Summer Field Trips 2014
Field trip number three was a new spin on an old favorite for Park Place Child Life Center. Every summer we try to take at least one trip out to Ocean View beach where we grill out and let the children frolic in the waves. This year, not only did the children get to play in the water, everyone got to try out the Ocean View Water Slide at Community Beach Park!
All the boys and girls had a fantastic time. Big thank you's go out to Mr. Perry and Mr. Kyle for cooking the hotdogs and hamburgers. Thank you to Joe, Jazmine, Aaron, Diana, Tim and Karen for your wonderful help keeping everyone safe and happy. We have the best volunteers in Hampton Roads! Finally, thank you to Ms. Carolyn for the great idea of going to the Ocean View Water Slide and then making it happen.
Due to the generosity of Mr. Greg Bockheim and the Virginia Zoological Park, we were able to take all our kids out for a fun afternoon watching the animals and playing in the fountains. The rain held off and we walked as a group from the Park Place Child Life Center to the zoo. The children broke up into groups and got to explore the wonderful world of the animal kingdom.
A special thank you goes out to Sam and the youth group from Second Presbyterian Church for providing a delicious pizza lunch and having fun with our children at the zoo!
Last Saturday was a gorgeous day to kick off our summer field trip schedule. We took about 30 children to Lakewood Park for some outdoor fun in the sun and shade (thankfully). The older boys spent the afternoon playing basketball and getting some tips from one of our volunteer sports enthusiasts. The younger group had a blast playing frisbee, blowing bubbles, playing on the play ground equipment, and making up games. The second part of the days field trip included taking groups to the Book Exchange at Wards Corner where each of the children had $15 to spend on books!
The staff was very helpful and all the children had an awesome time picking out books to take home. We are so thankful to the Book Exchange for making this fun day possible!
Goodbyes and Hellos
Last Thursday was a sad day for the Park Place Child Life Center. Our beloved Operations Director, Emma Small, ended her time working with our organization. After nearly four years of dedicated service to the children of Park Place, and to the mission of PPCLC, Emma has now moved on to other exciting things, and we wish her the absolute best! Emma's heart for children and her commitment to giving our youth the best quality programming and materials available will be missed.
On the bright side of things, PPCLC has hired an energized and enthusiastic new Director to step in and take the reigns. Her name is Carolyn Clark and she is full of new ideas to help make our programming the best it can be. We are so happy to have Carolyn on our team, and we can't wait for you meet her!
Park Place Child Life Center shares the art of life with children and their families.
Park Place Child Life Center is a Christian, faith-based non-profit organization founded in 2004.
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