I think I can speak for everyone when I say our camping experience at Camp KeeMoKee was one to be remembered for a loooooonng time! We had an AMAZING time!
At 9:30am, our students, or should I say campers, filed onto the bus which quickly became loaded with sleeping bags, pillows, stuffed animals, backpacks and most of all…excitement. There wasn’t much room for anything else. Within about 20 minutes, we safely arrived. We were immediately greeted by several camp counselors saying “Hello!” and “Good Morning!” to each of us as we stepped off the bus. The sun was shining and the day was absolutely beautiful.
Orienteering, archery, Gaga Ball, Low Ropes Course, Creek Stomp, TUCK shop, Crafts, free time in our bunks with friends…there was never a shortage of things to do.
It had rained at dinner time which was perfect for us because we were already inside eating and it quickly cleared and had cooled down the air, making way for an enjoyable evening. We were all looking forward to have our much anticipated campfire and s’mores. The counselors, whose names included Pineapple and Cap, were always there with us, leading us through our activities and ensuring we had a good time.
Campfire songs and silliness, complete with a visit from our principal who brought Timbits (yay!), helped to bring our long, tiring, but satisfying day to a close. But, there was one more activity planned for us–Capture the Flag…in the dark! We each were given glo-sticks, were split into 2 teams and given boundaries. Clutching our flashlights, the campers set off into the dark to find their opposing team’s glow in the dark “flag”. For some students, this was one of their favourite activities at camp. You can’t get much cooler than glow-in-the-dark Capture the Flag!
By 10:30, lights were out and students were either exhausted and ready for bed, or ready for a night of quiet chatter and laughs. However, I think EVERYONE (minus 1 or 2 hardcore sleepers) was awake when that CRAZY storm rolled through. Lightning, thunder, torrential rain…oh my! It was Mother Nature in full force and boy, we won’t forget it! We were all safely tucked into our cabins, but we weren’t quite expecting such a light and sound show like that!
A huge thanks goes out to the 5 parents that joined us for our adventure and of course all the staff at the Camp. We had so much fun and will have memories that last a lifetime!