Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Summer Daycamp 2006!

Summer Daycamp 2006 was a smashing success! Between flying through the air on the zipline, zipping down park water slides, and sliding into our cozy tents at night, it’s a wonder we didn’t stay at daycamp forever!

A big thank you goes out to Sage and her family who welcomed the GEB to their farm near Red Wing, MN. Spilling out of cars, the GEB got a tour of Firefly Farms and its baby calves, apple orchard, fairy patio, giant quonset, firepit, field trails, zipline, and trampoline. There was no shortage of things to do, but the girls got right down to business and held a GEB meeting under the open sky. After tacos and ice cream sundaes, we hit the hay, eager for the morning and our trip to Colvill Park.
Waking with the birds for a breakfast of warm toast and eggs, we were energized and ready to get creative! The GEB spent the morning planning issue themes for 2008. We’re really excited about the themes we chose and can’t wait to see our ideas set in motion!

With perfect weather and the afternoon stretching out in front of us, it was time to grab our swimsuits, towels, and a picnic lunch and head to the pool. We got a little lost on the way there, but that didn’t stop us from having loads of fun once the waterslides were in sight!

Refreshed, we headed back to the farm, took a few quick turns on the zipline, and settled in a circle for some serious workshop time. We got an overview on New Moon’s editing style and worked hard to create a hate speech policy for the magazine. Everyone had great ideas and before we knew it, it was time to get silly and work on our skits to perform around the campfire.

We roasted hotdogs (and soy dogs—with some disastrous results!) ate gooey s’mores with peanut butter, and conferred with our teams one last time before “taking the stage.” The skits turned out so well, we laughed all night long over Tori’s perfect “grandma accent,” Sage’s Black Eyed Peas dance, and Madeline’s crazy vampire antics. In pajamas, we sat up for hours playing truth or dare before falling asleep.

The next morning, we packed, cleaned, fed apples to the calves one last time, gave thanks and hugs to Sage’s family, and settled in cars for the long trip home. Daycamp may be over, but the memories will stay with us forever!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, that sounds like so much fun!!