Today was a busy day for everyone, especially since the weather was so gorgeous. It was breezy, sunny, and mild, and everyone wanted to take advantage of it by being outside as much as possible with some creative and unique activities. H8 spent a portion of the afternoon harvesting herbs in the camp garden, and H1 and H7 spent their last block of the day stargazing. P2 went on an arrowhead hunt on Santa Claus Island, and H5 and P3 went “deep sea diving”, more commonly known as bay swimming. Also fairly new activities, P5 went paddleboarding and H3 had a camouflage lesson complete with face paint!
Even though this is one of our bigger sessions, (about 190 campers!) we still always have room for all the campers to participate in classic camp activities that we have become known for. Some times, that may mean combining two activities into one, like H13 and H6 who had some kids kayaking while the others sailed, and vice versa. APF got to know eachother this morning by playing icebreaker games and lashing at their site during the first block of the day. And P4 did the same later in the day, as they built teamwork skills and got to know each other during a fire building competition.
In other areas around camp, like the craft shop, H11 made dream catchers and H9 glazed terracotta pots. At the pool, P6 did a monk swim. At the waterfront, H2 caught fiddler crabs to feed to the resident turtles and P1 went on a sunset boat ride. At the high ropes course, H4 went on the swing. And in the rec hall, a place that rarely sees campers, P7 listened to scary stories.
My personal favorite activity that went on today was a dessert cookout made at the brand new fire pit at my shelter by H10! The fire pit was made as a service to camp by the adventure pathfinders and I was so excited to see it get used for the first time tonight. It was the best Mexican S’more (s’more in a tortilla with peanut butter) that I have ever eaten.
It has been a pleasure blogging for you this summer! Until next summer friends,