Camp Quality Blog 2017 – Day 3

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Camper Ali (left) getting ready to spray camper Gryphon in the splash pad at KOA!
Camper Ali (left) getting ready to spray camper Gryphon in the splash pad at KOA!
Camper Ali (left) getting ready to spray camper Gryphon in the splash pad at KOA!
Camper Ali (left) getting ready to spray camper Gryphon in the splash pad at KOA!

CQ Daily Prophet

By Samantha Stovel

THUNDER BAY – LIVING – It was an early start to day 3, as our group ventured off on the Hogwarts Express to the Terry Fox Lookout and the KOA Campground. With a few minutes of rain coming down on our way to the lookout, we were lucky enough to have the sun return shortly after we arrived.

We had a few photos taken at the Terry Fox Lookout, and then headed over to the Thunder Bay KOA campground.

The staff at KOA were so welcoming and very excited to host our morning activities. Our campers were very entertained with the variety of activities to participate in. The activities were fishing in the pond, mini putt, a driving range, playing in the splash pad and swimming in the heated pool. Everyone had a blast!

Go CQ Go!!
Go CQ Go!!

After some fun in the sun, we were served with a very tasty lunch of beef on a bun and ice cream for dessert. Our campers were very full and happy with such an exciting morning.

In addition to all the fun we had, we are so grateful for the generosity of Thunder Bay KOA for its donation of $1500, and KOA Care Camps for its donation of $3500.

The Wimbledon tournament has come to the Hogwarts School of Wizardry!
The Wimbledon tournament has come to the Hogwarts School of Wizardry!

After lunch we headed back to our magical campground for a much needed rest. Once toes up time ended, we greeted the Thunder Bay Police Association on site. The police took the kids out for a lesson in catching the enchanted fish of Loon Lake.

Companion Ben (left) and Camper Denver holding the fish they caught!
Companion Ben (left) and Camper Denver holding the fish they caught!

Next it was on to the annual competition with the Police, this time in the form of ‘Muggle Quidditch’ – in other words, a game of soccer. As per usual, the Camp Quality team finished strong with an 11-1 win!

We had much to thank the Thunder Bay Police Association for, as they wrapped up their visit with a delicious BBQ dinner and a presentation of a $500 donation.

With lots of new energy to burn, our campers were off to the CQ Tennis Tournament. Campers Braeden and Connor took the title for first place in the tournament.

With a full day of back-to-back activities, it was time to rest up for another full day of exciting activities. Stay tuned for the fourth edition of the CQ Daily Prophet.


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