Friday, July 3, 2009

Week 2 – “We Love a Parade”

Week 2 started off with a bit of heat, so one of our morning announcements, delivered by Shayna was “Hot, Hot, Hot, Drink Plenty of Water”. First Day campers were introduced to their counselors and groups, assigned buddies and were off to play. Sports Camp, the Roadrunners started Week 2 with Tennis in the mornings and were all happy when the afternoon came and they could go swimming. Week 2 of Wrangler Camp started without a hitch and is running smoothly.

Groups have all week to get their float built for the parade on Friday. We have been collecting cardboard from delivery boxes and have supplied the groups with a myriad of supplies from crepe paper, streamers and duct tape to help them create their group float.

On Monday, we started passing out Boy’s Overnight Flyers. Friday, July 10th, is the BOY’S ONLY OVERNIGHT. The following Friday, the 17th is the Girls ONLY. Flyers for the boy’s will be passed out at snack time today and the Girl’s flyers will start going out next week. Overnights consist of:

    1. 2 hours of freetime including target sports, go-carts, crafts, gymnastics, tennis, and oh so much more…
    2. A great all you can eat pizza dinner with salads and desert
    3. After dinner swim party with a nickel dive
    4. Campfire (first of the year) with silly skits (campers get to perform too), special songs and Boy’s only Overnight Campfire Surprise Ceremony
    5. After the campfire hot chocolate and home made “Martha’s special cookies”
    6. Morning breakfast, more freetime, snack and we’re home for the weekend

All of the Groups spent time working on their floats for the Parade on Friday. It was great watching the kids be a part of the planning and execution of their floats. I think they were proud of their efforts.

Wednesday we started the day with some waterballoon staff relays in the lunch area and Thursday with picnic games with the buddy walkers. The kids get a kick out of their counselors competing for their section of the lunch area.

Campers of the Week and Specialists of the Week were presented Thursday and Friday and pictures posted on the bulletin board in the back of the lunch area along with on Facebook and Flickr. We took a few videos, short vignette’s this week also that were uploaded to utube. Please take some time and check our our Week 2 pictures.

Campers worked all week for the Parade on Friday which was a huge success. Every group, even Junior Camp participated and the Wrangler Staff brought down a horse. What’s a parade without a horse! We took some pictures (up on Flickr) and a Video of the entire parade which we will upload on Monday.

Next Week is Wacky Book of Records where campers from each group will try to establish "Wacky" Records Monday and Tuesday and then everyone spends Wednesday, Thursday and Friday trying to beat their records. The last time we had this week was in 2001, so we have some of the records from that year to try to break too! It should be Fun. The week culminates with the Boy's Only Overnight on Friday (July 10th) and the Girl's will follow on the next Friday (July 17th).

No comments:

Post a Comment