On June 19th we gathered to hold our first family activity a cookout and fun-filled day at Eagle Creek Park. As thunderstorms blew through the Indianapolis area, our expectations for a dry cookout for Aaron’s place were diminishing. However, the rain held off for the camp team and families and an ideal family activity occurred. This scenario was the perfect set-up for the therapeutic activities we had planned!
Families made tie-die t-shirts and during the process, we examined expectations in things we do in life, especially within our conversations with our loved ones and others. Comparable to tie-dye, conversations can be messy, fun, and sometimes frustrating. We have certain expectations that drive the conversations, but things do not always go as planned. Our families were able to think about this and learn different approaches in a supportive environment recognizing we can make beautiful things that we do not expect to with effective communication and patience.
This wonderful day was made even better with the help of some our amazing volunteers; A big THANK YOU to:
Keith Beaven and David Sims for grilling and toasting our s’mores 😊
Erin Mooney for serving our families and ensuring they all had what they needed to enjoy their meal.
Erika Watkins and Joe McNeal for taking our campers fishing.
Deb Conway for assisting at the front gate.
Audrey Sims for taking photos.
And Our Camp Mariposa interns, Hannah and Bri
Thank you all for your continued support!