As we wrap up the summer, the staff look back on all the fun, friends, new skills, and challenges we faced this summer. This year we had five staff, and we’ve written a small summary about our favourite parts of the summer!
“I have a long history of volunteering with Waupoos, and the mission is really important to me. I’m really glad I was able to spend this summer running activities, baking muffins, and even learning how to operate our tractor. The most important part of the summer for me was being able to put smiles on all the kids’ faces!” Abbey, Camp Counsellor
“With my original summer plans cancelled due to the pandemic, I found an unexpected opportunity to work at Waupoos. Looking back, I don’t regret it whatsoever. I have sincerely enjoyed being part of this community; contributing through planning activities, running our Chapel Time, and most especially, meeting all the lovely families who came to stay this year. The mission and values of the Farm and its’ team, made my time here extremely meaningful. I hope to continue to stay in touch with these wonderful people, and I pray that their work continues to bless so many.” Jasmine, Program Supervisor
“What a fun summer we had! Waupoos is such a great spot and full of so many amazing people. Working at Waupoos this summer taught me how to adapt to new situations and learn some really helpful lifeguard skills. One of my favourite things was seeing the kids who were a little nervous in the shallow end on the first day, but by the end of their stay, they were jumping into the deep end with no fear! We made it through the hot, humid days and barely had any cold or rainy ones. I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to work at such a fun spot and meet the resident families. I will definitely miss this summer’s awesome staff!” Annie, Lifeguard
This is a parody song written by some of the staff, a Waupoos version of “When Will My Life Begin” from Disney’s Tangled (2010). It was prepared and sung for the weekly talent show.
We Will Have Fun This Week
8 AM, the usual morning lineup:
Start on the cottage and sweep ’til the floor’s all clean,
Wipe and scrub, do laundry, and mop and shine up
And by then
It’s like 11:15
And so I’ll clean the lodge or maybe pick some weeds
I’ll muck the barn and water the goats and sheep
I’ll plan an activity, maybe a craft or three
And wonder what will we do this week?
Then on Thursday, the cottagers are finally here
Chapel time and then muffins with friends
Meet all of the animals, with no fear
Then I’ll grin
Take a walk, meet a friend!
And then I’ll mow the lawn if I have time to spare
I’ll pick the weeds some more, I’m sure there’s some somewhere
And then we’ll pray and work and play because we care
And that’s why Waupoos is so unique!
And we’ll keep hopin’ and hopin’, and hopin’, and hopin’
We will have fun this week!
Tomorrow night, we’ll say goodbye
We hope to see you next year, there’s no need for you to cry
We’ve had so much fun, this past week with you
Now that it’s over, we’re not sure what to do…