Today was full of sunshine, new friends, singing and dancing, camp-outs, macaroni and lots of fun. It started off well with some great morning activities, followed by flag raising led by Aspire campers. Cabin by cabin, campers raced to line up for breakfast to consume some egg and cheese wraps, cereal, yogurt and an assortment of fruit.
This morning’s worship was grand. Before worship began a few cabin leaders were appointed “DJ” and created an atmosphere where jumping and shouting were encouraged. After four songs had been sung the crowd began chanting, “One more song” over and over again until our incredible Worship Leader agreed to play one more.
Each slot for first activity was at full capacity and the campers were having a great time! The theme for today is, “Men in Black.” Cabins were encouraged to, “dress to impress” for lunch, and enjoyed a fancy lunch of homemade macaroni and cheese, hot dogs and veggies for lunch. As per usual the lunch time songs were extravagant. Creative leaders and campers were singing the songs with their own twist. Leaders were being called to do handstands in the middle of the lodge, instructed to count to 100, and to go run and grab a handful of sand from the beach in 30 seconds.
Shout out to our nurse for the week, Trinda Crawford! Trinda has been our Waterfront Director for the last two years. She has now finished school and is a nurse! Trinda was here for Nova and is back for Summit! We so appreciate her.
Second and third activity were jam-packed as well. The sun came out and a sun shower occurred! Campers conquered high ropes, archery and learned lots in wilderness thanks to Uncle Henney’s expertise.
Everyone was splashing around during free swim today with a few Marco Polo games going on and some Jackpot rounds as well. Chicken burgers, french fries and salad were served for dinner with scrumptious chocolate chip brownies for dessert.
The Camp wide game tonight was a rather new one, but a favourite to be sure. It’s called “Diamond Smugglers”, and includes robbers, smugglers, and cops. The teams of the week are split into these three different categories and are each trying to accomplish a specific task. The base of each category is then assigned a location on Camp and the individuals from that category are to report there with their findings throughout the game. Please refer to the images below to view some “smuggling” happening here at Kahquah.
To update you on Outdoor X, here are some photos from their day trip yesterday to the waterfall. Today they left for Crown Island to enjoy a camp out there for the night and are returning tomorrow morning. Here’s a short and sweet guest post that I received from Amanda Reist while they are on the island… “Tonight’s adventure consisted of a pontoon ride over to Crown Island for an over night stay. After setting up the tents, we enjoyed a sunset swim off the island and changed into warmer clothes before casting their lines into the water and even caught a few fish. They are extremely excited to sleep under the stars and enjoy God’s creation!”
During the evening session, Nolan unpacked the concept of “I am.” He discussed that God reveals who He is: that He is a compassionate, loving God who desires to be close to us.
Our incredible Crew lead campfire tonight and they did an amazing job, they lead us in “Buff Squirrel” (a spin-off of Brown Squirrel), “JC Penny,” and a few other camp classics. But, just when we thought it was time for bed, a surprise night game was announced! Tonight’s night game included a car that was parked up on the hill, between the lodge and the road. The objective of the game was to honk the cars horn, however, staff members were placed around the car with flashlights attempting to shine the light on campers. If you were seen, you had to go back to the campfire and restart your attempt to honk the horn. Heading to bed, we are ready for a new day at CK!
Your Camp Kahquah Family (Hope Brownlee)