Thursday, 26 June 2008

The First Week

So again, I must apologise for not updating recently. This last week's been pretty hectic. The children arrived on Sunday, and eat up a phenomenal amount of time. The children in my bunk (aged 11-12) are all pretty cool. Sometimes a little troublesome, one who exhibits all the symptoms of ADD (but is one of my favourites), but they're the reason I've been finding this job particularly rewarding.

In terms of teaching, I've been put to teaching juggling (that's all manipulation stuff), junior single trapeze, which is great, and human pyramid, which is utter chaos but brilliant fun. I've got high hopes for what my staff kids are going to be doing in the performance, because they're all fast learners and come up in their free time to practice, which means they'll be great. I'm hoping to get a few up to using fire.

Anyway, yesterday was my first day off, so we headed into Scranton (the local 'city'), and just kicked around for a while. Had a burger, which was amazing, saw a movie which was tolerable, and then I broke my toe, which was a little pants, to be entirely honest. It's a fairly clean break, and should heal nicely, but I've been reduced to hobbling around camp doing not too much. Still, it could be worse. Anyway, I have places to go, and people to see, so I have to sign out.

More updates soon!

8 comments:

Phyllis said...

Hi Adam, Happy Birthday!! Sorry to hear about your toe-how will that affect work? Also I'm not at all sure teaching the children to use a firestaff is a good idea!You don't want to end up getting sued, it is America after all.Pleased to hear that you are enjoying it so much by the way what sort of burger was it?!
mum x

Emma M said...

you broke your toe!! that's silly. and you should definitely get the kids to throw fire about. that doesnt sound dangerous at all x

Phyllis said...

Ha-ha! hope you're having a good time too,Emma-whereabouts in U.S.A are you?

Phyllis said...

Just had an e-mail from A.Jenny who tried to get on to your blog spot and wish you a Happy Birthday but couldn't.
Mum x

Emma M said...

i'm in new york!! at a jewish camp. it's quite good actually, thanks for asking

Phyllis said...

Glad you're enjoying C.A!I'm looking forward to the next 'blog'. I suppose it's hard to get to a computer.Have fun!

Adam said...

Teaching fire staff is not too dangerous. We use fire every year, and there's all sorts of procedures in place for it. The burger was a Cajun Chicken burger, infinitely improved by free refills and fries. My toe is healing nicely, and isn't stopping me working.

Phyllis said...

Hi Adam! when are you going to write another blog - we want to hear all about it?!