Week 3 has ended, and all of the campers have left. Spirits were high during checkout, and it seemed that campers had a blast this week. Campers got a special treat when they got to sleep in on Thursday morning after staying up late for out Fourth of July night. On Independence Day, campers were treated to a picnic, eating hotdogs and hamburgers grilled by our summer director, John Guirey. Then, there was a small parade which campers made banners representing their cabins. Following the parade, we had a big “fair” up on our rec field, complete with a dunk tank, popcorn, a fortune teller, tug-of-war, and much, much more. Later, we played a little trick on our campers, enjoying some sparklers and small fountain fireworks. Then, much to their surprise, fireworks started shooting from a raft we put out at the end of our swimming area! Everyone “oohed and ahhed” as our display continued for about 20 minutes.
Thursday saw campers again learning many new things. In canoeing, campers got to take out the yak boards! Swimmers were also happy to see some of their favorite land games played in the water, like “Where’s my Tugboat” and Nuke ‘Em. Due to extreme heat, younger cabins had a blast playing with the slip n’ slide, squirt guns, and other water games up on the rec field. The day conclucded with our version of Woodstock- Daggettstock! Cabins practiced all week to put together a little dance to some popular music. Some of our staff even performed!
Friday is always a great dat at camp. Music was playing in lots of areas, and campers got a chance to relax and enjoy some beautiful weather. Whether on water or land, campers were full of laughs and smiles. With dock parties, beach parties, finishing up arts and crafts, a snake feeding, and much more, Friday’s are always busy here. They are also full of new memories, as new campers were initiated into the spirit of Daggett in our special ceremony. Campers left this morning having gained new friends, new memories, new experiances, and hopefully many new life skills that they can take back and use all year round.