Blaze and Algonquin Adventure have just left. I’m sitting in the tuck shop and over my head I can hear the shuffle of feet and banging of chairs that mean the dining hall is being scrubbed clean. Furniture is being dragged out of the way and put back where it belongs. We’re in reset mode. After lunch, the waterfront will be opened for staff and we’ll take a breather.
We hope your kids had a wonderful time here. We hope if your kids are on their way for Summit or Outdoor Pursuits, that they’re very excited. We’re looking forward to it! We’ve navigated through three different base camps together on our way to the Summit, and we’re finally reaching it. I’m really excited about what God has in store for this week. He’s been moving here already, so I imagine He’ll continue to do just that.
Yesterday was quite drab and rainy here, but as you’ve seen before, that doesn’t stop our kids from having a whole lot of fun! It does mean the pictures aren’t that great and that there aren’t that many of them though, so I’m sorry about that. But I assure you laughter was still heard through the entire camp.
Activity 1 went on as planned, with sports still happening, water sports still taking place, and some die-hard kids still out on the pontoon boat fishing. I want to offer up a great big thanks to all of our staff who are dedicated enough to your kids that even though it was raining, they were still willing to happily drive a boat or play volleyball in the rain.
As the rain picked up through the afternoon, it became both miserable and unsafe to run activities as normal, so we had a movie in the Underground in the afternoon. There are no pictures of that. Last year, we had a movie in the afternoon because it was raining once and I thought I’d grab a picture to put in the blog…. but the kids watching the movie really didn’t like the flash, and they didn’t hesitate to tell me haha, so I left them alone.
Instead of a Camp-Wide game in the evening, they had a talent show.
Our Algonquin Adventure kids arrived back safely yesterday morning. They were tired, but they arrived! The rest of the Camp didn’t hesitate to call them out looking for a “Gun Show” (showing off their muscles from canoeing) during the singing portion of lunch-time.
After dinner, whoever received mail or email that day is called up to receive it and has to do something silly before it’s given to them. There were LOTS last night, so we made them shake their hair. If you have Summit or Outdoor Pursuits kids coming up this week, you may want to send them some mail so it gets them to be silly 😉
I don’t know what to say about this picture, but Faith has quite a flair for the dramatic. I asked her in the tuck shop if I could take her picture for the blog wearing all her new Kahquah gear, but she insisted she needed her wig for the talent show on first.
Finally, here are your cabin photos from Blaze/Algonquin 2015!