by Lynn Grainger
As I write this, there are just 60 days until camp opens on June 24th. I’m so excited to get back to Kingswood.
The program directorship this summer will be shared between Valerie Minton, Amanda Snook-Barnes and me.
For crafts we will be recycling plastic and glass bottles into instruments or decorative glassware using collage with tissue paper on Tuesdays. On Saturday mornings we will make candles. There are so many different kinds of candles that can be made, including turning the glass project from Tuesday into a candle. The cupcake candle and sand candles will be our main projects.
The nature study on Tuesdays will be birds and their adaptations. We will look specifically at owls’ adaptations, habitats and food web.
- Metal coffee cans 28 oz or larger and #10 commercial cans for candle making
- Interesting shaped plastic and glass bottles. Please remove the labels.
- Glass ice cream or sundae dishes you might find at a flea market or yard sale
- Toilet paper tubes
- Smooth rocks for Kingswood Rocks
Changes for 2022
This summer we will have a sign up for the Monday morning program On Site Insight. We want to be sure we have enough food ready for the group. Since many families are coming in on Sunday night and that first night can be a little rough, we’re moving that program to 10:30. If you’re running a little late, please still come to learn some interesting cooking strategies and recipes. The program director will be there until 11:00 as long as someone has signed up. You’ll be done by 1:00 to be ready to go swimming.
We will be adding pre-cut parchment paper squares for the pie irons and liners for the Dutch Oven to the camp store. A couple of recipes will be included in your purchase. You can try out what you learn in On Site Insight right away.
On Friday night we are having just one program, Vespers. People are welcome to gather in the barn before the wagon ride up to Stone Ministry. The store will be open for 45 minutes before the ride leaves for Vespers. The program director will be available in the barn to answer your questions and to loan equipment.
Rocks to Paint
Kingswood Rocks continues on as a favorite, but sadly people are using the rocks from the foundation of the craft area. We are seeking volunteers to gather rocks for this independent art project that so many campers enjoy. If you have a source for river rocks or other smooth rocks, consider collecting some and bringing them to camp. A table will be set aside under the craft area pavilion specifically for rock painting. A kit will be in the cupboard that will have all you need to create inspirational rocks throughout your stay