What could be better than Halloween in August??
Halloween Too, in August!
You heard me right. A second Halloween!
I couldn’t wait! More trick or treating! More arts and crafts! More water balloon slingshot . . .
What do I hear on the roof? It isn’t Santa, he already came this summer.
It’s the pitter-patter of . . .
rain drops! Oh no!
Tami, Debbie and Brooke are gonna cancel Halloween!! My little campers will be deva . . . deva . . . sad!
I raced down the stairs and across the driveway and . . .
Wait a minute! That doesn’t look like a cancellation sign, does it??
I almost forgot! We never cancellation our recreation! Never, ever!
But . . . would my little campers come out and play?
I never should of doubted them!
We did bubble play on the porch . . . that was fun!
And we built haunted houses in the rec hall . . .
And ghostly decorations too!
It was a great start to our weekend! And that was only Friday . . .
Saturday dawned bright and sunny again. Tami said she ordered it special for all our campers. That was awfully nice of her.
The kids made site markers to hand out to all the families giving out candy . . . “Make 132 of them!” I said.
“Now, Maxx,” Tami warned. “It isn’t all about the candy you know.”
Ha! I’d believe that when I saw it.
At the Ghostly Boo Parade, Brooke handed out some cool whistles! Parents thought they were soooo amazing, they thanked Tami over and over and over again and tried to give them back.
Look how my friends are soooo ready for the trick or treating!
But we still had lots to do before then! There were Halloween Relay games on the playing field, the water balloon slingshot and oh no! We’ve been invaded by mummies!!!
Mummies kind of freak me out a little. I’ll just hop on over to . . .
what? Fang spitting!!
Who would want to spit fangs!???
It turns out, lots of my little campers do! That kinda-sorta looks like fun. These campers were spitting fang-seeds over and over and over and no one was yelling at them!
In fact, they were getting ribbons for the best seed spitting distances!
The Haunted Hayride was a lot of fun too!
Our local Girl Scout Troop was camping with us this weekend. They stopped by to say hi to me and get a group photo. Awwwww!
I love all my Poland Spring campers!
6:30pm couldn’t come fast enough, though! Everyone was ready to trick or treat!!!!
We were all ready! But Tami said it was only 6:23pm. “We have to wait until 6:30pm, Maxx. No starting until the witching hour.”
Tami is such a rule-type person. Sheesh.
More and more campers kept arriving and arriving . . .
“6:25pm!” Tami called.
“My bucket is empty!” this little guy said.
“Mine too!” cried another.
“No worries,” I told them. “We’ll start soon!”
“6:27pm!” Tami called.
Whew! The words I’d been waiting to hear!
“Gather ’round my little campers!!” Tami called.
She gave out her super safety rules, told the campers to be back at the store for the costume party at 7:15 sharp . . . and then she finally said . . .
“Go and trick or treat!!!”
And off they went!
At 7:15 I wandered back to the office and there, right in front of my eyes, was a carnival party set up for us!! It was so cool!! And I wasn’t the only one to think so . . .
As I walked around, checking out everyone’s Halloween bags, errrrr, ummm, I mean, asking everyone how they were doing . . . I realized that it wasn’t all about the candy for each and every one of my little campers.
For some, it was all about the Monster Mash Snack . . .
And for others, it was all about the prizes at the games . . .
And for still others, it was the thrill of the games themselves.
As always, we couldn’t run all our games without our fabulous teen and Girl Scout volunteers!
You all rock!! It wouldn’t be the same without you . . .
Now excuse me, I have to go find a certain Storm Trooper and see if I can get him to come back this weekend for Sci Fi!
Until next time!