Starter Session is Off & Running!!!

 Pictures from August 9, 2010 (password required)

The waterslide was an evening activity hit!!

Opening Day!!!

There has been plenty of excitement, smiles and fun to go around today.  Some of the biggest smiles were seen after the “Basic Lake Test”, or BLT for short.  You’ll see lots of pictures today as the campers turned over their canoes.  The “BLT” serves a few purposes- learn about life jackets, learn that canoes float even when full of water, learn not to panic if a boat goes over, and to have a great time!

Who knew that capsizing a canoe was so much fun??

This session is unique; It is meant as an introduction to camp life.  In our longer sessions we are able to work on skills progression in the activities and move on to intermediate and advanced levels.  The starter camp is more about taking a first step towards independence.  Most of the nervousness about being in a new place has already been replaced by fun and the bonds of new friendships.  The schedule for the week is nonstop- there is so much to do & so little time!

I have just sent the  initial letter to parents from camp (& emailed it) that tells you a bit about your son’s counselor and the activities. If you haven’t had a chance to look over our wonderful staff yet, be sure to see our 2010 summer staff page.

Please remember not to send packages of any sort, but letters and emails are encouraged. Letters sent after Wednesday will probably not arrive before closing day, so plan accordingly.  If you need to send a forgotten item of clothing, medication, etc, call our office first & then send the item to the attention of our office staff. Our office staff will open the package & deliver the item.  When sending letters and emails to your son it is helpful to ask about the fun things at camp rather than dwell on how much he is missed at home! 

Enjoy the pictures- we will try to post by 9pm each day, but it can be much later, or even the next day. Sometimes the pictures are from the previous day, sometimes they are from earlier in the same day.  We tried to take a bunch today (167).  On most days we will upload around 100-150 pictures. 

Tonight’s after-dinner activities:
  • Hillside & Lakeside are at the water slide.
  • Flattop & Foxhollow are playing a game on the Activity Field

We’re looking forward to a great session. Be sure to visit often to check out pictures as the session progresses.

Take care,

Hank Birdsong
Camp Director

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