Week four is already well underway! Ever since Sunday campers have done so many things it is hard to keep up with them! On Sunday night, we did “Sundae Night.” During this activity, campers took rotated through some short initiatives in order to earn a topping for their ice cream. Cabins demonstrated some great teamwork and communication skills. In the end, everyone did well enough to earn them some toppings.
Monday saw some amazing activities, with equally as awesome weather. Campers got to try a lot of new things. In arts and crafts, some campers made cup phones, while others made pine cone bird feeders in nature. The end of the day was caped off with adventure activities for the oldest cabins, while the rest of camp participated in that night’s adventure, “Wild Wizard of Oz.” During this, kids had to walk around camp and work together to find munchkins, witches, and even some beloved characters like ToTo, Dorothy, and the Tin-Man.
This morning saw the first Camp Daggett Triathlon of the summer. In this event, campers had to first run a loop around camp, then yak to a buoy and back, and finish it off with a swim in our swimming area. Everyone had a blast running in the triathlon, no matter what speed they went. That isn’t the only exciting thing planned for today, with fun adventures planned in all the areas! And who can forget that today is “Tie Dye Tuesday,” always a popular destination. Tonight will be our Neanderthal night, where campers will travel back in time and try to live like we did thousands of years ago. Campers will practice spear throwing, fire making, and cave art, just to name a few of the stations we will have!
Week 3 has started off great! As always seems to be the case when it comes to camp, the weather is usually better than we could hope for! After arrival and some introductions, campers hunted for their counselors who were hiding in the woods- but when they found them, there was a twist! After all of the counselors were found, each counselor had only one minute to make our campers laugh. Those who didn’t had to face the music as they jumped in the lake. Being such good sports, all of our counselors ended up jumping in the lake anyway!
Monday went pretty smoothy as campers had their first experiences in all six of our fantastic areas. While younger campers learned the basics of how to sail and canoe, as well as took part in swim testing, older campers got their first look at arts and crafts, recreation, and nature. Everyone had a blast at lunch, where we announced the winners of our clean cabin, clean caper, and kiss up awards. With those awards being given out everyday, many campers will come back with stories of how they did a fantastic job helping keep camp looking great. The night activity was Pirate Night, and campers had to work to put together a map that lead them to their “treasure” of snacks. To get the map pieces, campers had to answer some trivia, play “battleship,” navigate a gauntlet of wet sponges, and work as a team to cross a “deadly” alligator-infested volleyball court. In the end, everyone found their treasure and even enjoyed some hilarious skits put on by our staff.
Today has been an equally exciting day, with campers learning some basic freestyle technique in swimming, playing lots of exciting games in recreation, and having fun in every area they are visiting. As always, tie-dyeing in arts and crafts is a huge hit. Tonight will see “Big-B’s Ultimate All-Sports Challenge” which will pit campers against staff in some of the fiercest competition ever. Campers will rotate through our staff of “expert” athletes in sports ranging from free-throw shooting to tetherball. Tomorrow will be an exciting day, as we honor our nation for the 4th of July. We will be having an awesome extravaganza much like a county fair, complete with popcorn and a dunk tank! Afterwords, campers may be up a little later than usual as we dazzle them with a “special surprise.”