Yesterday was our final day to climb Wally the rock wall, and to head to the pool! Campers who’d been here all summer enjoyed climbing higher than ever before, and others just enjoyed climbing overall! We all headed to cool off in the pool. Once we were there, it clouded up and many other patrons left the pool deck. We stayed and played! The Explorers built a towel fort off the lifeguard stand and it made their day. They also of course, enjoyed lanyards!
Today we headed to Barr Lake State Park for our final trip of the summer there. We sang our hearts out when we got there and then played a new game called Fruit Salad. After that, all of the campers played a teambuilding activity together and the Juniors (Tie Dyed Penguins) especially enjoyed doing some teambuilding with the Explorers.
The Juniors then hiked the dry creek bed through an area we’ve named “the fish graveyard.” Because the creek is so low this summer, we passed by about 2 dozen dead fish bone piles in various states of decay. The campers were really good at only touching the bones with their shoes rather than their hands. We then checked out the visitor’s center where a hawk was perched on a tree nearby. After getting back to camp we shared our rose and thorn and made dino fossils in model magic.
The Explorers took a longer hike to the gazebo at the State Park. It was hot on the way there, so the cool shelter made for a nice lunch spot. The kids had great discussions and enjoyed relaxing during lunch with the counselors before heading back.
Everyone has been having such a great time this week and keeping up the best attitudes! We can tell that there is a little sadness that summer is ending and school is starting up. Campers are already making their plans for camp next summer!