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Felted Bits

It’s week 6 at camp which means that it’s COLOR WEEK! I’ve been wearing some spandex in the mornings for Pio Aerobics (there’s something about making little kids do lunges all the way to breakfast that makes me giggle every time) and as much color as I can scrape together. You know how I sometimes break out the wool roving and make felted rocks? I’ve been doing some felted rocks with my cabin too for the last couple of weeks. We trek down to the beach and they each pick out a nice, round rock of their very own. Then we wash them off down by the horses, trek up to Arts & Crafts to grab a bucket for water, some googlie eyes and a hot glue gun and then walk back to the cabin and get all soapy and wet for an hour or so. The little faces they come up with are so great and wonderful! Here are some from this and last week. I love the rabbit rocks they’ve spontaneously started to make from bark chips… Mine is the little felted guy in the middle a little green head poking up from the edge. I might name him Frampton.

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I hope these make you smile as much as I do…

Ohhh… Camp

I’m halfway through another week, just after the overnight on the beach with the kiddos. My camera might die soon so I thought I’d share some pictures just in case it does.

dscn0930Cage Fighter grilling hot dogs in a hot dog costume. It needed to happen, right? Right.
dscn0925This week’s girls doing a group exercise. Things blew up, there were tears and tantrums but in the end they finished.
dscn0922Squid was being so patient with them.
dscn0920Tortilla face strikes again! Thanks to taco Tuesday…
dscn0918Crow got them to play a game when they finished climbing the climbing tower early.
dscn0915And here’s a picture of the cabin, more or less. My area is around the corner and in the deep dark woods. It’s way too dark to take a picture so you’ll just have to imagine the glory that is a counselor’s room.
dscn0913And here are the baby birds! They’re in a nest right outside the window at eye-level and oh so tiny. The boys have figured out that they exist (and that the tree isn’t poisonous like we said it was… oops) and now they’ve started to harass them. Nice.
dscn0901This week is duos week at camp! In arts and crafts the girls traced me and then made the super alter-ego for Sweet Pea. How great is that!? I have some wicked yellow teeth, green chicken pox/freckles and some zany tights.

Now, I realize that some of this might sound mighty boring, but this is what I’m going to call camp cool. Ya dig? Good. You should. Now, other things that happened this week:

I dressed up as Captain Kirk (which means I put on a shiny gold shirt) and then got rugby tackled in my costume during a skit.

I caught my finger on fire… and didn’t notice.

A cricket bit me.

I wore a marker moustache all day.

I played “The Klingon fairy of Good Choices” during chapel (Kirk and Spock were a pair of campers I was trying to influence to make good choices… oh man… welcome to my summer).

Tune in next week for more goings-on.