Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Thank you for a fabulous spring!

Above: The Spring 2009 Outdoor Education Staff model the new Camp K t-shirts.
From left to right: Teezy, Moo, Frog, Bonzai, Ptarmigan, Verde and Grizz.

The summer is quickly sneaking up on us here at camp, and the spring Outdoor Education season ends this Friday. We wanted to take the time to thank our wonderful spring staff for a terrific season! They spent the past 14 weeks this spring working with over 1200 students in the 3rd through 6th grade. Here's to Teezy, Moo, Bonzai, Ptarmigan, Verde and Grizz! Thank you all very much for the thousands of silly songs you sang, the games of camouflage, the many canoe trips across the lake. Thank you for belaying your 100th child up the climbing wall, for finally perfecting king and queen and of course the banana bandanna skit. Thank you for always knowing that there are cool things to be found in the pond, for knowing where to find the best trees, for your love of all things tie-dye, and for never ever showing how tired you were really feeling. This spring has been a lot of fun, we will miss you all!
~Frog, Zebra, Daisy and Drizzle

Signs that summer is almost here

As we say goodbye to a very fun and successful spring season, we look not too far ahead to summer! Here are some ways you can tell that summer camp is coming soon ...

The unit signs are all out!

The hay has arrived, and the horses will be here on June 17th.

The Zoo has transformed back into a library, complete with a turtle and other animals.

The witch's castle has a fresh coat of paint. It looks like Harry Potter is visiting ... maybe he thinks it's Hogwarts?

The fairies have returned to Fairyland, and are again leaving stars ... look closely!

We're definitely looking forward to all the new adventures to come. See you at camp!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Updates around camp

Spring projects have led to some great changes around the site. Capital campaign funds renovated the bathrooms in A-Frame (shown here), CIT, Staff House and Pioneer. More buildings got new roofs, such as CIT. And Boeing volunteers at the spring work party chopped wood, filled firewood boxes (like the new one at Salishan), put up the summer tent units, made a new fire ring for the horse area (concrete ring coming soon!), chipped wood and more. Thanks for taking the time to help - you make a big difference at Killoqua!

Spring Events

Spring was busy and lots of fun. Here are some pics from some spring events ...

The Earth Day celebration had activities going around camp, including decorating seed planters. Participants also visited the star dome, checked out what lives in the pond and explored the forest.

The annual Dad/Youth weekend featured a fishing derby - what a great morning on the lake!

The following weekend, the Mom/Youth event also got participants out on the lake, and included a camp fire, games and songs.