We had a long and eventful Winter break from school this year! We had a large variety of activities, including time with the animals at the Utah Humane Society, ice skating, zumba, sledding, yoga, special Expressive Therapy groups, watching Christmas movies, seeing Into the Woods in the theater, a Utah Jazz NBA game and even going to see Ballet West’s The Nutcracker.
We took the wonderful opportunity to participate in many service projects this holiday season. We cleaned toys at The Children’s Center, made and delivered treats to the local firemen working on Christmas, and wrote letters to our troops overseas thanking them for their service. We also spent Christmas Eve caroling, giving treats and visiting with patrons at our nearest care center and on another day, played with the children staying at The Christmas Box House.
Even with all those fun and fulfilling activities, there were many more highlights over the course of those 2 weeks! Two of the big favorites were a dance workshop and a busy New Year’s Eve. Salt Contemporary Dance Company came to work with our students, performing for them and then getting them to dance, all the while discussing how to express without words and connecting the power of expression to a healthy, effective lifestyle. Our kids raved about this experience and we’re excited to say we have invited them back for future dates.
The crew also got to spend the morning of New Year’s Eve at Boondocks, where they enjoyed laser tag, mini golf, arcade games, and much more, followed by a pizza and pasta buffet. That evening, groups competed “Chopped” style, for best appetizers, making up a diverse and interesting last meal of the year – these 2 activities also made the Greatest Hits list!
Rounding out our activities were an impromptu ski trip, walking Utah’s “Christmas Street” with hot cocoa and an introduction to one of the best party games, The Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow. It was a fun, crazy, and humbling vacation!