Days of Summer at Wa-Thik-Ane 2017: Regatta Day – Week 2

Today was the big day in our week long camp with Regatta in the morning and the Short Lake swim challenge scheduled for the afternoon. Regatta was a great event and fun was had by all the campers; big and small.

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Teams got to tour the Wa-Thik-Ane Carnival and pay to play games using gold rocks. The prize, you ask? Well, each game had a prize that came in handy to build a raft which your team “leader” (the adult in the group), volunteered to race with.

 

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They began with 5 gold rocks per team but they quickly disappeared as they played the games, so they needed to go back to the water where one team member had 10 seconds to find as many gold rocks in the water as possible.

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There were plenty of gold rocks on the shores of lac Bouchette for unending Carnival play.  It was difficult to win the base of your raft today, as the teams had to keep a beach ball in the air for 6 seconds.

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After playing the games there was a needed freezie break, and then the building of the rafts began. Good strategy for this leader to rest before the big race.

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All aboard their rafts and in no time we had a winner, Chickadee from Iroquois! We had a close race for second and the cheering continued until the last participant was in, even if she pulled her raft.

It is great to have friends of Wa-Thik-Ane visit and today we had the pleasure of Nemo, one of Wa-Thik-Ane’s lifeguards from the past came back to visit. Good times and good memories.

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We enjoyed our lunch and then had more water activities. We originally cancelled the short lake challenge, as things began to look gloomy and the wind picked up, but then the sun came out and we were able to get the short lake in! Congrats to the girls who completed their short lake; thumbs up!

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The Pathfinders took the Brownies on a visit to the fairy walk today, and they obviously put on an amazing tour and told a great story. When I arrived for a visit after supper I saw the remains of the glitter along the ground and steps where the fairy came to visit. The news about how two of the Pathfinders remembered seeing the fairy come by, and waking up with fairy glitter dust all over them.  As they all talked at the same time (as they can do!) they told me about the adventure, out came the dress up trunk of princess costumes and oh, did they have squeals of delight!

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A great way to end the day.

Super Eagle signing off,

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