Saturday, June 28, 2008

Pan, pain, & more pain

Two weeks ago I started my job at the Community Center as a camp counselor. I am with a day camp called Adventure. The ages range from 5 to 8 years old. Let me remind you of the schedule I go through Monday throug Friday from 9 a.m to about 4:15 p.m. In the morning after we have song time we break into our camps and play a game (so basically mostly running around), then we will usually do an art activity and have morning snack. Then we will either walk to a playground, park, etc (just so the kids have somewhere new to go to and don't get bored of the Community Center) - so a mild form of running if you will. When we get to our destination we will play another activity (again - mostly running around). After, we have to walk back in time for an hour and fifteen minutes of swimming. Then we get lunch and read the kids a story. After that they get some free time and you would think that the counselors get to sit and watch the kids, but no we get to play with them during free time. When free time is over we usually have either another art project or a group activity. When camp is finally over around 4 o'clock for parents to come pick up their kids we play with them until they are picked up. Basically what I am trying to say is after only two weeks of camp I am aching in places I never knew could ache. This may sound like I am complaining but it is so much fun for me. I enjoy going to work everyday because I get to be a kid again. I am exhausted at the end of the day and I muster enough energy to play with Jasmin but it is so worth it to me. There are many benefits to this job: 1 my campers are like my own personal trainers (and there is about 20 - 25 of them. 2 I get paid to "work out" and play with kids. 3 my face and arms have been getting really tan from all the hours outside (now I just have to figure out how to even my tan). So if you see me and I'm limping it's because my body is in pain, pain, & more pain. :)


sweetpea said...

What a fun job! It sounds like the pain will pay off though, with all that exercising!

carn family said...

Wow that all sounds exhausting! I guess you can't beat a job that pays you to get a workout.