Monday, August 18, 2014

Boys Camp Diary Day 1

August 11th, Monday

Summer 2014 Session 7, Day 1

Dear Parents,

We had a great start to Session 7 this morning as a muggy gave way to a nice cool afternoon. Counselors met campers at the pick up location in Taipei and led them back to camp for our final Buccaneer session of 2014. More counselors were awaiting campers when buses arrived and we immediately started the check in process. Campers get unpacked, checked in with the nurse and made their beds. Then it was time to get to know their new room and teammates better through some ice breaking and warm up games.

Soon it was time for lunch and we had a big meal of spaghetti, quesadillas, hash browns, salad and watermelon. We encouraged campers to fill up because we had a big afternoon planned for them. After rest time, teen campers participated in climbing and cooperative games, while mini campers rotated through crafts and their own cooperative games. Youth campers started the first of their core activity rotation after lunch before joining in a pirate-themed camp-wide game. The Youth Camp activity rotation by team looked like this.

Blue: Climbing
Red: Giant Swing
Orange: Archery
Brown: River Tracing
Pink: Crafts
Yellow: Ecology
Light Blue: Cooperative Games

Right now we just had a light rain which mean we may have to adjust our campfire to indoors tonight for youth and teen camp. Either way we will be roasting marshmallows and having a great time.

Campers are just finishing up showers and rest time and will soon head up to the dining room for dinner. After dinner, youth and teen campers will have a chance to write their journals and then we will get started on our evening program. Tomorrow is another big day at camp.

Good night from Camp Taiwan,

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