Saturday at High Rocks

Pictures from June 12, 2010 (password required)


Man Overboard!!

Today began with the traditional pancakes that Dan Noland & I cook for all of camp.  The tradition started with Townsend’s father, Sumner Williams, cooking for camp on the cook’s day off.  We have more cooks these days, but the tradition continues.

Today might appropriately be called topsy-turvy day at the lake.  The canoeists and the sailors practiced turning over on the lake.  Turning over is the easy part.  Emptying the boat and getting back in is the challenging part.  All of the boys had fun & learned a lot in the process.

We had a full day of regular activities today, plus two beginner river trips went to the French Broad River to take on “Killer Fang Falls”.  A group of soccer players came over to my basement to watch the USA take on England in the first round of the World Cup this afternoon.   There was much excitement when the USA team scored a tying goal.  Playing to a 1-1 tie was a big achievement for the US team.

The big event tonight is the square dance with Rockbrook Camp – a much anticipated event!  After our picnic supper outside the dining hall, the boys head down to the tennis courts for fiddle music, Virginia Reels, wind-the-clock, Square Dancing, and lots of fun! 

It’s hard to believe that one week has passed already!  We’ll sleep in tomorrow (til 8:15) and have a slower day as we rest up for the active second week of camp.

Take care,

Hank Birdsong

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