Meet “Melbourne” aka “Mel”

Lindsay “Melbourne” Davis – Unit Leader

"Melbourne"

“Melbourne”

Favorite Color: GREEN!
Favorite Camp Activity: My favorite camp activity has GOT to be singing and hiking, and singing while you hike!
How long you have been going to camp: I have been going to camp for a very long time… about 20 years!
Favorite Cookout meal: S’MORES! …that’s not a meal? Right. Well, I also really like making tacos!
Why you LOVE Camp: I love camp because it is SO MUCH FUN! You get to meet the best people, spend time outside, and learn new things. What could be better?!
Favorite thing to do when not at camp: My favorite thing to do when not at camp is travel. I really, really love to travel. Some of my favorite places have been Australia, Iceland, and France. 
A silly thing about you: I have a cat named Arsenio Billingham :)
Favorite treat:  Oh, that’s hard. I was a baking major for a little while, so I REALLY love sweets. I would probably have to say either an eclair or cream puff – but a really good one. 
Other Fun Facts about you: Well, here are a few more fun facts about me: 
– I have been married for TWO years! 
– I have a degree is Sports/Event/Entertainment Management
– When I was a Girl Scout I went to Camp Winahuppe and Camp Farnsworth :)

– I want to go back to school for Social Work sometime SOON!

Meet “Little Chief”

Karen “Little Chief” Cheney – Archery Instructor

"Little Chief"

“Little Chief”

Favorite Color: I have three favorite colors: Blue, Red, and Yellow.

Favorite Camp Activity: Archery

How long you have been going to camp: This will be my 2nd season.

Favorite Cook Out Dinner: Any foil dinner…

Why you LOVE Camp: I LOVE camp because of the camp sleep overs, songs, and seeing the campers come back for another season and having fun.

Favorite thing to do when not at camp: Kayaking on the Lamprey River, walking my dog Acorn at the beach, sitting on my deck with my husband and relaxing by the Lamprey River.

A silly thing about you: A silly thing about me is that I am a big kid (at heart) and love to splash my husband when swimming, in the Lamprey River.

Favorite treat: Smore’s!!

Other Fun Facts about you:  My Grandfather gave me the nick-name “Little Chief,” because of my long black hair as a child.  We adopted our dog Acorn from the NHSPCA in Stratham, NH. I love camping and eating s’more’s, having fun crafting, teaching, and everything about Camp Seawood!

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Camp Seawood campers having fun on a challenge course element. We are looking at adding some elements of a challenge course back to Camp Seawood this summer. What ideas do you have for challenge course elements? Comment below.

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Camp Take Action Project

We have an opportunity to complete a Take Action project at Camp Seawood this year! Take Action projects are a requirement for journeys and completing a Take Action project at camp will fullfill this requirement. So my question to all of you, what should we do for a Take Action project. It can be anything from building picnic tables, creating nature trails, creating a garden at camp, flower boxes/flower pots, etc….so lets start the brainstorming process! Comment below with your ideas!

S’More Fun Activity #9

Visit one of the camps, make GORP and do a photo scavenger hunt as follows:

Photo Scavenger Hunt: Take a picture of your group of girls in the following places (Post your photos to Instagram with #campseawood)

  • All sitting in an Adirondack shelter or other living space
  • By a campfire circle, singing “The Princess Pat”
  • By the lake (if at Kettleford, Whispering Pines, Abenaki or Farnsworth) arranged in a pyramid
  • All holding onto a tree
  • Standing on one foot, with  hand on a picnic table
  • In a group hug anywhere on camp

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Recipe: GORP (Good Old Raisins and Peanuts)

  • Raisins
  • M&Ms
  • Dry cereal (Cheerios, Chex, Golden Grahams)
  • Pretzels, Goldfish or Cheez-Its
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Peanuts
  • Dried Fruit

Mix all together in a large ziplock bag or make your own individual portions with just the items you like best!

S’More Fun Activity #8

Paper Bag Dramatics: Skits with Mysterious props…

  • Place 5-6 objects in a paper bag (any object works, the more random the better!)
  • Divide girls into groups of 4-6. give each group a bag.
  • Give the girls 10 minutes to make up a one-minute skit about camp involving all the girls and using all the items in the bag.
  • Present the skits.

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