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First Full Day of the Girls!

We started the day with a morning circle. Then we had bagels for breakfast. After breakfast, we completed our camp chores. After that we did team building. Then all camp gaga! Then we had Miss Natasha’s tasty Sloppy Joes for lunch. After lunch, we enjoyed a siesta before a busy afternoon. In the afternoon we did our swim evals. After that we had La Tienda. Then lake play!!! Dam jumping and waterfall! Then we headed back to the cabin to clean up before dinner. We had chicken nuggets, potato salad, and green beans for dinner. After dinner, we had an evening activity of diversity show and tell. Then some quiet cabin activities before bed. A nice first full day of the session!

 

 

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Fun with a Brand New Session!

Yeah! First day of Girls 1! Campers arrived early this afternoon to sunny skies. We started with a potluck. Then a welcome circle introducing campers and staff. After the welcome circle, campers moved into the cabins and said goodbye to their families. We had some quality cabin time then we had spaghetti for dinner. After dinner, we played games as a group out on top field. We finalized the day with a campfire!

 

 

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Another Good Day at Camp

It was a lovely morning on Monday. Cool enough for a hoodie, but not cold. We started our day with our morning circle. After that, we had pancakes for breakfast. Then we headed off to do our camp chores before regrouping for teams. In teams, we did a couple fun activities–Ingredients for Friendship, and My Circle of Support. After teams, we headed down to Walnut Grove for free-to-learn. During free to learn, some played musical instruments; some played cards, and some did other things. After that, we had lunch, Miss Natasha’s great sloppy joes! And then siesta. After that we had an afternoon full of camptivities. For the first camptivity, there was a choice of pool, tie-dye, challenge hike, fishing, archery, sand volleyball, and rock climbing. After first camptivity, we had La Tienda and then another camptivity. For the second camptivity offered was: canoeing, archery, biking, gaga, pool, tie-dye, and 9-square. After that we had dinner, chicken nuggets! And then an evening activity where we did sing-offs and a giant ninja tournament before settling down for bed. It was a relatively quiet night tonight because all our older children are off on their trips. 

 

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Day of the Queen Bee!!!

Thursday was a little different. We highlighted typical gender roles in society with Day of the Queen Bees, where females took the lead and were prioritized during the whole day.

For breakfast, we had toast all the way from France, plus sausages. After that, we did our chores then dismissed into teams. Then we did a nature search and find activity. Then we had lunch, a 4th of July Cookout! Followed by a staff watermelon eating contest (way to go Hunter!). Followed by a Siesta. Then an afternoon full of camptivities. For the first camptivity period we had horse riding, rock climbing, cratestacking, archery, pool, 9-square, biking, canoeing, and a challenge hike. We then had La Tienda followed by another camptivity period including horse riding, Gaga, archery, pool, arts and crafts, fishing, and river walk.  Then we went to dinner where we had tatertot casserole. Followed by an evening activity of RoShamBo Evolution and I Am, But I Am Not, plus debriefing the day. Then a campfire. Finally finishing off the day with some sparklers to celebrate the 4th of July!

 

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Wednesday Wacky Tacky Hair Day!!!

A variety of hairstyles could be seen at yesterday morning’s circle. We had bagels for breakfast. After breakfast, we did our camp chores and then went into our teams. After teams, we had Free to Learn. After Free to Learn, we had lunch–hamburgers, made with locally raised beef. Yum! After lunch, we had Siesta, then camptivities. We had two camptivity periods in the afternoon. For the first, we offered fishing, arts and crafts (nature collages), Gaga, pool, archery, and challenge hike. After the first camptivity, we had La Tienda. Then for second camptivity, we offered sand volleyball, river walk, frisbee golf, lake play, pool, climbing, zumba, and the social justice track. After that, we ate dinner–Tash’s delicious sweet and sour chicken. Then had an evening activity of capture the flag to close out the day.

 

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Happy Canada Day!

We had some liquid sunshine in the morning, but it didn’t slow down our fun. We started the day with our morning circle. Then we had bagels, bacon, and eggs for breakfast. After breakfast we did our camp chores. Then we split up into our teams for some fun team building and get-to-know-you games. We had a huge quick game of All Camp Gaga before lunch. Then after lunch we had siesta. Then in the afternoon we had swim evaluations, La Tienda, and lake play. Then we cleaned up for dinner–chicken nuggets. After dinner we had our evening activity, Diversity Show and Tell. Then back to the cabins for some quiet activities before bed. A great first day of blended!

 

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Liquid Sunshine to Start Our Blended Session!

Woo hoo! The 2019 blended session has begun. Campers arrived early Sunday afternoon in pouring rain. We started with a potluck. Then a welcome circle introducing campers and staff. After the welcome circle, campers moved into the cabins and said goodbye to their families. We had some quality cabin time then we had spaghetti for dinner. After dinner we played games as a group out of the rain in the Rec Hall. We finalized the day with a campfire, on the porch. Lemonade out of lemons (not literally)!

 

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Kupu-Olympics!

We started the day with our usual community gathering followed by Tash’s camper favorite of coffee cake (and cereal) for breakfast. We then moved into some team building activities to make our friendships and bonding even stronger. We enjoyed some delicious BBQ chicken sandwiches for lunch and had some relaxing time during siesta. But the day wasn’t any ordinary day; instead of normal camptivities, we had our KUPUGANI OLYMPICS! The first part of our Olympics consisted of a full camp gaga game, a relay involving potato sack racing, three legged race and a slippery slide. We restored our energy stores with treats from La Tienda before continuing the Olympics into the afternoon with tug a war, newcombe and canoe racing. Before dinner, we celebrated our returning campers who subsequently went out to local favorite pizza parlor as the rest of camp enjoyed some yummy sweet and sour chicken. The night ended with lots of games to ensure the campers enjoyed a well-deserved sleep!

 

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We started off the day with our goodnight song. Then we had chicken and waffles for dinner. After dinner we had a Super Challenge Hike. The teams crossed the river on a two-wire bridge, trudged over treacherous terrain, then (attempted to in some cases) create a fire to cook a hot dog lunch, and made rafts. After returning from the challenging journey, the campers enjoyed a well-earned Siesta before camptivities. For the first camptivity, some explored the schoolhouse, some did archery, and some played 9-square, while some did horseback riding. Then we had La Tienda. Then a second camptivity with Untalent Show prep, lake play, and social justice track. We returned to the cabins to clean-up for breakfast. Then had a breakfast of pancakes. Then the Untalent Show and dance where everyone certainly shook it like they meant it! Then back to the cabins for bed. !pmac ta yad taerg rehtonA 

 

 

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Terrific Tuesday

A quiet morning at the breakfast table this morning as the 14-year-old campers were off on their trip. Today we had muffins all the way from England for breakfast. After breakfast we did our chores and then we split off into our teams. Lots of team building today. After team building we had lunch–hot dogs. Then Siesta before an afternoon full of camptivities. For the first session we had bench painting and nature houses in arts and crafts, as well as crate stacking, rock climbing, and horse riding. After that we had La Tienda. Then more camptivities–swimming in the pool, stepping with Teyana, and lake play. We then had enchiladas for dinner. The evening activities consisted of four-way soccer and volleyball. Then finishing off the night with a campfire with Smores!   

 

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