July 4th Highlights

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The 4th of July is always a special day at K-Kountry as we scrap the normal schedule and fill it with memories, laughter, and lots of patriotism. At K-Kountry, we celebrate the 4th of July the way it is suppose to be celebrated. Here are a few highlights from an incredible day:


After sleeping in, we woke everybody up with firecrackers. It’s a tradition!


We kicked off Independence Day with some great American heroes making an appearance at K-Kountry including Abe Lincoln, Betsy Ross, Ben Franklin, Amelia Earhart, George W., Sacagawea, the Statue of Liberty, George Washington and of course, Joe White.


We are truly blessed to live in America, so we showed our gratitude by raising the flag and singing the Star Spangled Banner.


Then…it was off to breakfast. No better way to start off America’s birthday then with some chocolate chip pancakes, whip cream, and lots of smiles on the side!


After breakfast, we played a game called “4 Scrapers and a Bass Drum” with an American twist for tribal points. After a little competition to get us going, then it was off to write letters to the troops. We were also able to sneak in a little American Warball which is always a Kamper favorite.


At lunch, we jumped in the pool to cool off and had an All-American picnic with hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, cold watermelon, and brownies. On this day, there is just something special about eating a cold piece of watermelon and letting all of the juice run down your face. It just feels right.


During Rest Period, we thought it would be fun to show a movie.


After a little break from the sun, we started the afternoon with an American Extravaganza. We had a water balloon toss, a watermelon seed spitting contest, a hole-in-one challenge, an ice cream eating contest, and several other games where Kampers could win “Freedom Tickets.” These Freedom Tickets got you a quick pass down the famous K-Kountry zipline.




As always, the fun never stops at K-Kountry so we headed next door to play in the K-Kauai Water Park and Lazy River.



It wouldn’t be the 4th of July without a parade, so the Kampers lined the streets of K-Kountry for the 6th annual Independence Day K-Kountry Parade. Special guest included the incredible Kitchies, Abe Lincoln, Reba McEntire, the Bumble Bees, Elvis, Miss America, K-Kountry Governor (and First Lady), Taylor Swift, Harry and Bummer , and of course…Santa Claus.




After the parade, it was off to dinner where our incredible kitchen staff served up an All-American meal of ribs, corn, potato salad, flag cakes, and a few soft drinks to top it off.


There is no better way to finish off an incredible 4th of July than with fireworks. We invited K-1 and K-Kauai over for an awesome fireworks show down on the lower fields.


It was the perfect way to end an awesome 4th of July at K-Kountry!

1 comment:

the Stork Nest said...

most amazing kamp ever!!!! thanks for all the daily photos!