A Relaxing Sunday
July 11, 2021 by Don Gentle
Another fantastic Sunday at camp. We kicked the day off with some self-reliance of getting all of your cabin’s laundry bagged up and loaded in the van before breakfast. Not a small task for a group of adolescent boys. After a wonderful breakfast, and a little music, Zoob lead our morning by the lake with a talk about understanding yourself and resisting the temptation of “the grass is always greener.” She used the classic story of the Stonecutter to emphasize her thoughts.
We spent the rest of our morning in choice period or just plain relaxation. It was great to see some guys enjoy participating in some of the games that the counselors put together. I even enjoyed seeing some boys enjoying time on the iceberg or just floating around on SUP boards. Of course, the gaga pit was busy, and there were a couple of basketball games going on in the gym. There were even a number of groups taking in a round of disc golf that slowly took them all the way to lunch. The afternoon had additional rotations for the age groups to try some other activities they missed in the morning. In the background, there was a constant flow all day of matches taking place for the camper-counselor tennis tournament. These four-week boys get it! They love Camp High Rocks, and they know how they want to spend it.
After a “shower hour” the boys enjoyed our weekly cookout on the lawn of wonderfully grilled burgers and dogs. We headed up the hill for our weekly campfire to relax for the evening, sing some songs, and listen to a story. I reminded the boys about the group of Mini II guys coming in tomorrow and how we needed to help them with “The High Rocks Way.” It was a great day.
Breakfast: Scratch-made cinnamon rolls (check out the pictures), scrambled eggs, fresh berries and grapes, assorted cereals.
Lunch: Fried chicken, rice, with or without house-made sesame ginger sauce, eggs rolls, steamed broccoli, and tossed salad.
Dinner: Cookout with hotdogs and hamburgers including all the classic sides, watermelon, chips, and a weekly candy bar.
Along with today’s pictures, the early upload includes a number of pictures from last night’s age group 3 and 4 adventure. The boys had to work together as a cabin through a number of different challenges including dodgeball against staff member Bay Bennett, random songbook selection that they had to sing, and a few rounds of a gaga showdown. It was a great time and everyone had a blast. In the end, Sprucepine II took the victory.
We are looking forward to an action-packed week as we welcome in the Mini II guys while many of these four-week boys head out the door on some of the best trips of the session. Thanks again for trusting us with the development and mentoring of your boys!