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!
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
Yesterday, our Paivika Olympic Games kicked off. We started night 6 with a relay race, in which campers had to race carrying an Olympic wand to a partner who then had to take the wand and finish the race. On the sports court, our ball toss began. Campers had to toss a ball into the field of play where they scored a certain amount of points. Over by the health care center, we had the hula hoop challenge. Contestants had to fit their entire team inside of a hula hoop before the opposing team. Over on the upper lawn, our obstacle course provided plenty of fun for our paivikans. The object was to run carrying a big plastic egg balanced on a wooden spoon. Then crawl through a tunnel, hula hoop five times, and hit a ball into a net with a hockey stick. Day 7 continues with two rounds of human pinball, where contestants must hit a ball into a goal by getting past the bumpers played by staff. We also have giant sized rock, paper, scissors. In this game, contestants from each team must run to the center of the circle, and with their whole body pick either rock, paper or scissors. And lastly, we have Battle ball. Here, contestants all gather in a very large circle, and are randomly tossed a special ball. They will then toss the ball back to the host in the center of the circle. On the ball are markings that give out orders. Whatever the order says, is what everyone or a selected individuals must do. Our games conclude tonight. By the end of the day, all of our campers will become camp Olympians.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Camp Paivika has yet another great day. We began the day with a breakfast of chicken fried steak, gravy and biscuits. Our daily activities then commenced. The pool was the perfect temperature. Muretta our camp horse was at the dock offering gentle rides through the forest. On the sports court, there was an intense game of street hockey in sports and rec. In arts and crafts our budding artists were busy creating master pieces. Nature was busy with a nature hike around camp. In fine arts, they were donning costumes and performing skits. Lunch was a delicious meal of baked potatoes with all of the toppings, and chilli. Dinner however was very special. It was Dominoes pizza night. The dining hall was filled with cheers and happy campers. Afterward, our talent show commenced. Our performers rocked on stage and made the whole camp get up, dance and sing along. Our campers went off to bed excited and tired.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Today at Camp Paivika, there was a lot of excitement. We began the day with our trip to Lake Gregory. Our Paivikians beat the summer heat with a nice cool dip in the lake. We rented paddle boards, and water cycles and had a blast. Midway through the day, we stopped for a lunch break consisting of fresh fruit, granola and some chicken wraps. After we returned to camp, our campers became excited by the thought of the evening program...the session dance! The music began, the Paivikians showed up to the sports court dressed to dance the night away. By the end of the night, everyone was happy and tired.