After a long hiatus due to the COVID_19 pandemic, Waupoos was so excited to welcome three families to stay at the farm this week. It's been over a year since we have been able to recieve visitors, and so we were all thrilled! We have plenty of fun activities for campers this year, and week one was no exception. As a great start to the day, every morning we got together as a group to enjoy coffee and muffins after Chapel. This week, we painted rocks, had a waterfight, made popcorn holders, held a scavenger hunt, took a tractor ride, and more. With new activities every day, it's impossible to be bored here.
Although things here at the farm are quickly progressing back to normal, we've had to put a lot of new measures in place to ensure that our facilities remain clean and safe. This includes disinfecting commonly touched areas, hosting all of our activities and masses outdoors, and doing a thorough cleaning of each cabin after campers pack up. These precautions make sure we're able to stay open throughout the summer.
We've also been focusing a lot of our attention on preparing cottages for the campers' arrival. We've moved around furniture, hung paintings, gotten new sheets, fixed some plumbing issues, and at the moment we're installing new cabinets in cabin 5 (our Paris themed cabin). With campers finally coming back to Waupoos, we want to make sure that everything is beautiful.
This year we have quite a few baby animals around the farm, which the kids love. One of our rabbits gave birth to ten adorable bunnies. We also have two lambs that are only four months old. Even though they're so young, the lambs are already huge, and growing more every day. As the summer goes on, our goal is to continue to have families come stay with us in a fun, safe environment where both parents and kids can relax. With our first week almost finished, we feel great about the rest of our year!