Let the Trips Begin!
June 30, 2010 by Don Gentle
Pictures from June 30, 2010 (password required)
It has been another great day here at camp. The weather has cooled off a touch and the breeze has kept everyone refreshed. I know that our weather is quite mild compared to the triple digits many of you have been encountering and we do realize we are lucky!
The first paddling trip of the summer headed out this morning to Section 9 of the French Broad River. Some of the oldest most experienced paddlers are on that trip while the rest hone their skills on the lake getting ready for the many upcoming river trips. Climbing headed out on their first trip as well today. They headed over to the North Side of Looking Glass Rock in Pisgah National Forest.
There was excitement in fishing this morning surrounding a cast that brought in the biggest fish so far this summer. Apparently we have not worn out the fish too much this summer because they are still biting and keeping the campers excited. All of camp is a buzz with the organization of the camper counselor tennis tournament. Luckily my partner from last year feels I did not embarrass the team too badly so we are set to play again- poor thing. I pick up a racquet every year for the tournament and then put it back on the shelf. This year teams are encouraged to come up with clever team names to add to the fun!
The next round of cabin overnights headed out this evening where they will cook pita pizzas and make s’mores over the fire. It is always a great night for the boys and a great bonding experience for the cabin. They will hike in tomorrow morning before breakfast and hit activities a little grimy but with great stories from the night before.
There are more great pictures tonight so please enjoy and tune in tomorrow for more news!