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Camp Klein: Day Three

Today’s theme: Field Day.

After waking up a bit late and missing the 9 AM “bus” (our couch) we still made it to camp in time for morning calisthenics (Bassie let us know that there are late buses at 9:30 and 10:00. Phew!) Then we filled up our water balloons, got a few old pillowcases and headed out to the park for the games. Here are the results:

1. Sack Race: Dina won the qualifiers due to a glasses mishap on Bassie’s part, but Bassie pulled through with a second to spare for the win in the end:

Everybody loves Camp Klein!

2. I won the Balloon Toss, but somehow that meant free tosses at me in the end, so I also got the most soaked. Dina made some great catches, though. I think I’ve got a couple of second basemen on my hands. And one goalie (Uncle Matt, I know your preparing a curriculum for Bassie for the summer).

3. Rina (the combination of me and Dina) won the three-legged race. Close second was Baschel, followed by Dasya.

4. It was no contest for the egg and marshmallow races, with Basya pulling off easy wins with her steady hand and steely resolve.

5. The long-distance run (if I had to eyeball it I’d say it was 300 meters) was an easy win for me, but I was disqualified for having legs twice the length of the other competitors. In a stunning last minute sacrifice, Basya flung off her flip-flops (yes, we were clearly prepared for a 300 meter run) and ran the last 30 meters bare-footed on the hot pavement, narrowly beating Dina by 4/10 of a second. And the crowd went wild.

In the afternoon it was reading and craft time (my friendship bracelet is going well).

Camp Klein is off for the weekend, but we’ll be back on Monday with Nature Expedition and camp t-shirts.

Stay tuned…


  1. matthew wrote:

    The fondest memories of my camp counselor days come from the “Get Lost” hike. You go to a good hiking spot well supplied and ready for adventure. You spend about 45 minutes trying to get thoroughly lost, and then you try to find your way home. Highly recommended.

    Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Permalink
  2. michael wrote:

    I actually told someone yesterday about how great that hike is. Though it might be a little different in Brookline than in an actual woods area

    Monday, June 28, 2010 at 4:13 am | Permalink

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