August 3, 2014 by Don Gentle
Sundays start a little later for us here at High Rocks. Like most of the younger guys, I was up well before the bell. The sun was coming up through the waning fog with another cool mountain morning. I love it! Barley and I went up to the bell early to catch the last of the cabin overnights make their way back into camp. I caught a few pictures of the boys making their journey. By the time breakfast started, the fog lifted and brought us beautiful blue skies!
On Sundays we sleep in until 8:15, have a morning service by the lake with more reflective songs and a talk by a counselor. The morning talk is usually about things that will have meaning to kids and relate to their camp experience. William led this morning’s service.
We wrapped up the morning with the Annual Counselor Hunt. The boys receive a few rules and guidance while the counselors all hide. The whole herd of campers are released through main camp to search out the counselors. They stay in cabin groups and do their best to search out the staff without making a big deal. Each staff member has a few small sheets with his name on it; they turn these over when a group finds them. It is quite funny and exciting to see where these guys hide. While the counselors tend to pride themselves on finding
The afternoon was filled with our annual High Rocks Carnival. All sorts of fun games including , bounce houses, face painting, coffee sack races, and even snow cones! This is the bulk of the pictures from today.
Everyone ran off to shower after the carnival. We then had a great cookout with hot dogs and hamburgers on the lawn. After dinner, we had an all-camp campfire to finish out the day and think about the week ahead. The boys had a hard time believing that there is only five day left of camp. They say time flies when you’re having fun, & we’re certainly having fun!!!
We will have a few different blog writers this coming week. It should give a few different perspectives on camp. Enjoy the pictures. Sorry for the late post. Campfire was a little too awesome!