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CAMP DURING QUARANTINE Avery Hildreth (pictured, cooking), a seventh grader at St. Mark’s Episcopal School, enjoyed Periwinkle Day Camp, which took place virtually this summer.
I heard Periwinkle is a very cool day camp. This year, it was a virtual day camp. For my first virtual camp, it was fun! My sister Ella did virtual camp with me also. All the campers’ brothers and sisters were there too. I think it made it more fun with family involved. Periwinkle is a foundation that sends kids with cancer to camp.
We did many different activities every day on Zoom. Periwinkle sent us both a big purple box of activities to do during camp. Each day started with morning energizers for everyone at camp. Then the leader told us what we were doing that day, and we got to move to different rooms with our counselors.
On the first day we got to do a scavenger hunt! The first thing we were asked to find was a piece of fruit, and kids were so fast! Then we did something with wheels, which was kind of hard. Finally, we had to find a remote and tell the counselors our favorite TV show.
My other favorite activities were playing No Crust, I Spy, and learning how to do origami. We had a very fun origami teacher, and she taught us how to make cat hats out of a sheet of paper. She also gave us more origami crafts to do on our own after camp. My sister loved the fort-building challenge the best.
Our Periwinkle box also had some activities to do after camp. One of the ones I enjoyed the most was cooking. I cooked mac and cheese one day. It was so fun to make, and it was yummy. One of the crafts we did was planting flowers. That was really cool too, and now my flowers are growing.
Periwinkle Camp was super fun. The counselors were funny, nice and helpful with questions. Periwinkle Camp means a lot to me, and it helps a lot of kids. I want to thank all the counselors and Periwinkle donors who helped make this camp possible.
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