KSC Bonaire Parent Poems

Bonaire Kids Sea Camp family dive Adventures.  for kids and families that love to dive and travel and learn about the sea.  Come travel with Margo Peyton and boost your creativity.

     By Cambell Robinson

 

Beautiful    Ocean

Neve rending fun

Anomie Incredible  Reefs Eels

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By: Holt Robinson & Ann Enright

Rogest transformed a tree

To a moose to an evil piece of broccoli.

Cambells scuba skills morphed from

Hesitation to utter elation and now

A prospect for the next Scuba-opoly

 

Connor and Jack made Kids Sea Camp

Week 2 complete with C-cards

Teen diving and now respectful

Stewards of the Blue

 

Ann and Holt well we had a blast

Great Buddy Dives and out kids

Certified divers at last.

 

Another wonderful weeks come and gone

New friends, our kids and divers one

May your year be good and full of joy

We’ll see you again on our next Sea Camp Ahoy 

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By:Stephanie Van Zandt

 

Swirls of pink and purple litter the evening sky

A majestic schooner silently sails by

Stars peek out over Brandaris Hill

The day time chatter of songbirds goes still

The magic  of dusk in Bonaire  gives a happy sigh.  

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By: The Carney’s

From many a region, rare and creed

Waving but one flag-we’ve all agreed

 

A textile of red with one white sash

Kids Sea Camp is on, so quick lets dash

 

Book the airfare, pack the gear

It’s time for the highlight of our year

 

Leave at home the trials of every day

Grab the kids and lets go play

 

New friends and memories to be made

And of course the sea life on parade!

 

Sadly the week must come to a close

Where to next? Ask Margo-she knows          

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By: Rob Parker

This year we decided to go to Bonaire

To swim in the salt & breathe fresh air-

Kids Sea Camp is filled with wonderful treasures

Time spent with you is one of our greatest pleasure

The dives we do are so much fun

When bedtime comes, teens are still on the run

This week as always it comes too soon

Next year we’ll do it again, starting June?            

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Sung to Jingle Bells By: Wakely Family

 

Chorus

Kids Sea Camp, Kids Sea camp

We’re having heaps of fun

We love to dive

And we love to swim

And we love to sit in the sun

 

Kids Sea Camp. Kids Sea camp

Buddy Dive is number one

The staff are great

The food is fab

If you can just put up with Ron (and in truth we all love Ron(

 

Verse one

Diving in Bonaire

A frog fish is quite rare

Turtles are a plenty

I’ve counted more than twenty

Pat dives without a mask

Cindy without a suit

Bob’s booties are falling off

US Queen dives are so tough.

 

Verse two

 

Shopping in Bonaire

Can give you quite a scare

You’re wondering if it fits

Boy! That mannequin has got big….bits!

Our Masks to Pat for candy

They’ve come in pretty handy

Bonaire above & Bonaire below

Has made our  bits quite sandy.   

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Dear Ron  By: Robert Sherman

Thank-you for the wonderful week, I will miss you, Love, Nicolas

 

There once was a family that went to Bonaire

Whose fantastic tale was beyond compare

 

It started on Sunday and lasted six days

Filled with eating & sleeping & all kinds of play

 

The divers they came, by boat and from shore

To see all the coral & critters galore

 

They saw corals of Elkhorn, Pillar and Fire

The giant brain specimens left them inspired

 

They saw sponges like barrels, long tubes, and some vases

The purple-tipped anemones lit up their faces

 

The critters they spotted were big and so small

As they drifted on current along the reef wall

 

Trunkfish & parrots, the angel fish queen

In every direction could always be seen

 

Grunts of all types, and don’t forget snapper

In black and white stripes, the drums do look dapper

 

The octopus and tarpon hunting at night

The jellies at dockside causing a fright

 

The eagle ray foraging deep in the sand

A school of trumpet fish strikes up the band

 

Now all was not happy, they did     the day

When photos of frogfish, turtles and ray

Were mistakenly erased from the flashcard Wednesday

 

But all was not lost, there was more diving to do

They saw another frogfish and , and not one seahorse but two.

 

Yes these were the memories of Mom and of Dad

While the kids had their own plan for fun to be had

 

They dove and they snorkeled and played in the pool

Kayaks and blow carts were also so cool

 

After painting with Ron, off went lads and lasses

To drive to the place where they save Bonaire’s asses

 

The time went so quickly, the days were a blast

If only they knew how to make it all last

So it’s off to Grand Cayman in two-thousand ten

Another Kids Sea Camp, let’s do it again             

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By: Ann Enright

Ron, thank-you so much for sharing your many gifts with our

Children this week in Bonaire, including your passion, humor

Leadership, motivation and amazing artistic talent! You were not only

The glue that bonded our group this week, but also the sunshine that

Brightened our day.. you were our moon as well, and closed each day

With your calming touch. You made KSC extra special and you were like

An octopus this week, wearing 8 hats and multitasking like no one can duplicate!

          

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By:  Morgan Tapperro

To the Tune of we will rock you

 

(stomp stomp clap stomp stomp clap )

 

Sassy’s Seal’s, Jr open water certified

Kids and all the others, scuba diving,

Snorkeling, swimming and all, all were

Guna di is have a ball, singing we will

We will dive, what, dive, yeah, we will

We will dive, what dive, yeah

GO KIDS SEA CAMP!!!           

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By Families: Rivera & Triano

 

I was asked to write a poem about something dear that hits home

I am writing about Kids Sea camp, where 90% of the time my pants were damp

 

So here we go, roses are red, violets are blue, oh wait

That’s what you told me not to do

 

So instead, I will write about the Jersey crew

Where scandals are not new

 

You may think that we are all corrupt, but truth be told

We just like to have fun and drink up

 

Felix with the Chivas, Hector with the rum & coke

And poor Madeline trying to drag them away from the bar

That ain’t no joke

 

Maria with her beautiful girls trying to maintain curfew

But the girls had a different view

 

Her daily sightings was our children’s nervous faces

Admitting that their gear was in unknown places

As you know KSC is about reuniting with old friends,

And that we have done, meeting new friends, which we hope to see at

The next one.                      

                  

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By Hannah & Dave Mummey & Sue Schindale

 

Poem is to be read in the spirit of the Competition

Free month @ Buddy Dive for the best poem of family

Bringing pet hamster

 

“EST”

We are on a quest

To find words that

Rhyme with Rogest

 

We’ll do our best

And after all it is not a test

 

We’re here to rest, but this exercise gives us

Something besides food to digest

 

We hope the prize

Was not in-jest

Because our pet hamster has built a nest in rm 512

At Buddy Dive –est.

 

Hammy is not a pest

But he refuses to go

Back home in the west.

 

Here is his request

One additional month as a

Guest of Rogest    

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By: Tamara Matheny

 

A Bonaire Haiku

 

Happiest when wet

Bright fish, blue water surrounds

Breath deep and stay down                    

 

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By: Sam Matheny

 

In over my head

But safe just he same

 

Deeper still

Just my heart to blame

 

Skin is so brown

Water is bluer here

 

Sun rays bathe us

Reflections beyond compare

 

Can I not, do I dare

 

The cylinders last sigh

A longing breath

 

In over my head

But not my heart

 

Let’s go down again       

 

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Ty Matheny

Deep in the ocean

There’s a whole lot to see

Deep in the ocean

Is where you should be.

 

There’s fish and  coral and tons of other things

 

Deep in the ocean

There’s an adventure to see.          

 

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Bon-Haiku

By: Martin & Marilyn Wolff

 

Wet children growing

Neoprene, acrylic paint

Ocean breezes call            

 

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