We are in the throws of our first camp of the 2011/12 school year season. Thirty six of Lindon Elementary School's 5th graders are tucked nicely into their beds with dreams of Romulans dancing through their heads. Except for the two that just opened the Odyssey exterior door, "Mr. Williamson, I need to go to the bathroom and he needs to get a drink."
It never fails. No matter how many times I tell them to use the bathroom and get a drink, there are always a few that are genetically disadvantaged, suffering from uncontrollable thirst and a shriveled bladder.
"Go," is the only treatment that seems to work.
Over 3/4ths of tonight's 10 and 11 year old campers have never been to the Center before. For some, this may be their first time sleeping away from home. Anticipating night fears from these younglings, I ordered the staff to tone the missions down. So far so good. It's 12:17 A.M. and no tears or demands to call home. We shall see how the evening progresses.
Mrs. Houston has an easy night chaperoning the girls. This camp has six girls and thirty boys.
Well, not much else to report this fine evening so its off to the floor and sleep.
Jon and Ben walked into the office just as I was about to publish this post.
"Just thought you might like to know that we had a boy put his sock over the mouth and nose of another boy who he says was snoring too loud," Jon reported.
Yep, there is always something interested to deal with here at the Space Education Center :)