A typical day at LifeSeeds is always an exciting and uplifting day! Each day, camp begins with all of the campers and counselors together for opening ceremonies. Opening ceremonies usually include a motivational thought or story, birthday recognition, counselor “fun,” trivia, and a camp-wide warm-up.
At the conclusion of the morning ceremonies, there may be a pride group activity or campers may just move into their respective sport camps for their morning session. The morning sports camp session usually includes fundamental instruction, situational drills, and fun games and competition.
The middle part of the camp day includes a pride group activity, lunch, and a guest speaker/entertainer. The order in which we do things during this part of camp varies from day to day, based on time, weather, and the nature of presentation. Our guests range from athletes and coaches to professional entertainment like the Hip Hop Handbook and Jungle Joe’s Animal Junction.
The afternoon sport session gives campers an opportunity to apply the skills covered during the morning and compete in fun and challenging games. Some afternoons also include water-related activities, which are always a “cool” way to spend the afternoon at camp. Some of these activities include Castle Assault, The Bucket Relay, and our 40-foot Water Slide.
Each camp day ends with a closing ceremony, which is a spirited, high-energy, and often motivational finish to each day. Campers are recognized for their performances as athletes and their choices as people. In what has become a wonderful tradition at LifeSeeds, closing ceremonies includes medals for the Camper of the Day and the “Spirit Award” Winner in each sports camp. If time permits, this part of camp sometimes includes a counselor competition, which is always a crowd favorite!
The final act of each camp day is one of the unique components of LifeSeeds that adds to the special nature of the experience. Each camper makes a connection with all of his or her counselors and coaches for a thank you and good-bye. Again, it is a time when everyone feels the love and compassion that is so much a part of LifeSeeds!