We had a successful week at Periwinkle Day Camp filled with lots of laughs and tons of fun as campers joined in on the theme Catch the Adventure. 65 campers, 30 counselors and activity leaders, and over 30 day volunteers helped make the week possible. Camper group names included the Race Cars, Spaceships, Sailboats, and Airplanes to keep the adventure going throughout the week. For the second year in a row, Periwinkle Day Camp was hosted at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. We’d like to extend a sincere thank you to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church for the incredible hospitality.
Here is a recap of the week:
Monday: We kicked off Day Camp with a sweet start of breakfast donated by Shipley Do-Nuts and stayed fueled throughout the day with lunch provided by Au Bon Pain. The day’s activities included Arts & Crafts, Sports, 9-Square and a special cooking session with Marissa Allen from First and Full. Our first day ended with a Magic Show performed by Kyle Ryan, a local magician.
Tuesday: Back at it for day two, Kolache Factory donated sweet and savory treats to fuel us for a day of more Arts & Crafts, Sports, an epic Minute to Win it Challenge and experiments with Mad Science. Midday, we had a special appearance from the world famous Chick-fil-A cow who also donated a delicious lunch. The day ended with a show from the Houston ZooMobile to show off a few animals and teach us about protecting wildlife.
Wednesday: Midweek, campers were looking good donning this year’s Day Camp t-shirt! With a great breakfast provided by Einstein Bros. Bagels, campers joined in on Arts & Crafts, climbed a 20-foot rock wall, played games on an inflatable and joined in on more sports in the gym. The icing on the cake (or rather the cookie) was decorating cookies generously provided by Three Brothers Bakery.
Thursday: A little rain sure didn’t stop the fun at Day Camp with activities like building stuffed animals, cooking more delicious treats, arts & crafts and a phenomenal golfing session with The First Tee. To top it off, Bernie’s Burger Bus provided the camp with burger sliders and chips for lunch before music performances by Shreya and Hannah courtesy of our partner, Amp Ur Room.
Friday: The campers came prepared with their swimsuits for a fun day of water activities. A breakfast donation from Randalls fed our campers with great pastries and muffins. Campers were eager to go outside to hop on the water slide, play water balloon volleyball, and have water wars. Inside, campers had fun with laser tag and an adventure scavenger hunt. Phoenicia Specialty Foods provided meat and cheese platters for a great lunch. Lastly, we joined as a camp to watch the week’s slideshow with highlights from each day. We also got to experience a live performance by Amp Ur Room artist Luke Levenson who came all the way from Nashville, TN to be a part of Day Camp!
Thank you to all campers, families, volunteers and staff who made Periwinkle Day Camp an inviting, welcoming and life-changing experience for children 7-12 years of age who are affected by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The Periwinkle Foundation is strengthened by your support and service. Thank you for growing our community of healing!