More Boredom Busters!

More Boredom Busters!

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Hey guys,

We hope it is a beautiful springtime wherever you are!  It is here at camp - the lake is beautiful, the wildflowers are everywhere and it is a great time to be in the Back 40 hiking, biking, looking for salamanders, and more.

We keep receiving some great ideas from campers of things to do during this crazy time.  We are passing some more along here.  Keep them coming!

If you have a story or photo of something you have been up to, please share it.  We can post them on our BLOG and these ideas in this email will be up there too.

  1. Music.  More guys have emailed asking for the Mondamin Songbook. If you want one, just email us at robert@mondamin.com  Even if you don’t know how to read the chords with the songs, you can find them on Youtube, Spotify or any number of other places to sing for play along with.

  2. Ice Cream in a Bag.  We had not heard of it either but R.S. sent us us the recipe and a YouTube video of how its works and its easy, fun, and tastes great!  Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4ztYjFxwmI or https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/258841/easy-ice-cream-in-a-bag/

  3. Entertain Younger Kids.  So you may have already hear of this one, do you have Teddy Bear Hunts in your neighborhood yet?   A.D. told us about it and we saw in the internet that it has already caught in several different cities and countries.  Basically, you just put a stuffed animal in your front window where younger kids out for walks with their families can see them.  It makes the walk more fun for the little kids and gives you something to smile about.  Look at this link: https://time.com/5809613/bear-hunts-coronavirus/

  4. Make a Pinata.  Love this one from T.S.; we’ll have to do this in Crafts: https://aubergeresorts.com/chilenobay/experiences/pinata-making-from-pescaditos-kids-club/

  5. New Virtual Tours.  Some new tours suggested by M.L. Visit Carlsbad Caverns and the Dry Tortugas at https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/carlsbad-caverns/natural-entrance-tour  and  https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/dry-tortugas/near-little-africa-tour

Remember - find a way to help others during this time.  It will make you proud when this is over.

Your friends,

Andrew and Robert

About Robert Danos

Robert Danos, Mondamin’s year-round Program Director, is a Tulane graduate and Louisiana native who first came to North Carolina as a camper in 1979, and has been on staff for over 25 years. Before joining the year-round staff, Robert spent time both in teaching and child psychology. As Program Director, Robert is responsible for the smooth integration of the various activities at camp, ensuring that both 9 year old new campers and 16 year old veterans feel challenged and productive. He shares the responsibility for staff supervision and morale, and helps set the tone for camp in general.

Robert’s wife, Susan, spent eight years on staff at our sister camp, Green Cove, and they have two girls and a boy.

Robert Danos