Cabin Night, Upper Senior Dinner, and Wishes!

What a full day of fun!  We still had boys out on trips in several activities including paddling, climbing, and hiking. Some of the boys today just made it into kayaking, and several boys just reached their highest rank, the High Rocks Archer, in archery.  In camp, it was a celebration of the sort all over the place.  There has been an impromptu 3-on-3 basketball tournament the last couple of weeks that some campers decided to start up as well.  It is another camper/counselor set up, so the fun is really the key point. The big event of the afternoon was the final matches of the camper-counselor tennis tournament. They will wrap up tomorrow before lunch.

Tonight is one of my favorite nights with our oldest group of campers.  I hosted the Upper Seniors for the Annual Steak Dinner Night.  We started with a lot of gooey cheese, chips, and assorted sodas.  From there dinner included strip steaks, fries, toast, and salad. For dessert, we washed it all down with some ice cream sundaes.  The boys ate until they could not eat anymore.  We even had some leftover steak. After dinner, the results of the Upper Senior Challenge were announced and we handed out their participation t-shirts.  It was a wonderful time.

All the other boys in camp enjoyed a great time with just the boys in their cabin.  Some boys went off the rope swing, others went on another cabin overnight. As we wrapped up the individual events around 8:30, everyone headed over to our cabin field for a special “wish night” by the lake.

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 a few staff receiving their 10-year handmade Fritz Orr paddle.  I am so excited about tomorrow.

As a reminder, closing day is on Saturday.  Please come during your pre-arranged pick-up time.  If you still need to talk to Darby about shipping your trunk home, let us know and check back on the blog post from Saturday for details.

I will put up a short post tomorrow night with some final pictures of the session.  I look forward to a quick hello on closing day, Saturday! Safe travels.

All the best,

Don Gentle

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