I’m laying on my bed buried in blankets because trust me, the air conditioning works. From this post on my bed, I can hear the kids screaming at campfire. I heard a solid rendition of “there ain’t no flies on us,” word for word. I heard “and SHOVE IT IN THE LAKE!!!!” a bunch of times, too. I haven’t been out to a campfire yet for pictures, but trust me, if your kid comes home with no voice, you’ll know why.
Today I got out in the boat with our boat driver, Heather. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to get out to much else because I was finishing up getting the tuck shop set up, but it’s done now, so I will be able to get out more in the coming days. But never fear, others took pictures FOR me, and let me know what was going on all over the place, so I am still able to give you some solid news.
I chose the best picture of the shots I got tubing from each set of kids. Below, you’ll also find more crafts in progress, taken by Graeme. They made fridge magnets using birch wood and googly eyes to go along with Zoo Mystery week. Lastly, you’ll find our new Wilderness activity in action. This is new this year, and led by Jared, who’s been training, researching, and preparing for this since last year when he was asked what he thought of the idea. Today, I’m told, the wilderness group (which has been full during every activity period) built their own shelter, and learned the safe way to eat a grasshopper………….. no thank you. BUT I suppose that’s why I don’t live in the wilderness! The kids are having an absolute blast out there!
Also, today’s lunch theme was “The Outback.” I was sent to the porch to take a picture of Uncle Ivan’s full costume, but what I saw was not just Uncle Ivan, but every camper and cabin dressed to the theme VERY well. So I’ve included some pictures of the lunch theme processional as well.
Lastly, before I put in the pictures, I want to say thanks to all of you who’ve been reading and commenting and sharing this blog. I think it’s a really really cool thing that we can get these moments back to you who’ve entrusted your fantastic kids to us for a week. It’s like you’re part of us, even when you’re not here 🙂
Lunch Theme: The Outback
Tubing! This was my favourite part of the day, because who doesn’t love sitting in a boat for an hour?