Camping at Cape Henlopen (PHOTOS)
The trip to Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Del. was a wonderful bonding experience for Girl Scout troops. Plus, who doesn’t want to spend the last weekend of summer at the beach? Most Girl Scouts arrived Friday evening after a long drive, and got their bunks and lodges set up. Later, they enjoyed some free time together before it got dark. Everyone went to bed early in anticipation for the fun activities they had planned for the next day.
On Saturday morning, the girls enjoyed a warm breakfast. After cleaning up, the festivities began. Activities included kayaking; hiking; seining; and a beach cleanup.
Seining is one of the fun activities Girl Scouts had the opportunity to participate in. Most people haven’t heard of it, but it is one of the most interesting opportunities a girl could have at this age. Girls were given a large net, or a seine, which was simultaneously being held down by weights and up by floats. They dragged it on the bottom of the ocean, and when they brought it out, all sorts of creatures came up in the net. They found fish, slugs, snails, and much, much more.
During their free time that day, troops also had fun playing volleyball, basketball, and soccer. Many girls played in pick-up games of soccer and basketball, or they were in the park with friends.
The beach was a popular afternoon destination, since most troops had plans for the majority of the day. People relaxed on the beach and several people even got into the water. At about five, the lifeguard left and people chatted with their peers and rested. Soon after, everyone showered and headed over for dinner, which was an exciting assortment of Mexican food.
The night ended with a fun gathering on campsite three. There was music, tie dye, arts and crafts, and fun games to play. To top it off, there was a campfire and delicious s’mores!
There was something to do for everyone during the trip, whether it was playing volleyball or tanning on the beach. It was a great way to spend a weekend, whether or not you like to camp.
Contributors: Alix and Jessica
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