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July 19, 2019 by Woody Noland
Any day that starts with Chef Nate’s homemade biscuits is already a good one. Throw in some deliciously creamy grits, hot locally roasted coffee, and 220 of your friends; life is pretty awesome.
Camp enjoyed a warm and sunny day once more as thunder only rumbled threateningly in the distance. The end of our work week saw guys just a touch tired as they went about their days. Typical of our campers though, as soon as the fun began in each activity area they found reserves of energy to match and camp rang out with the sounds that have become the norm over these past weeks.
Climbers confidently moved up and down the tower, some working on harder climbs while others attempted advanced climbs with an emphasis on speed. It is just a touch humbling to see how quickly some of those guys can move up ~40ft! Crafts was wrapping up woodworking projects with stains and paint while dabbling with dreamcatchers. Pottery was working on finishing up projects for firing and glazing next week. Basketball was hopping in the gym with a load of guys working through passing drills before some good natured scrimmaging to head into the midday free time.
After a lunch of chicken wings and mini-corndogs, a highly anticipated meal to say the least, rest hour was unnaturally quiet as the food comas set in. That bell rang though and the guys lurched out of the cabin into an afternoon of trail rides at the barn, river rescue skills in canoeing on the lake, and capsizing drills for the sailors which was the perfect choice in the late day heat.
Trips out of camp included a full day at Looking Glass, a ripping ride in Dupont for the mountain bikers, and the return of our Chattooga 2 day which sounded like a wonderful experience for everyone involved…. though they are going to sleep HARD tonight judging from expressions at dinner.
Dinner was well-received and the ice cream sundaes drew shouts of appreciation. Boys’ camp tends to show approval through volume and chants after a certain point in the session. Tonight’s entertainment was an all-camp event much like a skit night, except it was a series of Campmercials. Each cabin had an opportunity to decide on an object found around camp and create a wacky sales pitch, like an “As Seen on TV” commercial. It sure was a hit. The boys did a hilariously great job selling their chosen item that you just can’t live without. As you could imagine, there were several related to staff!
Now we are heading into the weekend with camp already quiet and crawling into bed. There will be more than a few who won’t even hear the light’s out bell ringing at 9:30! May you guys at home have a wonderful Friday evening and we will see you here for a Saturday roundup.