Friday, June 16, 2017

Fantastic Friday Voyage

Numbers were a little low for Polar Bear Swim this morning, but after fueling up with breakfast we hit the campground running! Cabin and Camper Choices were dominated by the creation of popsicle stick boats for the afternoon boat race, archery tag, arts & crafts, fishing and gem mining in the creek.

We then enjoyed yummy hamburgers and hotdogs donated and cooked by the fine folks at Atmos Energy. BIG THANK YOU to their team for not only providing lunch, but also donating and handing out goodie bags to our campers!

Our afternoon was filled with swimming, a spirited water balloon battle, and then everyone headed to the creek to race their boats. Some boats floated along smoothly while others did not, but luckily we all had fun cheering them on! We also had a great visit from a few members of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club.

We had a yummy, frozen tropical treat and another great dinner (BBQ) donated and served by the employees of Luckett & Farley. Major shout out to them for their donations and traveling to camp to help serve our campers- it was a big hit!

Since this was our last dinner together, our fabulous med staff had to give out the overall clean cabin award. To nobody’s surprise the girls from Cabin #2 took home the ultimate Grand Clean Cabin Award. Way to go girls!

Everyone was super excited to get ready and head to the dance this evening. We had any amazing closing dance! The music was rocking, everyone was dancing the night away and having an absolute ball!

It’s been such a great week here at Indian Summer Camp. Thank you to all the parents who sent their kiddos to join us for this amazing adventure. We’ll see you in the morning for camper pick up at 9am.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Shipwrecked Thursday

What another great day at Indian Summer Camp packed full of fun! Polar Bear Swim may have gotten rained out, but it didn’t stop us from enjoying the rest of the day completely rain free!

Our morning was filled with gem mining and swimming before cabins started constructing their “shipwrecked” boats. Each cabin was given a pool noodle, duct tape and rope in order to put together rafts. Then each cabin faced off to see which boat could get across the pool the fastest. Cabin #1 ended up with the victory after some creative use of their rope!

After a yummy lunch, the afternoon was jammed packed with arts & crafts where the campers made mermaid tiaras and Popsicle boats for the creek. We also had fishing, basketball, and inflatable archery tag target practice. Campers are also earning lots of coins for good deeds and spending them at “Candy Kait’s” Candy Shop!

We had a delicious chicken finger dinner before heading to our closing campfire where we sang songs, performed hilarious skits, and sent up our wishes with paper lanterns.

Everyone is now getting ready for bed so they will be well rested for our last full day of camp tomorrow. Sending lots of Kids Cancer Alliance love from Indian Summer Camp!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A Tropical Adventure Awaits

     We kicked off Day 3 in the best way possible: by welcoming our awesome Day Campers! We enjoyed a biscuit and gravy breakfast before starting our jam-packed day. Our morning activities began with mermaid training and gem mining at the creek. We even got to use some of our gems we collected to make some funky new necklaces!

The afternoon brought more activities, such as cake decorating and cape making with Capes for Courage, followed by a riveting game of archery tag in the fields.

We then feasted on a delicious barbecue dinner with mac and cheese, green beans, and corn bread from Mission BBQ. After dinner we were mesmerized by the magical work of Matthew David Stanley and his side kick bunny, Dexter.

Now our younger boy campers are down by the creek having their fun night of camping out and making their own cinnamon sugar doughnuts for dessert. While they are hanging out under the stars, our other campers are playing glow in the dark freeze tag before bed.

We are looking forward to another fun-filled day tomorrow. Goodnight from all of us here at Indian Summer Camp!

A special hello from our Indian Summer Campers! 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Seas The Day

It’s our second morning with the campers and we can tell this week is going to be one for the books! Our younger girl’s got the opportunity to camp outside in tents last night and had a blast! Unfortunately, due to rain there will be no outdoor camping tonight, but will try again tomorrow night! After coming back from the camping adventures the younger girls got to enjoy eating their meals today at the captains table, as their reward for winning clean cabin (CHA CHA CHA). The rest of the campers woke up early this morning to enjoy a cold but exciting POLAR BEAR SWIM. After breakfast, we boarded up and headed to our field trip to Champs Roller Dome.

At Champs we enjoyed some skating, and we have some very talented skaters with us this week!  Then we went stealth mode for some intense laser tag. Campers even got to putt their way through glow in the dark mini golf before playing tons of arcade games! Our campers worked up quite the appetite and enjoyed UNLIMITED pizza for lunch! After cashing out our tickets for some prizes, we packed up and headed back to camp.

Once we arrived back at camp we enjoyed free time before celebrating Taco Tuesday for dinner. Now we are avoiding the rain while watching The Secret Life of Pets and enjoying our perfect view of a double rainbow in the dinning hall before bed.

Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings, good night from all of us here at Indian Summer Camp!

Enjoy a sneak peek of some of our campers having a blast today.

Update: If you have had trouble accessing camp mail, follow this link. Sorry for any confusion!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday: Fun in the Sun

After a restful night sleep, everyone awoke really excited for a day of camp fun. We started the morning at 7am with POLAR BEAR SWIM before fueling up with breakfast.

The morning was jammed packed with Mermaid Training in the pool, a drum circle, kayaking and paddle boating, fishing, and archery. There was a little something for everyone!

After a filling lunch, we headed out for an afternoon of fun. We alternated cabins between swim time and arts & crafts and played an “Island Adventure” water game to keep everyone cool.

Everyone enjoyed a delicious dinner donated by Raising Canes before getting ready for the Talent Show.

And WOW do we have some talented campers! We had singing, hula hooping, joke telling, and some super cool dance moves.

Everyone is now tucked tightly in their bunks starting their sweet dreams of tomorrow’s field trip!

Good night from Indian Summer Camp!