Hello! It’s Ducky the Crafts Programmer! It’s been a wonderful Wednesday here at Kee-Mo-Kee. This morning we woke up after a fantastic day at the Great Canadian Hideaway. After a bagel breakfast we made our way over to the sports field for volleyball, soccer, bracelets, and playground games! Of course a petting zoo sidetracked us, where we met four goats, a pig, and two feathered friends! After some fun and games at the sports field we headed back for hotdogs over the fire and packed the buses. Everyone got a bit of shuteye on the trip home, which gave us lots of energy for the afternoon! Everyone had a quick shower before tuck, and then we headed off to Choose Your Own Adventure. The options today were real leaf Canadian Flags, Gaga Ball, Classic Pool Games, and Mud pit! I was at the Canadian Flag Craft and everyone was so creative and made beautiful flags! For dinner we are having chicken Caesar wraps! Yummy! Then the cabins are decorating their tie-dye items to make team shirts! After T-Shirt decorating we are playing mission impossible with water guns. The campers are going to have a popsicle stick and they get a tick on the popsicle stick for every time they make it around Ringer Trail, but the catch is that if a staff member squirts them with water they have to start at the beginning of the trail again. We will have a quick snack and head of to campfire where Cricket has an awesome set of songs prepared! The whole camp is going to night swim with Simba and then it will be off to bed for a much needed rest!
This is Mars, the Nature Programmer to update you guys on how our week is going so far. We started off our Olympics themed week by lighting the torch! Each cabin has been assigned a country and are able to win points for their cabin towards a grand prize at the end of the week! So far cabin 7 is in the lead but the other cabins aren’t far behind. We played Airplane Crash last night, all of our Olympic athletes were scattered around camp with various injuries, the campers had to first find them, then treat them! All of our athletes made it home safe and sound.
Today we ran our regular sessions; in CV today Rachel showed everyone how putting someone down doesn’t just effect them on the inside but the outside as well, by showing how bruised apples aren’t just bruised on the outside but the inside as well. In the pool today they played water versions of some of the Olympics events! They threw pool noodles like javelins, water polo, a cannon ball contest and a couple other things as well. In crafts today they tie dyed shirts with Ducky, which they will be decorating later as a cabin, for the country they’re representing. In nature today we practised our fire building skills to be able to light the Olympic torch, they had to build a fire tall enough to burn through a string held above it. The kids are all really participating and having lots of fun!
We’re all very busy packing for our awesome out trip we have planned! There’s still so much o do, so I better get back to doing it!
Thanks for checking in,
Hey Y’all! It’s Rachel Francis!
I am the CV Programmer at Kee-Mo-Kee this year. We’re just finishing up a Hollywood themed Week G here at KMK. It has been a very eventful week and all campers and staff have had a week jam packed with fun. Last night week had a wonderful Oscars themed banquet and talent show. Then we had relaxing Vespers with me before bed time. Everyone had a good sleep last night. I helped out cabin 5 at bed time and played some guitar and sang!
Today is a beautiful day outside, and it’s an awesome day to finish up Hollywood week. In Sports with Cricket on Monday they played wet soccer baseball. In Nature with Mars on Monday they did a tour of camp and then made maps from memories, and on Tuesday and Thursday they learned how to use compasses. In Pool with Simba and Aqua on Monday they played clue and starred in a mystery movie, and on Tuesday and Thursday they dressed their counsellors up for the red carpet. In Crafts with Ducky on Monday they made Hollywood walk of fame stars, and on Tuesday and Thursday they painted Oscars out of their counsellors stencils. In CV with me on Monday we made pledge hands, and on Tuesday and Thursday we painted love rocks!
On todays schedule we have packing and Friday Favourites where the campers have a choice of doing gaga ball, archery, low ropes, or bracelet making. We also have a Jurassic Park themed all camp game, TUCK, and Retro Rewind! Then we send the campers back home. All the staff had an amazing time this week and we are going to miss all the campers! Hopefully we can see them all again next year!
Good wishes from the Chapel, Rachel Francis
Hi everyone, Tonto here!
I am Camp Kee-Mo-Kee’s Leadership Coordinator this summer! After a night packed full of fun and games, a lively campfire, and an eventful bedtime the first night went off without a hitch! Once our delicious breakfast was eaten and community duties were completed the day of activities began! Whether it is a cooling off at the pool, an analysis at the creek, warm and fuzzies at crafts, or wacky soccer during sports everyone is having a blast!
I am looking forward tonight’s surprise: an appearance from Let’s Talk Science telling all about the fun and interesting things you can do involving electricity. As of now, I am headed off to TUCK - a time for Totally Unnecessary Candy for Kids!
We will continue posting blogs throughout the week to let you know just how much fun everyone is having here during Wacky World Week!
Simba here! Yesterday was a great start to Safari week! We had some special guests after dinner from Let’s Talk Science from Western University, we did an activity with bird beaks, we learned about insects, and we created our own insects. Then we headed over to our first campfire following snack. The campers loved the silly songs and the skit they watched! We finished the night by heading off to Vespers and Taps, and then off to bed to rest up for a jam packed day at camp!
Today at camp we started the day with pancakes, bacon and hash browns. After breakfast we had a full day of rotations: sports, pool, nature, crafts and CV. In sports today we played parachute games with Cricket. For nature we went on a walk through the forest and tried to find animals hidden in the trees using binoculars with Mars. We had a great time with Rachel Francis in CV where we made our own animals. Ducky created an awesome craft: binoculars, which are great for spotting animals while out on the safari! Today at the pool with Aqua and I we played “What time is it Mr. Lion?” and participated in zebra races! The campers participated in all sessions, so this lasted all the way until dinner, we took a break from rotations for a little while after lunch for TUCK: totally unnecessary candy for kids! Each camper got to pick their choice of a treat from the TUCK shop. After dinner we all headed to our cabins for connections, a period of time where counsellors get to run fun games for their campers! This was followed by All Camp Game where each cabin protected their eggs and tried to gather eggs from around camp for their nest. For a moment of rest, after All Camp Game we’ll all refuel with a snack and get ready for Campfire and Vespers!