What is Grandma Camp? It is an event that your grandchildren look forward to each year. It is a memory that you create from scratch! It is low cost, educational, and fun!



Saturday, September 8, 2012

SUPERHEROES!!




I know, it has been almost a month since we had our SUPER SUCCESSFUL AND FUN SUPERHEROES CAMP! I didn't mean to keep the whole thing a mystery for soooo long. We fought for GOOD against BAD!
This theme was a hit with every age that attended. The kids picked their own power, cape and laser/sword design.
each child received a Super Hero Training Manual that had requirements and a record of the time that it took to pass off each particular skill. For each skill achieved a sticker was placed in the manual.
Throughout the camp a mysterious villain left a card with a different purple letter on it and a note each time there was a mischievous event. He hid the chips we wanted to take to lunch and a scavenger hunt through the house and yard ensued. We got the first letter "F".
When we got back from endurance training at the park we found that the villain had been in the "Lab" (similar to Iron Man's) and had mixed up a mysterious goop that had to be passed around before the music stopped. He left the letter "L".
A friend who lives around the corner had a super fun zip line that started in a tree hut and went across her yard that met the requirements for flying.
When Libby's baby came up missing, we had to cross over the acid covered stairs to get to the basement! The superheroes used their reasoning skills to figure out that they could cover the stairs with cardboard and slid down using a cushion from the cot that Grandma just happened to have rinsed off and left to dry on the railing. Once gathered at the bottom of the stairs the hero candidates had to enter the dark TV room one at a time. Once inside they had to go under the lasers
(MY FAVORITE- glow in the dark string that had been strung across the room as if it were laser lights! I know the picture doesn't show it well, but it really was dark and the string did glow!)


Then they all entered the room and found Baby with her mouth duct taped and tied up with a bungee cord! And of course another letter :Y" The villain was very sneaky!




The candidates were put through an obstacle course using most of their skills: running through a tunnel, target shooting, agility, laser fighting, and leaping tall buildings in a single bound. In the tunnel, the letter "O" was discovered! The villain was watching their training!




 
High attitude training was a short hike in the canyon to our favorite water hole. The villain had taken our cooler--or so we thought! The older kids went up the trail to find it and upon opening it, found another letter "D" and note: the villain had taken the younger kids to his "bad side". When they came back to Grandpa and Grandma, they discovered the three youngest had been tied up and were holding TNT! They found some pliers and cute the already lit fuses. Good triumphed again!

THE VILLAIN?
It was PURPLE FLOYD! (Grandpa loves Pink Floyd and put a twist on it and said that Purple Floyd was the Bad brother of Pink)
We returned home to clean up and have dinner with the parents and break the homemade pinata with our lasers.

The villain was NOT successful in getting the SUPERHEROES to choose bad over GOOD! This camp appealed to all ages and was SUPER FUN.

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