Daily Archives: June 26, 2010
Welcome to the last installment of our 2010 Camp Greilick adventure!? We last left our heroes noshing on spaghetti for lunch…*cue tinkling dream music here*
After a very filling meal, we were off to our next activity, archery.? We walked so far to the archery range it’s a wonder we weren’t just whisked away to some secret location in the wilds of Siberia.? I mean seriously, it was a hike, about two miles past our campsite, which was already three miles into the woods.? Am I whining? Yes.? My legs are twitching with post traumatic stress disorder just thinking about it.? Okay, so nothing as serious as PTSD, but still.
Dads and den leaders helped each boy learn to knock an arrow and draw the bow.? It wasn’t a professional class by any means, but it did give the boys a chance to see what archery was like.? Each boy got to fire about 15 arrows each, in rounds of 5.? Little Man loved this enough that he wants to explore it a little more if we can swing it.
After archery, we were off to Catapulting.? Thank goodness this area was just next door to the archery range.
There was a castle to lay seige to, and many dragons and their keepers to slay!
There were three catapults, and the boys lined up and shot over and over, as many times as they could fit in.? Many a tennis ball was hurtled and retreived by all.
One particularly fun part was when our Cubmaster got out there and offered an Icee to anyone who could hit him.? The boys went wild about that.? He got hit.? Once anyway.? Which is probably good, because those tennis balls probably hurt.
After catapulting, we were off to our final activity.? Thankfully, it was the Armory.
I didn’t get any pictures of this, unfortunately.? But I was sitting down, and couldn’t really move much.? Little Man could barely pay attention he was so tired.? I did listen to the lecture though, and it was great.? The Camp Director taught the boys about medeival armor and showed them examples.? Plate, mail, shields, helms, greaves…it was a very good and very accurate talk.? At the end, the boys got? to try different pieces on.?
After the Armory, it was time to head back to the Fire Bowl for closing ceremonies.? They were short and sweet.? There was applause for everyone all around.? There were camp badges! Big ones! And not only did the boys and the Cub Scout leaders get them, but the parents did too.? I thought it was cool, because I certainly felt badgeworthy at that point!?
Overall it was a great experience, and we really did have a good time.? We have a lot of fun memories too,??and that’s priceless.
We made our way to our car, I hooked up the GPS and we were off for home.? Evan fell asleep 15 minutes into the trip and slept the whole way back.? I drove and didn’t stop till we reached our house.? I missed my flush toilet and clean, cozy bathroom.
We lived happily ever after, and?slept till noon the next day.? I’m not kidding.
Doin’ it again next year,