Camp activities are always fun, but the evening activities rock because all campers get to be with the rest of their village! Each night Junior Boys and Girls, and Senior Villages 1, 2, and Riding Camp, get to participate in an evening activity that is sure to full of lots of laughs and healthy competition. This week’s activities were Mock Olympics, Slip N’ Slide, Powder Fairies, and the Commonwealth Games. Campers also participated in the weekly opening and closing campfires, and the camp-wide dance.
Mock Olympics always mean FUN for campers. This week, teams represented Australia, New Zealand, Estonia, Kazakhstan, and the Netherlands. The teams had to compete in activities that sounded like they should be a part of the Olympics, but had their own special camp twist. For example, the shot put, discus, and javelin were actually a cotton ball, paper plate, and straw. Some teams lost point on their shot-put score for moistening the cotton ball — aka using performance enhancers. Campers also had to create a new national anthem for their team, the cutest by far being the Australian’s anthem which consisted of koala bear and kangaroo dances, created by the team’s smallest member, Junior Girl Ruby.
The Slip N’ Slide is perhaps the most self-explanatory evening activity — lots of slipping and sliding is involved. Senior campers went two at a time down the slippery slope, laughing all the way down. Campers and counselors also frequently went down together, which made for a whole lot of fun.
Powder Fairies is another great game that involves some ridiculous activities. Campers are divided into teams that travel around to different stations. At these stations, campers must perform a hilarious task to earn a word from the counselor running the station. Their goal is to learn all the words form the counselors and form a sentence. However, whenever campers run from station to station, they are chased by the powder fairies — counselors in outlandish costumes swinging tube socks full of flour. If the campers are tagged by the fairies, they have to call a medic to come and heal them. The medics heal the campers by making them do another hilarious activity. Basically, it’s one big laugh. The sentence this week was, “The camp pirate loves Skittles and M&Ms.”
Campfire represents the beginning and end of Camp. It gives campers and counselors the opportunity to show off their talents at the beginning of the week, and the things they’ve learned at the end of the week. It gives all of Camp Friendship a chance to be together for the first and last times at Camp.
Evening activities are a great time for all campers to come together and have fun, which is always the most important goal of Camp Friendship! For a video showing some of these evening activities, visit Camp Friendship’s YouTube page.