In the 2014 season of Wonderful Weeks at Wa-Thik-Ane, a few new challenges were added to the summer challenge crest selection: camp tour and sleeping under the stars.
Waterfront prepared a scavenger hunt camp tour for the adventure campers today and they were able to have two lovely young Girl Scouts from Florida join them in the tour – what a great way to visit the camp! To achieve the camp tour crest, one must visit each site of the camp. Adding a scavenger hunt to the visit of the sites creates a challenge and fun for the older campers. While the campers ran from site to site looking for the answers to their sheet of questions, we took Angela, a Daisy leader from Girl Scouts in Florida on a casual tour of the camp.
Everyone gathered at Stavert Lodge after the camp tour for some tuck (candy) and a little social time.
Unfortunately, the wind postponed our short lake swim but not the swimming. The campers braved what I thought was cooler weather and enjoyed what for some was a short swim and others a full swim time.
Last night, the campers were in charge of their dinner. After swim they worked on building a good fire and cutting, peeling, and pre-boiling some potatoes to add to their meatballs and vegetables in their foil packs to cook over the coals of a good fire. Dessert was “Cherry Surprise” (two Dad’s cookies with cherry pie filling in the middle) also wrapped in foil over and warmed in the coals of the campfire.
As nightfall approached Leah and Trista, who had already applied their camp make up, prepared their bed rolls to sleep outside under the sky of stars to earn their “Sleep under the Stars” crest.
Until tomorrow …….Super Eagle signing off
Text and photos by Super Eagle, aka Joanne Cardinal, WWWTA Summer Camp Coordinator