We’ve been learning camp traditions and helping out the camp community in many ways. Last night the girls had a great time taking their turn in the dish room, washing dishes for about 150 people while dancing to music. Tonight will be the boys’ turn to do dishes. This morning some of the children brought the compost to the camp’s recycling center and learned how composting works and had a look at the bountiful garden.
In our interfaith groups we continued with more activities and discussion of trees, light, mountains and water through planting flowers in a new camp garden and hiking to a nearby waterfall. During lunch, Kids4Peace was “song challenged” by another lunch table of campers–meaning, we were challenged to sing a song for the whole eating lodge! We sang our “Mighty Mighty Kids4Peace” song. It was loud, proud, and lots of fun, and earned us a standing ovation!
The afternoon consisted of more playing out on the lake, followed by the kids breaking off and joining the rest of camp in various activities of their choice–sports, outdoor cooking, more archery and arts & crafts!
The camp invited us to lead an evening reflection for the whole community; we sang songs and shared our thoughts on and experiences with peace.