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:

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

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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.

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

1 comment:

the Nest Keeper said...

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