This week we welcomed our final group of campers for the summer, our 12-14 year olds! Even though the summer may be winding down, our schedule at camp sure hasn’t! We started the week off with a visit from Little Ray’s Reptiles! We learned about reptiles, amphibians, arachnids and asked some great questions. Campers were brave and touched and held several of the animals. Even some of our counselors faced their biggest fear and held Chewbacca, the tarantula!
Many campers have been enjoying the playground, especially the slides! For the most part we had beautiful weather this week so it’s great that the campers could spend lots of time outside. We went to the Wave Pool on Monday afternoon and campers enjoyed the hour-long swim featuring waves, a water-slide, floating tubes and a rock-climbing wall.
On Tuesday, we hiked up the hill behind the wave pool to our garden plot. Things have really been growing! We have corn that is taller than our campers, tomato plants just about to burst, flowers growing and some varieties of lettuce. We were greeted by a woodpecker and campers weeded and watered the garden while others relaxed in the shade. One camper got to help fix an Adirondack chair and others looked everywhere for spiders and their webs. We walked back to camp to enjoy lunch in the cool of the lunch-room. In the afternoon we took the bus to Chocolate Lake for a swim! The water was a little bit chilly but it didn’t stop campers or counselors from going in! We had some time at the playground afterwards and we all fit on the same bus for the trip home. Busses have been getting busy as September nears, but members of the public have been really great at helping us make sure that all of our campers are seated. We have had some really great and accommodating bus drivers this summer so we thank Metro Transit for getting us around town!