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!
Hey friends, it's the Kee-Mo-Kee's Sports programmer Cricket here!
Happy Thursday! We've had a very exciting week at Camp. Last night, cabins 5-7 were on out
trip with Baloo! We played a lot of fun games at out trip, such as, chuck the chicken- we have to throw Morris the rubber chicken as far as we can to rack up points! We also played pass the squeeze and did parachute games. Each cabin got to perform a song at camp fire and we had lots of laughs watching the skits. Out trip is a very exciting time to experience a camp-out, and we had the perfect weather for it. While the cabins were at outtrip, the other female cabins got to have SPA NIGHT!!! At spa night, there was hair braiding, clay face masks, nail painting, hand massages, and dance parties! The girls also did up the male counsellors' hair and nails, it is so much fun!
Today we are having awesome sessions with the programmers! In Nature with Mars, they are doing a scavenger hunt all around camp! In CV, with Rachel, the girls are writing insecurity letters to open on the first day of school, they are also writing about the good traits they have that overpower their insecurities. In Crafts, with Ducky, they are making bottle fish, they are painting plastic water bottles to look like fish! In Pool, with Simba and Aqua, they are doing relay races! Finally, in Sports we are playing Shipwreck dodge ball and doing a bonding circle with the cabins where we throw a ball around and answer questions that are on the ball.
Also, today is banquet, we are having a picnic in the sports field! Banquet is my favourite meal of the week and the girls get to sit with all of their friends! We are having a talent show, everyone is very excited to show off all of their talents! The theme of talent show is, “A Night Under the Ocean Stars” and Rachel and I are hosting it! Also, on the agenda is all camp swim and creek stomp. For Creek stomp we walk all the way to the clay wall and back in the creek, it's a very cool walk.
Look for another post tomorrow to hear about how camp finishes!
Hello, it’s Baloo!
I am the Head Counsellor and Out Trip programmer here at Kee-Mo-Kee. The beginning of the week has been very fun and exciting for everyone! The first night we had cabin connections which is cabin bonding time. Then we had campfire and vespers with all of the camp. Everyone was a little rambunctious before bed but everyone went to sleep nicely.
Today was an early wake because everyone was excited for morning activities. There was morning dip, skip and prayer. There were tons of people ready to go swimming nice and early. It’s a little rainy this morning but that’s not stopping our programmers. In CV with Rachel we are learning more about our friends. In sports with Cricket we are playing soccer baseball with kiddie pools as the bases. In nature with Mars we are going to the creek for creek analysis. Crafts with Ducky we are making hand made mermaids and pirates. In the pool with Simba and Aqua we are playing a bunch of water games.
Also on our schedule, today’s all camp game is a coloured water race between all the cabins to see who can fill their glasses first. We are looking forward to out trip tomorrow where half the camp gets to go sleep in tents, play fun games and eat s’mores.
Check back for future blog posts throughout the week!
Hey it’s Mars!
I’m the Nature programmer here at Kee-Mo-Kee for the second year in a row. We’re starting off teen week with a bang this year! Last night we played a game where we answered programmers’ mystery questions for points, and had our first camp fire of the week.
It was nice and hot out today so the kids were excited to go in the pool with Aqua and Simba, where they filled chaos tubes, did a deep water search, and played the game octopus with a cops and robbers twist to fit our mystery theme this week. In sports with Peanut, they played a classic favourite, gaga ball, we could hear them having fun all over camp! They did tie dye in crafts with Ducky, and it all turned out amazing. In CV, Rachel taught them about keeping an open mind and being themselves through throwing popcorn and water balloons. In my nature session we used clues to find letters hidden around the camp, then unscrambled them to reveal the word ‘Sherlock’, to go with our mystery theme.
A really cool thing that happened today was an investigation seminar through Let’s Talk Science Western, David the instructor taught us how to lift and analyze finger prints, identify a mystery powder, and examine hand writing. We used all of our new skills to look through evidence and identify our criminal through several possible suspects. The campers learned new interesting skills and I think we may have some future detectives in our midst!
