Thursday, July 29, 2010

T'was a busy day in the mountain!

Yesterday was a fun and exciting day! Cabins competed in color wars yesterday! Groups were given different color bandanas and a list iof tasks and clues to solve throughout the day. At the end of the day there was a tie between Cabins 5C and 1B!

Cabin 2A practiced their song and decorated their scenery for their performance of "Make a Man out of You" from Mulan.

The girls of 5C spent the morning in Nature learning about different animals and even got to hold a dove!

The counselors haven't quite gotten the technique yet...

And Cabin 1 played water volleyball!

Last night campers and staff had a great time at our Pirate themed dance!

Be sure to look in the photos section for all the pictures from yesterdays fun!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Session 6 is amazing!

Hi everyone. Today was amazing! We kicked it off with our regular fantastic activities, then we had an all camp swim followed by a talent show!

Thanks everyone!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Session 6 Day 1

When the campers arrived on Sunday things went into full blast! We had many different Rotarian groups join us in the fun and helped run the whole show! We kicked it off with a flag ceremony, switched to relay races and then finished with carnival games that included fishing for prizes, a dunk tank, bottle toss, pinata, and so much more.

Thanks for reading! Make sure to check out the photos section for ALL our pictures!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Goodbye Session 5!

Here is what we missed at Paivika... we had closing campfire where cabin groups got up and performed a dance they learned in Fine Arts throughout the week. Campers shared their pinecone wishes and Cabin 2B won clean cabin!

Campers from Session 5A and 5C left yesterday morning.

Staff have a few days off to relax and catch up on some much needed sleep and then we bring on the children!

Be sure to check out the Photo section to see all the pictures from Session 5A, 5B, and 5C!

Monday, July 19, 2010

70's Night!

Yesterday was a full day of programs. Our horses got a break from all the riding during the past week and were able to relax while campers painted them.
Nature went on a walk around camp and campers were able to taste some of the different edible plants, talk about the natural habitat, and made some bird feeders to take home.
And last night we got groovy on the dance floor at our 70's themed dance!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lake Trip

Hi everyone, sorry for the lack of updates but we're back and ready to catch up on what we've missed!


It's been hot up here so we took a group to the Lake to cool off in the water for the day while others stayed at camp and enjoyed a calm and relaxing afternoon.

I will have a nice big post tomorrow so be sure to check back tomorrow morning to see pictures from the dance, game show night, and other activities!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bye Bye to 5B

Session 5 this year was designed in 3 sections. A long 9 day session (5A), a 4 day session at the beginning (5B), and a 3 day session at the end (5C). Confused yet? So are we... but anyway, today session 5B heads home. In honor of their leaving we had a mini closing camp fire last night and did pinecone wishes for the 12 campers heading out. Cabin groups were given a random scene, and had to make up a skit in their groups to perform at campfire. We got to see a behind the scenes look at a day in McDonalds, what happens when Brittany meets Lady Gaga, a night in the life of a counselor, Reality Paivika, and many more exciting skits. Campers and counselors did a great job coming up with funny and fantastic skits!

Farewell 5B! We hope to see you again next year!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dance the night away

Last night we had our Mardi Gras themed dance out on the sports court! Lets see if you can recognize your camper behind the mask!

After the dance campers had the opportunity to attend campout! Staff set up mattresses on the lawn and campers were able to enjoy a movie projected onto a big screen while drifting off to sleep under a star filled sky.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Talent Show Part 1...

Today was the first full day of program and a fun one at that! Campers spent the day enjoying activities and wrapped up the evening at Talent Show. We have sooooo many talented campers we ran out of time and were only able to get all the girls done. Be sure to stay posted for pictures of Talent Show Part 2 to see all the guys!
Alan "Wolfman" working on his masterpiece in Arts and Crafts
Kevin and Danny enjoying a nice dip in the pool
Holly sang a beautiful rendition of "Silent Night"
Ashlye pumped us up with "Party in the USA"
and Christine showed off some of her karate skills to "Kung Fu Fighting"

Be sure to check out the photos section for more pictures from activities and Talent Show!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Session 5

Session 5 started in a flurry of campers yesterday! After getting checked in and saying bye to their family and friends, campers went down to the Rec Room, which had been transformed to a Casino!, for an afternoon of bingo, craps, and cards!

Opening Campfire was amazing! We met all of our cabin groups, sang silly songs, and watched campers and staff perform some funny skits!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Farewell Session 4

Campers donned their camp shirts and enjoyed some final time together in the rec room this morning as parents arrived to pick them up. Between dances, talent shows, color wars, activities, and all our friends from the AbilityFirst Centers, it has been an amazing week! Thanks to all the campers that came  for such a fantastic week and we can't wait to see you next year!