Here Comes The Weekend!
June 11, 2021 by Don Gentle
I really do enjoy the quiet of the morning here at High Rocks. You see a few staff up early or exercise but for the most part, it is still. I like to take a few minutes on the porch to view the lake and appreciate the moment. The Pheobe bird was screaming, but the rest of the birds were pleasant. The cool mountain air and a mostly light clouded sky. Just sipping warm coffee and listening. We all need to do this every day! I don’t do it every day, but when I do, I wished I had done it the day before. It is amazing!
I enjoy a cup of coffee in the office and do a few things at my desk before my usual stroll up to the dining hall for our(mostly) daily executive team meeting around 7:15. I usually greet the fine kitchen folk and maybe sneak an early treat with my morning coffee. I was a little early to the meeting so I stepped out to see if the last of cabin overnights were rolling in yet. Sure enough, I could see the tired bunch from Flattop looking a little sleepy this morning. I always enjoy the look on their faces as they stroll back to their cabins half-awake, usually covered in some sort of pita pizza-marshmallow-fire pit ash remnants.
I was very impressed with how well the boys are taking to the instruction this week. Out new setup of the cabin rotation has sparked some interest in many of our longtime campers who have not tried some of these activities in a few years. There is some great learning and skill building going on out there.
I can’t believe it has almost been a week of camp already! The boys are just starting to get into “camp shape” again. the boys are starting to get a little tired by dinner. I know we have done our job when the boys in Hillside cabin (the youngest guys) are still asleep on my way up in the morning. The community is coming together nicely as the boys learn to live and play together in a tightly coupled system. What a great experience. I look forward to more details as we fade out of the honeymoon period and get into the grit of camp over the next two weeks.
Tomorrow looks to be another fantastic day! I look forward to sharing it with you. Don’t forget to write often. If you have not seen enough of your boy in pictures, be sure to tell him to get in front of the camera.
Have a great night.