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Chug-Chugging along

Sunday, July 10th, 2016
Thanks Snack Crew for our second period snack everyday!

Thanks Snack Crew for our second period snack everyday!

Hi Friends! Olive Oyl here with some more details for you on this slightly schvitzy afternoon!

First off, we had an awesome night last night with a whole bunch of activities going on. Our younger cabins partook in Candy Crush. What’s Candy Crush you ask? Well, it’s an evening facilitated by our very own Willy Wonka, Granny, and the Oompa Loompas. Still confused? Well, campers travel around in search of “candy” (colored balls), which are hidden all over camp, to collect them for Mr. Wonka’s factory. Sounds pretty simple, except for the fact that cabins must complete riddles and challenges at each station in order to collect the candy. It was a super fun night and all the talk of candy might even be a hint for some extreme weather in our future…

Half of our middle half (Wabanaki, Atlantis, and Gimme Shelter) was either at Field Day, which featured classics like an egg and spoon race, water balloon toss, and a three legged race. The other half of middle half was doing a cabin night (Shangri La, Haley’s Comet, and Valhalla), which featured s’mores by the fireplace, baking cookies, and a photo shoot. How awesome!

Lastly, our oldest cabins in Taj Mahal, Forbidden, Camelot, Fiddler’s Green, and Treasure Island had the special privilege of watching a movie in the Rec Hall. The oldest Star Wars! May the teenage force be with you.

We had another day of new(ish) class as we dive deeper into our final two weeks of first session. Some classes embraced the schvitz like mountain biking, hiking, and soccer fun, who all had fun getting wet. Other classes stayed nice and dry like wet felting (wet, although done indoors), embroidery, and what is this class? who’s busy asking all the hard questions about camp, life, nature, and philosophy.

Although camp is about halfway over, we still have so much to look forward to. This very evening is a very special one…the Wheel of Misfortune! There are rumors of evil queens and dead kings and very angry people with swords. We can’t wait to see how the Rec Hall will be transformed and all of the gross, I mean, fun! activities we have in store. And of course, the elusive candy drop. There are prophecies, there are rumors, there are guesses, there are estimations. But really, we’re all clueless and we won’t know until that moment we hear the gentle whir of a plane engine over head. I’ll let you know.

And with of all that excitement hanging in the air, there’s something very special on the horizon tomorrow for our lazy day. All of camp is going to see a movie tomorrow in Belfast, and we’re looking forward to snuggling up to some popcorn and a theater all to ourselves.

Well, that’s all for now, folks. Stay tuned for more updates on the fun that lies ahead and of course, don’t forget to check out the awesome photos!

Lots of love,



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