EVR 4 Week Drill Team Preparations
The four week girls have been working hard these last couple of days on their drill team! Drill team is one of the cool opportunities that four week girls get to challenge their horsemanship in a different way and also work together as a team. Their theme this session is The Lion King! Some awesome ideas are flying around for decorations that are taking shape, literally. There are trees being made, bugs, lion faces, and even elephant bones out of pinecones! The creative juices are flowing and the excitement is mounting as the girls prepare. They learned who their partners will be for the routine and they have had several practices on horseback to get in sync with each other.
Their riding lessons are still progressing at a marvellous rate and they are pouring every minute they can into not only reaching their individual goals, but exceeding them as well! Which is awesome to see! The girls have also been learning about conformation and judging, as well as instructing in their ground lessons. Conformation and judging is about the ideal build for a horse and seeing the structural strengths in a horse. Instructing lessons is something that many of the girls are interested in. So they learned qualities of an ideal riding instructor and will have the opportunity to assist in riding lessons later this week.
Of course the four week girls are also spending many of their hot afternoons at waterfront! The river is a perfect temperature to cool off and soak anyone who is within splash distance. And with the sun shining it’s warmth all the girls are happy to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful weather.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nick Lomauro is a lifetime lover of camp (overnight and day), outdoor recreation, and value-based programs. Nick grew up in the YMCA and discovered his passion for working in youth development as a summer camp counselor. Full of curiosity, Nick graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in General Humanities. Immediately following graduation Nick set off to Spain to hike the 500 mile ancient pilgrimage trail, El Camino de Santiago. Nick then returned to his childhood YMCA in NJ, of over 20 thousand members, as the Director of Youth Development. In this role he designed, developed, and implemented day camp and teen programs. In 2015, Nick returned to Frost Valley and he is now the Director of Camp Wawayanda. This is Nick's 16th summer at Frost Valley.
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