Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Week 4 Game: Water Balloons!

Do any of you remember the last summer camp? That really super fun and exciting game of the Golden Egg Hunt? Well this year, we're doing it again! Except they're water balloons this time around. (Those rotten eggs stunk up the camp for weeks! We needed something with less odor to hide!) So for those of you that weren't able to attend last year's summer camp, here's how it works: Each counselor will be hiding 25 balloons, that will be an image with a number on it. They can be hidden anywhere within the dates for the current running swap (in forums, blogs, etc.), or even in the current swap's participants project or stash pictures! Your job is to find the balloons, and post to this thread on Rav forum. In that post, you need to provide the link/URL to where you found the balloon (not the image hosting site we're getting them from!), your Potter name and your cabin name. Only the first person to post a specific find gets credit, and the balloons will be hidden throughout the week. :) The cabin that has found the most balloons at the end, wins! I'm not sure what will be won, other than bragging rights, but who knows? Maybe something will be conjured up as a small reward. :) Happy balloon hunting!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Week 3 Game: Scavenger Hunt!

::takes in a deep breath of fresh air:: Ahhhhhhhhhh!!! It's time for the game for our third week (already?!) of the swap! This week is all about the scavenger hunt, so get out those cameras and magnifying glasses for some good ol' item hunting! As we don't have points going for summer camp, originality markers are not required, and you can use whatever photos you find. :) Super easy! But feel free to still get creative, and most importantly HAVE FUN!!! Here are the list of things you need to find pictures of:

  • campfire
  • pinecone
  • bowtruckle
  • candle
  • muggle trash
  • water balloon
  • edible plant
  • creature that lives in the lake
  • bird feather
  • yarn
  • Hogwarts/House pride item
  • a bathing suit (and extra magical kudos if it's a bathing suit on the headmistress!) ;)
 Happy hunting!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010


Here is the game for week 2! The idea for this game is to find fellow magical campers (they can be from any cabin!) that meet this criteria, and fill in 5 squares in a row! No repeating of names is allowed, unless you are attempting a full blackout. You can either save the board as a picture and edit the names or info over the top of it, or you can simply list them like "W1 - Molly Weasley, (specifics required here); I1 - Albus Dumbledore, (specifics required here);" etc. Are you ready? Go get to know your camp-mates!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ha ha!

The Treehouse has been TPd!!!
Love, The Hut!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Weekly Prizes

What can be more fun than winning a prize?  This year at Summer Camp we will be drawing for weekly prizes.  Every camper will have 3 chances to get their name in the weekly drawing.  Your name will be entered when you:

~ Take part in the weekly activity,
~ Post to your blog, and 
~ Check in on your cabin blog and/or with your counselor on your kit progress.

We will be drawing 2 names each week.  Good luck!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Kit Guidelines

Kit Guidelines

Lazing by the summer lake and keeping the mosquitoes at bay.  Sipping lemonade and telling ghost stories --with the ghosts present to make sure you tell the story right!  These are the days of summer.

For our kits this summer, the same relaxed but important tone follows.

Each kit should include: 
1- A smaller handmade item that incorporates the theme.  The kit descriptions page has beginning examples to get you started.  Basically, your handmade item should take a minimum of 1-2 hours to complete.  Remember, you only have 5 weeks to make and mail your kit, so save those cool time consuming patterns for HSKS12.
2-  Yarn and a pattern that fits in with your spoilees' favorites and that fits the theme!
3-  Small items to complete the kit of things your spoilee loves.  Chocolate or tea perhaps?  A set of stitch markers or a tape measure maybe?  Your imagination sets the limit! 

Of course, your Cabin Counselor is here for you!  Showing off your kit in your private cabin and getting feedback from fellow Cabinmates always helps.  And, the communication between you and your spoilee will really help you to customize it all.

Questions?  Leave them here in the comments or post them on Ravelry.
Thank you!
Wisteria and Siobhan

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Camp Begins on Monday!

The portkey is now closed!  :-) 
Your Cabin Counselors will be sending out your matchups this weekend.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your Cabin Counselor, or either Siobhan or Wisteria.

See you Monday!