Tuesday, June 10, 2014

There's Nothing Like Having a Recent "Flash Back To The Eighties" Experience Through a Summer #Autism Camp That Nathan Attended

Last week, Nathan aka "Nate" attended the most AWESOME Camp Noggin, while I worked as a Camp Counselor and Vincent was a Peer Mentor to the campers. We were all extremely happy to be back at Youth & Family Services in El Reno, especially since we had been displaced last year with the tornadoes that swept across Oklahoma. The children were excited to play on the new playground and see their friends from the year before. Everyone had been anticipating the annual Autism Camp Noggin for several months and none of us were disappointed with the wait!

The above is a snippet of Nate singing "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Freddie Mercury of Queen at Camp Noggin last week. He did a fantastic job learning the music tempo and the lyrics. We are so proud of him and our family is very thankful for activies like Camp Noggin so that children with Autism, like Nate, are able to have this wonderful experience!! 

Each child was given a chance to pose for pictures before the talent show and the awards ceremony. These are my guys, of course! They let their hair grow out so that they would have longer hair for the eighties rock theme of our camp. After the talent show and awards ceremony, we stopped to get them each a haircut on the way home. With shorter hair, they were able to enjoy the waterslide on the last day and not have the long hair in their eyes. It was an absolutely amazing week! My family is still reminiscing and can't wait until next year!!

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