Where have i been? yikes! Another year of Camp Shiwaka has passed, this is the 7th year my first Camp Fire group has attended camp together with me as leader (actually one year I lead the Rocket Cats... but we were still all together). Next year my girls will be Day Camp Aides, wow! Where has the time gone? Each Spring we sign up again for the following year and I was so happy that all my girls signed up again for yet ANOTHER year!! Here are some highlights:
crazy time machine making (i love free form "make anything from a pile of crap" crafts for kids)
every day the kids do a challenge course that promotes team work and getting along in a group
we spent a lot of time cooking this year, out doing all the years past: a few items we tried were "shrimp and couscous hobo packets" and "real pizza" (we made homemade dough with a rise x 2!)
"pancake cake" via jamie oliver and pinterest for breakfast (with donuts and bacon too of course)
sleeping under the stars and our camp shiwaka sign photo tradition
a glimpse of my littlest having fun too
so another year down, about 4 more to go with my younger group now... looking forward to some quality camp time with them. i think it makes a difference all that sweating and dirt together.
we finally made it up to the cabin after a 4 month break (working weekends is making it hard to get up there)
even if it's a bit wacky, i am glad they are still playing with "toys"
happy 4th of july! we spent it riding to the beach, swimming in our "pool" and cooking over the fire...here's to checking in more regularly!