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A Little Schvitz Never Stopped Us Here at HVC!

Saturday, July 5th, 2014
The twins of Hidden Valley!

The twins of Hidden Valley!

Hello, friends! Olive Oyl here with some news for you on this schvitzy morning. We’ve managed to stay warm and dry despite the wet weather, holding morning meeting in the dining hall after breakfast and having outdoor classes announce their rain plans for the day. If there was one thing that lifted our spirits this morning, it was the delicious breakfast feast that lay before us. There were English muffins, eggs, cheese, ham, and all the other fixings for a breakfast sandwich. If that wasn’t enough, there was also apple cinnamon oatmeal, homemade plum jam, and an array of fresh fruit like pineapple, banana, oranges, and melon.

Our weather guy’s trusty weather report predicts that most of the rain will let up by lunchtime, and things will only get less wet as the day progresses. Our evening program, the Under the “C” dance, will definitely still be on and now quite appropriate due to the amount of ocean-like puddles around camp. We’re making good use of the rain here, with puddle jumping during interest groups and a warm sauna waiting for those who take a dip in the pool. Also during interest groups will be discussion of candy drop conspiracy theories, with rumors flying (pun intended) as PDs sport their candy drop t-shirts and campers scheme about their own crazy candy drop plots.

Last night’s evening program, the staff talent show, was a wonderful success, with our MCs introducing acts as the U.S. President and his two secret service agents looking for acts for the presidential fourth of July celebration. They definitely had a lot of local talent to choose from- there was a lot of music, with Adam singing The Cheese Song, Ivan doing an acoustic version of Britney Spears, Olivia doing some oldies on guitar, Ada singing sweetly on ukulele, and of course our lovely PDs James and Mel with a lovely piano tune. We also had Steph play flute from Peter and the Wolf, and Elise showed off her special talent of talking without opening her mouth. We had Robin do a rap about Zombies and Ross looped his voice and beat-boxed. Some of our international counselors got in touch with their homeland roots, doing a dance and lip-syncing to the Spice Girls, while AnnaClaire did her amazing Marcel the Shell voice and George did an act as his altar ego, Sporty McGee. Our final act was a big group of counselors doing a choreographed dance to I’ll Make A Man Out of You from Mulan, which was an excellent way to wrap up an evening full of laughter and talent.

We’re super excited for the dance tonight, where there’ll of course be dancing, but also underwater-themed activities and games happening around the Rec Hall. Can’t wait!

Be sure to check out the main photo of all of the twins on camp (whether or not there twin is here at HVC)! Hilary was missing her buddy Seth, who was on a super secret mission at the time…candy drop anyone? But we do have PD twin thing going on with both Shannon and Hilary as twins. So cool to see everyone that’s a part of the special twin club.

Talk to you soon,

Olive

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