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How to make loom band bracelets in 5 simple steps

These beautiful elastic bracelets are always catching our eyes, however, on close inspection, may seem rather difficult to make. 

Surprisingly, they are really simple to create and a pretty cool version of the usual string friendship bracelets we make at camp.

Create a loom band bracelet in 5 simple steps:

You will need:

C-Clip (Which usually comes with a loom band kit)20 – 30 bands in your choice of colour(s)Step 1:

Pick your colour sequence. We noted that most of our campers love creating rainbow-themed loom bands. 

Step 2:

Twist one band into a figure "8" and fold it over so it forms a circle. Slide this circle inside the C-clip. This is the beginning of your bracelet. We'll call this band #1. 

Step 3: 

Pinch one band between your fingers. Slide this band (#2) halfway through the circle you made in Step 2. Pull the ends up and hold them together. 

Step 4: 

Pinch another band and slide it through the loops formed by band #2. Make sure you keep holding the ends of band #2 together…

How to play the Sugar Bay Shoe Game

Ever experienced those moments when you had to patiently wait for something without being bored? We all have those moments, especially at camp. Some things can go a little off-schedule like the time lunch is served or how long we may have to wait before the excursion bus arrives. This is why, the Sugar Bay Shoe Game is the perfect game to get campers energized and pass time with lots of fun.

You can play this game by following these 5 simple steps:

Step 1:

Line up 4 chairs to form a plus sign with a two meter space between each pair.

Step 2:

Place a water bottle in the middle of the plus sign.

Step 3:

Place a shoe on each of the chairs.

Step 4:

Divide the campers into 4 equal groups. Each group would have to represent 1 chair. Give each camper a number according to the number of participants in each group.

Step 5:

Call up each number individually. These participants representing the numbers would have to hop onto their chair and use the shoe to try and knock over the bottle in the ce…

How to create Sugar Bay Sherbet Straws

Life at Sugar Bay is just as the name describes it, sweet and sunshine filled all by the sea. We love creating camp crafts and tasty treats as part of our Arts & Crafts program run almost daily at camp. 

One of our favourite DIY camp tasty treats has to be Sherbet Straws. They’re so simple to create and will give you a quick pop of sweetness whenever you’re feeling a little down. 

Here’s how to create:

Sugar Bay Sherbet Straws
You will need:


Candle, Matches or Lighter
Plastic straws
Sheet of paper
Small round empty jar
Citric acid (for sour sherbet)
Icing sugar (for sweet sherbet)
Super C candy

Step 1: Seal one end of your straw

Light up your candle using matches under adult supervision. Place a sheet of paper on a hard surface to avoid making a mess and make cleaning up easy. Heat up the tablespoon by placing it over the candle. Use the heated spoon to seal one end of the straw so that no sherbet may fall out.

Step 2: Create your Sherbet

Take 2 Super C candies and …