The first day of camp, everyone was put into different Units. Each Unit had a name.
I was the Adult assigned to Aqua Girls, Unit 6. This was the Unit Jesse, Trinity and Nikki was in. Sadly, Tuppence was assigned to a different group. So while I did get a few photos here and there of Tuppence I didn't get as many as the other girls.
I tried my best to catch her at as many activities as I could though.
Unit 6 was picked to lead the flag ceremony on the first day. The girls were in the Color Guard and presented the flag, said the pledge of allegiance and the Girl Scout Law.
I think they said there were 120 girls at the camp. I just know it seemed like a lot of girls. When they sang it was SO loud!
The girls all seem to really love learning all the new songs.
The first day seemed like it was a bit unorganized. They had the girls going back and forth and trying to figure out what they should be doing.
The camp was run by the older Girl Scouts and the adults were told to pretty much just sit back and watch. Don't help out unless there was an emergency or to stop something we felt could end up with someone getting hurt.
The girls were also getting to know each other. Playing games help to build friendships.
I have not had a chance to talk to Tuppence since we left camp but I think she made a good friend while she was there.
Every time I saw her she was with her new friend and sometimes even holding hands as they walked around.
There is something special about eating outside. For some reason, everything seems to taste better out in the fresh air.
Not only did they enjoy what they brought for lunch, every day they got two snacks. One around 10:30 am and one around 2:30pm.
They loved making lanyards. Every day they were making them. When ever they had a free minute they would take them out and work on them.
The first day, they all got their t-shirts.
It was fun seeing all the girls wearing their shirts. They were all the same shirt but look so different from each other because of the way they colored them.
Each morning as the girls head to the Flag Ceremony, they had to go under the Bridge of Silence.
We learned about the Bridge of Silence when we all went camping over the weekend.
Tuppence and her mom got to enjoy some time together as everyone sang in the morning.
Playing games really helpped the girls to learn each other names.
In this game, they would toss a ball over the net after they called out the name of one of the girls on the other side. If no one caught the ball, after it was tossed, the girl was out.
As a way to keep track of all the girls, they had to line up with a "buddy", two by two and call out their numbers. Once all the numbers were called out and all the girls were counted for, they were able to move to the next area they were going to.
Lanyards were a big thing! Everywhere I looked, I would see girls working on her lanyard. It was the perfect thing to keep the girls busy during the down times or as they waited to move to the next location.
The girls loved doing lanyards so much that they begged me to get some for them to work on as a troop. So, I went out to Michelle's and purchased several colors.
I think working on lanyards in the car when we go on our outings would be a great thing for the girls to do to keep them busy.
I'll bring the supplies to our Movie night on the 23rd too.
What kind of a super hero would not have a mask??? Of course, they had to make a mask for their costume.
This back drop was used for photos of all the girls so they would have a photo to remember their fun week. They each made a frame to put the picture in.
Here is Tuppence's Unit performing their skit.
This is Trinity and Nikki in their skit. Jesse went out of town on Friday so she was not there this day.
I looked up and saw thie Penguin walking by. WHAT! Where did a Penguin come from?
Wait a minute! I think I know that Penguin. Do I?
It's Nikki! I knew it. I know my girls from a mile away. But, to be honest, I still have NO idea why she was walking around in a Penguin costume.
The final song was sung, the last game was played. No more crafts to do. The lanyards were put away.
Super Girl Hero's Day Camp was over for another year. But...there is always next year!!!