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HVC Olympics

Friday, July 30th, 2021

Sadie here reporting on our Olympic-filled lazy day yesterday!

Here at HVC, we celebrated the spirit of the Tokyo Olympics by putting it on with our own llama twist. 

The HVC games included many cool games like naming categories, bouncing ping pong balls into buckets, balancing books on your head, and tossing frisbees onto plates. Meanwhile, in Deer Meadows Field our older half (Bermuda Triangle, Forbidden Planet, Shangri La, Fiddler’s Green, Haley’s Comet, Taj Mahal) were throwing rings onto bowling pins and participated in a soccer ball obstacle course. After running around the Olympics we cooled down with some pool activities.

And of course…no Olympics is complete without a closing day concert! The talented Kim and Reggie came to perform some camp classics like “Turn the World Around” and “High Over the Hudson”. Our amazing teen program, Alive, even came up on stage to help them sing. It was a great way to end this amazing lazy day!

Be sure to peep the photos of HVC’s Olympics and Kim and Reggie below.

Till next time,

Sadie the Llama






Thursday, July 29th, 2021

Hello world, Sadie here!

Reporting in on this wonderful lazy lazy day to catch you up on all things llama and all things palooza!

Last night, after a lovely meal of stir-fry, dumplings (& fortune cookies!) we all headed to different areas of camp for the world-renowned, wacky, wonderful LLAMAPALOOZA! In Deer Meadows field, the Older Half cabins (Bermuda Triangle, Forbidden Planet, Shangri-La, Fiddler’s Green, Haley’s Comet and Taj Mahal) and the Middle Half cabins (Gimmie Shelter, Paquatahnee, Camelot and Valhalla) got silly with blind llama sculpting and a water balloon toss. There was also dizzy bat, where you spin around a few times and then race with a cup of water on your head! Finishing up the rotation was the famous booty bounce, tic tac toe with frisbees, and the elephant march (check out the pictures below). Everyone was showing off amazing Llamapalooza skills!

Meanwhile, in the backyard, the Younger Half cabins (Loons, Avalon, Wombles and French Quarter), also played rounds of dizzy bat, blind clay sculpting, water ballon toss, and the elephant march. They finished it off with an epic game of counselor ninja, and Liam (in Avalon) came out on top!

I’ll report back with all the lazy day deets tomorrow!

Signing off,

Sadie the Llama


First Day of Classes…Hooray!

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

Sadie here once again!

After dinner last night every cabin enjoyed each other’s company, relaxing and watching a movie. Boy did it feel great jumping into this new calm and it sure did feel wonderful! Camp is all about the people (or the llamas) and our relationships with each other. I can’t tell you how good it felt to see their friendships back in action!

What a gorgeous day at HVC to kickstart our classes. Today we woke up to an egg bar breakfast and a lot of excited campers! A long-awaited day! We have campers designing mosaics and stained glass projects, jumping in the pool, swinging tennis rackets, rocking out in a rock band, and so much more! We even have some cabins on the ropes course “hanging” out. And some in the glass blowing studio creating some cool pieces. Oh, I can’t forget the Snack-tor which serves up tasty goodies each day. There are so many cool classes offered that I can barely hold my own excitement!

Llamapalooza has returned once again for tonight’s evening program! Cabins will be rotating through different activities together. There will be water balloons flying, blind clay sculpting, and so much more! It’s going to be a WICKED good time! I can’t wait to tell you more about it tomorrow!

Check out the pictures of a few classes below!

Till next time, Sadie the Llama signing out.


The A-B-Cs of HVC!

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Sadie here!

It was another lovely day at HVC! The skies were clear and our wonderful program directors ran some amazing activities in cabin groups. Here’s what everyone got up to:

Loons, Wombles, Avalon and French Quarter went on an A-B-C Scavenger hunt. On a walk around camp, they collected items that begin with each letter of the alphabet. Some cabins drew pictures of each item, others kept a list, and a few even made up a new ABCs song! This hunt was followed by an exciting relay race competition in the backyard, lots of cheering and only a few broken eggs during the egg-on-a-spoon race!

Gimmie Shelter, Paquatahnee, Valhalla and Camelot created their own obstacle courses in the morning, incorporating cups of water to keep everyone cool. Next, they took off on the A-B-C Scavenger Hunt, visiting all corners of camp with their cabins.

Fiddler’s Green, Bermuda Triangle, Shangri-La, Haley’s Comet, Taj Mahal and Forbidden Planet also joined in on the A-B-C hunt. Later in the morning they participated in Trivia!, mc’ed by program directors and trivia-lovers, Ace and Celie. Campers answered questions about pop culture, world geography, HVC facts, and sports. Did you know the average golf ball has 336 dimples? Between each round we played Name that Tune, with candy prizes!

HV Alive!, our advanced arts teen program, spent a chill morning at the lake before beginning work on their end of the session show and playing some Art Trivia of their own.

Later on in the day, Loons, Wombles, Avalon and French Quarter relaxed and watched a movie, while Gimmie Shelter, Paquatahnee, Valhalla and Camelot had a cabin water balloon fight (perfect for a warm afternoon!). The older neighborhood, Fiddler’s Green, Bermuda Triangle, Shangri-La, Haley’s Comet, Taj Mahal and Forbidden Planet, pampered themselves with facial masks and nail polish before spending some time hanging out in the backyard.

What a wonderful day of activity! We’re all excited for classes tomorrow!

Over and out, Sadie


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