Thursday, June 13, 2013
It was magic I tell you, magic! Twenty kids, ages 8-12, gathered on Tuesday for our second annual Youth Writing Camp and created beautiful magic. I’m not sure who had a better time – the kids or the adults leading the camp. Yep, it was one of those kinds of days.
In the months leading up to camp, I tried to consider every possibility – what if none of the kids wanted to share, what if someone had an allergic reaction, what if some of the adult leaders suddenly couldn’t come. Alas, the stars aligned and none of these modern-day Shakespearean tragedies occurred. From start to finish, the day ran pretty close to clockwork and even better, there was laughter and a lot of it.
Saturday Writers Youth Writing Camp would not have been the success it was without the tremendous help of so many others. A very special thanks to Margo Dill, Erika Whitfield, Nicki Jacobsmeyer, Jo Gardner, Sarah Angleton, Debora Grandison, Bill Spradley, Jennifer Hasheider, and Rebeca Wise for their ideas, enthusiuam, and dedication to our youth. I am grateful for the collaboration and know our teamwork made the day what it was – amazing!