Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Campfire Camporee

The end of Campfire for this season was enjoyed by a fun day called a Camporee! The camporee was held at a Boyscout Camp just south of Olympia, a very pretty area and camp. Our family could have camped for the whole weekend, however this was our first time so we opted for the one day event on Saturday... however, next year it might be a lot of fun to do the entire weekend.

We arrived at 9:00 am and the kids were playing out in the big field, several different field games... this actually happened a lot throughout the day. Holly loved them all! Then the camp kids gathered and broke off into various groups to work on a patch for the day called Wise Old Willy. Throughout their patch work they learned about different earth friendly subjects like recycling, conserving, animals, earth, trees, etc.. Most of them were pretty fun, all very educational. The kids got to enjoy a hike through the woods out to a lake and gather around a little fire for one subject, all camp activities.

We also enjoy camp food for lunch and dinner in the mess hall. After an official Campfire end of year ceremony called 'council' we finished the great day over a lot of smores and marshmallows. Our family headed out just before 10:00 pm - it was a wonderful day and a great way to end our year with Campfire!

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