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Week Three Teenage Madness (Older Oncology)

| July 8, 2019

We had a much more laid back but fun start to our third week of camp. This is our first camp filled with teenagers and we can tell it is going to be an exciting change of pace.

Our volunteers woke up bright and early to finish decorating and setting up for the week ahead. Luckily, we did not have to break down from the last camp so we had more time to relax. We were so excited to see some our families waiting outside the gate waiting for check in to open. Some of our campers even drove themselves. Do not worry parents we took their car keys for the week.

Once the campers checked in, our families got a sneak peek of camp by participating in water balloon tosses, relay races, bounce house fun and more! Family day is truly a blast for everyone. We are always sad to see our families go, but we feel oh so lucky to spend a week with some of the coolest kids.

We were busy making new friends and reuniting with old friends until it was time for dinner. The whole camp came together for the first camp meal of delicious baked spaghetti and garlic bread. Our teens are not as picky of eaters as our younger kiddos so our grilled cheese and mac & cheese stations did not have as many visitors as the past two weeks.

For our evening activity, we had our annual opening campfire. This is the first time all summer we were able to cross the rope bridge and enjoy a real bonfire down the hill. We are loving the sunshine while being very cautious of the heat! We all sang silly songs, watched food themed skits and made yummy s’mores. We ended the night with our Bravery Feather Celebration. New campers and volunteers received a feather to represent the bravery it takes to come to camp the first time.

Our campers are all tucked into bed dreaming of sugar plum fairies, pizza parties and more.  After all, this is the Wacky World of Food! We are hoping tomorrows forecast brings more sunshine or cloudy with a chance of meatballs. Either seems fitting.

Goodnight and sweet dreams from Indian Summer Camp.


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