From there we went to the craft room where Cainan decorated a “warm and fuzzy” bag. This is a bag where campers and counselors leave positive notes for each of the campers, which they take home at the end of the week. This was also where I was able to put the four letters I had written to him for each day at camp. I will be doing another complete post on Cainan’s warm & fuzzy bag (it was AMAZING!). He also decorated his own water bottle.
My last views of him were with huge smiles as he was visiting and meeting new campers who were arriving.
He was covered in black and red face paint and had blue painted nails.
We spent 20 minutes saying good-bye to campers and counselors alike and checking him out. It was bittersweet to see him leaving—he obviously had a good time and would have gladly stayed longer but my heart was exploding with joy to have him back in my arms again.
Over the course of the drive and the ensuing weeks, I’ve heard a lot about his counselors and friends at camp. He told me about swimming and pretending to be apples bobbing in a tub with a couple of the counselors. He rode horses.
He climbed a rock wall—twice!
He went to a tea in Tarzan’s cottage (apparently, this is where the blue nail polish came into play). He got to dress up like an animal—a tiger (hence the red and black face paint). He visited a greenhouse where he got to try edible flowers and herbs from the gardener named Rosie.
He had an epic food fight with green oatmeal, chocolate syrup, ketchup, mustard and spaghetti.
There was a camp dance and a camp talent show where he got up on stage by himself and performed a Wiggles song. He finished each night off in his cabin with his counselors and two cabinmates doing “cabin talk” and sharing what their favorite things about the day were.