This week’s theme at Woodland Camp is “Happiness”, and today’s theme was “Self-Confidence.” The theme of self-confidence was brought into each class that the students took. In tap and hip hop, campers had to be confident in themselves to show off their moves in the middle of a circle of their peers. They also made mirrors as an art project and crafted them in creative ways to demonstrate either things that made them happy or self-confident. Many of the students grasped the concept of seeing themselves with confidence when looking in a mirror and being proud. Similarly in journaling, campers wrote acrostic poems using each of the letters in his or her name to write words or phrases pertaining to qualities they like about themselves and would make them feel self-confident after reading it. In addition, they wrote short stories or drew pictures describing a time they had a high level of confidence and shared both their poems and stories with the group. In the journaling session, especially, campers truly showed their creativity by going into much detail in their stories and pictures. Many of the older campers shared stories in which they became self confident through performing or achieving something dance-related and stated that their rise in confidence was their reason for continuing to dance. One student in particular shared a story that was written so descriptively and creatively that it was touching to hear as a teacher.