Thursday, July 24, 2008

Jungle Camp Report #3

So sorry about the delay! My mom has been here visiting and our wireless connection has been sketchy for the past week or so. Excuses, excuses, I know...

We were in Jungle Camp on Canada Day, July 1st. Some classmates planned a fun morning of games for everyone, kids and adults, and in the evening we had a yummy potluck, sparklers and a bonfire.

Water balloon game:
Egg race for the kids:

Homemade slip n slide:I think she missed the slip n slide by a few inches...
We really enjoyed the social aspect of Jungle Camp. We got to hang out with our classmates and get to know them better through many circumstances- enjoying meals together, struggling with the cold and rain together, sharing fire-building tips, things like that.

One evening we had a fish fry with another family. We kept the trout in a cage in the stream that ran through camp. It was delicious.

Eating worms and pudding:We enjoyed several potluck dinners with our class:

Some other parts of Jungle Camp:

Dennis and the chicken kill. He found this hard to do as he is not a hunter at heart. It was a good experience for both us, being raised in a culture where the food on our table is quite removed from the process of getting it there.

We had a hair cutting class. I cut Dennis' hair using only scissors. Usually I use scissors and an electric hair trimmer. I think it turned out ok, despite Dennis' faces.I also cut Squeaky's hair- my first time doing anything other than her bangs. Her hair has developed some curl in the last year. It is really cute cut to chin length now.

One of our favorite things each day was getting mail! I think there was only a couple of days when we didn't receive something. We received many packages and letters. Thank you to all who made our day, you know who you are! :)

Next I'm going to post about the women's hike.


Kate said...

Yikes - chicken killing! Wow - great haircuts sans electricity (note my use of French)! Thanks for the update! Can't wait to get the hiking details!

Anonymous said...

Nice to have you back online

pat ve said...

I am glad that I can hash and rehash your experience, having been there and seeing your pictures with detailes descriptions and now seeing it on your blog. The Lord was ever so good to let me come up there. Again, thank you so much for having me. Loves and loves to all. Mom

Anonymous said...

( in answer to your question... it is a song by the New Zealand Singer Brooke Fraser.

Jean said...

Glad to see your back blogging. have been checking up on your blog everyday.

Enjoyed your comments on the pictures.

Are the girls playing Jungle Camp these days? Maybe they had enough for one summer and are pretending other things now.

The BBQ trout sounds very good - I think a big spread of the stuff would taste yummy about tomorrow - to late tonight for fish.

Yes, the articles have twice as much meaning now having been there to visit and see so much of JC.

Love, A. Jean