Monday, 13 May 2013

Back from camp

Wow, what a weekend it was. The weather was fantastic and we managed to fit in lots of different activities. Big thanks got to the Venturers (13 - 16 year olds) from South Bristol who planned the majority of the programme.

To start with everyone created their own personalised plate bag. While we are at camp everyone is responsible for looking after (and washing up) their own plates and cutlery so a plate bag is very much needed to help mealtimes run smoothly.

The wide game on Sunday was a big hit with the children, there was something for everyone with a bit of drama, trust games, making squares for a Bristol banner and even throwing wet sponges, a particular hit with some of the older ones.

On the topic of banners the one which the Bradley Stoke group have been busy making was on display in the marquee. The lake and the three brooks made it into the final design along with a discarded shopping trolley and some larger than life wildlife.

And of course the fantastic Tipis in the circle.

The bushcraft area was as popular as eve during the less busy times

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Preperations continue

While last years spring camp was great fun it did highlight some gaps in Bristols equipment, particularly in the kitchen. This year we're expecting even more people so we really needed to make sure we had a fully stocked kitchen. So I was very pleased when this parcel arrived yesterday

New bowls, chopping boards, trays and serving tongs all ready for the KP clan to get the food ready.  We've even got new tables for them to work on.

I didn't forget the washing up clan, there are new bowls and washing up brushed for them too :-)