Our Hawaiian Holiday Camp
We did a Hawaiian holiday camp last year! It was a Division camp with
Sparks, Brownies, Guides, and Pathfinders. We had a great time.
We bought garbage bags (the kind with drawstring tops) the girls cut off
the bottom and made slices up to create hula skirts.
We strung Leis by purchasing silk roses and taking them apart. Each rose
contained many "flowerettes" which the girls strung onto dental floss (its
really strong) with pieces of cut up drinking straws in between. They were
We had a Hawaiian dancer come in and teach a dance.
We brought a CD along with Hawaiian music, soothing at bedtime...
The girls had a great time coconut bowling. We glued pictures of pineapples
to 2 litre plastic pop bottles for the pins and rolled coconuts at them.
We cracked two coconuts open for a snack after the game.
We had a Luau at dinner time. We had shish kabobs with pieces of ham, pineapple
chunks, peppers, mushrooms etc. on wooden skewers. This was served with
shell pasta with a mild cheese sauce. The cooks made an incredible
desert using blue Jell-O in a clear plastic cup, with whipping cream on
top and a cookie on top of that. They put a candy shark in it and fancied
it up with little paper parasols. The blue was the ocean and the cookie
was the island.
Breakfast was a huge fruit salad, muffins, bagels, and scones.
At the Luau each group got up and performed a tropical song or skit.
We purchased plastic Leis at a party store for 20 cents each. As the girls
arrived at the Luau, the Pathfinders greeted each girl and placed a Lei
over her head.
The girls were divided into coloured Hibiscus flower groups.
We played different games with Hula Hoops.
We made colourful parrots using pom-poms and felt pieces.
The Pathfinders made awesome candles using small milk cartons as a form,
filling it with ice cubes, inserting different shells inside against the
sides, pouring hot wax into the container. After the wax hardens, pour
off the water and peel off the carton. A great candle with lacy holes and
tunnels and shells. They really liked it. (See Milk
Carton Candles and Candle Making from the
GuideZone's Crafts section for more instructions.)
Brown Owl, Mission, British Columbia, Canada
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