June Session Daily Blog Excerpt
June 24, 2009 by Don Gentle
Below is an excerpt from Director, Hank Birdsong’s daily picture blog and update. We post pictures and add a little update about what is going on at camp every night of the summer for parents.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Lots has been going on today, leading up to parent’s day on Friday- a total of seven trips were out of camp today! Some were day trips, some were overnights that returned today including the two-day paddling trip on the Chattooga River. The Chattooga was made famous by the movie “Deliverance” with Burt Reynolds and Ned Beatty. Fortunately, none of the boys had seen the movie or they might not have slept too well!! If you look past the plot line of the movie there is beautiful scenery and great whitewater along the Georgia – South Carolina boundary. One of the boys swam from Georgia to South Carolina at one calm spot on the river!
Tonight is cabin night, a final night for cabin group activities and a time to look back over the accomplishments made during the session.
We’re looking forward to seeing all of you on Friday morning. You are welcome to bring family and friends – we make plenty of lunch to cover guests that aren’t in our original count. If you know of anyone that is interested in a camp session for their son, they are also welcome to join us & see what we are all about firsthand.
Remember, the guys will be ready to see you about 9:45am, please do not plan to arrive until after 9:00am when we have staff in place to load trunks. The campers will be singing all of their favorite songs in assembly that morning until about 9:40. After you stop by the gym and get your son’s trunk loaded you will park in campfire field. After assembly ends, your son can show you around his activities and demonstrate the skills he learned throughout the session.
Lunch will be served for everyone beginning around 11:30am, but feel free to continue visiting with your son’s counselors and friends. On your way out, don’t forget to check in at the office to pick up your son’s envelope with cabins pictures, store account refund (maybe), and other important items. Also be sure to check out the picture tree- if you see a picture with your son in it, feel free to take it home.
Today will be the last day of pictures for the session, I hope you have enjoyed viewing them through the session.
See you in a few days,