The Denver Juniors spent Monday morning at Base Camp, singing camp songs Tarzan, Little Red Wagon, and Brown Squirrel. We then made our water bottles before heading off to Morrison Nature Center. Director Tom is with the Juniors this week, and the Sparkling Lightning Fast Bluebirds as well as the Sparkling Lightning Cheetahs went on a long hike together along Sand Creek. We learned hiking songs such as Peanut Butter Reeses Cup and Sherman the Worm. In the afternoon, we worked on Sponge Bugs and Animal Masks, and even though we didn’t have markers, there were some creative masks made out of pom-poms.
Tuesday was spent all day at Base Camp, as Activities Leader Mike had Wally the rock wall set up as well as archery. Counselor Andrew was so impressed that some of his campers were a little afraid at first to try the climbing, but decided to try it and really ended up enjoying it! In archery, Denver Juniors learned a lot about safety and learned proper techniques that were new skills for many of the campers! Because of the heat on Tuesday, both Junior groups spent a lot of time inside, where they did face paint and worked on crazy sunglasses. Many campers decided to be a Queen of the Jungle or have a green snake on their arm.
Wednesday was much cooler, so instead of swimming the Juniors went to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal where we hiked to a lake with a small beach where we saw three large pelicans. Upon arriving at the beach, the campers found a crayfish and we took lots of pictures! On the way home, we all saw 4 beautiful deer with large, fuzzy antlers! We ended the day with Tumblebugs and crazy sunglasses for those who had not done them Tuesday. We are all looking forward to heading up to Wondervu tomorrow and hope to catch some fish in the camp’s lake!