2018-08-16 / Editorial

Did You Hear?

by Alex MacPhail


The Ocean Park Association's Educational Bureau sponsored Beach Olympics summer camp last week that highlighted fun and competition as a way of providing lessons in teamwork, including how to build a human pyramid. Participating include: top row, from left: Avery Kurkjy and Mya Landry; middle row: Anthony St. Pierre, Romero St. Pierre, Lucas Arruda, Navio Lopez, Daniel Landry, Marco Arruda, Ashley Houde, Emmy Scott (peeking through) and Sophia Quiel; staff row: Madelyn Fraser, Maria Cesarini, Vernon Wells and Minnie Stephenson; bottom front row: Noah Scott and Cole Polatin. (Beth Keene courtesy photo) The Ocean Park Association's Educational Bureau sponsored Beach Olympics summer camp last week that highlighted fun and competition as a way of providing lessons in teamwork, including how to build a human pyramid. Participating include: top row, from left: Avery Kurkjy and Mya Landry; middle row: Anthony St. Pierre, Romero St. Pierre, Lucas Arruda, Navio Lopez, Daniel Landry, Marco Arruda, Ashley Houde, Emmy Scott (peeking through) and Sophia Quiel; staff row: Madelyn Fraser, Maria Cesarini, Vernon Wells and Minnie Stephenson; bottom front row: Noah Scott and Cole Polatin. (Beth Keene courtesy photo) Did you hear?

The Educational Bureau of Ocean Park held its second annual Kids Beach Olympics summer camp last week as part of a series of youth activity based camps held throughout the summer.

According to Educational Bureau President Beth Keene, “group cooperation skills and summer fun” were the main goals as summer campers between the ages of 6 and 13 participated in individual events such as relay races and team games such as balloon pop, water balloon toss and capture the flag. The Educational Bureau of Ocean Park is a nonprofit group that provides various summer programs in Ocean Parksuch as Vacation Bible School, ecology programs, craft classes and more in the small summer hamlet. Keene, who helped lead the campers each morning from Porter Hall, down Temple Avenue to the beach, said, “The children learned basic techniques throughout the week that will help with both physical activity and teamwork.”

The culmination of a week of work brought all of the campers together to participate in a tug of war and the building of a human pyramid. The camp was run by Ocean Park Recreation Hall Directors Maria Caesarini and Madelyn Fraser, with assistance from teen volunteers Vernon Wells and Minnie Stephenson.

For more information on Ocean Park activities, educational opportunities and more, visit www.oceanpark.org

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