Our last week of camp always comes up fast! It has been a tradition over the last few years to end with the Seafari Girls Spa. Each year, the girls give it a name, this year it is “The Starry Night Spa”. We came up with the name from the colorful paper stars that hang in our classroom. The spa had to be stationed on the first floor since we have no water upstairs. We came together to decide on what services our spa would offer and came up with hair design, massage, facials, manicure, and pedicures. We also thought it was important to offer a healthy drink for hydration, so we thought of cucumber water and lemon water.Throughout the week, the girls made spa products to use in the spa and to take home.
Monday- The girls made soap in the morning and worked on planning for the spa. We spent the afternoon at Steps beach swimming and searching for critters. The fine sand and our secret hideaway up on the hill makes Steps beach one of our favorite place. Before we left, we took some of that amazing sand for our foot scrub. On our way back, we made a stop at Lily Pond for some time in the shade and a few parachute games.
Tuesday- We finished up our soap making for all of the girls who were not at camp Monday. Our new project for today is making beach sand foot scrub. For this, we used almond oil and beach sand. It’s really simple to make and a great exfoliate your feet. It was a super hot day so we left as early as we could to go to the town creeks. The bikers rode to the rotary where they caught the shuttle and got dropped off by the kayak beach and walked to the creeks. The tide was high and the was no one else there, nothing like a typical day in August. The girls had a great time exploring, swimming, and running and jumping in. Most of the campers took an adventure across the creeks to the Island of the Blue Dolphin (as we like to call it). The creeks have so much space for discovery. It was a perfect visit. A few of the girls left early and went to the labyrinth for some shade time, others we so content there that they stayed at the creeks.
Wednesday- We were busy this morning setting up the spa and finishing all of the signs for each service. The girls are excited to have their parents come this afternoon for some treatments. Our project for the day was making avocado moisturizer cream and the flavored waters. After some organization, we set off to the beach between the Galley and Jetties. It was our first visit there this summer mostly because we forgot about it. It was the perfect place to spend the morning and early afternoon. With Emma Keane and Maggie Liddle leading the creature hunting, a sand aquarium was built in no time. We found a giant grab right away, they named it Danger because of it’s big claws. Around lunch time we got a call about a Pilot whale in the harbor so we took another swim and went over to Brant Point to check it out. Luckily for the whale and sadly for us, it made it’s way out before we got there. At least we got some photos at the lighthouse, another place we haven’t been this summer. From there, it was time to get back and open our spa. The girls had about a half hour to practice on each other before their parents showed up. We had a very successful first day and some very relaxed parents and younger sisters.
Thursday- Since it’s our last day of camp, we decided to give the girls an option on which beach to visit. We sent a group to Dionis and the other to Monomoy. We were limited with a beach that the bikers could get to easily, so Monomoy was a good choice. The tide was high and it was perfect for swimming. We spent most of our time there before we had to get back and set up for the spa. The girls had a great time taking care of each others parents and showing them all of the fun products that we made this week for the spa. It’s always sad to see such a great summer of camp come to an end but it gives us something to look forward to for next summer!
I hope everyone had a great time with us this year. We work and play hard to try and give the Seafari Girls a summer of good friends and exciting activities in all of the amazing outdoor locations that Nantucket has to offer. Peace, Love, and Friendship!!!!