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St. Ann Center Summer Campers Take It to the Lake

By August 23, 2017No Comments2 min read
Summer sailed by for the kids at St. Ann Center…literally. As a special treat, longtime St. Ann Center supporter Al Bathrick and his friends at the Oconomowoc Lake Club hosted the Summer Camp kids for a day of nonstop fun.

The excitement started with a pontoon ride around the lake. For some of the children, it was their first time on a boat. “It was awesome!” 4-year-old Mason confirmed. “We even got a turn to drive. And I saw about a hundred seagulls.”

After docking, it was time for a construction project. Student volunteers from Oconomowoc High School helped the kids build sandcastles on the beach—even Sr. Edna lent a hand filling sand pails. To make things even more interesting, the volunteers had “seeded” the sand with coins and gold doubloons that the kids were all too happy to retrieve.

The outing wrapped up with a lunch of hot dogs, lemonade and hot fudge sundaes, plus a bag of popcorn for each summer camper to enjoy on the bus ride home. Although the start of school was only days away, the kids were intent on squeezing every bit of joy out of the sunny, blue-sky experience. “I’ll think about fourth grade later,” Maddy said with a smile.

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