July 19th, 2011
‘By Jove,’ you know? Say it with an English accent, it’s pretty fun. ‘By Jove, By Jove!’
I wonder where that saying came from?
Oh! Anyway, blogness. The MAC campers had all kinds of fun in Enrichments this morning. They made SLIME, painted and did magic tricks, among other things! You’d probably like to see some pictures… Fortunately, I have some. =]
We’ll start this thing off right: with SLIME.
It’s just water, glue and Borax with a little bit of food coloring, but in terms of Fun to Effort, it’s off the scale.
In my opinion, it’s kind of sad that something that looks so cool and is so fun to play with is not edible. Cool things should be edible. Like lobsters. =]
Yup, it’s great. It sticks, it stretches, it bounces, it jiggles, and it washes out of clothes rather easily. You just can’t beat it. =]
Next, we had painting. Painting clay, to be exact. These campers made the clay figures in previous Enrichments, and today they colorized them. =]
I know it’s a bit of a strange angle, but the figure displayed above is definitely a dog. A pretty good dog, too, though it’s hard to tell in this shot. Just sayin’. =]
Okay, another session. The following are from the Wizard Training Enrichment. Campers learned card tricks…
And had a brief wizard duel!
That was ended pretty quickly, though. There was a magical mixup right after these pictures were taken. The first duelist (top picture) turned into an albino ocelot, and the second (bottom picture) shrank to roughly half his usual size.
Both duelists took the situation very well, and we had them changed back within the hour. Now if we could just get the first camper to stop chasing squirrels…
We hope to try again in a few days, hopefully with better results.
One day, I hope to get one of the aspiring wizards to turn my slime into a lobster. Now THAT would be magical! =]
June 27th, 2011
MAC campers have trickled in for registration throughout the day (with the last campers arriving from SPAIN at nearly midnight!!) and now everyone is here and super excited to get down to the business of fun!
AARGH! Here thar’ be pirates! The counselors put on a introductory show for the campers and their families. Pirate gear and accents abound in these parts, mateys!
After introduction, we played some games and got to know each other! Jake, front and center in his favorite straw hat, took the MACsters on a zig-zagging tour between activities.
One of those activities was a relay race! Campers ran, jumped and dove through the course, cheered on by their friends, both old and new.
The hurdles were no problem for this group of campers!
Later, the campers met up for dinner at Ford and sang camp songs around the campfire…
…before heading to the cabins and getting cleaned up for some well-earned rest.
We had a great first day of camp. Tomorrow can’t come soon enough!
June 21st, 2011
The Counselors have arrived! Everyone is super excited for camp to start. We spent Monday training and getting to know each other and the campus.
We played games and learned about each other.
Yeah, probably the best job-training ever!
Aargh! Is that a pirate? Nope, it’s Tim, getting into the spirit of camp!
We finished up singing camp songs around the fire. This is going to be a GREAT summer! =]
July 25th, 2010
Today we welcomed our Discovery Campers! We’re so excited to have them with us for this whole week. There are so many fun activities in store for them.
MAC campers are keeping busy as usual! We hit a bit of rainy weather today but that certainly didn’t stand in our way. Campers had a chance to climb, learn to pitch tents and hit the pool in their Great Outdoors. Never a dull moment!
July 24th, 2010
Today MACsters we given a treat….two extra hours to sleep in! Around here that’s a big deal considering each day is jammed packed with activities. And although they woke up two hours later than usual, today was filled with plenty of activities.
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