Thursday, July 31, 2014

Day three begins at Camp Paivika with a breakfast of eggs mixed with diced ham and mushrooms, with an English muffin. The daily activities begin with horse rides and candle making, sports games and of course the ever popular swimming in the pool. Fast forward to the camp dance. Before hand, all of the guys and gals dressed up to look their best and as the music played on, everyone danced into the night. The sports court was buzzing with energy as the cupid shuffle played along with other party favorites. The dance ended with the famous Cha Cha Slide and then taps.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Day 2 begins at camp with a breakfast of fresh blueberry pancakes and juice. Next up the daily activities begin. Today we offered archery, horse riding, bath mitt making, swimming, songwriting, and a nature hike. Later, in the evening we played life sized board games featuring Checkers, Chutes and Ladders, and Candyland. Each camper played the part of one of the game pieces. After three rotations of 20 minutes each, all campers were able to be a part of all three games. The night ended with taps and
hugs.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Session 5 of the 2014 season at Camp Paivika is now underway. The day started with a nice semi-warm day with lots of spotty cloud coverage. As our campers arrived, our staff greeted each one and helped with bags and introductions. After rest period, we had our camp fire drill, and then jumped right into taking the camp photo. Activity 4 then began and our guests got a taste of our activities that we have planned. At night, we had our opening campfire where everyone was introduced, and we entertained with songs and skits. The day ended with taps and everyone went off to bed, excited to be starting the next day.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Once again, Camp Paivika had a wonderful day. We started the day with eggs, bacon and toast. Then we moved on to our normal day of activities consisting of a sports trivia race in sports and rec, acting and skit play in performing arts, piggy mask making in arts and crafts, mini horse grooming and lassoing in nature, and the daily all camp swim in the pool. We ended the day with a mixture of the Price Is Right and Mine Craft, in which the campers played games to win fort pieces, and then had to build a fort that not only had to be big enough to fit at least three of their cabin mates, but also had to hold up to an attack by the program staff with pool noodles. As the sun set, the day ended successfully as per the norm up here at the happiest place in the San Bernardino mountains. We would also like to once again extend our thanks to the LA5 Rotary Club Of Los Angeles and to all of our volunteers. We would not be able to do this without your help and hard work.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Day 3 begins with another beautiful dawn. Our young paivikians wake up to a delicious breakfast of pancakes and syrup. The daily activities include horse rides in our horse program, a game of reverse capture the flag in sports and rec, ceramic painting in arts and crafts, a bug hunt in nature, and skits and acting in our performing arts program. In the afternoon, we had our daily all camp swim in the beautiful new pool. Later that night we had our talent show. Our campers were able to show off their talent in singing, dancing, acting and karate skills. This week, we would like to make special mention of our LA5 Rotary Club Of  Los Angeles. They have worked hard to make gracious donations and have helped out Camp Paivika in many ways. This week is also Mega-Volunteer week. We would like to thank The LA5 Rotary Club and all of our volunteers this session. You are all a welcomed part of the greater Paivikian family.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Today at Camp Paivika was full of fun activities. In arts and crafts we once again were visited by master ceramicists Chuck and Neil. Our horses were busy providing rides. In Sports and Rec we had obstacle course races. In Performing Arts, our stage was full of costumed characters performing skits. Nature oversaw the nature walk, where campers explored different areas of camp and collected specimens for show and tell. Our pool was again host to an all camp swim, where our young Paivikians cooled off in the summer sun. The day ended with the session dance where everyone danced the night away until it was time for bed.
Day 1 of session 4 begins with a lot of smiling faces. Some new and some returning. After check in and bag decorating, we had a lunch of pastrami sandwiches surrounding by crispy onion rings. After rest period, our session fire drill commenced. A short time later, we had our first all camp swim of the session. As usual, our young Paivikians enjoyed our new pool. The day ended with opening campfire consisting of camp skits and songs. Today was an excellent day!