Our Final Full Day
Say what? We have almost come to a close on our last full day of camp. It was pretty similar to the last session in terms of the activities we did. However, the kids that are here have made it a much different experience.
The kids are younger this session and that involves different things to deal with. The younger kids express a lot more energy throughout the day because they have more energy. This causes the staffers to corral the kids in more often. And the attention span of the kids is shorter now than the teenagers from last session and the kids of the Timbers. It has caused us to improvise on entertaining them.
During the day we did an activity called Estratego. The kids had a circle to keep they balls in. And as a cabin they had to choose who would defend the circle and who would go out to the other circles. The object of the game was to go get more balls and put them in your circle but if the defenders tagged you, you had to leave the ball. It was so much fun!
The skit happened today after a delicious lunch. We had beef and chicken with a type of Mac and cheese. In the skit, the ninjas were trained by the sensei and received their ninja sticks. But a twist in the plot happened! The pet turtles that came out yesterday (Mallory, Madison, and Sydney) rose up from their crawl and stole their sticks. In their obscure jibberish language called Turtleguese and they explained that they wanted to take over camp! We didn’t know what to do. They left screaming non-real words. We all turned to the ninjas to see what we should do. They said they would go find the sensei and think of a plan.
We did a new activity this session. The kids all gathered by the soccer field. The leaders had set up tarps and soapy water for a slip and slide! The kids loved it.
We also did an activity where a couple of cabins had to work together towards a common goal. Everyone held a string that supported a ball in the middle. And everyone had to maneuver through a course to completion. Afterwards they got the spiritual application that was detailed and good for the kids to hear.