Monday, June 13, 2016

A Lovely First Full Day!

We are having the best weather we've had in 15 years at camp! We are not taking it for granted for one second. It's been sunny and breezy here today, and the dorms actually got COOL last night!!! When was the last time that happened?!? We can't remember!

Here are some action shots of our day so far. :)

After breakfast, we raised flags and said the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H Pledge.

Today's Spirit Day was Tacky Tourists, so campers who participated helped their packs earn bear claws.

Outdoor Living Skills participants went on a hike.

 Campfire cooking students learned to chop vegetables.

 Low ropes class offered team challenges on the ground.

It was a beautiful day for canoeing on Lake Culpeper. 

Baking class participants made butterscotch and chocolate chip cookies.

Enjoying the sunshine in Low Ropes.

Making checkerboards in Duct Tape class.

Stormy preparing a mock-up dreamcatcher for tomorrow's class.

Very creative tic tac toe boards in Arts & Crafts class.

Playing Tetrus using playdough controllers in Create, Innovate, & Solve.

The room smelled so good in Day Spa as they crafted their own lotions and scents with Applejacks' and Trisha's help!

Wacky Science class using magnets to test for iron in corn flakes and Total cereals.

Part two of the cereal experiment when soaked in water. Conclusion: the cereal containing 100% of the recommended daily allowance of iron did in fact show more movement when wanded with a magnet. 

Step one of batik painted shirts in T-shirt Art class: applying the glue. 

Back to Wacky Science as they denatured milk proteins.

Participants were surprised at how stretchy the "milk" became with a little vinegar and heat. 

But it was also stinky! :)

Some chose to make duct tape art or tissue paper flowers during Rec. 

And then there were several fast-paced games of the 4-H camp favorite -- gau gau.