Camp Quality Blog 2016 – Day Five

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Braeden and his Amazing Race Team after they crossed the finish line
Braeden and his Amazing Race Team after they crossed the finish line
Braeden and his Amazing Race Team after they crossed the finish line
Braeden and his Amazing Race Team after they crossed the finish line

Braeden, one of our 16-year-old campers in his 14th year at Camp Quality Northwestern Ontario, generously offered to fill you all in with the fun activities we did throughout the day on Day Five. Thanks Braeden!

THUNDER BAY – Today we started our fifth day of camp the best way possible by sleeping in. We were lucky enough to be able to sleep in until 9:15 when we were woken up by the harmonious singing of Lauren. When me and my companion Daniel finally found the courage to get out of bed, we were greeted with pancakes, bacon and sausages.  Our daily round of applause for our cooks here at camp will never be enough to thank them for the delicious meals they make for us.

After breakfast, while our companions went and made their awards for their campers, we campers went and made Olympic sandwiches for ourselves and our companions for lunch. Our sandwiches may not have been Olympic sized, but they were definitely fit for all the Olympians at our camp this year.

Taylor showing off her Olympic sized sandwiches
Taylor showing off her Olympic sized sandwiches

When lunchtime rolled round, we were joined by our friends Megan and Nikki from CQ National. For lunch we had our sandwiches. I was very worried that Daniel would not enjoy the sandwich that I had made for him, but it turned out that he loved it. When lunch had ended, we all went for Toes up Time (nap time) for an hour which is probably our companion’s favourite part of camp.

Once Toes up Time was done, Sylvie, our craft lady at camp, had an awesome craft for us to do. She had boards for us to make picture holders with.

Braeden with his homemade photo frame
Braeden with his homemade photo frame

They are super cool! I’m definitely going to use my board right when I get home and fill it with all the great memories that I have of my friends here at Camp Quality. When we had all finished our crafts, we played a very intense camp wide game of capture the flag.

After the smoke had cleared and the winning side had come forth and celebrated as quietly as possible we all went swimming. The water may have been a little chilly when we went, but we all still had a blast taking a dip in the lake and going tubing.

A big thank you is always needed for the fellow campers at Loon Lake who take time out of their days to take us for boat rides and tubing. Throughout the afternoon, many of our younger campers spent their time building an insect habitat. They have all dedicated their time to taking care of the insects they have collected and keeping them comfortable throughout their stay in the habitat.

Supper was by far the best part of my day today.

We had the pleasure of having the team from McDonalds coming out to our camp to cook us an awesome meal.

Camp Quality Crew  with MDonalds Team
Camp Quality Crew with MDonalds Team

McDonalds treated us with pizza, noodles with sauce and meatballs, all of which were absolutely delicious. We were all full after that meal that’s for sure!

After supper, Kasey, one of our volunteers here at camp, set up an Amazing Race game for the whole camp to participate in. My team consisted of myself, my companion Daniel, Ian, Kelsey, Noah and Victoria.

Denver shows off his insect habitat with pride
Denver shows off his insect habitat with pride

We were given many clues that sent us running around camp frantically to find and complete our next clue. I personally believe that I had the honor of doing the best activity in the race; which was eating a cup of Jell-O as fast as I could.  After the dust had settled, our team had emerged victorious above all others and celebrated with much joy.

After everybody had settled down from the Amazing Race, we all sat around the campfire and under our gazebo and told some stories and played some games. Sadly at 10:30, we all had to go brush our teeth and get ready for bed so we could all get reenergized for the great activities that tomorrow will bring along.

BY BRAEDEN FEDIUK:

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