Happy 236th Birthday America!

Happy birthday America!  July 4, 2012, marks the 236th birthday of the United States of America.  Traditionally, it’s a day for barbeques, going to the beach, parades, baseball games, flag waving, and fireworks. It is a day for us to celebrate America, and here at Timber Lake West Camp, that’s exactly what we did!

Our festivities began the night before with fireworks! Fireworks popped, snapped and cracked high in the air and our campers cheered loudly. Another 4th of July at Timber Lake West and once again, they were spectacular!  Red, white and blue explosions from hundreds of fireworks lit up the sky to the delight of our campers.

The following day on the 4th of July, we enjoyed a day full of activities where our campers were decked out in red, white & blue from head to toe.  Some even showed it on their faces with some artistic red, white & blue face paint!  Everyone was divided onto different teams: Red, White and Blue (good choices, right?) and we participated in a whole variety of activities: sponge newcomb ball (a variation of volleyball), giants, wizards and elves (which is like rock, paper, scissors and tag in one!), noodle hockey, wiff-kick (a combination of wiffle and kick ball), and  knockout.

Dinner was a red, white and blue barbecue with all the trimmings: hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken…etc.  You name it – we ate it!

To finish-up America’s birthday celebration, we had red, white and blue ultimate entertainment where we celebrated American pride.

Happy Birthday America!!!