Tennis

Our campers had a wonderful time playing tennis at the Dunnmore Tennis Court today. They practiced their front hand swings, back hand swings and their footwork.  They started the day with a good warm up followed by a stretch ensuring no one got an injury.

After a couple of practice rallies they were all playing like professionals.  By the end of the week we will have a bunch of Serenas at the camp.

 

 

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Tee Time

The campers who attended the golf optional this morning had an amazing time at Carruthers Creek Golf & Country Club.  They were able to drive their golf balls as far as they could at the beautiful driving range.  Our golf campers also got to work on reducing their number of strokes using Carruthers state of the art golf simulator.  The simulator was able to calculate the distance, speed, and height of each golf ball hit.  Our golfers were certainly gearing up to have a fun week at their golf optional.

 

 

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Week 2 Recap post –

Week 2 Recap post –

Camp days are finally back! This week, we welcomed 243 new and familiar faces to Camp Riverwood!

We laughed, we danced, we played, we swam, and we saw a baby kangaroo, two parrots, a snake, a ferret, a chinchilla, and so much more.

Along with our furry friends, we had other cool programs. We had Magic with Bob the Magician where our campers learned all kinds of fun tricks. We also had Play With Clay run by our very own counselors, where we made many beautiful sculptures to take home to Mom and Dad.

Some of our campers trained to become the next Michael Phelps at our instructional swim program, while others tried to be Gabby Douglas at our tumbling & trampoline course. And let’s not forget our many new horseback riders!

With the help of our lovely counselors & creative campers, the first week of camp was one to remember. To all our outgoing campers, we hope you had a great time at Camp Riverwood and to all our returning friends, we can’t wait to see you again!

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Star Wars Day!

What a way to end Week 7! So many campers came dressed for our star wars themed day and it was awesome! Our campers in golf got to play a real round on the course, everyone in tumbling and trampoline got awarded certificates, and it was a sunny day 🙂

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Next week our theme is DISNEY! We cannot wait to see everyone all dressed up for camp next Friday!

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Swimming Into Extended Night

Thursday was a great day! The sun was shining and everyone was excited for our second and final extended night of the summer! Campers had a blast making crafts, playing games, swimming and more. Check our some of the fun we had at swimming:

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As the day ended we started our Olympic themed extended night off with a late afternoon swim followed by some crafts and activities. Campers created 1st medals because we’re all winners at Riverwood and then competed in an obstacle course. To refresh ourselves we had pizza for dinner! What a great night 🙂

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See you all tomorrow for our STAR WARS themed theme day!

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Day trips and Surprise Visits

Today was our annual LTP day trip to our sister camp ‘Green Acres’ and it was a blast!!! The LTP’s got a great chance to develop their friendships even further and participate in activities like archery, high ropes, low ropes, and team building 🙂 On top of all this we had the chance to check out their petting zoo and have a great lunch all together.

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Back at camp we had a surprise visit from the Canine Dog Unit of the police force. A police officer came and talked to our campers about his job and how his dog helps him everyday. The dog was so excited to see some friendly faces and campers asked so many great questions for the officer to answer! It was a great time and we look forward to next year for our next visit from them.

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Don’t forget about our extended night tomorrow! It should be a great night and we hope to see you all there!

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Rain, Rain, Tumble Away

With so much rain we decided to go to Forest Brook Church to play games and do activities in an indoor facility. So many different activities were being done from having a HUGE dance party where campers learned the camp dance, ‘cotton-eyed joe.’ and showed off their own moves to doing some art’s and crafts.

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In tumbling and trampoline campers were shown some new tricks to add to their repitiur. We started off with stretches to gain flexibility and warm up for the tricks. We even played a game called “Shark in the Water” where campers practiced their speed and control, two things very important in gymnastics/cheer.

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The rain looks like it should stay away tomorrow, and we are so excited for tomorrow 🙂

 

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The Riverwood Open

Tennis started off great today and we can’t wait to see what these campers will learn by Friday. We did a quick warm-up to start and then went on to do some hand-eye coordination drills so once we started using the racket we would be able to hit the ball, at one point the campers even had two balls in the air to catch. Once we finished off our drills we went on to practice using our racket. It was a good start to the program and it will only get better as the days go on! As the campers improve their skills they will be able to face each other in their own matches and we are so excited to see the outcome.

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See everyone tomorrow 🙂

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We Are the Champions

The Olympics just started late last week so in Week 6 we decided to theme the week around the Olympics. Campers were making crafts like flags decorated with Olympic rings and playing themed games. On our Friday theme day campers came dressed up in sport jerseys to represent their favourite teams and we started off the morning with our weekly bus competition. The cheers were some of the best we’ve heard this summer but the PORCUPINE bus won for best cheer and decorations.

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All the campers in tumbling and trampoline as well as cheerleading had a ceremony of their own at Ultimate Canadian Cheer. After a week of learning new tricks and skills the campers in tumbling and trampoline each camper received a certificate and a recommendation into which program they should start at Ultimate to continue their cheer experience. After the campers in cheerleading performed an AMAZING routine they also received their awesome certificates! We can’t wait to see what happens next week 🙂

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Martial Arts

To become a great martial artist we need to have great instructors and plenty of practice time. Luckily this week at camp campers can dedicate their morning to this. Today they focused on sparing, their ability to focus, and creating swift movements. To start off the morning everyone took turns practicing their warm-up drills with punches to the pad, round house kicks, and more. After practicing their sparing skills with partners they were able to finish up with a game of ninja where they focused on control. What a fun morning!

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