Monday, August 19, 2013

Camp Greenville - Mom & Me Camp

It's Banks' turn.  Finally, Banks is old enough for Mom & Me Camp.  He has been so excited about this and I'm happy to say that he had a really great time.  This was my 3rd year so I was able to compare it to years' past.  We had to ask for a few activities that we had done in the past but once everything got worked out, we had a great time.  It took a while for our counselor (16 or 17 year old homeschool girl who was afraid of her shadow) to realize that the moms did not want to be in charge.  By the second day, it was smooth sailing.

It was a small group this year.  We had three boy campers and three girl campers.

Banks really enjoyed playing Ga-Ga ball.  I have no idea if this is just a Camp Greenville game or not, but Banks is ready to build a court in the backyard.

Banks enjoyed the climbing.  It was early.  There were some tears because I didn't hold him up and let him finish the course.  In my defense, it was early and I hadn't had any caffeine yet.

Hike to Pretty Place.  Amazing as always.
Anna Parker and Banks.

Playing some

There was a lot of big talking going on between the campers about taking the swim test.  After feeling the absolute freezing water, we had no takers.

 "Be a Great Boy, Be a Great Girl"
Camp Greenville's motto is a "Don't wait to be a great man - be a great boy"  unknown

Banks and his buddy, William.

Banks and Anna Parker having a snack break.

Ready to canoe.

Hike to Showerbath Falls.  It was roaring as we had had a big rain storm the night before.

Banks loved the animal center.

Archery time
Banks had a little difficulty with keeping the arrow in the bow.

Banks took control of the camera.

Now, it was time to shoot bee bee guns.

This is a little frightening.

I nailed the target every time.  I think I'm going to start hunting the squirrels in my yard.  Not for killing but just as a deterrent to stay out of my yard.

Banks is ready to shoot.

Banks hit the target 4/6 times.  He did pretty awesome.

Dancing at the flagpole during roll call.

Banks and his horse.  He had a great time riding her.  Our time was cut a little short because there was a storm rolling in.  Towards the end, we were literally in a cloud.

You can see it getting foggier and foggier in the pictures.  In years past, we have had a gorgeous mountain background but not this year.

In the horse barn with his fellow campers.

We had a great time at camp but it was time to make the journey back to Virginia.  Hughes and Collins spent time at Dawa and G-daddy's house while we were at camp.  We swung by York to get them and then hit the road back to Va.

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