Sunday, January 04, 2009

Team Canada was the Delegation of the Day!

We had Flag Time and sang the CISV song before eating breakfast at 8:30am.

Our first activity was “The Fastest Tag in the West”। Everyone was “it” and you had to be the last person standing in order to win.

We were paired up with someone else from camp and we each had to write a list of things that were important to us. Then we were told to decorate a box that would hold our “most important things” list and an egg.

We had to protect our egg as though it was the most important thing in the world. It represented the things that we wrote down on our list. We weren’t allowed leave our egg alone and both partners had to share responsibility for it. Some people chose to decorate the egg as though it was a baby.

Next we had free time. Some of us made bracelets, some played soccer and others read a book.

Lunch was spaghetti with sauce.

Siesta was after lunch from 1:30 until 2:30. During Siesta the JC shop is open (the place to buy candy). The Egg-Sitter was also open during Siesta.
After Siesta we played Romeo and Juliet. Romeo is blindfolded and Juliet has her ankles tied together. Romeo calls for Juliet and Juliet responds while trying to hop away (she doesn’t want to be caught by Romeo).

Next we played “Cinderella”. We were divided into 8 groups and we had to act out the story of Cinderella in a special way. One group was Hippie style, another was Matrix, one couldn’t use sound, one was backwards, etc.

When we presented our skit, the staff wasn’t paying attention. They played soccer, talked, ran around and walked on stage. They were trying to prove a point. They wanted us to know what it felt like when people don’t respect each other. After the presentations, we debriefed to talk about how we felt.

Snacktime was next. We had bread with cheese, Nutella or Dulce Leche.

Then we all had shower time followed by Delegation Time. Delegation Time means we spend time with our delegation to talk about “stuff”. We talk about how we like camp, our National Night and anything else we want to.

Dinner was made by the France Delegation for their National Night. We had to dress up and we were seated in couples at candlelight tables. We started with “Lyon Salad” – lettuce with tomatoes, eggs, bacon and a mustard dressing. The boys had to get the girls a drink and bring it to their table. The main course was potatoes with a cream sauce and a Lyon sausage. Dessert was Praline Pie – it was SO GOOD!

Between the courses, everyone got up and danced between the tables.

After dinner was the rest of France’s National Night. The presented a skit for us and then taught us a dance. Then they gave us a sheet of questions about France that we had to answer with our delegation.

They gave each of us a cheese-like container with a candy, perfume and descriptions and pictures about themselves.

Then we gathered for Flag Time and the CISV song before going to the Lullaby Room. We sang lullabies and then went to our beds. The leaders came in to give us hugs and kisses goodnight and then we went to sleep.

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