CARousEl Kids Camp in Neosho, MO - Aug 5th, 2010
CARousEl Kids camp took place this past Wednesday in Neosho, MO. The camp for foster kids gives them a chance to come and enjoy fun activities at a camp that provides strategies that build self worth and raise self awareness. This year disc golf was introduced at the camp and the kids seem to love it. It was a perfect fit and a great addition to the camp activities.
Timing could have not been better, since the Little Big Show is only a few weeks away in Neosho. It would be great to see some of these young adults turn out on tourney day. Cody Crocker and myself set out 5 baskets making a small fun course for the kids. Despite nearly a 100 degree day, the kids eagerly anticipated getting out to play their first round of disc golf on baskets. Cody and I gave a short introductory on the sport showing the kids the different discs and how to throw different types of shots. After the introduction the round began.
The round started with kids on every hole! I wintnessed a girl on her 4th hole (she had never played before) hit the pole on her drive from about 150' away! It was awesome to see her face light up as the others gasped in amazement! After the round we ran a Ring of Fire using awards donated by Innova. The kids enjoyed this and many seemed like they would play disc golf again if given the chance. Mission accomplished! Thank you Cody and Tara Crocker you guys are the best!