01 July 2013
Day 1 / 103 - Camp Powhatan
July 1st seems like the perfect day to begin recording our home education activities for the 2013 - 2014 school year.
Our son just returned from a week at Camp Powhatan, a Boy Scout camp located about 100 miles south of Beckley in Virginia. He spent a full week at the camp, and it was his first time at an overnight camp. Aside from letters, we had no contact with him the entire week.
Needless to say, he loved his time there. He was the youngest scout from his troop attending camp. When we dropped him off, he seemed quite nervous. However, like the outcome of most summer camp stories, when we visited him at the end of the week, he did not want to leave.
While at camp, he was part of the Brownsea Island Adventure program which is designed to help younger Scouts learn the patrol method and develop basic Scout skills. He learned essentials of Scouting (knots, first aid, survival, etc.) and completed many of the requirements that will advance him in rank through interactive lessons and daily competitions.
He said his favorite time was always in the evenings where large pick-up games would occur -- soccer, ultimate frisbee, and capture the flag. We picked him up Saturday morning, and he has spent the past two days catching up on sleep.