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Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Hellloooooo, HVC! Hummingbird h– GUESS WHAT IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF CLASSES!! I couldn’t even finish saying “Hummingbird here” because I am just SO excited for first session to REALLY start with our classes and activities!! We are SO ready, too!

On Orientation Day yesterday we all got our health check ups, photos (be on the lookout in the mail for pictures of your campers, folks at home!), and tours of camp. Everybody signed up for classes, which was really really tough to choose, too, because there are so many fun options! I’m still trying to decide between paddle boarding and nature art! Maybe I’ll just fly around camp all day and take pictures of all the fun for you to enjoy instead…

Last night we went up to the Pinegrove, our beautiful amphitheater at the top of Tipi Hill. Each cabin sang a lovely song for us to open up our session and get camp rolling. Of course we had some classics like Hermie the Worm (from our Wombles Worms), the Jellyfish, and Baby Shark. But we also had some newer songs, like Shangri-La’s version of Take me Home Country Roads, which they re-wrote to be about HVC!

It was such a perfect start to our session! And when we came back down from Pinegrove we went back to our cabins and all got a GREAT night’s sleep before the start of the first day of classes WHICH IS TODAY AND WE’RE ALL REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT CAN YOU TELL?!??!?!??!?!?!

So here we are now, you’re caught up to speed! That’s what we’ve been up to πŸ™‚ Tonight is cabin night, here’s what we’ll all be up to…

LCH is doing splatter paint and making toast!
Avalon is going on arctic adventures!
Loons is going on a treasure hunt to the pool!
Gimme Shelter is hosting a Met Gala right here at HVC!
Bermuda Triangle is going to the lake and making hot dogs!
Forbidden Planet is making a glass blowing community art project for the cabin!
Wabanaki is doing an egg drop!
Down Under is playin’ games and makin’ s’mores!
The Burrow is singin’ and makin’ s’mores!
Paquatahnee is making glass beads and cartoon characters!
French Quarter is making T-Shirts!
Wombles is going on a scavenger hunt and making dirt snacks! (The yummy kind with oreos and gummy worms and chocolate pudding of course!)
Fiddlers Green is doing body painting!
Camelot is making ocean glass jewelry
Valhalla is playing ropes games and doing tipi zip!
Shangri-La is making a cabin tapestry with loofahs!
Taj Mahal is going on a trust walk to a music festival!
Haley’s Comet is having a barbecue!
The Apprentices are making cornbread and chili!

It’s gonna be lots and lots of fun, so stay tuned for pictures tomorrow! And in the meantime enjoy some photos from Orientation Day yesterday!


Sunday, July 21st, 2019


Hello HVC! It’s Mag-O-Llama here and I’ve got some really awesome updates for you all!! As Hummingbird mentioned yesterday, the second session is in full swing and camp is full of people again!! All of the campers are here and everyone is getting excited for the awesome festivities to start!!!!

Last night after all the campers arrived here at camp, we had an amazing dinner which was followed by opening skits!! Campers got to learn about the classes they are able to take during the next two weeks like dance, art classes, sports, skateboarding, and so much more! Campers also learned about the ropes course, the musical and the play, and the glass studio’s that camp has to offer! Check out the pictures below to see the fun!

Today is orientation day and that means campers will get the full rundown of the way HVC functions! Campers will also get a tour of camp, take their swim evaluations in the lake or the pool, received health checks, Β get to know their cabinmates a bit more, and sign up for the classes they learned about last night!!!! Stay tuned for pictures to come of today’s activities! πŸ™‚

I’m going to go hang out with Nellie the dog!!!

Peace, Love, and Llama Hugs!



Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Hello hello!! Hummingbird here with your special edition Arrival Day update! It’s a very special day here in the Valley because, folks, today we start SECOND SESSION!! Remember all the fun we had in first session? Well now we get to do it AGAIN!! Let’s see what’s going on!

Since we last spoke yesterday, camp has been just buzzing with excitement and anticipation and preparation for the start of our new session. Counselors have been hard at work learning about their new campers, setting up program areas, and getting cabins all prepped and ready! Check out pictures below of the cabin preparations! Some lucky cabins had early arriving campers yesterday evening, so they got to help prep the place for their pals! Some cabins went to bed last night with campers, and we all got to wake up this morning with that buzzing feeling. We couldn’t possibly have flown over to breakfast fast enough to begin our day!

Cars have been filtering in all morning with campers, old and new! We’ve got seasoned camp professionals as well as some ecstatic rookies who are so excited to learn all about camp! We’ve been hanging in the front yard and greeting campers and families as they’ve come in, welcoming them to join in the friendship-bracelet-making, name-tag-designing, book-reading, soccer-playing FUN of it all!! We played and friendship-bracelet-made until lunch, when we headed in to the dining hall to enjoy the best HVC lunchtime cuisine that Chris, Lilian, and Mike have to offer! Now in the lazy afternoon, we’re hangin’, restin’, acclamatin’, unpackin’, and joyfully awaiting the arrival of our buses, which are well on their way with the rest of our campers!

Once they arrive we’ll have our first camp meeting, followed by DINNER!!! Then we’ll enjoy Opening Night Skits, where we’ll learn about all the classes we can sign up for tomorrow, and then we’ll scamper off to bed to dream about all the fun that will await us with tomorrow’s orientation day!

Until then, I’m off to the skies to look out for the New York bus on it’s way up I-95!

Humming with excitement,

Bring on the Second Session!!!!

Friday, July 19th, 2019

Good Afternoon HVC!Β It’s Mag-O-Llama here and i’ve got some updates about the day we are having here on camp!!

We’ve spent most of the morning and afternoon prepping camp for the next session of campers! This includes getting to know the campers in our blue books, planning for our very first cabin night, and getting things together for all of the classes and activities that our campers will be enjoying in just a short few days!!! Later on tonight we will be heading to our new cabins and getting settled before the next session of campers to come!!! We are getting so excited to meet them!! πŸ™‚

HERE IS SOME EXCITING NEWS!!!! We’ve finalized cabin themes for the upcoming session! Check out the list below to see all of the fun themes! πŸ™‚

Haley’s Comet: The Cowboys!

Taj Mahal : The musical vestival Tajaroo!

French Quarter: Fire Fly’s!

Valhalla: Disney Villans!

Shangri-La: Loofas!

Wombles: Worms!

Paquatahnee: Pineapples!

Forbidden Planet: Pancakes

Wabanaki: Well Wishes

The Burrow: Honey Bee’s

Avalon: Artic Explorers

Loons: Lobsters

Gimme Shelter: GS Gallery

Fiddler’s Green: Farmers

Camelot: Coyotes

Down Under: Dinosaurs

Bermuda Triangle: Bruh-Muda

LCH: Lower Cat House

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