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It’s All Happening!

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

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Hey all you folks!

The day is upon us! It’s finally arrival day! Campers are filtering in and it’s fantastic to see camp so full of energy once more.

Yesterday, all the counselors joined together for a post-lunch meeting to officially commence the second session. They read the letters we had written to ourselves at the beginning of the summer and began getting pumped for the upcoming weeks. They were even given an engraved superior skunk avoidance device (a flashlight)!

After that glorious beginning, all counselors (who were not chaperoning, of course) met with their co-counselors and began getting to know each other. They also started learning about the new campers in their cabins. In preparation for their arrival, they went over the schedules for the first few days of camp, planned cabin nights, and made bunk assignments.

Then, those counselors in the younger half learned who their AWACs were and got them all moved in! A friendly reminder for any folks who are new to camp… AWAC stands for “Awaiting Work As Counselor.” They are 14-15 year olds who serve as counselors-in-training in some of the younger half cabins. At meeting, the AWACs were introduced to the rest of the counselors. The intersessioners also rejoined the cabins!

Next, everyone had an incredible dinner early yesterday evening! Since the Dining Hall staff had the day off, three of our counselors spent the afternoon preparing our delicious feast of chicken, eggplant parm, rice pilaf, mac-n-cheese, and a scrumptious fudge dessert.

That left one major thing for everyone to do: get ready for today! Everyone made bunk tags, cubby tags, chore wheels, welcome signs, and more. Each cabin decided their theme and ran with it! Campers and counselors alike helped craft the signs and tags. Later in the evening, campers headed off to bed while some counselors remained to put the finishing touches on all the artwork. With all of it finished, counselors decorated the cabins and headed to bed.

This morning, our first risers were a lifeguard crew that was up to refresh their skills. After eating the perfect breakfast to start off the day – the classic eggs and potatoes – the lifeguards headed to the pool to go over CPR techniques and run through some drills. It was a lovely day to be in the water, since the weather is picture perfect.

Meanwhile, campers and their families started trickling in! The front yard is abuzz with excitement as campers reunite, meet new cabin-mates, and get introduced to their new counselors. The friendship bracelet string is out, and many a folk is hard at work on a bracelet. Some counselors and campers are playing a rousing game of frisbee. It’s finally camp again, and we couldn’t be happier!

There’ll be transportation updates on Facebook, so be sure to check in there!

Until later,

Lady of the Lake

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