Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Session 7

Last week was our 7th session of the summer. The theme was Adventure/Safari. At the Monday night camp fire, a special guest arrived to help us sing one of the most popular songs this summer: "Have you ever seen a penguin drinking tea?" Here they are singing and turning around.

Venture Crew was also in camp session 7. Campers in this specialty program get to focus on lots of outdoor activities - cookouts, campouts, shelter building, camouflage and more. We had full groups of both boys and girls; this photo is the boys heading out for their two-night overnight.

In day camp, campers did lots of tie dye, swimming and were out playing games all over camp. They also enjoyed an exhibition show by a group of visiting agility dogs. And one cabin group participated in the "Service to Killoqua" program by washing Uncle Wigglebottom's cabin on a hot day.

The weather was pretty warm thoughout the week. On Friday, we all had popsicles - prizes for helping with the litter pick-up service project. Yum. Friday night concluded with Council Fire. In addition to unit contributions and other recognition, the CITs presented Charlie with her 10-Year ceremony, recognizing her 10 summers at Camp K.

And now we're in session 8! Check back next week for more details as summer camp wraps up ...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

August at Camp Killoqua

Hard to believe it's already August! Session 7 is underway, with the theme of "Adventure" and "Safari." Resident campers are having fun, too, enjoying warm weather and sunny days at Crabapple Lake.

The last few weeks have been great fun, with lots of activities all over camp. Session 5 was Pirate week, always a favorite. Wednesday included a pirate scavenger hunt, and later in the week, campers visited a pirate boat out on the lake, finding special loot aboard.

Last week, in session 6, we welcomed the new "first-year" CITs (Counselors-In-Training). These 12 energetic leadership campers will be here through the end of the summer. Horse camp also included special sessions for English (riding English-style and using the matching tack) and Advanced riders. The Advanced campers visited with a vet and challenged themselves with a riding drill performed for other campers - it was great!

Session 6 had a sports theme, and the all-camp event was our annual "Biffer Games." Campers try to steer clear of being biffed by someone with a sock filled with a bit of flour and take part in activities around the edge of the field. It's a lot of fun.

We also woke up Tuesday morning to find all the dining tables in the meadow, and someone camping on the floating dock. It was a treat to eat outside in the sun that morning!

We're out taking more photos this session. Check back for updates next week!