George of the Jungle swinging at you from the slide down at the Lake with a not so lazy Sunday afternoon update! First and foremost a very Happy Bagel Sunday to you all. I hope that wherever you are your day has been filled with cream cheese, everything seasoning, butter, lox, or whatever your favourite bagel topping involves!
I hope you’ve all had a chance to watch Fridays At Home With HVC video featuring the one, the only KIM AND REGGIE! We’ve been hearing from counselors and campers new and old about how much fun it was getting to sing wade in the water from their kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, dorm rooms, cars, apartments, and houses all over the US and around the world!
For a look at all the fun that Kim and Reggie have brought to HVC in previous summers check out some of today’s Justin photos.
As I write this the Hidden Valley Camp Pizza Crew are getting prepared for this afternoon’s pizza production. The dough is being rolled. Elise is hard at work mixing up our special sauce and out there in the valley James is shredding copious amounts of cheese. If you’re new to Justin News updates please allow me to fill you in. The Sunday Afternoon Pizza Production has been happening all summer long. Each week the small but mighty summer crew have been cooking up pizzas in our wood-fired oven and handing them out for free at the end of Camp Road. Any donations we have received over recent weeks have been donated to Waldo County Food Bounty. Making pizza every Sunday has been a really meaningful part of our summer here.
In a world that is becoming increasingly more digital and during a summer where we have all been on our phones and computers much more than usual we’ve all loved getting a chance to interact with our local community here in Montville!
Community interaction has been a big part of our summer and the PDs and counselors behind At Home With HVC have been putting together community-minded social justice pieces each Sunday to broaden the way our social media engages with the world around us. This week we are talking about Fast Fashion.
Fast Fashion is when inexpensive clothing is produced rapidly by mass-market retailers in response to the latest trends. Fast Fashion is extremely damaging to the environment and workers in the garment industry. This week as a part of our post on the topic the PDs are providing some information on Fast Fashion as well as some really easy and cool ways you can reduce your footprint and make more sustainable clothing choices. The best way to interact with our Fast Fashion posts is to jump on to either our Facebook or Instagram stories and check out the links we have included. You can also view our stories as a youtube clip by clicking on this link!
I can hear the pizza chefs calling my name so I am off to roll some dough and hopefully snag a slice or two.
Stay safe out there and watch out for those trees,
George of the Jungle.