A Little Rain Must Fall
July 19, 2014 by Don Gentle
I can’t believe I am saying this after last summer’s biblical rainfall, but it was a nice change to have a little rain around camp today. As you may have noticed, the low pressure set in yesterday afternoon and has been here ever since. It did not amount to a whole lot of rain, but it was a constant misty event. It was certainly a welcome event for our four week boys who have been going strong for three weeks straight. It still turned out to be a great day on the mountain. I enjoyed seeing one group this afternoon taking a break from their normal activities to relax with friends in front of the giant fireplace in the lodge. A truly enjoyable option for the afternoon. I felt like I was walking into a ski lodge.
While many chose to kick back just a bit, there were others who trudged on through the weather. A paddling group took advantage of the rain to run a small class III section of the Little River, right in our back yard of DuPont State Forest. The end of the run includes a nice seven foot vertical drop called Hooker Falls. Nothing beats having 10,000 acres of wilderness bordering your property. DuPont State Forest is truly a gem.
Our hikers participated in the annual car camping day complete with music, lawn games, and doughnuts! Yep, the staff cooked up some tasty doughnuts as well as a pot of gooey cheese for nachos over the fire . Not a bad way to spend your Saturday!
Sometimes the beauty of a little adversity breeds some ingenuity. Our guys at soccer decided to embrace the rain. They setup a slip and slide with a small practice goal at the end. The staff would feed the boys a ball on the way down and they would try to slide kick a ball into the net. It turned out to be a lot of fun!
Tonight we have a square dance with Keystone Camp a fine girls camp on the other side of Brevard. I am bringing the younger boys down to Keystone, while Zoob hosts the older girls up here. It is sure to be a very fun event.
There are a number of pictures from last night’s Air Band event as well as today’s events. Have great night. We will! Most Definitely!