Saturday, July 2, 2011

Camp Papinashuash Begins!

Lindy loving camp!

Day One was a HUGE success! Thankfully the rain held off and we had a great start to the week.
The PALS (Program Assistant Leaders) have been working on planning camp for months. They have worked hard to design a theme that would appeal to all ages of girls and they have really done a great job.

Each day this week the girls will be playing a Girl Scout version of Clue and also trying to solve a mystery. Each unit has 3 Clue Cards with a person, place at camp, and an item that represents the topic of the day. Day One's Clue game was "Who Broke the Camp Rules". All the units had to travel around to the other units and ask what cards they had. Girls keep track, through process of elimination, in their "Spy Notebooks" that were the craft for the first day. At flag down the big reveal was that the Jazzy Juniors were running at Singing Trees. Those Juniors always pushing the limits and running through the camp song time! As the girls start getting the hang of the routine flag down should become a little bit more exciting!

The second game involves the girls getting mystery letters to keep track of in their notebooks. Two are hidden at camp and with the direction of the PAL they "discover" the letters. One is at Headquarters and the other is in a daily card they are given to read about a famous women. Yesterday girls learned about Clara Barton the founder of the Red Cross. Hidden in her biography was a highlighted letter to write down. At the end of the week the PALS will help the girls unscramble the letters to reveal a word.

Lots going on! Crafts, games, camp songs, creeking, and other special projects with our APL's (Advanced Program Leaders). Cindy Loo Hoo is teaching girls about animal tracks and each girl is making their own track to take home. Patches has a nice shady spot set up for a mystery reading and discussion she is leading the girls through. Girls are getting ready to cook on Wednesday and put on skits Friday.

Lots of new leaders joined camp this year but we've got great experienced PALS leading the way. Girls just love hanging out with the older girls and the PALS make the week so fun for them.

Those new to camp are coming up with their camp names and busy making new friends! Its looking like a great week hopefully the weather will continue to cooperate!

My sweet girls made my lunch, marked it with my camp name and wrote me a note!

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