Greetings friends of Kahquah, camp family, and fellow blog sojourners!
Quest has officially begun!
Campers arrived late afternoon yesterday and you could just feel the buzz. Each camper was warmly welcomed by Kahquah staff at registration and then were introduced to their cabin leaders for the week. Campers received their Quest passport with all of the continents that they will be visiting on their epic world journey this week.
After settling their belongings into cabins – campers headed to the dining hall to enjoy a delectable meal of spaghetti and caesar salad with soft garlic bread to top it off!
Once everyone was filled with dinner – they headed back to their cabins to get ready for a 10-stop station activity. During these stations campers completed their swim tests, met the nurse, the person in charge of tuck, the camp Pastor, went over camp rules and guidelines, and completed their activity selection for the week.
Next up, everyone headed to the Big Top to find out their teams, and create their unique team names for the week. There are three teams this week made up of the different cabins: Cheeto-Dorito, Porky Wood Run, and Purple Kool-Aid.
Campers then headed back to their cabins for snack and lights out!
Everyone seemed tuckered out and ready for a good nights sleep before the first full day of Quest!
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Today has been a great start to the adventure that is this week.
The day started with a wake up bell and attendance at morning activities. Campers could head on a wilderness trek, polar dip, aerobics, or take a shower before breakfast.
A hearty breakfast of muffins, oatmeal, cereal, fruit and yogurt was enjoyed and gave us all fuel for the morning ahead!
After a swift cabin clean (where campers organize their cabin in an attempt to win points for neatness) everyone headed to the first Big Top of the week!
At Big Top campers sang songs with some fun actions, and listened to Pastor Christina share about the adventure of faith they will be embarking on this week. Through learning about the story of Gideon and his experience of faith, campers and cabin leaders alike are building a story of faith of their own this week. Each day a letter of the word “Faith” is teaching us of the ways we experience God and faith in our own lives. The word of the day was “FLABBERGASTED.” When Gideon was called by God to defeat Midian he felt like he just couldn’t do it. He was surprised and bewildered at the request! Cabins headed to small groups to draw out what flabbergasted feels like and how they might have felt if they were in Gideon’s shoes.
From there campers prepared themselves for their first activities of the day! Some headed down to the water, while others learned how to tie knots and prepare for their time at the high and low ropes courses. Mad science was happening too, campers were taught how to make it rain inside a jar using nothing other than science!
Lunch was next on the agenda and campers came dressed up and ready for a Safari! The menu was Taco salad! There were some very creative cabin dress up themes.
Campers headed back to their cabins for tuck and bunk – where they enjoyed some snacks and treats before their afternoon activities ensued.
All sorts of laughs were heard around camp as campers and leaders alike enjoyed an afternoon of climbing, crafting, swimming, canoeing, tubing and more!
It was a warm afternoon so lots of water fun ensued at Free Swim.
Up next was dinner – Chicken nuggets, fries and a mixed salad, with ice cream sandwiches for dessert. A nice treat on a hot day!
Campers geared up for their first camp wide game of the week and embarked on a “safari” search for the wild animals. It was a race to find all the animals on the safari first!
Everyone headed back to their cabins afterward and prepared for campfire.
Several skits were enjoyed, songs were sung, laughs were had, and campers then headed to their cabins for snack and lights out.
Overall a great day!
Stay tuned tomorrow for more Quest tales of adventure!