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Winter Blast -- December 26-29, 2017

Winter Blast is Right Around the Corner!

It's not too early to make your Winter Break plans. Winter Blast is December 26-29, 2017 and your camper doesn't want to miss the fun! This year's festivities will include: s'mores, a hayride, fun run, our very own holiday parade, and much more!

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Early Registration Is Now Open!

Register Early and Save Money!

Early registration for Summer 2018 is open now! All you need to do is register online, pay your deposit before January 31st, and you can save $20 per week on tuition. The early registration discount does not apply to Winter Blast, Spring Break Camp or Opening Week.

Horseback riding spots filled up quickly last year, so make sure your rider has a spot!

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Joe Ray's Article

Time Flies!!

Time flies – literally!! On my birthday, an old acquaintance of mine congratulated me for completing another journey of 585.6 million miles. I admit I had to think about that one. Then it dawned on me – he was referring to the miles we travel as the earth rotates. It kinda puts a different twist on the expression, “it’s not the years, it’s the mileage.” Upon further research, I discovered we’re traveling approximately 1,000 miles per hour. So, I’m traveling really fast and don’t realize or appreciate the fact. So, here we are.

Another year has passed and Winter Blast Camp is almost here. Like traveling on a spinning Earth, we don’t realize one journey has ended and another is starting. I don’t feel movement as the Earth rotates, but I feel movement as Bus #7 moves from Doss Elementary to Camp Doublecreek. Campers feel movement as they negotiate the jungle gym and the low ropes course. They feel the swaying and steady movement while riding a horse. During Winter Blast, they experience the movement of a tractor during a hayride. They engage in self-propulsion as they run during soccer, kickball, colored eggs, tag, going from one activity to another, and getting in line for snacks or lunch. I suppose the most extreme form of self-propulsion takes place on the zipline.

To continue with the physics analogy, campers also put objects in motion when they strike a ball during kickball, soccer, four-square, gaga ball. They also put objects in motion when they release an arrow, squeeze the trigger of a BB gun, or squeeze the barrel of a horse (hopefully with their toes up).

I doubt if campers have a sense of motion as the Earth rotates; but during Winter Blast Camp they experience the sensation of motion from the time they step on the bus until they get off at the end of the day. They also get the sensation of hot chocolate and S’mores, which they will not experience during Spring Break or Summer Camps.

I enjoy closing out the year during Winter Blast Camp. I see it as a spring board. So goodbye 2017, hello 2018! Hello Spring Break and Summer! This will be our 7th Winter Break Camp. It’s hard to believe we’ve traveled over 3,500 million miles since our first Winter Break Camp. Would I like to stop time? Of course! But since we’re traveling 1,000 miles per hour, that would be a bad idea. Now if there was only a way for the Earth’s rotation to translate into burning calories!!

 Joe Ray

Apparel

Check out our new apparel!

Parker is modeling our "Doublecreek is in my DNA" shirt. It is long-sleeved with 'Doublecreek is in My DNA" down one sleeve. The Horseback Shirt is short-sleeved.

Both shirts are available in sizes Youth: Small, Medium and Large and Adult: S-2XL and are priced at $15 each.

Email Rachel@campdoublecreek.com to order yours now.

Sock Snowman Craft

One of our favorite Winter Blast Camp Crafts!

We have made these darling sock snowmen in our Arts & Crafts classes during Winter Blast Camp. They turned out so cute!


https://eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.ca/2015/12/spare-sock-snowman.html

Check out our other Pinterest Boards for other Holiday- and Winter-themed crafts, poems, songs and activities at:

http://www.pinterest.com/campdoublecreek

Camp Doublecreek
PO Box 5261, Round Rock, Texas, 78683
Phone: (512)255-3661
info@campdoublecreek.com