Thursday, December 30, 2010

Going Out with a SPLASH at Wet'n'Wild!

For the last day of the excursion program, we saved the best field trip for last and headed out to Kapolei to the Wet'n'Wild water park! Although it rained as we drove through Pearl City and Ewa, it cleared up by the time we made it there and we were lucky to have blue skies for the day. We split the youth into smaller groups so they could pick which rides they wanted to go on. The younger kids loved playing in what they called "Mario World" because of the big red and white mushroom fountain, and the older kids waited in line for almost an hour to ride the Raging River! Hunter and Kainoa both tried out "Da Flowrider" boogie boarding ride and did really well!
Bryson and AJ A. buddied up for the day and Amanda, Heather and Kelsey
hung out with them for the Raging River ride!

Hunter did great on Da Flowrider!

Maybe the most fun part was the Hawaiian Waters wave pool though, because so many members could hang out together and have fun. We had a great time taking photos of the youth underwater, we braved the strong waves together and the barrage of inner-tubes, and jumped through the waves to stay above water!

Nice underwater shaka, Heather!

Shane I. waited patiently for the wave pool to open!

This might be the best smile ever from Brandon B!

All in all, it was a great way to end the week. Youth who had never met each other made new friends throughout the entire program. By the fourth day, it didn't really matter how old you were, what school you went to, or if you were a boy or a girl--everyone just wanted to have fun with each other and found people who liked the same rides as them. We're already looking forward to the spring break program and hopefully meeting even more new youth to welcome to the BGCH!

To check out photos from the whole week, view our Picasa Album!