Outpost and Forest, two of Camp Wawayanda’s male villages, spent part of the afternoon playing silly summer camp games such as “fight the faucet” and “mortal noodle.” Campers were challenged to seal the water flow of one the spigots on Big Tree Field, which typically results being drenched – perfect for a warm day! While the challenge is difficult, a few boys managed to fight the faucet and WIN!!!
Campers also played mortal noodle, a two person game where players are blindfolded and must find a pool noodle and gently touch the opposing player with the noodle. The first camper to complete the challenge is the winner!
Forest and Outpost had a blast!
Outpost village got wet n’ wild in the summer heat with an awesome game of Boulder Dash! Campers, counselors, and CiTs crawled and crab-walked up two slip n’ slides, followed by an attempt to dodge soft, colorful orbs thrown by fellow campers. The boys had so much fun beating the heat!
Board of Trustee member, Al Filreis, facilitated the awesome traditional camp game, Geronimo, for Susky and MiniMAC girls! Campers and counselors participated in a musical chairs styled game, and ran from chair to chair to ensure they would not get caught in the middle of the circle. Camp Wawayanda’s young, female villages enjoyed a morning of high energy activity and one of the best games on camp! Thanks, Al!
Camp Wawayanda’s coed village of 7-9 year-olds, Pokey Totem, participated in Olympic-style games facilitated by Frost Valley YMCA alumni, Stuart and Mike, both who have acted as past Forest VCs. Campers and counselors participated in potato sack races and relays, while teams cheered each other on to show support and spirit!
On Monday afternoon, Forest village competed alongside Pokey Totem in a desert pizza making contest for Frost Valley YMCA’s all-camp day, Battle of the Theme Day! Campers created delicious pita pizzas with chocolate chips, marshmallows, and sprinkles.
Camp Wawayanda villages, Forest and Pokey Totem, showcased their awesome talents last night with an array of dance moves, skits, and songs! Campers danced to Justin Bieber, played the recorder, covered Adele tunes, and reenacted a scene from the Lion King. Closing the show, Village Chief of Forest, Jacob Gordon, showed his outstanding juggling talent to an awestruck crowd!
Summer camp legend, Al Filreis, hosted Challenge Night with Camp Wawayanda villages, Lakota and Outpost, on Tuesday night! Both villages participated in a series of challenges including smelliest shoe, dance competitions, counselor and camper look-a-like, and jump rope tricks. Campers and counselors enjoyed a night of entertainment and afterwards, an ice cream party!
Frost Valley YMCA’s Summer Camp Counselors-in-Training facilitated a game rotation for Camp Wawayanda’s Lakota village, 11 and 12-year-old female campers. Games included duck-duck-goose, kung fu, and 20 questions! Campers and CiTs had a blast with these simple pocket games!
The Olympix of 2012 has begun at Frost Valley YMCA! Campers and counselors have split into respective countries such as South Africa, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Ireland, and Serbia. The opening ceremony commenced last night with dances, skits, and songs representing the cultural traditions of each country. Teams also developed cheers and chants to display unity and pride for their countries. Activities will resume on Wednesday! More photos will be up soon.
Forest and Outpost village learned New Zealand’s Maori chant, The Haka, yesterday afternoon. The Haka acts as a symbol of unity amongst Wawayanda’s male villages, as well as, presents an opportunity for campers to channel their energy into a cheer that promotes strength and courage. Campers, counselors, and directors learned the chant and will be debuting it next week for all of Camp Wawayanda!