From sleep Sunday morning’s, 4th of July , evening programs, event days and a myriad of other opportunities we love to get dressed up at camp! The Runoia costume area is loaded with so many opportunities: clothing, hats, shoes, accessories, face paint and endless props. It has been known that campers and staff who are returning to camp and know the ropes also have a tendency to bring copious amounts of additional fun items with them to supplement the camp supplies. You never know what you may need for Ms. Tacky or an end of the week Saturday lunch, themed, table extravaganza.
At camp we are freed of our inhibitions and celebrate the ability to throw on a costume, act a part or just look ridiculous for no apparent reason. We craft adventures, themes and engage with frivolity just because we can and nobody restricts the amount of fun that we can have with our imaginations. What joy there is in creating something out of just an idea or a thought and presenting it to the community where it is always so well received. You would be amazed what we can pull together in a very short amount of time and with limited resources. Adults are as equally enthusiastic to join in, it’s a rare job that you can throw on a silly hat or an evening gown just because it’s Thursday evening!
Our costume department isn’t really anything too fancy and primarily allows us to use just a lot of creativity, think 21st century skill development here! Saturday end of the week lunches give everyone the opportunity to dress up. It is so engaging to think up a table theme or even just choose a random idea out of the basket and then figure out if everyone has something to wear that will work – even just different colored T-shirts with hand written labels on them can be quickly and easily transformed into a colorful box of crayons.
We’d love to see what our Runoia girls have come up with for their Halloween costumes, store bought or homemade? tried and true spooky or original and unique? However they choose to dress up we know that they will rock it with confidence and pizazz.