Yesterday morning, two week villagers said goodbye to their one weeker friends. Later in the day, everyone enjoyed the nice weather and the shallow part of the swimming area that was opened for the first time. In the evening, villagers were divided into two groups and each group created their own Russian fairy tale (skazka). Then, they watched the old cartoon version of Kolobok.
Today, we celebrate the Russian New Year, imagining that it is December 31st and we are all awaiting Grandfather Frost (Дед Мороз) and his helper, Snegurochka.
Last night, the villagers participated in Olympiada (Olympics) for our evening program. The contests included balancing an orange on a spoon, a three legged race, a wheelbarrow race, and tug-o-war. Everyone had a great time competing in these events, as it was a fun way to end the day and everyone participated.
After welcoming children to camp on Monday, we had our first full day of lessons and activities today. Each day begins with a presentation of the day’s завтрак (breakfast) by a team of counselors and children.
The first day of camp went well. After getting their passports checked, choosing a Russian name, and exchanging dollars for rubles at the bank, villagers went farther down the road to the main part of camp.