What a week this was! All of the staff couldn’t have asked for a better way to start the summer! Whether it was team-building on the adventure course or learning about all of the animals in our nature center, our campers certainly had a great time this week. Last night we finished of the week with some great Friday activities. In canoeing, “Tennis Ball Frenzy” is always a hit. Every Friday, Brandon and the rest of the canoeing staff hit some tennis balls into Walloon and have a little friendly competition to see who can collect the most tennis balls in yaks and canoes. Many campers got over 50 tennis balls! Of course, you can’t end the week in the swimming area without a beach party, complete with music, dancing, beach toys, and of course some swimming. While the water has certainly been a bit chilly, it is great to see many campers brave the cold and have a blast in swimming.
Always a big hit is our weekly initiation at the end of the day on Friday. This special time sees some awards given out, some silly things done, and lots of memories made. Counselors and campers reflect on many of the events of the week, and it is always a treat to hear stories of how cabins have come together and bonded through the many activities that we have. This carries over to Saturday mornings, which are filled with hugs, address exchanges, and good-byes (although “See you next summer” is heard even more).
While for some a week at Camp Daggett has just finished, we hope you hold with you the Spirit of Daggett with you as you finish the summer and begin a new year of school. Most importantly, we hope you spread our motto of “The Other Fellow First,” and diaplay it everyday.