The following is a rundown of Windsor CSD summer camps for July 11:
Basketball campers focused on defensive drills today, including slides and close-outs. Competition included 1-on-1 and 5-on-5 games. Today’s activities came after two days of dribbling and shooting drills.
“I’m seeing kids are picking things up, recalling from previous days and implementing it in games. They are connecting the dots,” said basketball coach Duncan Paddick.
Tomorrow’s final day of basketball camp will feature a recap of all of the skills campers learned this week.
Students in the Literacy and Sports Science camp took part in a warm-up run around the Windsor Central High School campus, had a session in the weight room and heard from Katie Monahan from the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier.
Monahan spoke about the eight dimensions of wellness: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, physical, occupational, social and spiritual.
“We’re focused a lot so far on physical health and nutrition but we’re trying to transition and do more on mental health. We are trying to develop positive wellness as a whole,” said teacher Katie Rogan.
Tomorrow campers will go to a ropes course at Sidney High School. Rogan says that in addition to the physical activity, the course will make the campers focus on team-building and critical-thinking skills.
Students in the Windsor Strong Academy took a community walk in the Village of Windsor today. Tomorrow they will do the same in Binghamton when the camp meets at the Binghamton University Downtown Center.
First-year Windsor Strong students are exploring to discover what makes a community strong. Students take pictures of what they think makes a community strong during these walks. They are urged to focus on acts of kindness and giving back, connections and relationships, diversity and differences, money and communication.
Teachers want the students to think about one question as they explore communities: Is this a place you can see yourself in in the future?
“We walked to the Middle School today and the kids couldn’t believe what the school looked like. There were people painting. The students were really appreciative of the work that goes into making the school look good,” said teacher Stefanie Olbrys.
Campers will spend each Thursday during the camp at the Binghamton University Downtown Center.