¿Dónde está el baño?
So, they say that one of the first phrases you should learn before traveling to a Spanish-speaking country is “¿Dónde está el baño?” or “Where is the bathroom?” In this blog you’ll not only learn where the bathrooms are but also information about our camp location, dining hall, cabins, and more!
Booker T. Washington State Park
Booker T. Washington State Park is located on Harrison Bay where we reserve the Oaks Group Camp Site and Margaret Murray Washington Assembly hall for both our mini-camp and our main camp. A large section of the park is private to us, and we can also use public amenities in the park like their playgrounds and the olympic sized pool!
El comedor is our big central meeting point. It’s where we eat all of our meals other than the occasional picnic.
In addition to mealtime, we use this space for some activities and free time. During their time at El Pueblo, your camper may spend time in the comedor dancing, making art,
reading, having a snack, hanging out with their new friends. On a rainy day they can be found in the comedor playing an inside version of one of our awesome all-camp games.
Our campers live in their casa with other campers of the same gender and a similar age. Two casas are connected by a breezeway and together form a barrio. Our barrios are named after Spanish-speaking countries and each casa has the name of a city in that country.
Each cabin has four bunk beds (eight beds total) and at least one counselor (though most often two) that lives in the cabin with the campers. While the cabins don’t have A/C, each cabin has big windows and fans that help keep them comfortable. The cabins were built with a southern climate in mind and have high ceilings that help with summer temperatures.
The casa group will be like your camper’s family while at camp. Cabin counselor(s) and cabinmates will likely be the people that your camper feels closest to at camp. The casa group eats breakfast and dinner together. They also enjoy time together during La casa unida. During this activity, casa groups get to pick how they spend their time. Every night before bed, the casa group gets a chance to reflect together in a time we call casa charla.
Campers use a bath house located just down the hill from the cabins for their getting ready time in the morning and before bed. The bathhouse is divided into a male and female side. Each side has several sinks, toilet stalls, and shower stalls. Since the bathrooms aren’t in the cabins, we recommend campers bring a caddy or bag to carry their bathroom supplies with them to the bathroom.
We also have some bathrooms (without showers) in the comedor and between the two cabin groups located closest to the comedor.
Other Spaces at El Pueblo
At other times of the day, your camper may take a stroll with his or her cabin away from the center of camp, past the bath house and toward the pabellón, la cancha de básket, and el campo. We use these spaces for sports activities, and other meetings and activities throughout the day. La fogata (campfire) is found between the comedor and the pabellón, and may sometimes be used for preparing s’mores.
We love turning this site into El Pueblo with our team and our campers! We can’t wait to see that magic happen again this summer!
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