Cabin Night and Upper Senior Dinner
July 25, 2019 by Don Gentle
Today was the last full day of activities. There were still a number of trips including the Pigeon River trip for paddlers, back to DuPont for some more mountain biking, and another climb today.
There will be a number of demonstrations in some of our main activities on Saturday. Be sure to stick around to see the horseback riding drill team, the canoe and kayak demo, and more shows from hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing.
We all had a great time with our cabins this evening. Each cabin group picked different places in camp to hang out and have one last moment together. The lake was a big hit as were most of the fire rings around camp. I enjoyed the annual upper senior steak dinner. Woody cooked up over fifty 20oz New York Strip steaks for the boys. We had all sorts of great sides and some great conversation. What a great night with a wonderful group of young men. Some of these boys have been here eight and nine years.
It sure has been an incredible month and a wonderful two weeks with our Mini II guys. I can’t believe it is wrapping up already. Tomorrow afternoon we will begin our transition process by getting packed up, then one final all-camp color war event will take up the whole time after rest hour. Finally, we will wrap up the session with a campfire, songs, and a story. There will be a large group of boys receiving their 5-year backpack, and 10-year hand made Fritz Orr paddle. I am so excited about tomorrow.
A friendly reminder… Parents’ Day is on Saturday. Please wait until 9:15 to arrive. We will get things going a little after 10:00 with demonstrations, displays, and lunch! Even though we will load up your trunk in the car, I always like to remind folks about stopping by the cabin on closing day to be sure you get everything that is still on your son’s bed before you leave. It may seem like there is a lot on his bed, but we try to make sure they still have sheets to sleep in and also keep the wet items out. If you are shipping your trunk you can add or subtract items as you need. We will get your trunk down to UPS in the afternoon.
I will put up a closing blog and a few color war pictures tomorrow. Safe travels! I look forward to meeting with all of you.