For our last day of camp, Doug and Kerry decided that the Yellow Canaries, (my cabin), should spend a day with the boys from the Trailblazers cabin at Camp Wilderness (that's Danny, Jason, Kyle and Kevin). So after lunch, we walked over to the far side of the lake and over the bridge that connects the 2 camps. When we got there, the guys were waiting on the main field for us.
Camp Wilderness is set up differently than our camp. Camp Echo Hill is for girls ages 6-10 years old. Kerry's little sister Velvet is one of the younger campers. Their cabins are the Ladybugs, Bumblebees, and the Grasshoppers. When you get to be 8 years old, you can move to our section of camp which has the Red Robins, Blue Jays and Yellow Canaries. But here at Camp Wilderness, it's for boys from 8-14 years old. If your age 8-11, you sleep in a cabin, like the Trailblazers do. (and the Explorers and Adventurers). But when you turn 11, you move up to a tent. (like the Eagles, Wolves and Bears) I don't know how I'd feel if that's how we did it. Camp Echo Hill campers all sleep in cabins. I think I'd like a tent for 2 or 3 days, but not 2 weeks!
Anyway, the boys suggested we play a little baseball, and Jason ran back to their cabin to get their stuff. Now sports is really not my scene. The Olympics were OK, and I was only signed up for one event, but all I know about baseball is that it's a lot like kickball. In fact the only one of us who knows how to play baseball is Raychel (and that's 'cos she has a big brother). Danny told us all where to stand and we got the game started.
None of us girls had any gear, but we still had a pretty groovy time, even though some of us goofed up on the rules! When we were tired of playing baseball, the boys took us to their Rec Hall.
It's a lot like our Rec Hall, but instead of a stage, they have a pool table, and a lot of posters of things boys like; sports, monster moves, cars, stuff like that.
Raychel and Danny played Perfection:
Jason and I played Booby Trap. (hey, like at Lisa's house!):
Kyle and Lisa were playing ping-pong:
And Kevin was teaching Shante' how to shoot pool.
We played games and rapped for a couple of hours and then it was time for dinner. We walked to the Dining Hall and the Camp Wilderness cook had prepared a great feast for us! There was barbecued chicken, ribs, 3 kinds of baked potatoes and salad! Outta site!
Before we ate we all sang "Johnny Appleseed" as grace:
"The Lord is good to me, and so I thank the Lord
For giving me the things I need, the sun and the rain
And the apple seed, the Lord is good to me,
*shouted* JOHNNY APPLESEED! AMEN!"
Then we dug in! Man was it good! I wish the cook at Camp Echo Hill could cook like this! Danny told me they don't normally eat like this. It was just because we were visiting. Hey...maybe we should visit the boys' camp more often!
After dinner, we ate ice-cream, and sang the "Chick-a-Boom" song. It was so funny! Especially the parts about the squeaky voices and singing underwater! When we were all done singing, us girls had to go back to Camp Echo Hill. We all had to pack and turn in early, 'cos the buses would be here at 10a.m. to pick us up. The boys were staying a few more days. I'll bet they'll miss us!
Camp has been super-groovy this year, future readers! I really had a dynamite time! We did so many outta site things! And I won 2 medals! Too much! If you still go to camp in the future, I hope you had just as good a time as I did. My next entry will be from back home in Springfield.
Until then, future readers,