Saturday, June 13, 2015

Visions Camp

McKenzie survived her first Visions camp! I when I say survived I mean survived!! It was a very tough week of everything show choir but she made it. It was like boot camp show choir. This camp is for the high school show choir that she made back in May.  They would start each day with running laps and exercises and then a local minister would do a devotional. After that the kids would learn vocals and choreography to their competition show for the upcoming school year. The kids also participated in team building exercises designed to pull you out of your comfort zone and also help you get to know the other members better. For their last team building exercise, McKenzie's group which consisted of 10 freshmen-seniors had to create their on show to be performed at the parent show on Friday. Her group was given the city of Nashville to create their show. They had to create their stage set, costumes and choreography. We were impressed with the amount of work that went into this. It was quite entertaining to watch all the groups. The other groups were New Orleans, New York and Nassau. The groups were judged at the parent show and McKenzie's group got second place. After the groups did their show they all did part of the competition show for us. It was wonderful! I am amazed at what all they learned in a week of camp. This was a great start to the upcoming season. It is going to be a lot of hard work but hopefully McKenzie will continue to enjoy it and also learn life skills in the process. Here are a few pictures from the week.

On Monday the freshman were assigned families and big sisters to help them all through the year. McKenzie's big sisters are Sloane and Taylor. Each family had to dress as a theme and McKenzie's theme was Hawaiian. They told the kids before the week began to dress in the theme given to them and on Monday they would find out their family. It was all a surprise and a cute way to start out camp.

Here is her Nashville group....

This is the Freshmen class. It is a really talented group of kids. Can't wait to watch them grow as performers and band members.

On a different note, we updated McKenzie's room and bought her a new full bed. Her legs have gotten so long that she just hung off her twin bed. She looked so uncomfortable that I knew we needed to do something. We found this cute silver metal bed in Southaven at the Great American Furniture Store. It looks like a teen girl.  Of course I had so much fun picking out her new comforter and shams. I found the Euro shams and sheet set at Pottery Barn Teen and found this cute gray comforter at We left the walls the light pink because I am still not sure what color to paint. I had thought about doing one wall a gray color as the accent wall but still deciding on that. She still has her fuzzy chair to sit in. The bed didn't take up all that much room like I thought. So I am pleased with how it came out.

1 comment:

bettyb said...

This girl has been BUSY! I love the report of the week and how awesome to have a devotional to start the day. That might have been just the extra push they all needed to make it thru! I also love the room,and it looks like a certain 4 legged family member does also. :-)