Competence at Camp
July 12, 2013 by townsend
It brings a smile to my face to see children learning skills at camp and becoming better paddlers, climbers, riders, and artists as they face new challenges each day. The four week session provides the time to develop the skills they need to face more challenging aspects of the activity. The sense of accomplishment for the campers gives them confidence to try new things and to push themselves to the next level. Many campers in this session are here for their 7th, 8th and 9th year and still feel there is more to learn. We have 23 campers here for their fifth summer. We strive to make each year their best summer yet! As we begin our third week of camp soon many trips and challenges await. We are excited to see what they can accomplish.
Today we had a group of campers go to Camp Illahee for tennis and soccer. Illahee is a nearby girl’s camp. The campers enjoy an occasional coed activity and we do them with several of the girl’s camps in the area from time to time. Tomorrow night is a square dance with Camp Rockbrook.
We sent a group on the French Broad River this afternoon. The water levels are coming into range that allows us to venture onto some more rivers. Tonight is skit night where each cabin does a silly skit for the rest of camp. A popular event indeed!
The mini I and Starter campers are packing to head home in the morning. We will miss having them around! Parents picking up in the morning please plan to arrive between 9:15 and 9:30 am. We will begin camp tours at 9:30, have refreshments in the lodge, and be finished around 11:00.
Enjoy the pictures!