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2010 – Completed!
July 28, 2010

33 campers, 15 volunteers, 2 rain days, 1 dog.
We all had tears in our eyes at the end of the day Friday, the kids didn’t want to leave, the counselors were exhausted, plenty hugs were given and taken gratefully. We had an amazing two weeks!

The children have transformed– we have new swimmers and burgeoning artists, actors and dancers, yoga gurus, cooks and avid helpers. We are blessed.
Best of all we have a new camp kayak song, sung by all the kids – it’s really wonderful, check out our link to YouTube and see it for yourself.

Camp is closed now, Carriacou has two big festival weeks ahead and we all need naps for sure. We re-open on August 11th and have 66 more students yet to attend. Exciting, exhausting, exhilarating, and extraordinary! We cannot wait!

July 20, 2010

Has it only been a week?
July 20, 2010

I look at our 30+ first session campers, and I am blown away by them! Some were apprehensive, some came with their parents, some shed tears of transition, others traveled over from another island and many had never met before. This week they have transformed. Today I read all their journals, and smiled. The pages are filled with joy, sketches and self portraits! And the kids seems to now feel completely comfortable on campus, and call it their own.

We have new swimmers, and drummers, and chefs, and gymnasts. We have song writers, and singers, actors and painters. They are really blooming in front of our eyes. These days are long, and we are whipped by 5:00pm, but I find myself missing the kids today. Still glad for our precious weekend days off.

Tomorrow brings a counselor pool party in Craigston, and a bit of preparation for Monday – but mostly a nice restful time together, week two is next! So, I’m feeling proud and content tonight, and very grateful that this Camp came into being in Carriacou!

More to come!

Great Day at CPR Class
July 8, 2010

Yesterday, marked a special day for Camp Kayak – 10 if us took the all day CPR certification class to be emergency responders and 10 are certified today! How fantastic – how proud I am of everyone! The day was long, hot and sticky but we all hung in there and learned the proper procedures and techniques to look listen feel then ACT – in emergency situation accurately – at the camp – and in our daily life, so awesome!

Today, after much celebrating last night we have a few events to join in on – Fisherman’s birthday in Harvey Vale, and the graduation ball at After Hours tonight, lookout Carriacou this is our last weekend before camp and we are all stepping out on the town!

Tomorrow brings a proper BBQ at a lovely spot on the beach and hard work begins again Monday…containers to unpack, children to schedule, bus routes to plan and organization in full swing at the stadium – updates to follow!

As they say on Carriacou, let we roll!