Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Camp Michindoh - Day 1

Well, it's about quarter after nine and the kiddos just said goodnight.  They're off to their cabins to shower and go to sleep.  I don't think it will take long for some of them to fall asleep - I saw a lot of tired little faces! 

Today started with much excitement before we even loaded the bus!  We put the boys on one bus, the girls on another and piled our luggage on the third!  Thank you to all of the parents who helped load the bus.  After arrival the students were given their cabin assignments, met their cabin leaders and had a tour of the camp.  We ate BBQ chicken sandwiches for lunch.  We did have 2.5 lbs of piggy waste though... D-O-W-N, that's the way to get to down!  (We learned a fun dance!)  

Each cabin will be attending the same classes this week but in different orders/rotations.  Today I got a chance to check out the Michigan Settlers class where a lot of kids were fooled by teachers trying to sell them useless tools.  I think their second attempt was much better.  Then I watched some kids in "Mission Possible."  They had to construct a shape using pipes that only one person of their team could see the original picture.  They showed great team work! 

For dinner we ate pizza, salad and breadsticks!  Yum!  We dropped to only 1lb of piggy waste - woo hoo!  We still had to do the DOWN dance though.  We're hoping for a zero at breakfast tomorrow.  Our night activity was the famous campfire songs and wacky relays.  We have a lot of great singers in our group and a lot of wacky fifth graders!  (And our cabin leaders are AMAZING!  These high schoolers are truly phenomenal with the kids!)  We ended the night with my favorite part - teachers holding foam noodles and bopping all the kids and they try to race to the end of the gym.  What good sports they all are!  

We're looking forward to another great day tomorrow!

Girls waiting to hear who's in their cabins! 

And the boys.... 

Mission Possible! Great work guys. 

Dinner! No Piggy Waste here.

Wacky Relays.... 


Anonymous said...

Looks like you all are off to a good start. Have fun and stay warm!! Happy Valentines Day to you all. Goodnight.

P.S. Jenna- Aubree misses you already.

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