Monthly Archives: July 2015


Friday, July 31st, 2015



We sat down to a normal Evening Meeting, like on any other day. But at the first sign of an airplane flying low over the Red Barn, campers and counselors and AWACs alike BURST from their calm, seated positions and BOOKED IT to the soccer field, where we all awaited the plane’s return with bated breath and open pillow cases! Cat Nap and I were both there, and let us tell you, the energy was running HIGH!! It. Was. Awesome. We’ll have more photos to share with you tomorrow, but here are just a few for now!!

We’re off to check out what our cabins collected!! Who said animals can’t eat chocolate??

Chirp, Hum, Meow,

Humming Bird and Cat Nap

Dancing and Busting Myths and Superheroes and more!

Friday, July 31st, 2015


Good moooooooooorning!! What a beautiful day to continue with our classes! But I hear there’s a chance of schvitz… CANDY SCHVITZ!!! The Official Humming Bird Cat Nap Candy Drop Probability O’Meter is beeping OFF THE CHARTS today, with a predicted probability of 95.44%!! Cat Nap and I, Humming Bird, are reading our pillowcases for the showers, because it’s always important to be prepared!!

Last night we had the Half Moon Jug Band here to perform for us at camp!! They played their classics, like The Cat Came Back, Get Back to my Baby, and– a personal favorite of Cat Nap’s and mine– TUNA NOODLE!! We danced our furry tails off to that one! It was a super duper fun night and we all tired ourselves out for a fabulous night’s sleep, in order to have TONS of energy today for our classes!!

We’ve got lots of pictures for you of the Half Moon Jug Band’s show last night, in addition to some pictures of Myth Busters Day!! Check them out below!!

And tune back in tomorrow for updates on tonight’s evening program: THE HEROS AND VILLAINS DANCE!! All of Hidden Valley’s baddest villains and most valiant superheroes will reveal their secret identities at this SUPER dance! (Hehehehe, geddit??) We’ll have pictures for you tomorrow, so check back in!!

We’re off to iron our capes!

Chirp, Hum, Meow,

Humming Bird and Cat Nap

Myths and Beaches and Wonderful Shows!!

Thursday, July 30th, 2015


Greetings, friends! Humming Bird here with updates on this lazy, lazy day!!

The younger half enjoyed a beautiful day at the beach! It was a little foggy when we first arrived, but the sand was soft and perfect for making sandcastles, and the water was cool and refreshing!! We made sandwiches on the beach, and then came on back to camp for ICE CREAM!!! Now the younger half is busy cleaning their cabins, in preparation for cabin inspections!! Check out some awesome pictures of our tremendous beach trip below!!

Meanwhile, the older half stayed on camp today for Myth Busters Day!! We had some super cool myths to bust, like the myth that you can tether a ball in just one punch! Or the myth that Dexter the pig can’t smile! We also tested the myth that mentos will not explode when placed in any soda other than Diet Coke, the fable that there are sharks in our lake (there aren’t) and the ever relevant myth that Jack and Rose could both have fit on that door in Titanic! Some of our myths were tested in our beautiful lake, while others were debunked or confirmed in the backyard!! It was a wonderful day, full of scientific experimentation! Unfortunately the negatives of our photos are being used in another experiment at the moment, so I don’t have them here to show you. But I will be sure to post them tomorrow!!

Tonight we have a super exciting evening program! THE HALF MOON JUG BAND IS HERE AT CAMP AND THEY’RE GOING TO GIVE US OUR OWN CONCERT!! They’re a great, high energy group that sings classic songs like The Cat Came Back, and Tuna Noodle!! I’m sure looking forward to a rolicking good time of dancing around to their lively music! And I hear some campers are even going to perform with them…. Tune in tomorrow for some pictures of the show!!

I look forward to reporting on the Half Moon Jug Band tomorrow, but for now I have a myth of my own to confirm… that birds can eat infinite ice cream with limited negative side effects!! Wish me luck!!

Humming along,

Humming Bird



Wednesday, July 29th, 2015


Hello, folks! Humming Bird here with a late night post about our AWESOME electives night tonight!! Once again, the schvitz couldn’t keep us down here at HVC, and we enjoyed some really fun activities tonight!!

Of course we had a wild game of Capture the Flag!! No one can be sure of exactly who won, who lost, and who cheated, but we know for a fact that everybody had fun!!

Peter did his infamous Forbidden Hidden Valley Tour, where he took 10 campers around the areas of camp where campers usually aren’t allowed to go, including the Dining Hall roof! Check out pictures. In the middle of our Electives program a fire alarm went off in the dining hall. Though thankfully there was no fire, the fire department still came to investigate, and Peter’s tour got to hang out with the fire fighters for a little bit! How neat!!

We had baking in the barn, a slip ‘n slide, and puddle jumping that turned into puddle swimming in the enormous new puddles that our schvitz provided! In a similar vein, we had a British Pool Party with our lifeguards from across the pond, and we even had some campers swimming in the lake! There was a travelling dance party, s’mores pizza, and Quidditch! People were doing splatter painting, having a jam session, playing cards, and there was a fairly epic game of sardines!! We THINK we found all the campers… (don’t worry, Mom and Dad, all of our campers are in bed and accounted for on camp!!)

It was a really sensational night, and now everybody is tucked into bed and sleeping tight before our super fun trip lazy day tomorrow!! Younger half will be travelling to the beach, while the older half holds down the fort here on camp with Myth Busters day!!

Tune back in tomorrow to hear all about it, in addition to seeing some pictures of Electives that missed this post!

I’m off to get some shut-eye!!

Chirp, chirp!

Humming Bird

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