This has been a very “STORM” themed summer so far. Fifteen of our finest girls were invited to participate in the Seattle Storm Leadership Academy at the Swedish Hospital in Seattle. Swedish Hospital is the Storm’s main partner and they facilitated a fun-filled day where the girls met several of the Swedish staff, including a pediatrician and rehab doctor. The Academy’s purpose was to instill into young girls that the medical field is a great career field to consider. The girls learned CPR and had a chance to hang out with Storm point guard Noelle Quinn, a 12-year veteran of the WNBA. The day truly sparked many of the girl’s interest in the medical field.
Morning Camp’s theme this week was Dr. Seuss. The children read several of Dr. Seuss’ classics, including “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” and of course “Green Eggs and Ham.” The children made “Cat in the Hat” hats and “Oh the Places You Go” suitcases, which they used to store their itinerary for their favorite trips. On Thursday the children were treated to “Green Eggs and Ham” for breakfast. It tasted better than it looked. The week ended with the kids watching “The Lorax” movie. Dr. Seuss week is always one of the highlights for our children during the summer!!
Our Junior Rangers made the long trek out to the Hoh Rain Forest last week. The long journey was truly worth it. The weather was perfect and the children enjoyed picking wild huckleberries and hugging the huge Douglas Fir tree. The children hiked to the beautiful Hall of Moss and spent quiet time on the banks of the Hoh River writing in their journals. They also played a game of “Pick Your Tree” where the children are blindfolded and guided to a tree where thy used their hands to “feel” the tree and then they had to identify which tree was theirs. Our Rangers keep our children engaged with amazing lessons and fun activities. Next week it’s out to NatureBridge for more hiking and a special canoe ride in their Native America Salish canoe.