Hello Birch Bloggers, We had a fun and busy day yesterday, not letting the hot weather or the rain put a damper on any of our activities!
The day started with Sue’s chocolate chip bread, a camper favorite! The campers have really learned their way around camp and all did a great job cleaning their cabins and getting ready for their classes, you would not believe how perfectly and wrinkle free their beds were! Sports classes included a riveting game of either kickball or Ultimate Frisbee. Then campers happily got in the water to cool off and work on their strokes. It is great seeing the campers who arrived saying that they didn’t know how to swim, now swimming under the water, blowing bubbles, and using kickboards. During arts and crafts class, many campers made their own fishing pole and were able to catch some fish! Kevin, the nature and survival expert, is doing a great job teaching everyone important lessons. Canoeing and Sailing classes got to practice capsizing, or flipping their boats over, it was a perfect way to cool off in the heat.
That brings us to lunchtime, everyone enjoyed delicious Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, and blue ice for dessert. A few of the campers were a little skeptical about trying the meatballs at first, but after taking a bite they found the food to be great! Then we had one of the quietest Rest Hours I had ever heard! Even the younger campers enjoyed a break to read, write, enjoy their candy, and take a quick nap. It wasn’t long till everyone was back in the water and enjoying General Swim. Some of the activities offered by the counselors included jumping off the tower, a big nature walk, aquarium games, and archery.
Wednesday dinners are a little different at camp because our kitchen staff takes their time off. Instead of eating in the lodge, campers make peanut butter and jelly, turkey, or ham sandwiches and each cabin has a picnic, counselors bring the chips, bug juice (lemonade) and chocolate chip cookies. We were so lucky because we were able to finish dinner outside right before the rain started!
Usually Drew, the Sports Director, is in charge of evening program but last night we put it in the hands of the campers and WOW, they did a great job! We had a big carnival spread throughout the lodge and each cabin was in charge of a different booth. The campers worked together to figure out what they wanted to do. The booths included pin the star on the American Flag, musical chairs, battleship, hair braiding, and an obstacle course. It was great seeing the campers having fun running their booth and also enjoying the other booths.
When the campers get home you will have to ask them what their favorite songs are because they have learned so many! We sang a couple favorites after evening program to get everyone to settle down from all the excitement. Then campers and counselors went back to their cabins, got ready for bed, and listened to the counselors read. It was a wonderful Wednesday here at Camp Asto Wamah!
Thanks for reading and I’ll be sure to update you soon about the awesome day we are having here at camp!
- The Birch Blogger