This past Friday, Debbie planned story time with a snack, a Bocci game, Bubble Play and then they all got together to make bug catchers.
Not frogs catchers . . .
We weren’t going to eat them . . . like these campers ate the freeze dried crickets
The campers RACED their bugs!
Sigh. I wish I had some pictures of the races for you because it was really, really cool! But you see, Tami had just found out school was starting in three days.
“Where’d the summer go!!!” she shrieked. “I didn’t get to read half the books I’d planned to! I still have kayaking and swimming to do!” Then she ran off like a crazy lady.
We just kind of shrugged our shoulders and went back to Flashlight Tag.
On Saturday, Maggie trained us to be adventurers. We decoded secret messages, lassoed stuff, ran an obstacle course and sling-shotted water balloons.
We won ice cream prizes too!
She took us on a coool treasure hunt
to find a very exciting Archaeological Dig!
We tried to get Tami to join us in the Indiana Whip Challenge and then the Knot Tying Contest, but she’d just found out Labor Day was right around the corner and she had to get ready for it.
She mumbled something about how it wasn’t fair that summer wasn’t longer, and exactly WHO got to decide how long summer was anyway?
By 3:30 David had driven up the hay wagon and Maggie was handing out our Adventurer prizes . . .
Tami saw all of us having fun . . .
and she started smiling too!
“We have six weeks of camping left,” she said. “There’s still tons of cool things we can do. Fishing, wildlife watching, paddle boarding, toasting marshmallows, visiting with friends!”
“Yes!” I shouted. “Lets all play manhunt tonight!”
“Oh, no you don’t,” Tami said, patting my antler. “You’re going to bed early tonight. It’s time to get ready for school.”