SCATS campers and counselors break the ice

Emily Powell
Emily Powell

24 hours in and camp is off to a great start! This is my fourth summer working for the Center for Gifted Studies, and I could not be more excited about the group of counselors that Dr. Roberts has put together. After a smooth check-in yesterday, campers were introduced to our fabulous team of counselors and the wonderful WKU campus with an orientation and walking tour. We are very lucky to be utilizing the new Mahurin Honors College building, which saves campers from the trek up to Cherry Hall!

One of the best parts of SCATS is the community that is developed among the staff and campers. There is nothing more rewarding than helping to create lifelong friendships. Of course, that all starts with getting campers acquainted with each other through icebreakers. We enjoyed a gorgeous evening on the South Lawn playing eight different icebreakers led by counselor pairs. Despite the zany names — my personal favorite was “Fish, Fish, Dinosaur” — campers were introduced to each other in enjoyable ways and found out some memorable facts in the process!

As I write this, we are gearing up for our first full day of classes and fun, and I can only hope that the campers are as excited as we are. SCATS is going to be an incredibly thrilling two weeks!