The first arrivals began pouring in a little earlier today - real go getters! They were greeted by the smiling staff sending them through a whirligig of tables, water bottles, information, t-shirts, camera flashes and of course, paperwork! Hey look, some other campers are already playing firsbee - goodbye mom! goodbye dad! (Some of the boys didn't want to participate and the obligatory goodbye-hug-and-kiss, but mom blew a kiss anyway when they turned around!)
After everyone was signed in (or already tired out from frisbee), barbecue lunch was served. Yum! A chance to sit down by the Redstone tree, eat some treats and socialize. We almost missed out on the great cookies in our hurry to get room keys. Thankfully the chef's gave them to one of our conselours! Next up - the activities begin.Pictures
Our first Activities - Walking!
After getting moved in when went back to the Redstone tree with everyone. The staff introduced themselves and Paul took the lead. Just how many meters long is your step? I know how long mine is! Bill tried to distract everyone by counting his steps REALLY LOUDLY - but he says he just has a big voice! Kharma came full circle however, Bill got to be the start and stop line for our walk to the Aiken center. Paul measured the distance exactly and we got to test our meter/step estimates in pairs. The winning pair got t-shirts, their choice of color and style!Pictures
Bill lead the next activity. Learning about what factors play into species populations from generation to generation. We split off into deer and resources, and played Darwin's game. Find your resource - keep being a deer and that resource becomes a deer too. Don't find a resouce and you become part of the next generation's resources. The geometric shape of life!Pictures