Wednesdays are always fun days here at camp because they always end with a cookout for dinner. Every age group does something different, but all end with full bellies and fun memories. All of the homestead groups went out to their home in the woods, called outpost, to make burgers and s’mores. They spend the evening there, each getting a chance to help build a fire, cook their burgers, then build their own s’mores. Outpost ended today with a session of round robin group game favorites such as Ninja, Bang, and Hi-Ya. Then Homestead trekked back to camp and H6, H7, H1, and H3 went to a night time free swim. While that was happening, our Taste of Camp cabins, H2, H4, H8, and H10 went to a bonfire to celebrate their last on camp. Each group did a skit, along with several groups of specialists and the Adventure Pahtfinders in group 2, who graciously helped send off our little guys with a few skits of their own.
In Pioneer, Wednesday means Potluck day! Each group cooks a large quantity of a dish for the whole of pioneer to share. Today, The ladies of P1 made Quiche, P2 made Fruit Salad Kabobs, P3 made Pankins (which are bacon, apple slices, and pancakes all rolled into one), P4 made Rosemary and Bacon Roasted Potatoes, P5 made Dutch Oven Monkey Bread, P6 made grilled PB & Js, and P7 made Train Wrecks (a plethora of breakfast foods, vegetables, and potatoes all mixed together). As you can imagine, no one left the potluck without a very full belly.
The Pathfinder groups had a potluck of their own on the beach, serving Chicken Stir Fry, Roasted Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Pesto Pasta, and Monkey Bread. The Adventure Pathfinders also caught sea food from the bay and added Mussels Diablo, Fried Clams, and Boiled Crabs. After eating, the pathfinders hung out on the beach and played volleyball as the sunset.
I can’t imagine a more fun way to end a Wednesday than eating homemade cooking and hanging out with friends. Just one of the many reasons why Camp Arrowhead is so wonderful!
Until next time friends,
Girl’s Homestead Unit Leader