Blogger of the Day: Sydney S.
We woke up at 7:30 and had flapjacks with syrup, peanut butter, and bananas for breafast. Then Shelley, the Bold Earth service director, told us the life story of her son Chadd, and how he started the Zulu Orphanage Project in Africa. Chadd worked with many of the Zulu people and was always available to help his neighbors in need.
Soon the Bold Earth team was on the way to the Philanathi Creche School, where we were immediately greeted by the students. We handed out toys and candies and then began to paint animals on the school building. Jordana painted an amazing monkey, and Juliette painted incredibly detailed elephants. Romain and Sydney painted an awesome crocodile. Everyone had a blast playing with the kids, and they even showed us some African dance moves after Lena showed them how to do the Macaraina. They had so much fun with the rockets that we brought for them and with the crayons and notebooks that Hannah shared with them. It was an incredibly eye-opening experience that none of us will ever forget.
We headed back to camp for lunch where, after a good lunch, Zo made a delicious concoction of Oreos, banana, and peanut butter for dessert. Then we were off to the soccer or futbol match of our lives. Although half our height, these kids were not something to laugh at. We rolled into the field and were intimidated by their chants and organized dance routines. But the local kids were really fun and nice.
As we started to play we realized that it would be a tough game. We were creamed 7-3, but all of the Bold Earth kids gave it their all. Our three goals were scored by Doug and Zoe (2) our MVPs. There was great team passing between Katherine, Noah, Romain, Sam, Jackson, Julia, and Zoe. Lizzie, Jordana, and Anne danced with kids while they were off the field.
Sydney showed off her stopping skills as our goalie. At the end both teams came together for a team huddle. We had an amazing time and were impressed by these kid’s soccer skills. Then we headed back to camp to relax and shower.
Sara taught yoga before we had a Fourth of July party. We will rise early tomorrow to go to St. Lucia for an early morning game drive where hopefully we will spot the elusive African black Rhinos!
Goodbye for now,
Katherine, Sydney, and Jackson
Bold Earth Teen Adventure Campers