Pure Screamin’ Fun

Pictures from July 05, 2011  (password required)

I am so excited about these next four weeks (two weeks for those mini’s).  Speaking of the Mini I group.  What an opportunity they have here in July.  They learn about camp life from some of the greatest campers I know.  Guys who love High Rocks so much, they want to be here for a whole month!  It’s no wonder that many of these guys come back for the four week session the following year.  I think it’s so cool to see a “mini” jump right in the next year as a four-weeker.  It’s not for everyone right away, but some years we have had as many as 10 of the 24 mini guys come back for the whole month the following year.  So don’t be surprised if that question comes up a week from Saturday.

Back to the excitement at camp!  I am always amazed at how well these guys remember the camp songs.  We opened with the first day of morning assembly and it was like these guys had just left yesterday.  All the boys were belting out the songs and jumpin’ around.  It was so much fun!  I still love doing the morning motion songs!  Nothing gets the day started better. 

All the boys started right into their activities today and boy were they excited!  It was a quick review for some of the long-term guys and right down to business for everyone else.  They all get the basic rules and safety talks, then it’s on to skill building and progressions. 

Believe it or not, we have our first trips out of camp tomorrow already.  Our advanced boys are heading out on paddling trips and climbing trips tomorrow.  Speaking of trips, our oldest two age groups headed out for their cabin overnights tonight.  It was a little rainy to start, but the sunset sure is pretty now!  Looks like it will be good times for all.

Tonight’s evening activities:

  • “Juniors”– (Hillside, Connestee, & Holiday IV) are in the cabin field with some quality High Rocks style games
  • “Middlers”– (Lakeside & Foxhollow) are heading off the waterslide
  • “Upper Middlers” – (Flattop, Chalet & Holiday I) are in the gym with some dodge ball and other games.
  • “Seniors” – (Windswept & Outpost) Outpost is on a cabin overnight; Windswept is in the gym with the Upper Middlers.
  • “Upper Seniors” – (Lookout, Halfway, Pinnacle) are all out on cabin overnights.

By the way, the fireworks were a lot of fun last night!  I always enjoy putting the show together and the guys seem to enjoy watching.

I am so excited about this session!  Enjoy the pictures tonight and let us know if you have any questions.

Don Gentle

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