During Coed Week at Camp Seton, Kids DIY Carnival is a Hit!

With program director Emma Lunder were Grace Bennett, Sailor Wood-Smith and Tess Hennigan. August 8, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

With program director Emma Lunder were Grace Bennett, Sailor Wood-Smith and Tess Hennigan. August 8, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

On Tuesday boys and girls participating in coed week at Camp Seton had a blast at the first ever “D-I-Y Carnival.”

We have a theme every day,” said program director Emma Lunder.

The carnival featured  eight games and a “paws” tattoo station. There was a dunk tank, cotton candy and popcorn, hoola hoops, mini bowling and even a water gun challenge to move a solo cup along a string.

Lunder said that week seven at Camp Seton is adventure week, which is coed. Monday’s theme was Star Wars. Tuesday was carnival. Wednesday’s theme would be Pirates. Thursday would be Water Fun.

“It’s mostly siblings” Lunder said about the second annual coed week. “It’s really fun to have girls here.”

Grace Bennett said her favorite part of the week to far was playing in the creek and building a dam.

Tess Hennigan said her favorite moment was making Oobleck, which is otherwise known as “slime.”

“We made it from cornstarch and water,” she said. “It’s neither a liquid nor a solid, so if you put your finger in it slowly it’ll let you, but if you punch it fast you can’t break it.”

Other highlights included the scaling the climbing wall, catching worms and chasing the elusive golden Trout. “It always gets away,” the girls said.

Plus, of course, the girls said they had made tons of friends.

Arden Rodriguez shares a work she caught at Camp Seton. August 9, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Arden Rodriguez shares a work she caught at Camp Seton. August 9, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Jason Nichols and Joe Schiro, counselors attending games at the carnival at Camp Seton on Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Jason Nichols and Joe Schiro, counselors attending games at the carnival at Camp Seton on Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

With Ben Matza were Miles Wolsey and Max Gression. August 8, 2017 . Photo Leslie Yager

With photographer Ben Matza were Miles Wolsey and Max Gression. August 8, 2017 . Photo Leslie Yager

At Camp Seton Kevon O’Shea and Ray Garrison making cotton candy and fresh popcorn for campers at the DIY carnival. Aug 8, 2017

Pushing the solo cup with a water gun at the DIY carnival at Camp Seton. Aug 8, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Pushing the solo cup with a water gun at the DIY carnival at Camp Seton. Aug 8, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Pushing the solo cup with a water gun at the DIY carnival at Camp Seton. Aug 8, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Pushing the solo cup with a water gun at the DIY carnival at Camp Seton. Aug 8, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Improvised dunk tank at the DIY carnival at Camp Seton. Aug 8, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Improvised dunk tank at the DIY carnival at Camp Seton. Aug 8, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Improvised dunk tank at the DIY carnival at Camp Seton. Aug 8, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Improvised dunk tank at the DIY carnival at Camp Seton. Aug 8, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

A group of aspiring nurses were at Camp Seton during coed week as part of their rotation. “This is our clinical Rotation for UConn Nursing school,” said Emilee Bischoff. “We’re skeptical at first because our class mostly are in hospital settings.”

Bischoff said there had been bee stings, trips and falls, but that over the weeks at Camp Seton she’d been impressed with the survival skills component.

“The boys are so respectful and well behaved,” she said. “So many kids are behind the screens during the summer. It’s great to see kids being kids.”

Members of the UConn nursing program included Luz Velazquez, Amanda Reis, Christina Bak, and Natalia Brakoniecki. Photo: Leslie Yager

Members of the UConn nursing program included Luz Velazquez, Amanda Reis, Christina Bak, and Natalia Brakoniecki. Photo: Leslie Yager

Caroline Pannone, Emelia Shiro and Emma Lunder at Camp Seton on Aug 8, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Caroline Pannone, Emelia Shiro and Emma Lunder at Camp Seton on Aug 8, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

One of the DIY carnival games at Camp Seton. Aug 8, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

One of the DIY carnival games at Camp Seton. Aug 8, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Whit Armstrong shows off one of the worms he collected at Camp Seton. Aug 8, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Whit Armstrong shows off one of the worms he collected at Camp Seton. Aug 8, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

 

See also:

First Week at Boy Scout Camp Seton Ends with Annual Greenwich Police and Fire Visit

PHOTOS: Turkey Shoot at Camp Seton: Fun with Catapults, BB Guns, Hammer Toss, Sling Shots 

Klondike Derby at Boy Scout Camp Seton Benefits from Key Ingredients: Fire and Snow

Cub Fun Day at Camp Seton Means Shooting at the BB Range, Archery, Leather Stamping and More


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