The Pool was another great spot to be in the sunny weather, P1 was there to cool down after their Low Ropes block. They were also joined by P2 and P4, which made the game of octopus a whole lot of fun. All of Girls Homestead ended their day there with a girl’s free swim, which was a great way to get our campers to interact and make new friends.
There was activity in all areas of the camp, H8 painted with sand at the God Shack in the morning and P8 spent their time after low ropes and free swim to play a few ice breaker games on the ballfield. The Archery course has a lot of people come through to hit bullseyes all day, Day Camp 2 used the course in the afternoon and the Adventure Pathfinders and P7 used the bigger compound archery course near the High Ropes course to practice their aim. H11 finished their day with a hay ride around camp, the camp songs they were singing could be heard from a mile away… and they were pretty good.
H1 was in the Craft Shop before lunch making their pirate costumes to wear. Meanwhile P6 and H4 were making their tiles with Maddy, the Craft Shop director. There were so many colors to choose from and that made for an exciting environment for all involved. I can’t wait to see how they turn out!
The Waterfront was another awesome spot as the sun was out, the humidity was minimal and the wind was rolling through the bay just enough for a Sail. P5 was out on the sail boat, as well as H6 who also wrote their chapel cards at the beach. H7 took the banana boat out for a spin just after lunch, followed by Day Camp 1 who all jumped off! It was a thrilling afternoon. H9 were out canoeing in the afternoon and had a blast heading to Santa Clause Island for an adventure and to look at animals around there. H10 did the same and went for a quick swim and play on the blob (the Waterfront’s newest addition is an inflatable tube with a floating mat attached to it). H5 and the rest of Boys Homestead finished their day at the Waterfront with a Pirate themed bonfire, which got campers to make a pirate skit, sing a pirate song and then tell the rest of the group a joke. It was Arrrghsome!
Overall, the week is off to a great start. Today is another great day with even better weather! We are all hoping it lasts. The Waterfront is in a constant hum with all campers doing at least an activity, if not two down there and the High Ropes and Rock Wall are moving people through at a steady pace, I was up the top watching P5 climb the Wall and go down the Zip-Line. It looked like a lot of fun.
We had so many care packages for campers today, Thank you to all the parents who have put together care packages this week, the kids are loving them! And for all the letters, our outgoing mailbox has been filled up two days in a row! Hopefully you will be receiving one in your mailbox soon :)
Maddy B, The Office Manager