A Day Camp
The last weekend my family and I participated in a day camp held by parents who have a child at an after-school care center.
The camp was held at a beautiful river side.
Some people in charge went to the place ahead of time to prepare tents for cooking.
We set up the iron sheet and coals for a barbecue.
The dishes were pork, sausages, okonomiyaki and cucumbers in salt.
My job was to make shaved ice with strawberry, melon, lemon, blue-hawaii and calpis flavors.
My corner seemed the most popular because it was very hot.
Most of the children ate from two to five cups.
I wonder if they would have an upset stomach.
Besides the food, children also enjoyed recreational activities, singing folk songs, playing with water and cracking watermelons.
My youngest daughter also could enjoy playing with water although she doesn’t attend the after-school care center
Watermelon cracking is a traditional summer game.
First you put on a blindfold and turn around in several circles.
Then you walk to a watermelon and try to hit it with a long stick down while your friends say, “Turn right. Go Straight. Bang down the stick. “
You continue until the watermelon is broken up.
Of course we ate them after the game.