The Summer Day Camp Kids at HFH family residences stayed busy this summer as they set out to experience the world through excursions, from defying gravity at Sky Zone Trampoline Park to fully immersing themselves in the world of ice cream at the Ice Cream Museum. Apart from being away for the kids to let loose, these adventures exposed them to new opportunities.
“We asked the kids, ‘What ignites hope?’ and one of the responses was ‘exposure and experiences,’” said Director of Afterschool and Recreation at Saratoga Family Residence Michael Chapman. “That’s the thing about field trips, it exposes them to different situations and different experiences that they might not get on a regular basis.”
For one budding gymnast, a field trip to Sky Zone—a fun way for the kids to stay active while keeping cool indoors during the heat of summer—was just that.
“We had one individual who never really experienced jumping on a trampoline,” said Michael. “Where most people were excited about different things, he was stuck on that trampoline, just enjoying having that physical freedom. For him to experience that, I think, ignited something in him.”