Summer Wrap-Up Party: A Treasure Hunt of Fun
By Nora Seale
The final day of our summer season had arrived. Hordes of young people dressed as pirates swarmed up the driveway. Shouts of “Arrrrrrg!” and “Ahoy, Matey!” greeted them as a pirate-themed celebration commenced.
Buccaneers of all shapes and sizes were divided into teams to test their piratical skills in a variety of games. As with all Summer Wrap-Up parties at Crystal Peaks, water play ruled. Super Soakers, hoses and water balloons were the ‘weapons’ of choice for a host of young adventurers.
A hunt for hidden treasure sent teams roving around the ranch on a careful search. Happy smiles were seen by all when the pirates discovered their prize: goodies of ice cream and popsicles.
The festivities ended with all buccaneers congregated on the grassy hill to zip down the water slide. Sounds of laughter and screams of delight filled the air as one pirate after another sailed to the bottom of the hill.
As families and kids headed home, joyful chatter could be heard drifting up the driveway. Staff smiled with the knowledge that, once again, they were able to share the Lord’s blessing with others—and had a great time doing it!