Session three kickstarted with a new cabin of Navajos. I moved cabins as the one that I stayed in last session had a pretty bad mould problem, and whilst my new one was better, it still wasn't great. This time round I only had six kids, one of them becoming my instant favourite as when her parents were moving her in and discovered that I was British, their first question was 'do you like Doctor Who?' I'm sure you can imagine my response.
Much like in the UK, Maryland was also experiencing a heatwave. Although what the weather warnings were for back home is just the normal temperature at camp. We were hitting over 110F or 43C during the middle of the day. Resulting in a change of activities for the afternoons. Athletics couldn't really go ahead in the heat so instead they opened up a big 'slip n slide' and other water games. Fine Arts lives just next door to Athletics, so we joined in the fun aswell. Now I hear you asking, 'what on earth is a slip n slide?' Well, it's a big piece of tarpaulin lain on the ground covered in water and washing up liquid. Then you just run onto it and slide. Genuinely one of the most fun things I've done at camp. However, I was worried at one point that I'd got whiplash from falling down hard after trying to stay standing…
Throughout the first week there was also a small crew (read: 3 people) filming a promotional video for the camp. It was nice to see a big camera again, I do miss messing about with videos, but it was also hilarious to see the kind of shots they were setting up. In my guitar class for instance, they had the kids set up with the beach in the background and told to just 'play something happy'. When in reality, we sit in a hall and try to play 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.'
During the weekend, I had a change of plans. A few of us have left camp early and are going to do a bit of travelling instead. We're still making plans but are hoping to roadtrip up to Canada in the next week or so and maybe even fly down to Florida. I'll keep you updated on where we go!
So far this week, we've just been chilling out and went to Ocean City, Maryland. They call it OC, MD, not to be mixed up with The OC, in California, which its theme tune constantly reminds you of. Ocean City is a bit like a sunny, sandy Blackpool. There's a big boardwalk, which is the main attraction and is full of arcades, food stalls and places selling the same tacky t-shirts. The food there is different to home, there's not sign of any fish and chips, they seem to sell a lot of crab but the main thing I saw was 'funnel cake.' This turned out to be fried batter in the shape of a cake. Not the most appealing delicacy. The beach there was fantastic, it was huge with soft sand and most importantly, there were no dead fish to be seen. Camp's poor excuse for a beach does not hold up well next to this one, at all.
I'll be able to update more frequently than every two weeks now, and should have more exciting things to talk about than just the same old camp activities with a different theme each time!