Climbing Xinglong Mountain
Today is day 5 of the summer camp, which the kids have been looking forward to. We will climb Xinglong Mountain, a protected natural forest reserve in the Lanzhou area. It’s a nice summer resort, and the climate is moist.
After breakfast, most of our group hit the road. It took 10-20 minutes to get from the campground to the bottom of Xinglong Mountain by bus. The campground owner volunteered to drive the younger kids in his car to Xinglong Mountain.
All our kids are from villages and are very good at climbing mountains. It didn’t take them very long to charge way up ahead of us.
Because of our unity, we reached our destination very quickly. Everybody took photos together, running and jumping at the foot of Xinglong Mountain, proving that we had recovered!
Red Carpet Fashion Show
The activities for day 5 of the summer camp weren't even over yet. We still had more fun activities planned for the afternoon.
We split into groups to make clothes out of newspaper. Then the designers walked down the runway one by one to display their clothes. Look how serious they look! They only had half an hour to design and make their clothes, and then the fashion show began.
Water Passing Game
Next was our water-passing game. We split into 4 teams of 6. The rules were that you couldn't use your hands to pass the cups of water, you could only use your mouth. The team that passed and collected the most water in the allotted time was the winner.
Pass the Numbers Game
What happened to these little kids' eyes? This is actually a game! It’s called “Pass numbers with your eyes.” This game tests cooperation, and in each team, each person must communicate the right number with his/her eyes. One mistake will mess up everyone else afterwards.
Another Human Chair
Look at our human chair! Teamwork and persistence are key to having victory in this challenge. As long as everyone persists, our chair remains very sturdy.
Today was a fun and meaningful day of camp. All our activities today were hard and challenging. Everybody used a lot of energy today so hopefully they’ll sleep well and have good dreams tonight. We hope for even more exciting activities tomorrow for day 6!
Original article written by LRS staff, translated by Michael Chau, and edited by Carolyn D.
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