Well another great week has started here at Camp Daggett. We have a ton of great activities lined up for this week, including tonight’s “Star Trek” night, a battle of Gettysburg, Holiday Night, and “Up” night. Campers have also been having a great time in all of our areas, both on land and on water. Even though it only really got started at 5:00 pm, Sunday night was full of activities. After check in a some quick meetings, campers got their first introduction to camp’s great food. This was followed by some quick tours of the different areas and then our “Counselor Hunt,” where campers tried to figure out some interesting facts about all our staff.
Monday had campers first going to all of the areas. It was certainly a welcome relief for some to get in Walloon Lake and cool of for a bit in swimming, sailing, and canoeing. On land, campers had a blast painting some birdhouses in arts and crafts, playing nature games with Stacy, and playing soccer in rec. Almost every camper participated in Free Water and Free Land, choosing whichever areas they wanted to go to. Of course, the night ended with our “Star Trek” night activity, put on by Sara our swimming director. For this night, campers rotated around different stations to help “Kirk” rescue Starfleet from “Kahn.” They did this by playing dodge ball (to test agility) and “Where’s my Spaceship,” and by doing a few strategy and problem solving games. At the end of the night, the new recruits won by figuring out the secret phrase (the title of this post) and forced Kirk and his minions into Walloon Lake.
Some cabins did not get to participate in our night. The oldest cabins participated in our Adventure program. This programs allows older campers a chance to further develop their leadership and teamwork goals. Starting off with some ice breakers and name games, campers transition into our low ropes course where team building is highly emphasized. After low ropes campers do high ropes, where participants learn “Challenge by Choice,” and help support each other and form new bonds.
Thanks so much for the update! As a mom of a first time camper, we are excited to hear about all of the fun our son is having! We’re hoping for good weather for all of you.