Week 2 had everyone competing in mini challenges in order to win a marble that they could later use in an auction. We had hand-stand competitions, rope-wall races, and many more challenges for each team or individual to win a marble.
After all the marbles had been earned, we all gathered in front of the lodge for a marble auction. The prizes? Eggs of course! Each player or team had to be careful not to get "ripped off", and to get a good price for their eggs. The team with the most eggs at the end would have the bigger advantage, so it was VERY intense ordeal.
Once every egg had been purchased, it was time to put them in danger. Each team was equipped with enough black PVC pipes for each team member, socks, and a milkcrate. With these strange objects, each team had to connect their pipes in such a way that their eggs could travel through them and land in a milkcrate filled with socks to break the egg's landing. Only the person dropping the eggs into the pipes could touch the eggs. If an egg broke, you immediately were slimed with the yolky innards! This lead to some very careful travel for the precious cargo.
After all their eggs were in the crate, they took them (and the socks) and raced down to Charley's Bridge where their next surprise awaited them. They had been given a jug of flour, paint, and molasses in order to make slime. They poured everything into a large bucket, added some water, and voila! Slime! This was to be used to create flourhawks, which are just socks filled with flour-slime. So, we all filled as many socks as we could with the gooey mixture in order to prepare for our upcoming battle.
Once each sock was filled, we all trekked through the woods until we reached the back of the potato field. This is where our egg-scramble battle would take place. Each team would have to decide how many eggs they wanted to wager. Then, they placed them and all of the flourhawks in the middle of the playing field. Once they were back behind their starting lines, we all had to wait for the "go" and then everyone raced to the middle to fight for the eggs. Once you got an egg, you could either smash it on an opponent or take it back to your side for a point. Also, you could use the flourhawks to hit and slime the other players. The only catch? We were only allowed to crawl! This + the slime and the eggs caused some pretty messy campers. No one was afraid of getting slimed, and everyone competed fiercely.
Looking forward to Week 3, and we can’t wait to see you there!
Yours in adventure,
Nathan, Brooklyn, Ashlyn, Carrie, Sophie and Jesse