Howdy, partners! Happy Orientation Day! Olive Oyl here with all of your first day of camp news!
It’s been a sunny and clear morning so far here in Maine, as we enjoyed our bagels for breakfast and listened to the sweet sounds of the dulcimer to usher in our very first morning meeting. We had our usual cabin staples, like Taj’s Thought du Jour and we’ll be hearing from the Gurus of Uselessness this evening.
Cabins have been traveling all around camp this morning, making five different stops– the Foothills for a waterfront safety chat, the Lake for swim evaluations, the Health Lodge for lice checks and photographs (which will be sent home shortly!), camp tours, and finally, class sign-ups! It’s a busy day, but there’s plenty of down time for unpacking, get-to-know-you games, and preparing for opening Pine Grove this evening. Cabins will be sharing music, poetry, and old HVC traditions. We’re hoping that the schvitz holds out so that we can share in this beautiful ceremony outdoors.
Soon we’ll break for lunch and have a relaxing rest period where we have the chance to settle in, write letters home, and get to know our new bunkmates or reconnect with old camp friends. It’s going to be an amazing summer and we’re so excited to start our very first day of classes tomorrow!
Until we meet again,