While not celebrating Independence Day, campers have been participating in many fun activities! The weather has been toasty, so the buzzword of the week has been hydration and groups are spending a lot of time in the pool and out on the bay!
Day Camp 1 cooked out lunch on Tuesday over a campfire with their counselors. Everything was delicious!
Day Camp 2 played on the rope swing Tuesday afternoon and then cooled off in the pool at free swim.
H1 got to go deep sea diving on Monday and had a great time looking for bay life!
H3 built a beach bonfire on Monday evening with the waterfront staff and listened to spooky stories.
H4 went sailing Monday afternoon. The boys loved jumping in the water to cool off from the heat.
On Monday, H5 went on a bay safari with the Environmental Center directors, Morgan and Ellie. They explored the shallow parts of the bay and learned about camp’s resident horseshoe crabs and the Rehoboth Bay’s other aquatic fauna!
H6 explored camp on a nature walk Tuesday morning. They saw all sorts of wildlife and had a lot of fun learning about southern Delaware’s diverse ecosystem!
H7 went around camp Tuesday doing random acts of kindness with our Christian education staff. These girls brought smiles to everyone they encountered around camp!
H8 went banana boating Monday morning and had a great time zipping around in the water.
H9 explored the camp chicken coop on Tuesday morning and got to pet the birds.
H10 cooked out dinner with their group on Tuesday. The girls loved learning how to build a campfire for cooking.
H11 got to go tubing on Monday morning! All the boys laughed and sang the whole boat ride.
P1 celebrated the end of their first full day at camp by making fluffernutters at their unit! For those of you who do not know, a fluffernutter is a delicious sandwich comprised of peanut butter and marshmallow fluff.
P2 did yoga at the beach on Tuesday morning. Afterwards, they searched the bay for fiddler crabs to feed our turtles in the Environmental Center.
P3 spent Tuesday morning on an entertaining scavenger hunt throughout camp!
P4 learned how to quickly (but safely!) build a fire and tested their skills with a competition to see who could build a fire the fastest.
P5 hosted chapel on the beach to celebrate Independence Day. The theme of the service was a celebration of the freedoms we all enjoy here in the USA.
On Monday evening, P6 got to go on a boat ride to watch the marvelous sunset from the middle of the bay!
P7 had fun sand painting on Tuesday morning! All these young men created beautiful masterpieces to say the least :)
P8 traversed the crazy bridges on the high ropes course Tuesday morning! They then cooled off by kayaking in the bay.
The Sailing Pathfinders spent every afternoon learning how to sail sunfish in the bay! Soon they will be ready to move onto the bigger and more complex Hobie Waves and Hobie Sixteens and go out farther into the water.
The Adventure Pathfinders had a blast on their overnight Tuesday! The group hiked to outpost and spent the night camping out with their group mates. This trip prepared them well for their two night trip to Trap Pond State Park. Adventure!
Wishing you all a happy and safe Independence Day from Camp Arrowhead!!
-Lauren (The Office Manager)