Avast mateys, pirates have landed in La Cañada and they’re here for a five-day stay.
Camp Runamuk is a summer day camp offered by the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge and geared for children ages 5-8. The camp operates Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will continue through the week of Aug. 1.
Each week the camp has a different theme, like “Outer Space Week,” “Rainforest and Reptiles” and “Eco Week,” with activities that reflect that theme. This week, the camp has been transformed into a pirate camp.
On Monday the kids were found participating in the “cannon-ball toss,” in which they used their beach towels to toss balloons into a small swimming pool. By Friday they will be wearing eye patches they made in arts and crafts and will go on a treasure hunt for gold coin candies around the community center.
Last week, about 20 children participated in the recycling relay for Eco Week camp, during which children brought in recyclables from home and then held a race to sort the recyclables into categories of plastic, aluminum and glass.