Every year, we get new camp counselors at Camp Penguin to help run the program. As a way to introduce them to you campers, we like to do a few ice breaker activities!
We asked camp counselor Rachelle Delaney and Liz Kessler today to tell us 2 Truths and 1 Lie. Use our drop-down menu to guess the false statement!
On the first night of camp, everyone is sitting around the camp fire playing Would You Rather? Here’s how our camp counselors responded:
Be stuck in a comic book or in a Where’s Waldo book?
Rachelle: Probably a comic book — the number of people in Where’s Waldo looks totally overwhelming. (And if I could choose the comic book, maybe Tintin.)
Liz: Comic book. I’d get a bit claustrophobic with all the crowds in a Where’s Waldo book!
Choose to live underwater or on land your entire life?
Rachelle: Definitely on land! I love sea creatures, but there are so many different landscapes to choose from on land, and I love that!
Liz: Ooooh, difficult! I’d love to explore underwater, but to live for the rest of my life would have to be on land or I would miss all my friends and family too much!
Be able to predict the future or have a talking ax?
Rachelle: I don’t know what I’d do with a talking ax (sounds dangerous?), so I’m going to go with predicting the future. I’ve always wanted to be really good at reading Tarot cards.
Liz: Yikes! Both sound scary! I’d have to go with predict the future but I’d be REALLY nervous about it too!
Live in a cardboard box or be always wear a costume?
Rachelle: Both sound uncomfortable, but I’d choose the costume – preferably a cozy unicorn onesie.
Liz: Always wear a costume. A cardboard box would be a bit cramped!
Ability to grow to a giant or shrink to a dwarf size?
Rachelle: Shrinking to the size of a dwarf could be more helpful, I think (especially for squeezing into small spaces). And I’d rather go nearly unnoticed than be feared by everyone!
Liz: I think I’d have to go small, so I could sneak into places that most people can’t get into!
By Rachelle Delaney
224 Pages | Ages 8-12 | Puffin Canada
Clara can’t believe her no-nonsense grandmother has just up and moved to Florida. She tries to make the best of a bad situation by joining the newspaper staff at her school, where she can tell the kind of hard-news stories her grandmother appreciated. But the editor relegates her to boring news stories and worse . . . the horoscopes.
The Tail of Emily Windsnap
By Liz Kessler
224 Pages | Ages 8-12 | Candlewick Press
For as long as she can remember, twelve-year-old Emily Windsnap has lived on a boat. And, oddly enough, for just as long, her mother has seemed anxious to keep Emily away from the water. But when Mom finally agrees to let her take swimming lessons, Emily makes a startling discovery.
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