It was a wet and wacky time for some very energetic children at the Lumberman’s Park on July 11-15.
Everything from water-gun fights and sponge-bucket races to a giant foam obstacle course were part of the Wacky Water Week put on by Canlan Ice Sports.
“It’s a great way to keep kids active,” says event organizer Laura Albert.
“These kids are building new friendships. The volunteers and even some of the older kids are also learning new leadership skills.”
The event began with simple yet intriguing activities like rolling up a wet T-shirt and throwing it in the freezer. After an hour, the children would take the T-shirts out of the freezer and try to unravel them.
Other activities throughout the week included water gun fights, sponge bucket races and a peculiar activity involving getting to a prize inside a frozen water ballon.
“We want to make these activities fun and active for the kids,” says South Cariboo Rec. Centre general manager Josh Dickerson.
“Not everyone knows everybody, so we try to establish new relationships throughout all the camps we host.”
Despite being called the Wacky Water Week, there were some days that the outdoor events had to be called off due to heavy rain.
Albert had a back-up plan for this as indoor activities, such as dodgeball and Bouncy Castles were available inside the Rec. Centre.
The big surprise for the children was a foam obstacle course on July 15. The course consisted of water guns, a slip-and-slide, a foam filled pool, and an inflatable slide.
“This is so awesome,” says one extremely excited Carter Krueger.
Several volunteers helped with the event, including Treyh Dickerson.
“I did this last year as well. It’s fun hanging out with the kids.”
After the children had had their fun with the obstacle course, Wacky Water Week came to a fulfilling conclusion with some ice cream sundaes in the Rec. Centre.