The internet has been down at camp so i havent been able to log on and add a new blog entry. I will start from 21st June as i am not sure where i left off last time.
I didnt feel too good today as i hve a cold so after morning sing, good old morning sing i went back to bed as they didnt need me in the athletics group. This sleep was lovely and i think well deserved. I got up for lunch which was yummy, we had spag bol but with pasta not spaghetti.
All afternoon we were in age group meetings as we have to do a play for the talent show or as the as they call it here a skit. The idea that the boys in our age group came up with was famous you tube videos. Tonight we have to learn camp dances and we have to dress up in our age groups. This should be fun, us girls came up with togas for a theme. I dont mind as i have done this before and it was pretty dam easy.
Yey we had rest hour for the first time today even though i didnt really need it as had been slepping all morning but o well more sleep time. During rest hour, me Liz, Susan and Kayla just sat and chatted on our beds in the bunk and we ate gummy bears and chocolate, yummy times!!!!!!!!!!
Monday 22nd June
Sorry guys this one is quite an essay.
Today after breakfast we had age group meetings and then we went out with the 14's and 15's to a crappy campsite that had a rat in the swimming pool. The reason for this was to get out of camp for lunch, we had a bbq. Why we couldnt just sta at camp i do not know.
First of al, Haley our group head wanted to know what evening activities we could think of, this was a real culture shock as all the games people cme up with i had never heard of. It wasnt just me it was Liz and Susan too. It gets quite annoying when old staff talk about things that have happened in past years as we newbies cant join in the conversation, me and Tim spoke to Andy about this.
So at the BBQ, Jesse the 15's group head decided that she wanted to speak spanish for the whole tiome, it was quite entertaining. I met Megan the other gym counselor today, shes 22 and really nice.
Haha after lunch we had square dancing, i didnt really want to do this at first but we had to so hey lets give it a try. We were assigned partners and groups but we just went with whoever. My partner was Ben lusk rom Brighten and my corner was Charlie. The other people in my group were Bridget, Chad, Jordan, Chloe and Shelby. Jrod said i turned into competitive Fiona, it was sooooooooooo much fun adn i was determined to win. We came 5th altogether although we made a silly mistake, i went over on my ankle half way through but no one noticed, it hurt tho.
Back to specialty areas again, this time i was helping Megan in the gym bunk. Then we had to teach a gymnastics class to the rest of the athletis group, we had 5 minutes to prepare. I loved it though. Boyo aid that he wil do conditioning and plyometrics training with me whenever i do.
I gave Megan some ideas for the gymnastics show today like wat we do for the opening at the christmasgalas as she said gymnastics at camp is a doss at camp and she thinks that i might be bale to change this, which i am determined to do. I cannot teach games during a gymnastics class, the kids will learn something!!!!!!!!!!
I also did some tumbling for the group as they are amazed by a straight back, bless them.
Evening activity was soooooo much fun today as we did Olympics, this was Scottish Andrews idea, he is the 14's group head. We were split into countries, i was With Brazil and had to wear yellow. We went round and did activities such as water challenge, hoops, hink pink, basketball, jigsaw, paper tower, human knot and blind treasure hunt. We also got more points for our chant and team spirit. Overall our team came 3rd.
Tuesday 23rd June
Today was our day off yeyeyeyeyeyeyeyeyeyeyeye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We decided to go to one of the shopping outlets in Lee, Aryn was driving me Jrod, Susan and Bridget god it was a long drive!!!!!!!!
Shopping was soooooooooo much fun i got some nike trousers to replace my addidas comfy lovely trousers that pre season work ruined. Also in rule 21 i bought a dress, just like that primark one mum that they didnt have in my size, a top and some bangles. Then we had subway yummy, America has more than England do.
Off to Jimini peak, on the way we got to abit in the road where they were doing road works and Jrod told Aryn to ignore the traffic light that was on Red and go, we got half way and this Morotcycle and truc came towards us, Susan screamed and Aryn panicked but managaed to reverse all the way out, it was an experience i will say that. We arrived at Jimini peak where we had a condo and most of the camp was there so it was a good house party. Awesome night and day of course, my days off so far have been amasing.
Wednesday 24th June
After sing we had to move beds and cubbies into random bunks from all over camp, this was hard labour again i as not impressed. This had to be done before we could move into our bunks, they wuldnt even tell us which bunk we were in. I moved one bunk down into G18 with Liz and Katie-Ida, we also have a junior counselor called Ado but she hasnt come yet.
Swimtests was today yey, although we only had to swim 5 lengths on being on our back and then tread water for 1 minute. I started off sprinting which wasnt a good idea as i almost died lol, jst as i had finished and Aryn told me to tread water right away, meany i almost died for the 2nd time.
Then in athletics they played Basketball and football i sat on the side with Rachel as she was upset and i still didnt feel well. We had a bbq for dinner and then went to Wallmart with Jrod, Nelson and Bridget. I got two books, one of which Jrod picked out, act like a lady think like a man!!!!!!!!!!!! and i got another one called man eater.
Thursday 25th June
I slept all morning again today as still didnt feel up to playing sports.
Then we had milk and cookies and then Volleyball, i sat on the side and talked to Jill and Boyo. Then we went ot golf, i thought i would give it a bash it was really hard, i think i will stick to crazy golf as i am good at that.
We had to practise our talent show in age group meetings today ours had changed from you tube videos into We are the World song but words changed to fit in with camp. We had the talent show after dinner, Bridget filmed it so it will be on facebook soon.
This was the day Michael Jackson died, bad times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday 26th June
1 month till my birthday yeyeyeyeyeyeyeyeyey
We had to do rainy day activites with the lower camp staff in the fieldhouse today just to show them what we do in athletics, it was quite fun. We played duck duck goose, but it was soccor soccor football hahahaha.
Then we had to clean the whole of the fieldhouse i mean wash it and mop it, again more preseason work aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
In our age group meetings we made name badges for our campers and ourselves and a welcome sign and a work wheel. Then half way through lunch we ad to welcome the 15's and LIT'S to camp. After lunch i got out of cleaning fieldhouse so i went into Jill's office to phone around gyms to get more equipemtn but nobody was answering. I got my pre season t shirt and our staff t-shirt today. Liz made me draw on my t shirt hahah it will always remind me of her. I am not one of the people who is on the buses tomorrow so i will welcome campers from camp goo times, more sleep.
Ok i really think tat i have updated you on everything have fun ready sorry its like an actual essay.
Love Fiona xx