FIRST DAY OF NEW CAMP WEEK ……

Today something happened that involved nature of a different kind here at Avalon Camp…..Human Nature…. funny and charming at the same time.

We set out for our bug collection in the wildflower fields.  Gavin  was determined to catch a butterfly.  He had no interest in using a bug jar just the blue net. Every time someone called out “butterfly” he ran so fast and attempted to capture it.  No luck swipe after swipe after swipe…. nothing. No reward.  Along the way another camper, Brennos  became interested in the same quest.  He began to follow the Gavin around.  I could tell that the original butterfly hunter Gavin was a little annoyed, after all he wanted the glory of the capture.  But they worked in parallel. I encouraged them to hunt quietly and slowly.  Minutes passed …. 10, 20, 40, 50 minutes ticked away.  Time to head back to the waiting parents.   No butterfly…. a bit of sadness flickered in Gavin’s  eyes but he was not giving up.

As we headed back to the barn Brennos began to tell me the philosophy he imparted to Gavin.  It went like this, ” I told Gavin to catch a butterfly you have to spot it then FOCUS in order to catch it.”  What a wise young soul.  I could tell he was proud of his advice.  I am not so sure that Gavin felt the same, I think he had butterflies on the brain and was just determined.

Perhaps though he did listen because at the very last minute before we turned the corner to face the parents guess what happened?

ImageHe Focused and caught his Cabbage White Butterfly!!!  SUCCESS!!!!

KIDS ENCOURAGING EACH OTHER – HUMAN NATURE AT ITS BEST

FUN STUFF!

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