On May 23 Camp Tanner took part in Thamesford's Calithumpian Parade. Each year on the Victoria Day weekend Thamesford host's their Calithumpian festivities which includes fireworks, events, carnival rides and a parade. For the last few years Camp Tanner has made this a part of our Victoria Day weekend as well by taking part in the parade.
This year we were lucky enough to have all our CIT's come from their CIT training at camp that weekend to take part in the parade. The CIT's along with some of our other staff built our float the morning of the parade and took part in riding and walking along with it. Our float this year was themed to go along with our Regatta that we have each week at camp. Regatta for us is an all day water day where kids take part in activities in the pool as well as water games in the grass around the pool. Some of these activities include synchronized swimming routines, best cheer competition, biggest splash competition, slip N' slide, sponge games and water balloons. To honour this Regatta our staff built our float to look like a pool and all dressed in poolside attire.
It was great to have so many voices and so much enthusiasm as we walked the parade float singing many of our favourite camp songs. We had a total of 22 people with our float this year which I believe is a new record for us. Thanks to all who helped build the float, drive staff to and from the parade, and walk/ride along with the float. Also, special thanks to Spork and his family for letting us use their trailer and for driving our float.
Can't wait to see what Camp Tanner will come up with for our next parade float? Come out and see us in our next parade this winter. We will be in the Woodstock Christmas parade.
We look forward to seeing you all there,