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First Day of Classes, Alright!

Monday, July 28th, 2014
Enjoying the water

Enjoying the water

   Hello, friends! Olive Oyl here with all your start of second session news!
   First off, we had a delicious dinner last night of spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic bread, green beans, salad, and ice cream sandwiches for dessert. Once we were all filled up with Italian goodness, we headed over to our rain-proof Pine Grove in the Rec Hall. Although we were not able to make it atop Tipi Hill because of the schvitz, we gathered around a centerpiece of candles, daises, and ferns in the Rec Hall as cabins shared music, laughter, and old traditions. Chateau Fiasco made up a story on the spot, Wombles sang the Wombles theme song from an old TV show, Valhalla sang Lean On Me, and the AWACs belted Wagon Wheel. Taj sang Here Comes the Sun and Avalon did the HVC classic The Pizza Man. Forbidden Planet led us in Baby Shark and Paquatahnee did the Bean song, another campfire favorite. Shangri-La shared camp horoscopes and The Burrow got us all up and dancing with the Jellyfish song. Down Under did the waffle song and Camelot did the silly Duck Song. The evening ended with Meg doing the beautiful call and response of The Farthest Field. Despite the wet weather, it was a lovely Pine Grove and an amazing way to ring in the start of another incredible session.
   Today started off with a hilarious morning meeting after a yummy egg bar breakfast. Our snack man for the session, the Snack Scot, introduced himself with a traveling band of bagpipes and snare drum. The Snack Scot explained both how snack works and how snack disposal works. He got everyone laughing, but also well-informed about snack protocol here at HVC! We also met our birthday lady for the month, the regal Birthday Queen! We had one very special birthday this morning, and she get the very special royal HVC treatment of the birthday organ and the birthday song in Dutch. We also bid adieu to HVA this morning as they left for their very first trip– canoeing the St. Croix river. They’ll be back in a short while and will update us on all of their adventures!
   Now for Stayin’ Alive…
All of the Alive classes started today! There’s liquid photo, which is capturing things like water in the air, plus advanced digital photography, sculpture, spoken word poetry, modern dance, alternative firing techniques in pottery, improv/character development, fashion and costume design, glass fusing, and songwriting. It’s going to be an awesome session for these artsy folks who have so many cool classes to choose from! We’re also super excited to see what they come up with for their final show, which I’ve heard already has a theme and is underway…more to come soon!
   Well, that’s all for now folks! Be sure to check out the photos as always!
            Forever yours,


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