Session 2 July 7 – July 13
Hello to all the McGovern Family.
Today we are welcoming our second set of campers and we cannot wait to see how well this week goes.
A little different to session 1 the counsellors alternated and had the chance to greet the campers and some of the parents to begin session 2 at the actual camp. So far this week we have gotten to know all of the campers and what they like about camp.
During the week we had a Cook out and the girls and the boys had their own little camp fires at different areas of the camp. To my surprise we used an actual stick instead of a skewer to roast a few marshmallows and hot dogs but it becomes the norm when you enter camp McGovern.
Gaga ball, dodge ball, soccer baseball; onto the sporting activities, Snooze I think we can all agree that he is the most athletic out of the staff. I only say this because he is the champion of most sporting activities we participate in such as the ones I had already stated... I'm not too sure about basketball though but what a brilliant member of the Camp he is.
It’s that time again …LIP SYNC BATTLE!!!!!!!
The last lip sync battle we had was the one in staff training and I can tell you that they were both absolutely brilliant. We have a costume closet with all kinds of costumes inside of it. With our presenter Spinaché, judges: Maple, Orca and Marmalade (MOM) and contestants being the rest of the camp you would have thought they were already professionals. A prime example is when Stamp appeared out of nowhere with a green face shouting …. ‘Get out of my swamp’ now we all know where we are going with this! She was the female version of Shrek. What a night it was though, 2 hours of pure entertainment.
Every week we have a tie dye session and this week Pollen, Spinaché and Stamp took charge of this program and we had so many different designs: Spiral, Bullseye and we had a camper that had created a turtle shaped design. We’re still yet to find an activity that is messier than this one.
This is where the campers are allowed to go swimming in the river that is just at the bottom of the playing field. The super clear water allowed the campers to explore the different fish and the rocks that could be seen. As well as time to swim the campers if they didn’t want to swim could play cards, play some sporting games such as basketball which was very popular this week. Right after the swimming time there was a snack where we had popsicles or ice cream sandwiches and in the hot weather this was the perfect way to cool us down.
It's the final day of camp and emotions are running high but we made it through the week and ended with a positive outcome! We started the day off with the normal routine 'wake up, breakfast and our favourite... sparkle time.
After the morning routine the different cabins had different activities to participate in and our first activity was low ropes and what a great team we had. We were able to balance when whale watching and surprisingly it didn't take us long to get balanced. Our next activity was a game called the human knot it took us a while but we had completed it eventually. High ropes were next and the campers that climbed, walked across the catwalk with help from Pingu at the bottom.
Oh yes I can’t forget… lunch time, spaghetti Bolognese just another great meal from the kitchen staff. Thank you to Chef, DJ Slides and Butterfly for the amazing food all week.
After filling our stomachs with food we moved onto canoeing and swimming straight after, although the water was freezing cold it was such a good way to communicate with other members of the group.
This week was another successful week and I hope that everyone has enjoyed their time at camp and I hope you all have a great summer and until next time … Follow your own directions to discover a new place.