By Chris Adams, Volunteer
Little Kids August Camp took place on Monday the 22nd and after a slow start to the day, it turned out great. It was a slow start because when we arrived at the scheduled venue, Destiny Gardens, we found it had been demolished and moved half an hour further down the road. It took ages to find!!
However, after finding the right location we found it had a nice garden, swimming pools, and an amusement park with dodge’em cars and other rides. Merry-go-round anyone?! Our kids didn’t have swimming gear but luckily we could rent them on the spot. It was a great decision to do so…we got great joy out of watching the fun the kids had. After lunch, they hit the amusement park again with gusto. Even when the rain came, it didn’t deter their enjoyment.
After the prize-giving ceremony around 5:30 pm, where each child received a soft toy donated by an Irish family called the Heekins, we all headed home. We arrived back at the NRCF office nearly two hours later due to the traffic and the rain. The caseworkers took the kids home if their parents or guardians were not there to meet them. It was a very long day for everyone but the fun was super. Roll on to next year when the construction at Destiny Gardens is finished …hopefully!