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Traveling Through Time, Going for a Dip, and All the Photos to Prove it!

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen and all those in between! Special reporter Olive Oyl here with loads of news and pictures for you on this beautiful sunny day!

First things first, we had an awesome electives night, with the schvitz letting up just in time for us to do all of our regularly scheduled activities. There were the classics, like capture the flag, pizza oven, baking cookies, and light painting (be sure to check out the photos). Plus some old HVC quirky favorites like destroy the Nalgene, Peter’s forbidden tour, and the spontaneous parade. There was also pool games, nature drawing, a scavenger hunt, and making pendants in glass fusing. All in all it was a wonderfully diverse and fun night that ended with the whole crew gathering in the Rec Hall for some singing. We did brown squirrel, my dog bean, and ended the night with the Farthest Field with some help from Meg. We then made our way to bed and enjoyed a little sleep-in this morning on this fine Trip & Lazy Day.

The younger half was up bright and early for their lake trip, leaving after breakfast and arriving back at camp this afternoon. The younger half enjoyed swimming, soccer, the playground, and a ukulele jam session down at the lake. They munched on a delicious picnic lunch before heading back to camp for ice cream and rest period and cabin clean in their bunks. All cabins got visited by our fantastically strange cabin inspectors this afternoon and the results of dirtiest, cleanest, scariest, silliest, and everything in between cabins will soon be revealed at evening meeting.

The older half enjoyed a laid-back day on camp with a late sleep-in, breakfast, and a cabin clean in the morning. We then gathered together for Time Travel day, which featured creating mini time capsules, name that tune, caveman survival, and futuristic block printing. We then had a delicious lunch on camp and had a nice relaxing rest period in the afternoon before heading off to pool activities for some swimming, friendship bracelets, reading, card games, and some R&R before evening meeting and dinner.

Tonight younger and older half will be reunited once again and we’ll enjoy our lazy day dinner of Mexican or Pizza night…TBD! We’ll then enjoy a spectacular evening of music with the Half Moon Jug Band, an HVC tradition.

Plus…here’s a little community update! The crew did an escape room (prison themed, check out the amazing photos) the other day and had a blast. Today they went on a sea-kayaking trip, which looked like tons of fun. The group is back at Blodgett enjoying a home-cooked meal this evening.

Well, that’s all for now, friends. There are two galleries today because of all the photos we have to share! The first one is of today’s time on camp during Time Travel Day and the trip to Lake St. George in the morning. The second one is electives from last night, community on their trips, and some oddballs. Enjoy it all!

Lovingly,

Olive

Photos part one (Time Travel Day, pool activities, and Lake St. George):

Photos part two (electives & community):

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