The waterfront was a big hit today with the Coastal Camping Adventurers. There was kayaking, water sliding, raft wars, and a special appearance from “Sharkie.” When asked for a report for parents “Team Hat” also known as the “Mini Bears” and “Team Awesome” (much debate was had over the team name at lunch today . . . final decisions were not made) responded that they were having tons of fun! A consensus could not be made as to the best meal they’ve had yet, although mac and cheese seemed to be highest on list with burritos and breakfast sandwiches close behind. The girls were particularly taken with the owls program last night and expressed sincere wishes that they could snuggle with the Eastern Screech Owl! The entire group seems to love wood chopping and fire building. Cooking on the campfire is a favorite activity with all. Group leader, Todd was extremely impressed with the group’s performance in the Barn Climb yesterday. Group members were all proud that a member of their group completed our toughest climb, the Moonwalk! This morning much excitement was had in the sea kayaks – especially when one camper “accidentally” bumped group leader Adam and flipped his boat over! They were excitedly headed for the Gulch Ravine Crossing when I last saw them this afternoon. “Team Raft Warriors,” also a much debated team name with the D.C. contingent thinking it “weird,” were having a blast at the waterfront when I last saw them. Discussion of the team name inevitably led to a friendly debate about why exactly Washington, D.C. is the capitol – what else would you talk about at camp, right? When asked for a report for parents they asked me to make sure parents knew that the food was very good and that no one was hungry. Campfire pizzas are on the menu for tonight, and they are all eagerly awaiting dinner! They were most excited about having completed the Gulch Ravine Crossing this morning and of course about raft “wars” at the waterfront. I will be curious to hear what social studies debates come up over the campfire tonight! Nature Day Campers spent the day learning about the farm, with sprinkler and game breaks in between. They harvested carrots and had a potato scavenger hunt. To celebrate Thor’s birthday they made ice cream with our old fashioned crank ice cream maker! Apparently it was delicious, but might better be described as milk shakes than ice cream!