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The Staff’s Got Talent and the Campers Have Candy!

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Hi there, candy lovers! Alleycat here with the latest scoop.

After a sweet surprise of an appetizer, dinner groups enjoyed burgers/veggie burgers and french fries for dinner! And for desert, a five spice cake. Mmm! Since the candy drop was on the same day as junk food day, all of camp will enjoy their sweet ice cream sundae treat tonight instead. Rivers of caramel, hot fudge, strawberry sauce, sprinkles, whipped cream, and cherries are forthcoming.

Last night’s evening program was the ever-amazing staff talent show. The counselors and AWACs showcased their incredible skills. Acts ranged from playing the clarinet, guitar, piano, singing, dancing, demonstrating how animals eat, a silly story, an interpretive dance with a mask, and more!

And how could I forget?! Happy Jake day, everyone! Cabin groups were recorded saying their cabin cheer and names as well as had their lovely photographs taken. These cheers will be included in the HVC DVD that will arrive to campers in the wintertime.

Tomorrow is our 2nd lazy day and it is the laziest of all: Pajama day! Everyone will wake up a little later, dressed to impress in their finest PJs, and they will also have the opportunity to sign up for their second round of classes. This time around there will be a wider variety of mini classes, which means campers will be able to sign up for two four day classes in one period. For 2nd period, campers can have sock monkeys for 4 days and then switch to pottery for the last 4 days, for instance.

The older half will take a journey to the Bangor State fair. Since the younger half went to the beach last time, they will stay on camp and participate in a riveting Under the Sea day! There will be plenty of fun water activities, then everyone will reunite after dinner and watch a film in the Rec Hall!

Before I go, here is another Alive update for you:

Last night, Alive broke into groups and explained the context of certain scenes from Shakespearean plays. They went in-depth about iambic pentameter. Once they rehearsed a bit, they then performed for the group. The plays featured were: Hamlet, King Henry V, Taming of the Shrew (which they are going on a trip to see performed today), Macbeth, The Tempest, Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Much Ado About Nothing.

As for our teen apprentices, they went off camp last night to see 20 Feet from Stardom, which is a documentary about back-up singers, then they got ice cream at the Cool Spot. Once at Blodgett, they broke out the hair chalk and got crafty. The stars were especially wonderful and the kitten Sirius purred in approval.

That’s about all for today, folks. Here are some photos and podcasts:


Forever yours,

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