This week, my 8 y-o attended Runners Camp every morning from 8:30 -12:00 at the local middle school. This is a track and field camp for kids ages 6-12, put on every summer by North Wake Church as an outreach ministry. The kids were divided in groups by age and gender, and got to try the different field events, such as high jump, long jump, javelin, shot put, and discus, as well as running events such as the 100 m, 100 m hurdles, 200 m, 400 m, 800 m, and 1600 m. In addition to the track and field part of camp, there was a daily Bible lesson and also games and songs.
J wasn't sure he would like Runners Camp; he thought running was boring unless there was a ball involved. But after the first day he said that it was a lot more fun than he expected, and by tonight he was telling me how much he loved it and hated that the week was over! The week culminated with a Track Meet, which started at 4:00 this afternoon and didn't end until after 10:00 tonight. J did very well, placing either 2nd or 3rd in almost every event he entered.
He should sleep well tonight!