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A Very Special Teen Update!

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

 

HVA back just in time for Fair Day!

HVA back just in time for Fair Day!

Statues come to life!

Statues come to life!

Howdy, folks! Olive Oyl here with an extra special teen update on this beautiful Fair Day morning!

We had an amazing evening last night with the Alive! show! The show was created entirely from scratch and the campers have been working on it all summer. The concept was a museum brought to life, where the story followed four students working on a school project in a museum who ended up in the “restricted” area of the museum. This restricted area contained art works brought to life, like moving sculptures and living portraits. The students lost one of their friends to the restricted area, so throughout the show they were journeying throughout the spooky museum in hopes of finding their lost comrade. They ran into many characters along the way, like a band that was stuck playing only two songs and who were yearning to be free. There were also the two jesters, both claiming to offer help, but one actually trying to get the students into trouble, as they posed riddles and stumped the students. The finally brought back their friend with the help of a living Lichtenstein  portrait, who had the power to bring drawings to life. Unfortunately, one of the students also drew a demon, who was brought to life, but then thankfully erased and no longer in the living world. With their lost friend returned to safety, the students headed to school the next day to hand in their assignments. What a whirlwind! Not only was the story captivating, but the sets were unbelievable. There were famous art pieces all around and human statues on pedestals as we filed into the Rec Hall. There were giant picture frames for the band and the other characters throughout the show. The music was unbelievable and the acting was excellent. All aspects of the show were truly superb. It’s so impressive that everything from the original idea, to the costumes, and the makeup, where all created by the Alive campers. We’re so proud and can’t wait to see all of their other incredible work in the art show today!

Our other teen program, HVA, have also been busy! They just got back this morning from their trip to Canada, where they stayed in Jacques Cartier National Park. There, they enjoyed a day hike and made a trip to a waterfall. After that, they spent lots of time exploring Quebec, which I’ve been told was really fun. They ate plenty of junk food and tried their best to communicate in French (although most of the time it didn’t really work). Quebec was a change of pace for the Adventure campers, who are used to living in the woods. After Canada, the group headed off to Adventure Bound, where they were greeted with good food, cabins, a hot tub, and real beds. How luxurious! They then took off rafting, which was an overnight trip through the white waters of Maine and was constant fun. Next was rock climbing, which was challenging, but rewarding. They climbed up cracks, overhands, and steep cliff faces. They were able to belay each other and then repel down a cliff. As a camper recalls, it was terrifying, but fun. Now the whole gang is back just in time for Fair Day, what an awesome way to end their time at camp!

That’s all for our super amazing teens! They can all inspire us to be more alive and adventurous! Check back later for pictures from yesterday’s lazy, plus all the Fair Day details!

Lots of Love,
Olive

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