Week 5 brought our adventurers the highly anticipated slime week!
Before getting slimed, our morning campers did a bit of everything. The Sparrows enjoyed making their way across the infamous rope bridge at the Henrock stream, and picking some delicious raspberries from a field near the Lodge.
The morning Falcons tried their hand at making a slip and slide (or slip and slime as we called it!), and even found lots of cool snakes along the way.
Survival instincts kicked in for the morning Rangers as they engaged in a survival activity and foraged for their own food, and after finding it all, cooked it into some delicious jam!
When the afternoon rolled around, we all knew it was time to get dirty. The groups were led down to the pit where they attempted many slimy activities such as climbing up the slip and slime (with an egg in their hand!) and all the while being pelted with slime by the staff members.
Some brave souls decided to climb up the steepest dirt hill with nothing but a rope to hold onto, and again having slime rain down on their heads from above! It is safe to say that by the time the first hour came to its end, everyone was positively coated in slime.
Next, we moved on to the dunk tank. This was a giant tank filled with water, eggs, pickles, marbles, leaves, fruit punch, and really anything you could think of! The objective of this game was to climb in the tank with an opponent, and blindly search for the eggs in the tank and crack them onto their opposing camper to win. As I’m sure you can imagine, this got extremely messy!
To end off the day for our older adventures, the groups found themselves being led down to the Beaver Pond to splash around and try to wash off all the slime. While we were here, some campers even attempted (and succeeded) to make fires with anything they could find around the pond, and some even made it into a competition.
You may be asking yourself, what were our lovely Sparrows doing while all this was going down? I would argue that they got to have one of the most fun afternoons this week (without getting extremely messy!) They were led down to the house of Nathan’s mother, where we split into teams and made 3 batches of homemade Play Doh.
Each team got to choose what colour they wanted for their creations, and they all worked together to compromise on a colour that every team member would like.
With almost everyone wet, slimy, dirty, and tired, Slime week came to a close, and let me say that this was personally one of my favorite weeks so far.
Cant wait to see you at Week 6!
Yours in adventure,
Nathan, Jesse, Brooklyn, Ashlyn, Sophie, and Carrie