In the morning SPF learned how to tie knots and rig Sunfish. In the afternoon they put their new skills to use and sailed around the bay. H5 joined them for part of the afternoon as Taylor, a member of the Waterfront staff, sailed them around the bay.
Most of Girls Homestead started their day off at the Waterfront. H7 participated in Icebreakers in the bay to get to know each other better. H8 made friendship bracelets. H9 went paddle boarding around the bay. H10 began their day with a bang as they took a ride on the Banana Boat.
P6 joined them at the waterfront in the morning for a spin in the hotdog tube. P3 hung out at our Environmental Center and make some homemade pickles using cucumbers grown right in the camp garden.
H2 played a game of Predator and Prey on the ball field. Meanwhile, P5 played an exciting round of Frisbee golf around camp.
H11 went on the Journey of Joy. One stop on the journey is to complete a random act of kindness for a staff member. I was lucky to be part of H11’s Journey. They stopped at the Office and sang me a song (Oh Fluffy Sheep). Our Executive Director’s grand daughter was visiting at the time, so they sang for her as well! She rewarded them with Hershey kisses from our Registrar/her grandmother, Nancy’s, candy jar.
P1 explored the bay in a Bay Safari block, using huge nets to catch, examine, and release bay life. Out in pioneer, P2 put their fire building skills to test with a fire building competition. P7 also put their camp skills to work by lashing grass mats on the weaving loom. Later this week they will use them to cover the teepee they are making in their site!
Before dinner H1 painted water colors while H6 played with the chickens and took a tour of the camp garden.
Day Camp 1 and 2 finished their afternoon with a hayride around camp.
H3 finished their night off with a beach bonfire. Their neighbors, H4 partook in a drum circle at the plaza before they headed to bed. P4 completed their night by climbing the Rockwall.
P8 did sunset yoga with Christian Ed Director (and co-blogger) Bethany. Many girls asked if they could end every night on the beach, it was so peaceful.
We can’t wait to see what the rest of session four has in store—but the forecast says there will be more cool days on the Rehoboth Bay.
With Joy from Homestead Way,
Maddie & Bethany (your resident bloggers)