We spent the afternoon of Sunday, 19th February, with plenty of children even as we rekindled the inner child of each of us. The inaugural edition of Camp Kido saw families with their kids and furry friends in tow joining us for an activity-filled session of play, exploration, and discovery.

There were workshop stations going on throughout the day; kids got their hand dirty and they made nature bracelets and painted rocks. They also created their own masks, with the help of our friends from local label Mash-Up, who put their penchant for DIY craft techniques and eye for offbeat, street-inspired designs to good use. Other children got themselves a little makeover, courtesy of our face painting and hair braiding booth by Sacred Kleur.

Outside, the Street Party section was the place you wanted to be to engage in some fun games and make new friends. Besides playing hop scotch, skipping rope, or doing the hula with hoops, rounds of Twister got everyone coming together and getting all tangled up. Dance sessions throughout the afternoon, conducted by Brittany from Hutton Movement, also had children busting out their best moves and learning a new step or two.

The Blanket Fort proved a hit with both the young and old, as parents and their kids settled under the patchwork-ed shelter as they listened, enchanted, to stories accompanied by the rhythmic strumming of a ukulele

As the kids got their share of fun, the grown-ups were kept entertained by platters of hearty roasts and plenty of booze, making for a truly lazy Sunday afternoon for all.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the first edition of Camp Kido, and for making the event such an enjoyable affair. The next Camp Kido will be held in April, for Easter, and we hope to see you all there again!

P.S. If you’re coming by to Camp Kilo on an ordinary day, there’s still fun to be enjoyed. Be a good sport: partner up and play beer pong. or try your hand at the cornhole toss.