Thursday, July 15, 2021


Tie-Dye Instructions

Step 1: Let the shirt sit in the plastic bag for at least 24 hours

Step 2: After the 24 hours, take the shirt out of the bag, leave the rubber bands on, and rinse it under cold water, until the water runs clear.

Step 3: Take the rubber bands out, and run the shirt under warm water until the water runs clear.

Step 4: After rinsing your child’s shirt, put the shirt into the washing machine, separately and run it in hot water.

Step 5: Once the shirt dries, your child can wear the shirt.

Catapults – Gray Goblins

The Gray Goblins started off their day escaping from Azkaban at the Challenge Course before doing the zip line at the high zip line. After lunch, we made bouncy balls and stress balls at Science. When we got back to our unit home, we saw we had been pranked back! We then worked some more on our swaps and painted rocks before doing our capers. All in all, it was a great day!

Tornadoes 1 – Great Lake Mermaids

It was another fun filled day for the Mermaids! We made pizza box ovens in the morning and cooked s’more pizzas and banana boats. We hiked down to Science where we made bouncy balls. We next made sun print flowers followed by another exciting trip to play Quidditch and then a visit to Outdoor skills. We ended the day enjoying our pizza box snacks.

Tornadoes 2 – Phoenixes

Another rollicking day for Phoenixes! After yesterday’s wild escape, we visited Professor Snape’s potions lab where our magical campers experimented and learned how to make various slimy potions. We then found Peter Pettigrew in his rat form and returned him to the Aurors and were rewarded with a mound of Bertie Botts beans – needless to say they were quite happy to head over to their Quidditch match, where a rouge beater appeared and upped the game! It was a very hot and very fun match! Following our games, we headed to our Outdoor Skills where Professor Flitwick taught them the necessary skills to leave no trace behind! We then ate lunch and began an afternoon of crafting – friendship bracelets, shrinky dinks, and a bit of mischief was managed by the Catapults….stay tuned for the next edition!

Bats 1- Snowy Owls

The Snowy Owls spent the morning hiking around camp to track down our watermelon. We also spent time making our very own golden snitches. In the afternoon, we hung out at camp putting the final touches on our SWAPs for tomorrow. Each house in our troop made different SWAPs. We wrapped up camp at Crafts – making wands, and in camp creating bracelets. A few campers might have picked up a new song or two today, so don’t be surprised if they start singing about bumblebees!

Bats 2 - Leviosa Ladies

We started off our day with an exciting Quidditch match. We continued our day with a “parachute game” at Songs and Games. Our leader, Ladybug, led an owl craft made of towels. The girls loved a broomstick SWAP craft, too! We’re looking forward to trading them on Friday! After lunch, the girls had a fun time playing in the Unit Home. At the end of the day, we did a dishwashing relay—the Girl Scout way! Both Glinda and Nagini enjoyed leading more projects, too. It was an eventful day full of crafts and games!

Bats 3 – Yellow Bumblebees

We started our day off with making camp savings banks and magical flying keys! As we continued our day, we visited Crafts and personalized our wands so we can cast spells! At Songs and Games, we played Quidditch and a parachute game. To end our day, we found Scabbers and got some yummy jelly beans as a reward.

Sunrays 1 – The Magical Mandrakes

Today, we finally planted our mandrakes that we made in the pots we painted earlier in the week. We wore our magical headbands we made yesterday so the mandrake screams wouldn’t hurt us. Then in Outdoor Skills, we learned how to properly wash dishes when camping. After that, we played some Quidditch and parachutes games in Songs and Games. Then we found Scabbers and got a jellybean treat! After lunch we made a cute owl craft and then worked on our swaps for the big swap meet tomorrow. After that we went to Crafts. It’s hard to believe the week is almost over! Looking forward to one last fun day!

Sunrays 2 – Bluebells

Today we started our adventure off on a creative foot, and made dragon eggs of many varieties. Then we went to Science, where we found out our future and past through “dragons milk and blood” aka milk and food dye. We also found different potion ingredients. Then we made smores using a solar oven made by the kids. We ended our day making swaps/ trinkets we shared, and we played a few games. We also found Scabbers and were rewarded with jellybeans.


Today, we visited our friends at Crafts and Outdoor Skills again. At Crafts, we decorated our very own birdhouses and enjoyed some popsicles. At Outdoor Skills, our friends allowed us to play in their tent some more and taught us how to wash our dishes when we go camping. We also made a bunch of wands today, so that we’re all prepared to practice our magic skills. We created several wands out of pretzel sticks, icing, and sprinkles, but unfortunately they didn’t seem to be very durable. We also made another wand out of more durable materials. We worked on perfecting the disappearing spell today as we made several people disappear and reappear throughout the day. We also created badger masks and had fun performing several more science experiments.


Today we went to Poplar Place to do experiments with Coke and Mentos. Then, the kids 9 and up went to go zip lining. We headed to Science and made cool stress balls with orbeezes. It was a super fun day!