EVR weekends are the best!! On Saturday everybody got to ride bareback!! Which meant that all the girls got to ride a horse without a saddle and learn how to balance and control their horse without the support of a saddle! They loved it just as much! The girls also got the chance to learn and try out their show grooming skills and braiding skills on different horses! In the afternoon we had a fun rotation of yoga, origami, board games and a spa with natural facials and relaxation!

Saturday evening meals at EVR mean only one thing: EAT WITH YOUR FACE NIGHT!! As a tradition, on Saturday we had no silverware and everybody got to eat their spaghetti and meatballs with their face! All of the girls found it hilarious and were covered in spaghetti sauce! After this we had a super secret evening activity for the girls: a birthday dance party!! The girls also had the chance to make party hats, which they got to wear and put into use at our super fun birthday dance party because we had two birthdays on Saturday!! The four-week girls spend their free time on Saturday planning and preparing for the dance party! They painted a backdrop and make decorations, with a country theme to it! A huge well done and thank you was given to the four-week girls for making it the best birthday dance party ever!

On Sunday the girls got to sleep in and have a delicious brunch! Along with more commonly eaten brunch foods we had WAFFLES AND ICE-CREAM!!! Which of course, everyone loved, because that meant covering it all in your own choice of delicious toppings!! Sunday’s at EVR are theme days!! At brunch we announced our theme for the day! EVEN RAIN CAN’T STOP US!! Our whole day was based around not letting the rainy weather stop us from having fun! The girls went on a hilarious mud hike where there was lots of mud and we had a competition with who could get the muddiest!! After this some of the girls washed off with a muddy slip ‘n slide and creaking in the river!

On Sunday the girls also got to learn how to dance with our counsellor Mollie who is a professional dancer!! As well as this they got to spend time in arts and crafts making glittery, well-decorated name signs for a session 3 wall of fame. They also got to play Indian Chief, Splat and Wink Murder!! Last night’s evening program was a huge live action game of Clue! All of the same rules applied, and everyone was in teams with cards and a checklist! Everyone had to go to each of the rooms and locations and complete challenged to have the option to make an accusation and see a card. Everyone loved being a detective and to find out that it was Mr Green, in the kitchen with the hairbrush!!

Although everybody loved the exciting weekend, the girls were also so excited to be back to our regular schedule after the fun weekend, because that means they get to ride their horse again!! The girls are now into their second week of camp – it’s going way too quickly!!! Today the girls have been learning about different tack, between English and Western style, as well as grooming and tacking, or untacking their horses! Last week half of the girls got to groom and tack their own horses before their lessons, and the other girls got to untack after their lesson. This week we have flipped the schedule so that everybody gets to help and try everything!

Not only are we busy with our horses, but we’ve been creaking in the stream, and learning about fire building and making delicious banana boats on our own build fires!



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