Tonight we have our first night game, which is always exciting for both the kids and staff! Tomorrow, the girls will be headed off to Out-trip with Baloo, where they will play lots of fun games and spend the night in tents. The boys will stay home and play a game that is specially for them.
We’re all keeping pretty busy out here but we will be posting more updates on how our week is going later this week!
I hope everyone at home is having a great week too!
Hello, this is Ducky!
I am the Crafts Programmer this year. Week B has brought new adventures for both campers and staff! Wednesday morning started with O Canada and breakfast was French toast, Bacon, and hash browns! The girls had a very successful outtrip and the boys were looking forward to theirs!
Wacky Wednesday was museum themed, so all the cabins had to go visit various exhibits around camp! I ran the prehistoric fire building station where the cabins had to burn through a string above the fire! There was also an artic themed slip and slide, old west lassoing, dino egg hunts, medieval archery, explorer orienteering, and discovery boat balancing!
After such a wonderful Wacky Wednesday we headed into the dining hall for some much needed lunch. Everyone was thrilled to have lasagne and ceasar salad, but even more exciting was the homemade oatmeal cookies the kitchen staff had for us! Thank you Gramz, Rocky, Cheff, and Spice! Lunch was followed by a much need FOB. Rachel and Mars handed out tuck then Peanut led a very pumped up Live Worship!
The Choose Your Own Adventure activities were melted beads, Gaga ball, a Goddess fashion show, and Explorer Boats. I was at the melted beads station and though I wish the dino fossils could have worked everyone loved making melted bead shapes!
After C.Y.O.A the boys headed to outtrip in the green space and the girls went to low ropes! I was with the boys and we played a version of dodge ball called fireball, chuck he chicken, and gold rush! The girls got to do spider web, whale watching, and the Tarzan rope!
Next was dinner and we had pogos with salad and ricecrispies for desert at outtrip. The girls had tortellini, salad, and cake for desert! The boys headed to campfire where we got to roast some s’mores! Then Baloo lead us during the washing machine game! The girls seemed to have a good time at spa night and campfire as we could hear them laughing all the way in the green space!
The girls went to bed in their cabins and the boys were about to fall asleep when the staff noticed a storm coming in so Baloo quickly got everyone back to their cabins just before the rain started! Despite the storm everyone went to be well, and are looking forward to a thrilling Thursday!
Hope your week is a wonderful as ours!
Hello it’s Rachel here!
I am the CV Programmer at Kee-Mo-Kee this year. The beginning of Week B has been very eventful and the campers have settled in nicely! Last night we played an All Camp Game called KMK Comes to Life, and we had campfire and vespers with me! Everyone was all tuckered out last night from all the excitement so everyone went to bed quickly last night. I helped Cabin 2 last night and I played guitar for the cabin!
Today is a gorgeous day outside, and it is a great day to stat off all the sessions with the counsellors. At the pool with Aqua and Simba, they are playing Dinosaur themed games. In Crafts with Ducky, we made Egyptian necklaces. In nature with Mars, we made forts out of trees, like the first settlers would have had too. In sports with Peanut we are playing parachute games. In CV with myself, we are being museum curators and giving our friends lots and lots of compliments!!
Tonight is our toga themed dinner! Groovy!! On our schedule today we are also playing an All Camp Game! The game is called Dinosaur Dig, in the game you have to go all over camp and find pieces of the dinosaur, bring them back to the breezeway, and then as a team they have to assemble their dinosaur.
Tomorrow the girls get to go on outtrip, that means they get to sleep in tents, play games, have a campfire, and eat s’mores! Then on Wednesday night the boys get to go on outtrip!
We will continue to post through the week so that all of our friends at home can be up to date on what is happening at Camp KMK!
I hope everyone reading is having a great day too!