It was our first full day of camp today and we are having a BLAST! This morning campers were in their color groups going from station to station doing a variety of team building activities. The color groups help campers get to know campers form other cabins and are a great way to mingle outside of cabin groups.
Before lunch campers went back to their cabin groups and were busy writing cabin cheers painting cabin flags and also tie dying tee shirts (wait until you see the campers rocking their brand new tee shirts on Friday!). Lunch was a camp favorite (chicken sandwich! yum!!) and everyone was excited to see their counselors sing to earn their campers’ mail. After lunch campers and staff had rest time to relax after a busy morning and get ready for the afternoon ahead!
The afternoon was time for individual activities. On Sunday campers chose 3 activities (from the list of arts and crafts throwing- archery slingshot and tomahawks fishing canoe/kayak dance drama sports water fun outdoor adventure). Cabins divide up and campers are able to meet new counselors and other campers while they enjoy their individual activities. Dinner (beef stroganoff!) was followed by more cabin activity time.
This evening we played our favorite camp game called Angels and Demons. Angels are positioned throughout the forest and campers must take a piece of paper to each angel to get it signed and then bring the paper back to the bucket. The team with the most papers wins. However if they are tagged by the demons (don’t worry- it’s just counselors!) they have to give up their paper and try again. Campers have to be fast clever and strategic!
After A&D we headed to the chapel to end our day with Praise and Worship! Yesterday we learned about all 5 Cs and focused on courage. Today we will be discussing cooperation and singing at the top of our lungs as we praise God!
Except that we didn’t totally end our day with P&W because tonight was the root beer float social! Campers enjoyed an evening treat and hanging out with each other. Also announced was a game that is going on all week called Sniper. Each camper chose a name out of a hat. Next to the person’s name is an action that they have to do (for instance- Natalie- give a high five). The challenge is to find your person and get them to do the action on the paper. If they do you call out "you’ve been sniped" and they have to give you their paper with a different person and a different action. Whoever has the most names collected at the end of the week wins!
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