Saturday, July 23, 2016

Camp Photos

Yesterday was the last day of Aaron's Acres camp for Ellen. The last ever for her since she is now too old to participate in their programs. How quickly this has come :(

It was a great two weeks again this year. We are so thankful that she was able to get coverage at work, allowing her to enjoy all 10 days!

On Wednesday afternoon I drove to Lancaster shopping center where they were raising money for Alex Lemonade Stand. I was early so I sat in the van and watched. 

Getting set up. 

Getting into place to hand out cups of lemonade and collect donations. 

There's our girl ready to raise lots of money for a good cause!
I believe they ended up with about $400!!

Did you notice the bandaged legs? There are also some on her hands and one elbow. On Monday after it rained and they couldn't swim as planned, they played kickball. Ellen was going after the ball and fell flat out on the pavement (they were playing on the grass but she ended up on the pavement!). Nothing serious, just some scuffs. 

Thursday evening was the awards picnic. Ellen loves this event. She loves getting awards!

She got the Tough Cookie Award! 
Because of how tough she was with her fall and handling it so well :))

Friday end of camp pictures....

This girl took great care of our girl!

Another buddy that helped our Ellen have a great two weeks. 

Campers and buddy's. Great people, great friends!!

It's sad to say goodby to this camp. There are others we can explore for future years.....change is hard for Ellen so we will have to begin the conversation now. 


Linda Eller said...

Both a happy and sad time. Hope you will be able to find another camp in her next step. Ouch on those knees, but glad it wasnt any worse.

Mari said...

Glad she had a good week, except for that fall. She did earn that tough cookie award!

Theresa said...

OH BOO BOOs are NO fun! Good for Ellen for being a tough cookie:) I know you will find another camp for her to go to or perhaps help others in! Have a blessed day dear Doris, BIG HUGS!

Linda said...

Camp is soooooo good for the youth! n Glad she was able to go and have a great time.

Mildred said...

Oh, I love these fun photos. Ellen looks so happy and I love these YELLOW t-shirts - I know that's a fav color of hers!