I finally got around to processing a few photos of our Kids’ Camp from a few weeks ago. Most of these show some of the activities that took place on “sports” day in the campus gym.

First is the start of a dodge ball game. The ball is placed in the middle of the competition area and students from the two opposing teams rush to get control of the ball. There were a few collisions in the mad rush, but no one was injured.

Dodge Ball

Dodge Ball

Here the kids try to pass along a ping pong ball using plastic forks. If they dropped it, they had to start over. Once the ball got to the end of the line of about 8 students and one teacher, they started another ball going. The winning team got about 6 balls; my team got one. If only the kids concentrated this hard on studying.

Ping pong scoop game

Ping Pong Scoop

There was also a jump rope contest. The winning team got, I think, 21 straight jumps. Here, Mike and his kids get some great air time. They finished with 17 jumps. I didn’t participate in this one, only because my name wasn’t drawn. (I couldda been a contender, I tell ya.)

Jump Rope Contest

Jump Rope Contest

About midway through the games, everyone took a well-deserved break from the action.

Break Time

Break Time

At the end of the day, prizes were awarded to the winners. Here’s Rob with one of the champs, kind of a “Mutt and Jeff” type duo.

Rob and winner

Rob and Winner

Finally, here’s a shot of one of my classes in various states of alertness. I forget when I took this, either early in the morning or later in the afternoon, so they were a bit tired. Overall, they were bright, friendly and happy young boys and girls.

One of my classes

One of my classes

Well, our nice spring-like weather of late is now turning into winter again, with sub-freezing temperatures and howling winds, especially up here on the side of “university hill.” So, I’m back in hibernation again. More later.