell a story and his faithful sidekick, Barry, would translate.
Monday’s story was about telling the truth. If you tell lies all the time, how will people know when you are telling the truth? And when you tell lies, it breaks down friendships and trust.
The kids had to figure out the moral to the story by decoding a message that Mr Mai would give them each day. This type of activity has been a big hit and a new skill many of the kids had to learn. It’s been great watching them get excited when they figure out the message.
After a great lunch it was craft time! The kids made crafts to help them on safari like, binoculars and lanterns for their ‘evening’ story times.
And then they got to watch a movie in English and did some fun dancing and singing afterwards until it was time to go home for the day. Whew!
More in Part 2!