On Sunday the students performed their drama for the congregation. It went well. They all did a really nice job reading their lines. After church we had open workshop time where the students could choose which activity they wanted to go to. In crafts they made memory books to have people from camp sign. In sports they had options of four square, soccer, or learning to play catch with a baseball. Baseball was actually a pretty popular choice. They are curious to learn the sport. In the afternoon we went to Wisła for the festival. The walk to Wisła is beautiful, but shortly after we started it poured on us, so it was a long, wet walk. During the thunderstorm we noticed a lightning strike nearby. Turns out it was really close to the camp and knocked out the internet connection just before Pastor James could Skype the congregation at Holy Savior. We looked around some of the shops and booths and had some gelato. Thanks Ewelina for the suggestion of pistachio and chocolate. It was delicious. Jean and I found some of the lace the area is known for just before we left. We bought matching table cloths that are gorgeous. The walk back to camp was sunny and dry. We made it back just in time for supper and had the polish hotdogs Lisa has been looking forward to so much. Our evening activity was Family Feud. After the kids went to bed we watched the Poland--Italy volleyball match. Go Polska!
On Monday we talked about food in class.We had the students talk about their favorite foods and did a taste test with them using foods from both the U.S. and Poland and taught them words to describe the foods. The strongest reaction for most was to the Hot Tamales we brought. They don't really have hot, spicy foods of any kind here so the kids are not used to such tastes. In crafts the students made their own creations using melty beads. I'm always amazed at the creativity of some of these kids. They come up with some really beautiful ideas. In sports they played "crazy dodgeball." It is a game made up by Pastor James in which you have four teams playing against each other at once so the balls are coming from three different directions. Music and drama worked on new songs and skits with the kids. The evening activity tonight was Capture the Flag and afterwards we gave them floats made with their choice of Coke or Fanta. They loved the ice cream floats.
Thank you to all who have been praying for our sick and injured campers and teachers. They are all healing well. It has been so great to see the level of love and concern everyone here has shown for each other. It will be hard in a couple days when we have to leave these kids!