By Chris Devine

It is a pleasure to be back at the Tynan Community Center for the Fun in the Sun Summer program. My name is Chris DeVine and I am in my second year as the Camp Director. During the year, I work as a Guidance
Counselor in the High School as well as a basketball coach. I have been a guidance counselor for the past three years and this something that I truly enjoy. My true passion lies with basketball and I’m fortunate enough to be a coach.  This allows me to take what I have learned over the years and give back to the students. I played in college at Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts. After obtaining my Bachelor’s degree, I went onto Cambridge College where I earned a Master’s In Education.

The camp gives the children a chance to grow socially, as we have many activities and games that require them to interact. This teaches them how to be part of a team and the appropriate ways to interact with one another, along with encouraging their peers. This week, the camp went to South Boston Bowl and had a wonderful time. With this being some campers first time, they were ecstatic when they knocked down the pins. This is what it is all about during a summer program, the kids having fun with a smile on their face. Campers also enjoyed time at the Tynan where they played basketball, ping pong, wiffle ball, kickball, arts and crafts and board games.

Each week, the counselor’s chose a camper of the week. This week’s award goes to Maliah. She always has a positive attitude and comes to camp with a smile. She is a very polite, respectful and engaged camper who is always willing to lend a hand. No matter what the activity is, she always participates and encourages her peers. Some of Maliah’s favorite activities at the camp are arts and crafts, the board game pictureka and ping pong. Until next week be safe and enjoy the good Weather!Screen Shot 2016-07-20 at 2.57.41 PM