On the morning of day one, camp is always full of excitement and nervousness as every camper says goodbye to their home life and hello to camp life! We are all ready for a week full of fun, adventure, learning, and peace.
Today, in our morning staff meeting, we discussed our theme word for the day is CONNECT. Our priority, especially on day one, is to learn all of your kids' names and connect with them as we launch into a full week of Peace Village. It is fun to watch every camper transform as we play name games all together and break the ice, from hesitant to happy.
Then we moved into the gym for opening ceremony, getting to play silly games with everybody at camp and loosen up the kids, dancing together and signing together. After a quick (and yes, mom, nutritious) snack we were off to activities!
Mountain Lions sat in the shade and talked about Earth Connections--focusing on other forms of communications besides talking and understanding we can experience this with all beings on our mother Earth. Every camper was able to meditate briefly on a being they want to connect with and/or represent before making masks for our Council of Beings next time.
Moving from lunch, to a little free time to get the wiggles out, each camper gets to sign up for a village fair time. Village fair is a constantly shifting variety of activities to expose campers to wonderful hobbies while having fun and practicing peace. From field games to junkyard band, we hope we tucker those campers out a bit before afternoon snack.
Thanks so much for bringing your child here, volunteering, and just being apart of our peace community for our 10th year! There is so much excitement coming up all week, this is just a slice of day one from the Mountain Lions group, so stay tuned. :)
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