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Opening Night Skits and Staying Alive!

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

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Hello, one and all! Olive Oyl here with your final Arrival Day update!

Well, first off, we’ve all arrived safe and sound and just in time for a delicious dinner of fried chicken, green beans, potatoes, salad, and carrot cake! Yum! Once the New York buses rolled in we gathered for evening meeting where the Program Directorss introduced themselves, as they were all pulled from their summer vacations to go through PD bootcamp! I’m happy to report that they made it through and are ready for another amazing session here at HVC!

We then gathered in the Rec Hall for opening night skits, where two detectives and a femme fatale led us through the variety of classes that HVC has to offer in a film noire style, with monologues and cued music included. We learned all about the animal, arts, music, sports, and cooking classes…plus so many more that are too creative to fit into categories! Tomorrow we’ll have a chance to sign up for all of these awesome activities, plus go for a dip in lake for our swim evals, get our heads checked at the health lodge, and get a tour of camp. It will be a busy day, but also full of plenty of time to unpack, settle in, and get to know our cabin mates for the next month.

It’s time to introduce our daily segment called “Staying Alive,” where we update you on all the Alive happenings. The Alive Program is a teen arts programs for fourteen to sixteen year olds that offers advanced classes in studio art, creative writing, music, and theater. For their first evening program tonight the group did Big Circle Night, where each person answered a few quirky, yet revealing questions (like Where’s Waldo? and What’s your favorite piece of art?) that they then anonymously folded up and were read out loud by another person. It’s an really cool way to get to know one another and bond as a group.

Stay tuned for Adventure Tuesdays, which will be our HVA updates on that marvelous day of the week.

That’s all for now…more to come tomorrow with Orientation Day fun!

Au revoir,

Olive

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