I hope you saw the projects by our First Term campers who took Photojournalism as one of their Activities. We really loved their fine work!
Now let’s take a look at what the Second Term campers in Photojournalism did for their final projects. The captions under each photo are written by the camper-photographer who took the picture:
I gaze up at the tree, thinking. All the sounds of the party fade away. All I hear is the slow repeating sound of my breath. I think about my friends and family, my life ahead. I think about all the chaos of the day. A drop of rain falls and slides down my face. Somebody is laughing nearby and spills her drink, which fizzes on the ground. I hear all the sounds fade back. I realize it is pouring. I get up and run inside losing that moment when everything became still.
— Marley, Age 11
As I watched the water slowly drip from the faucet I let the rest of the world disappear. The rhythmic plink, plink, plink of the water was soothing. It felt as if there were nothing else in the world but me and the leaky faucet as it washed away my worry.
— Lucia, Age 11
I sit down not knowing I’m next to a beautiful purple flower. I yell to myself; the flower sways a little then stops. A minute has passed it still hasn’t moved. A butterfly comes by and stops to admire the flower’s petals. Another minute passes, and there’s no movement from the flower. Then the flower sways till the wind stops, the smell of flowers fills the air. I see billions of flowers next to me.
— Josie, Age 9
All of our Photojournalism campers this summer gave us uniquely wonderful photos to help us see camp through their eyes, and hear of their camp experiences in poetic and imaginative ways. It has truly been a wonderful opportunity to expand this facet of our Activities Program to include this artistic and reflective aspect.
— Elizabeth Shreckhise, Director, Camp Alleghany for Girls