Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Camp 2012: A Frightfully Good Time!

Last weekend, Pendalouan welcomed 85 campers for our annual Halloween Camp! From 5pm Friday to 5pm Saturday, campers enjoyed traditional camp activities, games, and meals - all with a Halloween twist!

Friday night started with campers meeting their counselors, playing games like 4 Square, GaGa, and Scatterball, and eating a meal that you wouldn't see during regular summer camp (see left)... Returning campers were amazing to see what Pendy looks like in the Fall and to see Nikana Lodge decorated with Halloween lights, pictures and props!

In the evening, after decorating their Trick or Treat bags, cabin groups took turns walking our Haunted Trail. The scare-factor was adjusted for each age level as to make sure our younger campers were not too frightened. Camp then joined back all together for a good ol' fashioned Pendalouan Campfire! Performances included 3 Plump Pumpkins (a take on 3 Blind Jellyfish), Purple Soup, and a story about a pig that surely will be retold at next year's Halloween Camp.

On Saturday, after breakfast, campers were able to choose between Archery, the Climbing Wall, a Pumpkin Craft, BB Guns, Parachute Games and a Sleepy Hollow Hike during our Rendezvous Choice-Time. Before lunch we also played an all camp game where campers were split up as either Ghosts or Zombies to see which team had the most Halloween spirit!

After lunch, we played a game of Capture the Flag! Then, after changing into their costumes, campers went looking for clues to see where all the Halloween candy was hidden! After putting all the puzzle pieces together and getting their candy, all of camp met up to finish the weekend with a Halloween Carnival in and around the lodge. Games included: Musical Chairs to Halloween Classics, Pin the Wart on the Witch, Pumpkin Bozo Buckets, Mummify-A-Counselor, Bingo, and more!

Thanks to all who could make it! Click here to head to our Facebook to see more pictures from the weekend! If you didn't get the chance to come this past year, make sure to mark your Calendar for next year to guarantee a spooktacular good time!

Also, registration for our 2013 programs opens up on Election Day - November 6th! Choose your candidate and then choose your programs! You can even sign up for Halloween Camp 2013! Click here to see prices and program descriptions.


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is the third year my girls have attended Halloween Camp and they once again had a BLAST. I think our family would agree that the only thing that could make it better would be a 2 night "party"!