Monday of H2O Week
What a great first full day of camp! Campers and counselors were BUSY having fun today!
Bright and early at 7:15 a few brave souls headed down to the beach to start their day by jumping in the lake. Polar bear plunge is chilly but a great way to start the day! Breakfast was breakfast pizza morning chapel introduced our ‘C’ of the day (cooperation) and then it was time for 2 hours of cabin activities. The cabins were busy with skits arts and crafts fishing archery and playing some intense soccer.
After the first two cabin activities cabins painted cabin flags and came up with cabin cheers. They also made gorgeous tie dye tee shirts that they will be wearing on Friday!
Lunch was pulled chicken sandwiches fries fruit and veggies. Afterwards an hour of quiet rest time was just what everyone needed to recharge for the afternoon.
After rest time it was time for the first individual activity that they signed up for last night. Each activity brings together boys and girls from different cabins. Individual activity periods last one hour each and campers will do the same two activities each day. Arts and crafts archery/tomahawk/slingshot canoe/kayak fishing dance drama sports swimming and campfire cooking. It was a great start to the week!
Dinner was lasagna roll ups garlic bread salad veggies and brownies. After we ate campers competed in a series of H2O themed stations. The Leaders-in-Training group ran the stations and campers had to travel around camp and complete a series of crazy tasks. They had to transport water by passing a bucket over their heads use their feet to move wet sponges toss wet sponges at targets compete in water trivia and at the beach they had to fill a bucket using a wet shirt that they wrung out into their buckets. Campers could get as wet (or not) as they wanted and it was really fun! The LITs did a great job leading and it is great to have them here this week as they complete their leadership training.
Next up was our favorite camp game- Angels and Demons. Campers are divided into two teams. Campers have to run through the forest and go to each of the three angels stationed throughout the woods. Campers get little scraps of paper signed at each station and once they have all 3 they bring it back and put it in their team bucket. Whichever team has the most at the end wins! BUT there are also demons scattered through the forest and if they tag the campers the campers have to give up their paper and try again. You have to be fast or you have to be clever to sneak around the demons. Either way it is a blast and everyone loves this game!
As the day winds to a close we head to the flag pole to lower the flag and sing our "day is done" songs. And then the best way to end the day is with Praise and Worship! Praise and worship gave campers more opportunities to sing (they’ve been belting out the camp songs all day everywhere they go!) and listen to one of our counselors talk about our ‘C’ of the day- cooperation.
It’s been a great day at CYC!
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