K4: Family Matters

Family camp has arrived, and with it come fun new adult sessions, crazy costumes at theme meals, and (of course) adorable children! This year we had over 20 families join us, and we capped 100 people total when you include staff! Wow!

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(Like I mentioned: great theme costumes and cuties galore)

An awesome feature of family camp is the variety of sessions we can run. With an adult in each family, we can run more elaborate or complicated crafts and projects. This year we brought back the KEC Family Camp classic of stepping stones! Each family picked out some molds, and were given a selection of tiles and glass stones to put into it. The result? Some pretty awesome garden decorations! Have a look!

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The other family project we did was birdhouses! During an adult session, the Assistant Directors and several of the parents put hammer and nails to wood and constructed the houses. The next day after supper families got a chance to claim a birdhouse as their own and paint it up. The families could either keep the birdhouse and put it up at home, or leave it here and have it adorn the trees of Moose Meadows and Deer Valley.

 

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Lots of other things were happening too, including the debut of ‘kiddie fishing’, a session in which the little ones can grab a rod, hit the lake, and hook some fish! And by lake we mean kiddie pool. And by hook we mean magnets. A couple of edits to dad’s favorite past time, and boom! you have yourself a session full of laughter and smiles.

This week featured one heck of a hailstorm, and for a time, you needed a canoe to get anywhere around here. The sun broke free, however, and we took advantage of the massive puddles that were taking up residence in our camp. Puddle jumping is as fun as it sounds. Watery Gagaball is also as fun as it sounds.

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This week we also rolled in our new WATERSLIDE!! It is just as much fun as it looks, and probably more. Here’s to the first of many more fun water toys.

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To cap off the week, we had a heartwarming vespers, where all attendees shared a “spark” of kindness they’ve seen or experienced in their lives. We here at Kasota would like to thank the numerous donors we have had this year, and Jeff Rock, who came out this week and volunteered his time leading Community Convo. He is always a friendly face to see, and definitely sparks that fire of kindness and love in everyone he meets. Also sparking positivity (and activity!) were Catherine Stebner, who led a workout session, and Katherine Janes and Shelby McRee who led Zumba! Many thanks!

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With another week in the books, we would just like to say thanks for reading, and we hope you’re having an amazing summer!

Yours in camping,

Chris, Claire, Camille
KEC Directing Team

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