Today was the last day of camp, and it was awesome!! These boys have come together, set goals, and are helping each other. It is so amazing to see these boys do this!!!
Today was a tough practice, but it was obvious the boys loved it. It is so great to see these boys really excited about football, and watching them work towards what the want so badly - to win state!!! They are so determined to reach that goal, and it's wonderful to see them with such a positive attitude!
Channel 2 news came to Camp Williams to interview Coach Walker, and to get some clips of the boys being boys! They were so excited that the news people were there JUST for them!!
After lunch, one of the boys had a birthday, so we celebrated it with a birthday hat and cake.
After the afternoon practice, the boys packed up all their stuff, cleaned the barracks, and bathrooms, and got to go sleep in their own beds!!
We are all REALLY excited for the scrimmage tomorrow, and the boys can't wait to show off what they have learned! Hope to see you all there!
Today, the boys had a BLAST at camp!! It was a little bit of an easier day for them, and they let loose and had a LOT of fun!! Some of the boys went over to the Camp Williams pool and took a swim for a dollar, and others just hung out, and got to know each other a lot better!
Later on the boys practiced for a while, but not in full pads. The coaches let the boys relax a little bit today, as tomorrow will be a tough practice.
The boys were in their designated groups and had to come up with a skit to perform in front of everyone else. The boys were assigned to do a spoof on the coaches that work with them. It was a hoot to watch, and fun to see the boys coming closer together!!
After the skits were over, the coaches did a skit, and then it opened up to whoever wanted to do impersonations. So fun to watch everyone poke fun at each other!!
After this, a few of the polynesian boys came forward to teach the team the Haka, and more importantly the meaning behind it. They told the team that it was a serious dance, and that respect was to be shown. The team went outside under the streetlights, and all took off their shirts, as the Maori Haka dancers do, and all started learning it.
After working on the Haka, the boys gathered around to talk as a team, and a few boys stood up to say that they felt this was a good team, and that they could already feel how much closer they had grown to each other. It was wonderful to see how much these boys care about each other!!
Afterwards, they all went in for a snack, which lasted maybe 2 minutes, and then the boys started to help clean up!
It was a great day, and the boys are excited for tomorrow and for the scrimmage on Saturday!!
Today was the second day at football camp, and the boys are LOVING it!! The boys started the day with full contact practice, and finished it up with a great team meeting, learning new things!!
There are not as many pictures today, because I was in the kitchen feeding all these hungry boys! They are blast to be around, and their positive attitudes rub off on others. I have never heard so many "Thank You's" from teenage boys, and hugs for their moms in the kitchen!! It was wonderful!! These boys are AWESOME!!!
Tomorrow should be great, and there will be more pictures from their activities!!
Thank you so much to all the volunteers that are so willing to give there time and talents to these boys.
Today was the first day of football camp!!! All the boys were so excited to go, and learn all sorts of new things! The boys are sleeping in the military barracks, at Camp Williams, who so graciously let the boys stay there at no cost to us.
The players were able to go to the training obstacle courses at Camp Williams to build teamwork skills. They had to work really hard, both physically and mentally, to get everyone from one side to the other. Of course, the boys knew how to have fun with the activity!
The team then returned to the military base WIPED OUT, for a 3 hour break, including dinner, (and naps!) before suiting up for their first full contact practice. The team was tired, but worked very hard on the drills. I am sure they are all snoring in their beds now!!!
If you have not paid you fees for camp the very last time you can take care of this will be at 7:00 a.m. on the day of camp. If it is not taken care of by then you will not be able to attend camp. If you have any questions or concerns you can contact Coach Walker.
UPDATE: Rockwell School has allowed us to use the facilities to hold the Luau. The scrimmage will begin at 5:00 pm, and the Luau will follow, starting around 7:00 pm. Boys keep selling your tickets. It will be a great event.