THUNDER BAY – LIVING – It was a bittersweet Day Five at Camp Quality Northwestern Ontario because although it was a busy and exciting day, it was also our last full day together and none of us want this week to end!
We ended our camp week with a super-charged day packed with new and old activities. Our first stop after breakfast was at Tbaytel Field to hang out with none other than the Thunder Bay Border Cats! Our campers had a blast playing baseball and soccer baseball with these talented and kind players! We finished our visit with a lunch from the Border Cats and a massive, delicious cake designed like a baseball field. Plus, all of our campers got tickets to go back and see a game with their families!
Once everyone was all hyped up on sugar, we made our way to the brand new Aerosports Trampoline Park to burn off some energy. The campers and companions did that, and more! Each and every person who took part in this activity left the building with a smiling face and a drenched shirt! Jumping up and down and in every direction is quite the workout- and so much fun! We were also lucky enough to be joined by the DeBrusk family from Mr. Lube, a big supporter of our organization! They were so much fun and a couple of our volunteers can testify to the fact that the DeBrusk boys mean business when it comes to dodgeball!
We stopped for a cool treat at Merla Mae before driving out to the KOA Kampgrounds for a fun-filled afternoon in the sun. Our campers tried out their skills at the driving range, the mini putt and the fishing pond. Others were entertained by the wonders of Eric The Juggler and a rocket launcher by Andrew from Ultimate Parties. We enjoyed a delicious meal from KOA before heading back to camp.
Tonight, being our last night, was the time for recognizing the wonderful group of people we have at camp. Each companion created a special award for their camper. Some of these included: the best jewellery designer award, the most caring award, the smarty-pants award and the best garbage man award.
The final award, the Quinten Spirit Award, is given out each year to a camper who demonstrates a genuine interest in all activities, is energetic about trying new things, and demonstrates a positive attitude in all aspects of camp life. This year’s recipient was Lyndon, a 17 year old camper who is kind, generous and welcoming to all. He participated in all activities and assisted those who needed help. He is caring and always tries his best- especially as our goalie in net against the police! Congratulations Lynden!
We ended our night by putting on our dancing shoes and grabbing some glowsticks in preparation for our annual dance party by our favourite DJ, Mike from Partie Sound. Our campers definitely have the moves like Jagger! This 3-hour long dance party was the perfect end to an amazing camp week!
Thank you to everyone who made this week such a success!
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