Thursday, July 21, 2011

Harness you inner wildness...

So here we are back posting again.  This is week 4 of Eno Discovery Camp.  The age group this week was 9-12 year olds.  This was a week where we had the building of the Eno River Festival structures, so there was a lot going on at the park.  This didn't put a damper on our camp though.  Game playing was a big part of this week.  Hiding and running were key components to the games.  Here are some of the campers in full game mode...
  
    
As you can see from the pictures there is a certain tree that people love to hide behind, and for some reason it keeps working year after year.  We play games such as kick the can, ghost in the graveyard, beckon, capture the flag, sock wars, along with many others. 
During this week we also got a torrential downpour.  This storm had two positive outcomes.  The first was that the river got higher and made the rapids more fun.... 


 

The second was the kids got to play in the rain and some of them really made the most of it...
 
Now I know all the adults who see this will wish they could be so carefree as to go wild like this in the rain.  Well you can.  Next time it rains in your area put on some clothes you don't mind getting wet and dirty in, go walk to your closest park and jump in the puddles and run through the rain...and make sure to harness you inner wildness.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Week 5 Eno Discovery Camp

Okay, I'll admit it, we are having a hard time getting posts up during the summer.  So we will start with the last week of camp we had and try to do some catch up.  This past week was a 5-8 year old group.  This was a great group and a lucky group.  This was the one week we had a field trip and the field trip was to the zoo. 

Now before I go any farther let me say that this day was the hottest of the year and walking the paths at the zoo are a long way.  So I was very impressed that we were able to get around as much as we did with out too much complaining.  We did take advantage of the shuttle and we stopped at every spray mister we could find. 

I think that the only animals who weren't too upset by the heat were the elephants and the ostrich:



      

The lemurs seemed to be okay too 
I think the best part of the day while at the zoo was flying the helicopter...

Of course the best part of the day from the vote we took the next day was riding in the air conditioned bus while watching Over the Hedge and The Incredibles.  Oh well, at least Over the Hedge was about animals...