July 24, 2015- Team Ohio

This morning, we woke up at Grace Polaris, got ready and hopped on the bus to head 25 minutes north to Delaware, Ohio. We arrived at Happy Hearts in Delaware (a horse camp for kids with special needs)  around 9:00, and we received instruction on what the day would look like. The students were split into groups with some of the kids with special needs and they rotated between activities for two hours supervising and interacting with the kids. The four rotations included crafts, games, playing with the miniature horses, and horseback riding.

Following the rotations, we all ate a lunch of hot dogs, walking tacos, homemade mac-and-cheese, and cupcakes. Before leaving the camp, we were able to actual have our final program in the barn. Because our audience was a little different than normal, that means our program was also a little different than normal, but the students did a great job adjusting and interacting with the kids.

By mid-afternoon we headed back to the church to take showers and to have group nap time. Around 5:00, we went to Polaris Mall where everyone grouped up to eat dinner, walk around the mall to talk to people, and also fill out their  final evaluations for the summer. During this time, the leaders were able to sit down with some of the students to start doing exit interviews. As the evening drew to a close, we headed back to the church and went to bed.

Please pray for receptive hearts within the students as the leaders continue to do exit interviews, and pray that the students will continue to prepare their hearts and minds for when they go home.

Goodnight from Team Ohio and God Bless!

Starting our morning off at Happy Hearts!

Starting our morning off at Happy Hearts!

Students helping the Happy Hearts campers onto the horse.

Students helping the Happy Hearts campers onto the horse.

Helping the campers again!

Helping the campers again!

Allyson W. and Ben helping the campers ride!

Allyson W. and Ben helping the campers ride!

Ben enjoying helping the student ride.

Ben enjoying helping the student ride.

Maddie having an awesome time helping out with Happy Hearts.

Maddie having an awesome time helping out with Happy Hearts.

Natalie assisting a camper with riding.

Natalie assisting a camper with riding.

Esther and some other students helping out with some games.

Esther and some other students helping out with some games.

Tony and some other students helping with crafts.

Tony and some other students helping with crafts.

Nic assisting Bryan with riding.

Nic assisting Bryan with riding.

George helping John ride!

George helping John ride!

And it's program time!

And it’s program time!

Chris and Allyson M. dancing it out with the Happy Hearts campers.

Chris and Allyson M. dancing it out with the Happy Hearts campers.

Tracey, Caleb and Ben dancing for the program.

Tracey, Caleb and Ben dancing for the program.

Karyn sitting with her new friend Alexis.

Karyn sitting with her new friend Alexis.

Team Ohio dancing it out!

Team Ohio dancing it out!

Allie W., Allison R., and Amandine dancing with the students.

Allie W., Allison R., and Amandine dancing with the students.

Tony dancing with some new friends.

Tony dancing with some new friends.

A camper helping out with puppets!

A camper helping out with puppets!

A Three Group doing a dance for the campers.

A Three Group doing a dance for the campers.

Jase and Esther hanging out with their new friend!

Jase and Esther hanging out with their new friend!

Ben with his new friend.

Ben with his new friend.

Eurella and Carissa praying with some of the workers at Happy Hearts.

Eurella and Carissa praying with some of the workers at Happy Hearts.

Chris being silly for the bug song!

Chris being silly for the bug song!