Happy Aloha Tuesday!
It is I, Luna Bug, back with more news. Although it has only been 12 hours since I last posted, naturally, because this is HVC, there is tons more news to tell you all about. Although I want to talk about last night’s candy sorting some more, let’s first back it up to yesterday’s Cabin Nights because they were super fun. After the first full day of classes of the session, a cabin night was the perfect way to end the day. Here’s what everyone got up to:
LCH went for a tractor ride to the end of the world
Loons did some wizardry with Coke and Mentos, and made s’mores
Avalon had a scavenger hunt which lead them to s’mores
Chateau Fiasco swam in the lake, hopped in the sauna, and made s’mores
Wombles made glass pendants
Down Under had a ballon party
Paquatahnee made dessert pizza and shrinky dinks
Gimme Shelter baked stick bread over a fire and played games
Shangri-La made projects in the pottery studio
Treasure Island took a terrarium hike and did skittles questions
Atlantis swam in the lake, made s’mores, and camped out in the lake pavilion
French 1/4 made s’mores and a cabin flag by dropping paint filled balloons from the tree house
Wabanaki made buttons and did M&M questions
Camelot did tie-dye
Valhalla made pizza and had a whacky photoshoot
Forbidden Planet had a special dinner and played games
Halley’s Comet had a birthday party!
Taj Mahal got ice cream in Belfast and hung out by the water
Alive had a “who’s line is it anyway” night (improv games!)
Oh, what a night! It was so fun walking around camp and smelling all the fires going in the fire pits, and hearing the voices from all the different pockets of camp. There are tons of photos below from each of the cabins so make sure to check it out.
This morning on the walk to breakfast everyone could spot it in the distance, glimmering as if a mirage: the candy wrappers hanging outside of the AWAC shack. Although I broke the news to folks at home last night, the sight of the candy wrappers this morning was the first whisper of the mysterious but guaranteed future candy drop.
Cabins were abuzz with talk of the candy drop, but the moment we entered the dining hall we had something NEW and potentially more exciting to discuss- WAFFLES! Everybody got a waffle, and loaded it up with whipped cream and homemade strawberry sauce. Yum!
The high from the waffles carried us straight into morning meeting, where we discussed the brewing Candy Drop conspiracies. Some said that it would happen in two days, some said that it would be on “Wednesday, my dudes,” and one person even said that it was yesterday! We’ll get back to you all with more conspiracies, later. It was particularly awesome when we lined up all the former AWACs who were still at camp as counselors or PDs who had sorted Candy Drop Candy in years past. There was at least one person for every year between 2005 to 2017! That is a whole lot of former AWACs who just can’t seem to leave this place! Maybe there was something in the candy casting a spell on us…
With plenty of topics to fuel our midday water
cooler fountain talk, we’re all off to our various parts of camp for the second day of classes. The temperatures are a bit lower today (Gotta love Maine summers!) so everyone has on their finest sweaters and 5 year vests, with a Hawaiian shirt or two hidden underneath cause, you know, gotta support Aloha Tuesday!
Tonight is Llamapalooza, or Meg’s Rodeo, as some like to call it. Don’t know what Llamapalooza means? Check back in with us tomorrow and we’ll help explain it to you!
Have a fantastic day!