The campers arrived bright eyed and bushy-tailed at the church this morning, the staff a little less awake but just as excited. Five minutes after the coach set off the first “are we there yet?” was heard. Thankfully the juniors could see the sat-nav and gave us regular updates on how many minutes were left!

We made it to the services in good time, but had to navigate some travelling football fans to find a quiet spot to sit. From there it was smooth sailing into Wales and the drivers showed us how to say Llanfairpwll-gwyngyllgogerychwyrndrob-wllllantysiliogogogoch properly, the longest place name in the UK!

When we got to the site everyone found their tents and got settled in before a game of bingo. With Warren calling out the numbers, the first adj’s tokens of the week were won, otherwise known as Caleb’s Camp Coins. Save these up over the week and exchange them for some exciting prizes later in the week!

Before we knew it dinner time had arrived, swiftly followed by the evening programs. The juniors did their very best penguin impressions on the beach, protecting their eggs from the seals trying to steal them. The seniors adventured to the woods and for the 14+ a traditional walk was in order, with a few clues to solve along the way.

And so the first day at camp is over. The usual routines may have felt slightly rusty after a year away, but it’s safe to say we’re all very happy to be back.