Term 4 has kicked off with a whole lotta PHUN! On Sunday night, we began camp with our classic camp tradition – team initiation – where old campers put on their red, green, purple, or blue to welcome rookies into the CBS fold as Texas Rangers, Rough Riders, Silver Spurs, or Texas Rangers.
On Wednesday, we had a Mardi Gras dance that was one for the ages! The night began with a one of kind Bayou-themed dinner that included gumbo, jambalaya, and fried okra paired with white rice and house made corn bread! The meal was truly Southern comfort food at its finest. After dinner, kids went to flagpole where our boys counselors surprised all of camp with a skit where “crawfish” (i.e. counselors dressed/painted head to toe in red) ran for their lives from an angry chef wielding a skillet to “boil” the crawfish! Let’s just say the crawfish and the chef were both left to “boil” in the fishing pond for all of camp to see!
Campers second-lined their way to the French Quarter where we served homemade beignets and bananas foster for dessert. Thematic activities included mini king cake decorating, toss the baby in the king cake, and float decorating. We topped off the night by dancing the night away in what felt like a true recreation of the Crescent City!
Wednesday and Thursday were full of fun minor activities for boys and girls of all ages! Some campers helped decorate floats for the Mardi Gras dance, while others learned many of our classic camp dances in preparation for the rest of the term. In Cooking Class, campers made pot stickers, while in Survival Skills, Mr. Adams led our youngest boy campers in fortmaking. They simulated severe weather conditions by using a leaf blower and throwing ice and water so campers could master the skills of successful shelter construction when facing challenging elements.
Of course, all of our campers have been staying cool with many opportunities to swim, kayak, and tube on our spring-fed lake, at Lake Travis, and in our brand new pool!