Viking Village Youth Camp 2011

2011   A typical day at Vasa Park Association’s Viking Village 2011

6:30 am – 9:00 am

Time to get up and go! We change our clothes, brush our teeth, put on some sunscreen and then head down to breakfast where we learn some Swedish, say a prayer and eat a wonderful meal of pancakes and bacon or French toast and sausage. When everyone is finished eating, we begin to head off to Keystone.

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Keystone is where we do the bulk of our activities. Horseback riding, swimming, zip-lining, arcade gaming, go-carting, and making crafts are among the fun things we do. Some of the campers are in the same group all day, but some of the older campers spend the morning helping with the kids their age. Camp Keystone provides lunch and the food, although not as good as our own, is very delicious. After closing, we gather at the flag pole to do a head count and then prepare for our evening activities.

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

After we gather we drop our stuff off at the tents then head over for arts and crafts with Dorothy. It could be from making a troll, sanding a wooden butter knife, or painting a picture frame. When everyone is done with the craft, we wash up, say our prayer and eat a terrific dinner. The dinner can range from salad and lasagna to corn and ham with lingonberry drink.

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Evening activities! We swim one day, ride horses and go-carts another, bounce on the acroflyer and dance! The evening activities always tire us out but they are so much fun! Sometimes around 8:00 pm a few people leave to shower in order to beat the crowd.

8:30 pm – 9:00

Showers and night games (usually cards) end off our day as we prepare to sleep.

9:00 pm – 6:30 am

S L E E P !  And then we start the day again.

A special thanks to parent chaperons Jane and Norman Kindig, Brad Richards, Mikael Amador, Tina and Mattias Gunnarsson.

For the sixth year thanks to cook Gary Spaberg and helpers Delphine Trowbridge and Linda Trowbridge, and Dorothy Burns for crafts.

Written by Kjersten Kindig, age 14, Glenn T. Seaborg Lodge




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