|A lot of kids juggling as Wavy looks on|
Yesterday was what is called the Big Show for Camp Winnarainbow; O's brother would be there, his camp stay over (you can read all about Camp Winnarainbow here. The Big Show really is big, kids on unicycles and stilts, kids using silks, kids singing and dancing and juggling, kids being really funny in skits. All of this was from their experiences in camp and all of us adults wished often we could go to camp too. Yes, there is an adult camp! Elijah knew he could get me to go by promising Wavy Gravy would be there. He knows me well.
|Kids on the silks. |
They acted out activist stories and were
|The teepees were sewn up by a woman named Georgie.|
When the camp season ends, each one is taken down, though the frames remain.
These kids were waiting for their turn in the Big Show.
|Cotter making magic while family looks on|
|Watching the stilt dancers|
|This was the actual beginning, Wavy awaiting the campers as they came in|
on stilts and feet on the ground, about 150 of them.
It was pretty dramatic. I thought I was videoing it but...oops!
|Waiting in line for lunch|
|Another view of the teepees.|
They are huge!
|Super nice bathrooms, I was surprised.|
This sign made me laugh, exactly the opposite of home.
|Some random shots while walking around|
There is dress up tent with hundreds of costumes and accoutrements. Iko tried on a hat.
|O and her brother checking it out|
This is all the campers heading back out. I kept thinking of home and our kids. They've had 40 some years of doing this to perfect the organization, but it seems like something we could have, albeit on a smaller scale. All the money that comes in from selling food and various items goes to a scholarship fund for kids who don't have the finances to pay for camp. It's just...good.
As we walked through the only-us-at-that-moment check-your-kid-out of-camp line, there was Wavy Gravy, back in the shade, sitting in his golf cart. He sang 'Happy Trails' to us as we left. I was in my 'don't bug him' mode, but wanted to have said something, more than just thanks. Or maybe not, maybe letting the reality and the memories be enough, was enough.
Have a say and live peace and love Sunday! Do something splendid!