Saturday, 4 June 2016
Spring camp and caving.
Preparations for camp started early, in our group we've made welly pegs to keep our boots together, made signs to hang on our beds and made a new group banner to take along to decorate the marquee.
Each year there are also a few bits of equipment which need replacing and this year was no different. A new colander made draining the potatoes so much easier.
This years Spring Camp was a little different to the previous couple of years. The site was mendip canvas village, where the tents are all ready set up, we slept in bunk beds and there was a fantastic central "hub" tent. With lots of room and space to play. As it turned out that was very handy as the first night and most of the second day were quite wet!.
We still had our bushcraft space with some fire lighting, whittling and the odd toasted marshmallow, along with a wide game and of course everyone still had their clans to help out with all the jobs to keep the camp running.
The site is also close to a number of caves, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to go and explore.
The banoffee pie was mentioned by quite a few children as one of th best bits of camp. 70 people eat quite a lot of pie.
As the rain finally started to clear on Saturday evening we were treated to a lovely rainbow.
The giant bubbles worked really well, so much fun.