Tonight on Tollgate Action News: Campers celebrate the last day of bug camp with fun activities, both new and familiar. Stay tuned.
Hello, and welcome to Tollgate Action News. I’m your reporter, Coltrane T. Turtle, ready to give you the breakdown of this wonderful fifth day of camp. Before we begin, if you haven’t checked out our Google Folder with additional photos, it’s really worth looking at! We also have a special Friday video here for you to enjoy!
Now let’s get into it. Today, the campers did animal chores while I reported live from the back of one Sesame Horse.
Then, campers continued their hunt for ladybugs as part of the Lost Ladybug Project. I’m glad to announce that even more ladybugs were found today!
And then, as promised, peppers made fireflies in a jar today! The campers used special paint that charges on light and sunlight to then glow in the dark and look like lightning bugs. Ask your camper to show you their jar before bed tonight!
After that, it was time for a lunch break before we reconvened for a bug show and tell! Remember those bug sculptures that campers have been making all week? Well today, they got to show other pepper groups their finished products!
Then, campers played a super fun game called “Who is the Queen Bee?” where one queen got to lead all other bees in a series of movements, and the detective had to determine which camper was the queen. It was made even better when all pepper groups joined in one huge game!
And then for the big bug finale, we had a pepper-wide event: bug games! Each pepper group competed in four challenges: a parachute game, spider tag, a relay race, and a bug hunt! Congrats to the orange peppers, who were the bug game champions!
And last but not least, we had some yummy Garden Kitchen dishes today. The first one was prepared by the campers as always, but the second one was a destination snack that they had helped cook yesterday. Both were, of course, delicious!
And for today’s Coltrane’s Captured Moment, four of our staff members seem to have been photo-bombed by a yellow pepper. . .
Thanks to everyone who made this week of camp such a special one! Bug camp doesn’t necessarily come around often, and we’re so glad we had it this year.
I hope to see all of you again at a future camp, whether it be next week or next year. Until then, this is Coltrane T. Turtle signing off one last time.