CAMP RAINBOW - CAMP IS FUN
We planned our Day 4 to be exciting, interesting, and safe for all the participants (our precious children and their families). Every aspect of their care and well-being was thoughtfully considered and taken care of – duties were listed and divided amongst the group. We were as excited to organise that extra-special day as we were in learning, the previous days.
As our invites trickled in, earlier than scheduled, we donned colourful clown rugs and welcomed them with a resounding ovation, walking them through our arm-made arches, arresting each one gently and warmly in a Butterfly embrace.
We opened with the Celebration Circle just as we had, a couple of days earlier - “Yaru nee?” (“Who are you?”) was the ice breaking activity.
We divided the group into two – 1. Child patients & siblings for the Carnival Fun(Twister, Bracelet making, Colouring the Artwork, Blow the Balloon & hold the cup, ball& cup, Hoopla, Memory Game,& Puzzles)and 2. Caregivers, who had a separate activity.
Children circulated freely between the various carnival stalls (tables) trying their hand at the games as many times as they wished. They were so engrossed in play that they even let their parents free to play outside!!
Under the shade of a tree, the second group, Caregivers, enjoyed the Tyre Activity. It was heart-warming to see them laugh, talk, and exchange ideas about how to go about the activity…enjoying themselves even more than their kids, just a few metres away.
Lunch was sumptuous and “A1!!”, to quote our kids.
Enter Mr. Peacock!
6 groups were greeted by a very colourful peacock (not a peahen!), who bore 6 eggs, one for each group. He daintily popped one out in the centre of the circle formed by each group. Now each group had to protect the egg given to them – even dropping it from a tall building should not harm it, they were told.
The teams bandaged the eggs in layers upon layers of paper, held by tape.
Suddenly, group of hunters stolen all the eggs from the group... and ran away to terrace to throw all the eggs down.
Thanks to brilliant thinking by Caregivers & Child patients, the eggs landed safely…. with balloons.
The peacock was thrilled and our children, delighted!!
*CAMP IS FUN* concluded with our child-patients & their families going home with a gift hamper of Toy - Puzzles, Board games & Horlicks from Inner wheel Club of Galaxy.
Thank you so much, Ms. Aakila, President & Ms. Subhashree, Secretary from Inner wheel Club of Galaxy for sponsoring the hampers.
Venue: Prem Vihar, Lady Andal School