As the weather cleared up on Tuesday morning, H5 took on the crate stacking challenge at our High Ropes course. P3 also fastened their harnesses and spent the morning on the High Ropes bridges. Finally, P5 tested their strength and teamwork by climbing the ladders.
At 11:15, our youngest campers in H6 went to the Environmental Center to create their own flower crowns which they proudly modeled at lunch. The group was called up to lead the rest of camp in a song and they chose “The Princess Pack”. Unfortunately, H8 missed the sing-a-long because they were busy at the waterfront. The group had cooked out lunch on the water before going on a boat ride with our Boat Driver, Juan.
Day Camp 2 also had the privilege of spending some time with Juan, as they strapped on their life jackets and hopped on the banana boat in the morning.
Both Day Camp 1 and H11 joined Austin, the EC Assistant at the ballfield to play “Predator vs. Prey”. This is one of our newer games at camp, which combines a version of the game ‘tag’ with learning about nature. H3 also did some running during their scavenger hunt, which sent them all around camp performing good deeds to spread joy to other groups.
Some groups embraced the spirit of adventure by lashing a pole to proudly display their Unit’s tie dyed flag in their site (P4) or by having a shelter building competition using materials around the EC (Adventure Pathfinders). Additionally, P8 had a fire building competition in our beloved Council Ring.
As previously mentioned in the Waterfront Blog, yesterday was the Hobie 16 Palooza, in which nine groups spent their 4:15 block on the waterfront. Other groups on the waterfront yesterday were able to go paddle boarding (P2) or even kayak to Santa Claus to search for arrowheads and old pottery (P1). However, the rest of camp did not stop for the Palooza, as H4 stayed in the craft shop, hard at work glazing their clay tiles. H10 also hung out in the Craft Shop and created water color masterpieces.
While P6 decided to settle down for the evening with sunset yoga on the beach, P7 took a different approach by listening to scary stories in the Rec Hall, lead by the Boys Homestead Unit Leader, Oliver.
H1 concluded their day with a quiet Monk Swim, where they were able to listen to H2 and H7’s drum circle nearby, lead by Stephen the Adventure Director.
H9 had a dessert cookout on main camp, stuffing waffle cones with marshmallows and chocolate chips to create their own twist on the traditional s’more. Meanwhile, P1, P2, P3, P4, and APF settled in their tents for the night in outpost after an evening full of cookouts, scary stories, and spirit animals.
We anxiously await all the new adventures ahead in session five, but until then, I’ll be restocking the hoodie rack.
With Joy From Homestead Way,
Annie (the Store Assistant)