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By: Jacklyn Spithoff, Volunteer
Good evening readers!
Our second day of camp was one that had our campers fighting to survive on….the DESERTED ISLAND! Our morning began with an awesome late wakeup call at 8:45, followed by a great breakfast of bacon, sausage and French toast. After breakfast, all campgoers were instructed to put on their nice blue camp shirts and meet back for our official camp photos courtesy of Alan Dickson. With all of the photos and videos we were supposed to do, we felt like celebrities being chased by the paparazzi!
When it wasn’t our turn to be posing for the camera, many of us ventured up to the gazebo to try our hands building some wooden crafts donated by Home Depot and facilitated by Kyle – I’d say we all got a little handier today!
For lunch, we were served spicy, cheesy chicken enchiladas – thank you, kitchen staff! Now, I can’t speak for everyone, but after lunch comes my very favourite part of the whole day…TOES UP!! Toes up time is an hour after lunch designated to relax, unwind, take a nap or do something quietly in your cabin. Personally, I take advantage of the time to nap….they sure keep us busy here at CQ!
When toes up wrapped up for the day, our cabins were judged by the Director and members of the programming team. Each cabin was put on display for everyone to see the wonderful decorations that the campers and volunteers worked so hard on. Some cabins went all out, even performing skits to go along with their themed decorations! We have yet to hear who the winner is – must have been a tough choice with all the awesome decorations we saw.
Next up, waterfront activities, crafts and time to play games. The craft today was a beautiful hanging window ornament, made with glass stones and clear glue. Thanks to Sylvie for all the work she does making sure that our creative juices never stop flowing!
Meanwhile, on the waterfront, we had many people taking advantage of the sun and humid weather to have some swim time in the beautiful Loon Lake.
Our next activity for the day was the Survivor Challenge! Our campers and volunteers were divided up into 4 teams and given 6 different challenges to complete. Each team gave it their best shot and worked together to accomplish each challenge, including the “over/under” challenge, a taste test, extreme telephone, Disney trivia and more!
Some of the team members got very wet when it came to the challenges, or maybe just from their siblings dumping water on them…
Each team gave it their all, but only one could be victorious…..congratulations to team yellow for taking the title with a whopping 61 points!
The sky started to darken – not to worry, because it was dinner time. We had another themed dinner tonight, centred on our deserted island theme. Costumes ranged from tattered clothing to luau style.
We had a delicious meal of fish, potato wedges and baked beans. We also got to enjoy cake for dessert, because our camper Ally is celebrating her 6th birthday today. We’re thankful we get to celebrate your birthday with you again this year. Happy 6thbirthday to Ally!
With thunder and lightning joining our evening, we had to change up a few things. Movie night moved up to today (they’re watching Madagascar as I type this blog) and we’ll hope to make use of a sunnier evening tomorrow to host our originally planned activities. Tomorrow, we are headed on an African Safari. We hope you’ll join us.
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