Willow Springs -- a place of magic and adventure

If you have been here, you know the smell of the ponderosa pines when the sun hits their bark. If you have been here, you can hear the sounds of camp songs in the wind. If you have been here, the trail has felt your footsteps. If you have been here you have been visited by the mule deer. If you have been here before...we will see you again.
We miss you. Come back soon!

Ready, Set, Go! Wild Wednesday


Busy, busy, busy that's how we like to keep it here at Willow. So many stories and exciting adventures are creating fantastic memories. 














After doing some research, the Ultimate Art Experience girls are working together to complete their tile mosaic mural.





On Stage campers are having a blast during a dance routine with Daisy. 




They were also found in the fiber's room putting together costumes. 


Spirited Away got tech fancy by pulling out the projector and learning more about healthy food options. 

The CIT's were caught in the ceramics studio making mugs.




And the Hualapai girls experienced life in the trees right before zipping back down to Earth. 



Tropical Night Paradise!

We had a blast last night at our Grand Luau. Face painting, hula dancing, limbo, volleyball, and oh so much more.






















 We gathered materials for decorating the dining hall with jelly fish.


 Face painting! These two tigers were excited to dance around as an animal.

Tie Die, Ceramics, Archery, and More!

For the past few days we have been so busy with fun activities. The Culinary Questors are cooking up a storm, On Stage is preparing for their big show, Wheel It has been throwing all morning, and the Ulitmate Art Experience is finalizing their mural design. Check out the photos below!


 Wheel It girls take to the pottery wheel!
And sometimes they work on their handbuliding skills too.




Ultimate Art Experience campers spend some time shooting at balloons during archery.

 Our  CIT's group up and develop
Magic Spell girls work hard completing their spell books



and their magic wands too!





Nothing says camp like some tie die!


After making lotions, the Navajo girls made candles
While the Spirited Away girls worked on their best cheer leading skills. 


 Cocopah campers made taffy while the Hualapai campers worked on journals.


 
And here is the Ultimate Art Experience girls planning their mural design using technology as reference materials. 



 The Ultimate Art Experience girls took a trip into town to visit other murals as examples.
Here is a mural depicting historical context behind Prescott. 


And another mural representing written text, stories, and books behind the library.

Birthdays at camp are well celebrated!

What A Wonderful Night for Week 7

They have arrived! The campers are here and we just finished our opening campfire. Silly songs, sorties, and skits. Check out the photos.


























And here is the Willow Springs staff for summer of 2014!

Culturally Connected All Camp

It's here! The international staff have been waiting and preparing for their night to shine. We have staff from all around the world and it was their night to share their culture with the campers last night. Check out the photos below.







Here are some of our staff representing Mexico. They made horchata for the girls to try.





These lovely ladies represent Scottland and England. 




 The girls are learning about bunting from England, which is traditional festive decoration made from fabric.
 Cobra from New Zealand is teaching the girls a traditional game.

 Haggis began to teach the girls about a traditional Scottish dance. Once the song come on the stereo, the entire lodge got up and danced.
 Girls had their face painted with traditional South African designs.
 Of course we had one big dance party as soon as favorite songs came.
 Dancing!
 Sombreros!


 
And flag.