It is hard to believe that the week is already half way over! It is wonderful how much we are able to squeeze into just three short days. On the waterfront and on land, our campers sure have been busy. This includes not just all of our daily activities, but also out camp-outs. Many campers look forward all week to their camp-out. For this night, each brother/sister cabin pair will go to a different spot to spend the night at. After a short hike (or canoe ride for the oldest 2 cabins), campers cook food over the fire, tell stories and play games, and of course make S’Mores. For the night, cabins are replaced with tents, and campers bond together during their night in the wilderness. While they may be a little tired in the AM, most campers come away from a camp-out with a new sense of adventure and comrade.
Of course, camp is still quite active while camp-outs are out. Night activities, early morning activities, clean cabin and caper, and even our fishing club are in full swing. Campers got a dose of the holiday spirit during our “Holiday Night” on Tuesday, rotating through many different holidays. This including cookie decorating for Christmas, a blind folded Easter egg hunt, a sand castle building contest, and even a haunted house. Wednesday had campers doing many new things in areas, including the popular “Wobbly Wednesday” in canoeing. In class, campers learned how to flip their canoes (as well as avoid doing so) and then learn to empty them of water and turn them the right way. This is an invaluable skill, especially for those cabins which go on a water trip for their camp-out. Wednesday night saw “Up” night, based on the popular movie. Many favorite characters were there, including Russell, Charles Munz, Carl, and even Dug. Campers got a chance to chase the Snipe, hunt down some chocolate, and even have a melon eating contest. In the end, the cabin which collected the most beans chose a special snack first, although every cabin eventually got a chance to pick a snack.