Week seven has started, and it already seems like it is going to be a great week! After the arrival of all the new campers, we got the week started right away with some meetings and introductions. Campers learned all about various things that they would do during the week, including our famous Polar Bear and Early Morning Rec clubs. These two activities see campers waking up extra early to take a dip in the lake or play some sports! After a delicious dinner of rosemary chicken, campers went on a quick tour to all of the areas around camp. Everyone also was excited to participate in our night activity- Mr. and Mrs. Daggett. This “pageant” had campers dress up their counselors and helping them make a talent. It was quite interesting to see some of the many personas that campers came up with for their counselors. In the end, Nicola and Paul were our campers- representing the Blackfeet and Hurons cabins respectively.
There is plenty more in store for this week. Tonight will see a brand new night activity brought to us by our Health Director Lindsey. Her activity is “Pure Michigan Night,” a while evening dedicated to celebrating all that Michigan has to offer. With trivia, pontoon rides, copper mining, car mining, baseball and much more, campers will delight in learning some fun facts about our wonderful state, as well as having fun in the many activities. The week will continue as campers learn many new things in our areas. Campers will hopefully experience many new things, as well as participating in some classic camp activities. Certainly a highlight of the week is the oldest cabin’s, Crow and Huron, trip to adventure this evening. There, they will hone their team working skills, as well as challenge themselves as they participate in our high and low ropes courses.
Also of note is today’s lunch. While we will be having some wonderful Michigan foods (today is Coney Dogs), today’s lunch will be a special treat for our counselors. This lunch, we will be having our counselor appreciation day. Our area directors worked hard to decorate Mac Hall with signs and cards for our counselors, who will be dining on some pizza that we have ordered for them. It is important to note that this group of people form the heart and soul of Camp Daggett. Without the hard work and dedication that the counselors put into each and every moment of every day, none of our campers would have nearly as much fun, or form as many memories, as they do. Be sure to extend your thanks and appreciation to this amazing group of young people.
As there is much more to be done this week, be sure to check back in on this blog to find out just some of what we will be doing.