Camp is one big buzz of activity and children are deeply immersed in the projects and activities they do.
As I took a stroll through the BDC today, this is what I saw; hammers, nails and saws being used by kids of all ages; a tent being set up by the turtle and butterfly campers in the tall grass as they talked about bugs and looked for insects; the moose campers going through an obstacle course challenge (with some kids using only one leg or blinded by bandanas), In another area, the bear campers were on a scavenger hunt smelling all kinds of herbs and heading out to the garden to find their matches. There were also many kids swimming in the lakes and participating in swim lessons. Over in the art barn, children were listening to a story while they drew and did collages.
I love walking around the Barn. There is so much activity. Even when kids are not actively doing something, they are engaged in some way.
From the office, where I write this blog, I can hear the butterflies in their nest. The comments and words that flow down are a joy to hear, often causing us to hold back laughter or join in some conversation or song. The bells sound outside and the excitement level increases as the children all run to the next activity. The butterflies are all chanting the word “swimming right now as they change into their suits and run down the hill to the waterfront and swim lessons.
BDC is one happening place.