Please join us in the celebration of Jayce’s 9th Birthday
Camp Half Blood
April 23, 2011 from 1:00 – 3:00pm
Please note that Camp Half Blood has moved to the Isle of Okinawa, our house.
We will practice warrior training, and Ancient Greek. Dionysus will provide the drinks; Demeter will provide the snacks and cake.
Please send an Iris message letting us know whether you’ll be able to attend or if you have been sent on some other Quest. If you are out of Golden Drachmas, you may call 99999999or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to be connected to Micah, daughter of Hera, Goddess of Motherhood.
Please wear protective gear for the anticipated visit of Apollo (sunscreen). If Zeus throws rain and lightning bolts our way, we will watch The Lightning Thief.
Well it was raining that morning and I thought we were going to be watching the movie. It finally stopped 30 minutes before the party started and I was assuming that it would be to wet outside.
As the guests arrived they pulled a name tag out of a bowl (the Oracle). On the tag it said...
Son/Daughter of HEPHAESTUS
God of Fire
or some other God or Goddess. Then they were given a Greek alphabet sheet and they were to write their name in Greek. Jayce requested to be Son of Hades, God of the Underworld.
About 10 minutes into the movie Jason and I looked at each other and said this is not going to work. Only 3 of the kids were actually watching. So I ran over to the park area and checked it for small ponds. It was dry. So we armed them all with foam swords and gave half of them blue headbands and we went to play capture the flag. I thought it was fun, but their was a lot of fighting and I couldn't be a referee the whole time. I guess I needed to make the rules easier to follow or make up more rules.
I let them play one more round of Capture the Flag before we headed in for snacks and ice cream. We served Sprite, Grape Soda (of course), Root Beer, Grapes, Doritos, and Oatmeal Fudge Bars. Since Jayce does not like cake he makes it hard to make anything, but we tried. He wanted a sword before we established that he really didn't want cake. So I came up with this idea and had Jason execute it.
He was way too spoiled. He added to his Nerf gun collection, water guns and swords, Lego's and books.