We just got back from the Carnival Legend on March 12th so here is some feedback from my kids 81/2 boy and 51/2 year old girl. Once the kids get to know some friends in camp they always ate dinner with the group rather than the parents which was nice for us as we enjoy a nice dinner.
The coketail party in the disco was one fo the highlights along with the closing beach party in the disco.
My 8 1/2 year old enjoyed camp carnival. They did a lot of variety of things. I have the Camp Camp Carnival schedules but here are some highlights. His list of favourite things were playstation, sand art, movies, slumber party, the hunt for friendship Freddy. They also had ballon volleyball!
He also really liked the 2 storey water slide on the Legend.
In terms of moving up, they don't usually do this but talk to the Camp Director and they may help.
One thing my kids really enjoyed was purchasing a horse (horse head on a wooden pole) at the horse race and decorating it and taking it with you everywhere you go for a week! Bring some decorations with you! (lei's, streamers???) You become the owner and race in the final race.
Be sure to take part in the family scavenger hunt. It was lots of fun and we won the famous ship on a stick!
If you have any other specific questions just email me.