Christopher and Tyler are practicing how far back they can pull the bow before nocking their arrows.
Chris was so excited he ACTUALLY hit very close to the paper! His arrow that was the cause of much pride is the one just skimming the top of the target sheet.
After each boy shot his quiver of 5 arrows - comes the arduous task of finding all the arrows in the tall, tall grass. This can take awhile much to the dismay of the boys. They aren't allowed any more target time until all the arrows are accounted for. Good for you rangemaster!
Next the boys were instructed by George Beal in knot tying. A very piratey task if you ask me!
George showing Chris how to do a knot. I don't remember which one.
At this same station we also learned flag etiquette - especially proper folding of the flag. We learned it takes at least 3 boys to fold the flag. And an adult.
A couple more boys practicing the fine art of flag folding as George supervises.
Our third station today was Pirate rescue. We made distress signals here and hand signals to spell certain letters. This was a fun station. Chris is looking up in the sky because a coast guard helicopter was flying over.
After lunch today we had a ham radio operator talk to the boys. They learned about different communication techniques in the event of an emergency. Our ham radio operator reached someone on his radio and the boys were very excited as they all yelled "Hello!" This is a portion of the boys. We have about 35 or so this year at camp.
I caught the boys taking a breather during the lunch break. We have L-R Tyler, Cayden, Christopher, Conner, Ryan, Ben, Nathan, Levi and Cole on the end.
The fourth station of the day was a field obstacle course. The boys had a blast! Here they were having a waterballoon relay on spoons. We have Levi, Chris and Cole working together.
Over and under just to spice things up a bit. We have Tyler, Chris and Ben making their way through.
Then they had a relay race from opposite corners. First they were running. This was such a hoot to watch. The boys really loved this game. I will have to remember it for future day camps!
Next was the crab crawl. Here we have Cole, Chris and Tyler.
The fifth station of the day was basketweaving. The boys loved this station. They will finish their baskets tomorrow as getting the bases done took some work. They all did an awesome job!
The last station of the day was BB Guns but the pictures didn't show up as it was too dark under the range station.