I’m home again, and finally posting today, though I’m about 13 hours later than my usual post time. I didn’t have a signal last night.
It was a great visit to Camp Keanae this year. It didn’t rain as much last year, so we were able to be outside more. Here is the story in pictures:
We always visit the town of Keanae before going to the camp. The shore there is rocky and wave-crashy. The kids love climbing on the rocks.
The view from the camp is spectacular. It is not taken for granted. All the adults and all the kids at one point or another just stand and stare. Sitting outside the gymnasium, I could just look at it while also watching the kids. Nice!
Looking down from the kitchen, we could see Keanae, and also all the taro patches. Taro is a traditional Hawaiian root crop, which is used to make poi and other things. It has been grown in Keanae for generations. It’s grown in pools of water because the plants like water, and because water helps keep the weeds down.
We got to tour one of the taro farms this year. The couple who lives there loves teaching kids about taro farming. The wife is an excellent tour guide and is so good with kids.
It rained the second night, so we couldn’t do a campfire. The parents who came along (who were awesome, by the way) made s’mores in the oven. Mmm…
It was such a fun couple of days. I’m glad I get to go along on these things…