The day started out with a quick breakfast – bagels and eggs – so that everyone could get ready quickly in time for a morning out on the water. Every Wednesday, all sites get together for Regatta. Teams composed of girls of all ages travel around waterfront participating in challenges to win items to put together to create a raft. The raft is then used in a Leader race. In order to play each game, they had to earn painted rocks by answering riddles. Can you solve this one? “Mary’s mother has three kids: Snap, Crackle and…?” I’ll give you a hint…it’s not Pop!
Everyone received a freezie for tuck and made their way back to site for sandwiches for lunch. After lunch, Brownies had some program time learning to use compasses with Coral, Guides had some free time (something they keep requesting) and visited our shop and Pathfinders made some costumes for their play. Then, the two older groups gathered at waterfront for the Short lake swim challenge. It’s all the way out to the closest of the two shores across the lake. It was amazing to watch the girls conquer the challenge and especially touching to see them all cheer for the last girl in the lake to reach the shore where her older sister was waiting to give her a great big hug!
After dinner, everyone came back together again for central campfire. Pip and Coral led camp in many songs — some old favourites and other new ones. Once the two younger groups had headed off to bed, the Pathfinders stuck around for a gorgeous view of the sunset by the beach!