Saturday, 18 August 2012

'You don't know man, you weren't there!'

This week belonged to a group of community member’s kids. I say belonged because most of them had been coming since they were wee babies (well almost) and pretty much owned Camas.  It was a joy to see how much they loved the place and how many memories it held for them.

 We had a fun week, the usual hectic mixture of climbing, abseiling, raft-building and kayaking. We were also lucky enough to see basking sharks at market bay and in the sound of Iona. The wild camp was a wild success. The potatoes were cooked to perfection, there were songs sung with beautiful (erm) harmonies, and many an anecdote shared with the staff. We also played a succession of more and more inventive games of Mafia. Some of my favourite characters of the week included Susan the Speech Therapist (who had a lisp), Andrew who was a Doctor/Policeman and also retired member of the Mafia, Barracuda- a husky voiced fish with a Mexican accent...and many more which are far too rude to mention here. We had a great time with the camas challenge which was Olympic themed, and included an epic Camas take on the Hunger Games (no competitors were harmed!). Once we had survived bulldogs and ultimate ninjas, the evening culminated with a simply stunning reflection of a journey through our time at Camas.

Thanks for all who came, it was a really special week full of laughter and friendship.