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Camping Pod Mission – A Kids Camping Party Idea

Eco Pod Camping
Written by Stuart Wickes

Camping Pod Mission

The mission? To have a sleepover party for Cameron, as he turns eight years old. In a pod. Sound simple? It’s not.

Forget pass the parcel and musical statues, this is a real MISSION. Foraging for food, fighting off sharks, making a den in the woods and coping with a ‘place of darkness.’ And finally, the ultimate task of discovering the code that stops the pod from self destructing. Are these guys up to it?

Mission impossible?

Definitely not. They’re a shambles. Remembering their own names would be a good start. Can The Colonel, The Commander, Betty Blue, Dirt Diver, Snakedoctor and Whiplash ever get it together when they keep getting each other mixed up?

On the HPV on the way to the pod the Snake Doctor tells The Colonel to pedal faster, as a second tandem is moving in to overtake. His command falls on deaf ears. Does the joint leader really not know who she is? Or is the story of the Demon Headmaster on her MP3 causing some concentration problems? Meanwhile The Commander has taken a wrong turning and they are miles from target, sweating on the A6 while by now they should be making their way across a shark infested swimming pool. Betty Blue has hurt her knee, and Dirt Diver is hungry. Again. How can he take out the enemy with nothing in his tummy? And no-one seems to remember what the MISSION is.

But Betty Blue is crying

Foraging for food is all very well, but who invited the mouse? Betty Blue is crying because she has no plate or cup, and the Snakedoctor doesn’t like cherry tomatoes. Could this night be any more challenging? Luckily there’s a pool to cool everyone down, but wait…it’s closing time. But it’s only 6pm! The professionals never have to deal with situations like this.

Pod ‘I spy’ will have to do. But there’s nothing in the pod apart from a floor. “Don’t say ‘F’ again, please.” Pod midnight feasts will bring much needed energy. But hang on…The Colonel hid the supply of Kinder Eggs in the forest and they’ve fallen down a crevice. The eggs that is, not the troops. Pray the mouse doesn’t find them first and nibble at the creamy double chocolate shell. Anyway, where is the colonel? Oh no, he’s in the bar.

A new leader is found; 8 years old and ready for anything. Actually, he’s only fit for a sleep. No! They can’t go to sleep! They haven’t found out what P.O.D. means yet?

‘People Off duty?’ No, that’s not what pod means. Wake up. Wake up! Snake Doctor needs to rub away the sleep dust and rally the men. Morning is on its way, and the pod will self destruct. That’s after breakfast in the woods, which of course, they have to find. Along with the party bags. What no party bags? Next time we’re going to Macdonalds.

About the author

Stuart Wickes

Stuart's the adventure addict half of the team, always trying to persuade the family to get out, do more, go further. As co-founder and co-director he handles the business, creative, design, technical and publishing aspects of the project. He is our chief photographer and videographer. With training as a professional learning and development consultant. an engineer and musician, his contribution is eclectic and unpredictable!

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