I’m back, and I’m beat. I don’t know if it was harder this year, or if it simply the fact that I’m 3 years older than the last time I went to camp. The good news is that I didn’t gain any weight. Also, I didn’t leave too much behind. In addition, every program I ran was a total success. All the campers created Beverage Can robots that worked and most of them took them home. All the campers that took the Joust Robot elective ended up with a working robot and had an opportunity to drive them around on the recreational room’s floor for almost a full 45 minutes. Some campers decorated clock faces that they can take home to remind them of their Camp Quest Arizona experience. Finally, Karaoke was a success once again. What the campers lacked in singing skill, they more than made up with enthusiasm. We conducted it outside this year. BTW, the counselor that teaches wilderness survival skills ran a test to see how far the human voice can be heard. He determined that the distance is 825 meters (0.51 miles). I’m sure that any native creatures within that radius are glad that we’re done for another year. (Sorry about that wildlife.)
I’ll be posting more information about this year’s camp and the individual programs soon. I may flesh out the program plans into a full DIY (Do It Yourself) article. That may be the pain medication talking now. Give me a couple of days.