It was a beautiful Wednesday, 23°C and just the right amount of sunshine. Unfortunately, here in Ancient Egypt, we’re not doing so great – it seems as though the students got lost in the tombs. It happened so quickly while hunting for the lost treasure that now they have run into pharaohs, tomb raters and the authorities. How will the students get back on the right path? Will they find the lost treasure?
On the hunt they go, kicking things off with an eggcellent breakfast – a variety of cereals, breakfast cake, yogurt, fruit, and hard boiled eggs were enjoyed by all. Each cabin raced to the underground following breakfast to pick some great activities for later on. The cabin clean-up fairies were generous this morning leaving a few cabins with high scores.
We then moved into the Big Top for our morning session. Songs like “Amazing Grace” and “O Happy Day” had all campers and staff singing their hearts out. After our session last night, 25 campers committed to following Jesus and accepting Him. Today, our fearless speaker, Emily, discussed the importance of worship. She talked about how there are many different forms of worship and how God sees your heart through it all.
Just like that, first activity was off with a boom. Many enjoyed water sports (knee boarding is always a big hit), ropes, canoeing, kayaking, crafts, gaga ball, sports, maker space, archery and cookie baking. At 12:30 p.m. the lunch bell rang and camels from all across the Kahquah valleys cantered up to the lodge. Happy hump day to all!
Everyone here had a jam packed afternoon – activities were full, free swim was enjoyed, crew was busy preparing to lead campfire tonight and cakes were baked as we celebrated Uncle Butter’s birthday!
Following a delicious dinner of chicken, potato wedges, beans, salad and fresh, homemade cookies our camp wide game commenced. “Diamond Smugglers” is a game all about strategy. The campers were divided into three separate groups of cops, robbers and residents. Each group had a “diamond” they were in charge of getting back to their team. It was a complex but well enjoyed game to say the least.
Campfire tonight was a hit! Our very own Crew did an amazing job – they brought out the ‘Banana Song’, ‘There Ain’t No Flies On Us’ and ‘The Martian.’ They included some wild skits consisting of ‘Soap and Water’ and ‘The Toothbrush Skit,’ definitely some Camp favourites, that’s for sure.
BUT – just when everyone thought our great day here in Ancient Egypt had come to an end, Aunt Samantha and Aunt Hannah surprised us with a night game! The purpose of this game was to find all the glowing eggs hidden throughout the Kahquah valleys in order to find their way back to the right path.
Will the students find there way back to the path? Tune in tomorrow and Friday to find out!
Your Camp Kahquah Family