Slip & Slide Kickball

Nothing says summer like a slip & slide, and slip & slide kickball is one of the most popular in Sports & Games.  It has not been a “slip & slide friendly” summer, with cooler temperatures and too much rain. But today, the sun was shining and temperatures were in the 80’s, so the afternoon groups played slip & slide kickball all afternoon. It’s pretty self-explanatory, as it’s a game of kickball and the slip & slide is down the third base line. So there is lots of laughter as kids slide and the other team tries to tag them out with a kickball.  As a photographer, it’s one of my favorite activities to shoot, because the faces as they come down the slide are hilarious. Lots of pictures coming soon to our Shutterfly site. Make sure you take note that our counselors got in on the fun as well. Summer camp~ where 51 year olds come back to be a kid again. 🙂

The other crazy fun thing that has been going on at camp is the “Zombie Apocalypse.” All of our 15 & 16 year olds are playing, and it’s a game that Taylor organized for them. The game has gotten rave reviews already.  All of them get white t-shirts with their names on them, and one player started as “patient zero,” with red paint on his shirt. (Secretly, there were really 2 patient zeros.) The game was played for a short time Sunday morning, and also every day at G-Swim. Patient zero started the game with red (washable) paint on his hands, and then had to “infect” as many people as he could by putting red handprints on them. Once someone is infected, the next day they get red paint and try to infect other people as well. The game that started with 26 “healthy” people, now is down to 10, with the rest having succumbed to the zombies. Watching them play during g-swim is absolutely hilarious. I don’t think I’ve ever seen 15 year olds run so much outside a high school track meet. They are loving this game and have embraced the challenged wholeheartedly.

Breakfast this morning was bagels, lunch was chicken chili, and dinner was tortellini. Our Voyagers have been busy preparing for their trip. Tonight after dinner they had a meeting learning how to set up their tents and use their stoves. They leave Friday morning for their 8 day kayak expedition in the Apostle Islands.

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