★★★ACE Club Halloween Camp 2016★★★
We had a fun filled, spooktackular Halloween camp at Kusabuenooka Park in Sakura, Chiba. The weather was perfect and the kids were ready for some Halloween festivities. This was an overnight camp/day camp(for the younger kids) experience that left the kids wanting more when it was finished. It was hard to part ways when it all ended.
On the first day we started off with some icebreaker games in English in order for everyone to get to know one and other. The kids all bonded together well and friendships were made very quickly. Later that day the kids got to design and carve their own pumpkins. It was great to see their creative side design some funny or scary pumpkins. Our next event was a great hands on activity that the kids really enjoyed, they got to make their own scarecrow. The kids gathered leafs, sticks and rocks and filled the scarecrows clothes. Once they stuffed the scarecrows we had a fun game of “hide and seek” with the scarecrows. We then finished the day camp portion of the camp with some trick or treating. The kids were given clues about the Halloween characters and had to find them throughout the park in order to collect their candy. At the end of the night we used our carved pumpkins and lit them up with candles and went on an adventurous night hike throughout the park.
The second day the kids went on one of our fun filled Halloween scavenger hunts. The kids had to walk throughout the park finding all the characters, such as Frankenstein, mummy, vampire, etc. It was a great team bonding game, as they had to work and use their communication skills to complete the task. After lunch we played some camp games, did some slack lining and had some free time. We finished off the camp with a traditional Halloween activity, the piñata! The piñata is a paper stuffed character filled with candy or other goodies. The kids have to try and smash open the piñata, while blindfolded in order to get the candy. This was a great team bonding exercise and the kids were rewarded with LOTS of candy.
The camp was a lot of fun for both us the staff and the campers. We are looking forward to our next Halloween Camp in the Fall.