Hi Everyone! Blessing Counter from Counting Your Blessings One By One and I collaborated with stories from Adventure camp! We did Day 1 yesterday on her blog, and now for Day 2! I am red, and Blessing is green.
Day 2- Monday
We arrived at Adventure Camp the next day, bright and early. 🙂 We got our team-colour shirts, and waited for campers to come.
Well, actually, by the time I got there, there were campers there already. And we got to give them their shirts!
That’s true, but we had to wait for the REST of our campers for our teams to arrive, so that we could check them off of our list and get them their t-shirts. ^ -^
True ^_^ After ALL the campers arrived –
We had to line up for chapel. Don’t you just love how we finish each other’s sentences? 😉
Hehe, yes 🙂 Don’t forget the checking off though. It’s like trying to count goldfish!
They were constantly moving?
Yes! It was like “Check, check – wait, didn’t I check you already?!” 😛
After the counsellors and CIT’s had marked attendance for all their campers (amidst multiple games of basketball going on all at the same time, which can be very dangerous, especially for tall people :P) everyone moved out to chapel. And then the unforgettable line ups began 😉
Actually, I would have to say that this year was one of the best years for lining up. Wouldn’t you say so? I mean, the kids listened somewhat, depending on what kind of kid you got, but it was pretty good this year. I think, though, it was a bit odd, considering my age to a couple of my campers, to be telling them what to do. A couple of them were only 1 or 2 years younger than me! :O
Hehe. I wish I could say the same about me! I was at least 4 years older than the oldest one there. Actually, some of them asked if I was 20 or something 😛
Oh, really? Speaking of misinterpreted ages, I was talking to some of my campers, and when I told them my age, one of them was like, “Really?” 😀 I guess I either look older than my age, or they thought I was a lot younger.. 🙂
Hehe. Yeah. ANYWAY, YES, I would agree with you that the lines were MUCH better this year. I think it’s good to have the lines since it helps keep order at times. But it’s also good to keep in mind that children will be children and they like to move! 😀
That is very true, very true indeed. 😉 I had a pretty good team. 🙂
Yes! I think all the teams were pretty good this year. But anyway, I think we’re going on a rabbit trail again 😛 (apologies to the readers, we like reminiscing ^_^)
Whoever had the straightest and quietest line, USUALLY got to go into the church first, but, there was one time when my team got to go in before another team because some of our campers had dimples! xD
Awwww….really? That’s so adorable 🙂 I didn’t know that 😛 I think there was one time Green team got to go in first because L had this huge smile plastered on his face!
😀 After chapel, two teams went to do some crafts, while the other teams did, oh yes! Creature Quest. So, Creature Quest is this company, sorta like Reptilia, I guess, that brings different creatures to camps and other events. The man who came to the camp would tell us where that particular animal was from, and a little about it. Some of the kids would guess what kind of animal it was, and then, voila! He would take the little (or big) creature out of its cage and show it or pass it around for the kids to touch or hold.
It was really neat, especially since I’d never seen it before. They didn’t do it last year, I don’t believe. And MOST of the animals he showed were pretty amazing. There was this ONE animal I couldn’t bear to look at though. You want to guess what it was, Liv? 😛
Ha, sure! I know. The tarantula, right? I actually held that one. (BC does not like spiders at all) or was it the snake?
The tarantula. Definitely the tarantula. And saying I don’t like spiders is an understatement. I’m terrified of them 😛 It was so big and hairy and ughh….
The snake was SO cool though!
😀 Spiders are not my favorite either, but I still held the tarantula. I held the snake, too. Moving on to some of the other animals though, there was a super super-soft chinchilla, which I think a lot of the kids liked.
There was also a salamander, a large frog, a bearded lizard, ummm, what else?
The turtle! Not sure what kind of turtle he said it was, but it was pretty big!
Oh, yes! I forgot about the turtle.
I believe that’s all the animals. It did take awhile though since the animals were passed around to about 30 or so kids?
That’s true. Yeah, around there, plus the counsellors and CITs.
Yes, we had to be included too 😉 Us old folks don’t like to be left out 😛
Okay, I have my schedule with me.There was lunch after that, then chapel again, then the obstacle course, then snack, then free period, then that’s it!
Whoa, whoa, whoa….slow down a bit! Maybe we can elaborate a bit more so the readers know what we’re talking ‘bout 😉
Right. 😉 So, after that, we ate some nourishing lunch! (Which we needed. :P)
Yes. Lunch is very important! And it’s also a great time to be able to talk to campers and get to know them better! 🙂
🙂 We had to line up for chapel again after that, in which we sang some songs, and heard the first part of a story called “Reggie and Lena ride the rails.” The chapel lady. J, who did the first part, left us at a cliffhanger. Kinda like what I did with my story. xD
Ahem. Yeah….storytellers have this peculiar interest in leaving their readers/hearers on a cliffhanger. I wonder why….? xD
Haha, maybe it’s just what writers like doing. 😉
Uh huh. Anyway, the kids really enjoyed “Reggie and Lena”. You could tell by all the groans at each cliffhanger 😉
Yup. 🙂 When we finished chapel, we did a group event. An obstacle course!
That was the running and hoop throwing, right?
It was running under the metal hoops then lining up with your team, I think. I don’t think we did any hoop throwing, did we?
I think we did….after we lined up the teams, the campers had to stand behind a bench and take turns throwing a hoop over that – wire thingy. (not sure what it’s called exactly :P)
Ohhh, okay. 🙂 Uhh, maybe, but I don’t think I was there, because I had to stand with the other CITs by the metal things, and then the campers would line up after they finished the hoop throwing, and then they would run down to the spider web.
OH. The spiderweb. THAT spiderweb 😛
Haha. yes. THAT spiderweb. 🙂
The one that L dived through xD And ruined all of Tiger Lily and C’s work 😛
Haha, really? Anyway, after we did the obstacle course, it was snack time!
Mm hmm! The ladies who do snack are so amazing. And so are their snacks 😉
THE BROWNIES AND COOKIES!!
Mmmm……I’m hungry now 😀
So, after snack was freetime! Usually all four teams, (or at least most of the four teams) would play “Capture the Flag” in the forest. I think the kids usually enjoyed that! 🙂 After freetime was over, the campers waited around for their parents to come and pick them up. That pretty much wraps up day 2, wouldn’t you say? Or should we expand more on Capture the Flag?
No, I think Capture the Flag was pretty basic 🙂 Lots of running and trying to find a baton. 🙂 Oh yeah, and a ton of jailbreaks?
Sometimes, Mr.S. would call a couple of jailbreaks. 🙂
Oh, okay. I don’t know exactly how the games went since I was usually with campers who didn’t want to play in the forest and preferred the milk-bag weaving.
Oh, okay. 🙂
Which reminds me, we should elaborate more on the milk-bag weaving. Though maybe on another post, since this one seems to be getting pretty long already 😉
Yeah, stay tuned guys! More to come! Oh, and don’t miss out for the last day! :O
YEAH!! But…..no spoilers 😉 See you all later! 🙂