Cabin Night and Upper Senior Dinner

It’s hard to believe that today was the last full day of activities. It was another wonderful day with cool temperatures in the morning with a wonderful breeze. Many boys were still heading out on trips including tubing, paddling, climbing, mountain biking, and hiking.

Tonight is one of my favorite nights with our oldest group of campers.  Zoob and I, along with Woody hosted the Upper Seniors for the Annual Steak Dinner Night.  We started with a lot of gooey cheese, deviled eggs, and assorted sodas.  From there dinner included Ribeye steaks, fries, toast, and salad. For dessert, we washed it all down with cheesecake.  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.  It was a wonderful time.

All of 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 8:45, everyone headed back to their cabins for the night.

It sure has been an incredible three weeks!  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. Our banquet dinner follows with seating by cabin and table service including fried chicken, potato wedges, yeast rolls with honey butter, beans, and ice cream for dessert. Finally, we will wrap up the session with a campfire, songs, and a story.  There will be a small group of boys receiving their 10-year handmade Fritz Orr paddle.  I am so excited about tomorrow.

While I’m thinking of Closing Day, I’d like to pass along a few logistical details.

We’re looking forward to seeing all of you Friday morning. Remember, the guys will be ready to see you at 9:45 am.  Please do not plan to arrive until after 9:30 am when we have staff in place to load trunks and show you where to park.  The campers will be well-occupied singing all of their favorite songs in a final and most raucous assembly until about 9:45. After you stop by the gym and get your son’s trunk loaded you will park in campfire field. You can then meet up with your son at his cabin and catch -up with his cabin counselor. Feel free to walk around if you like. Things will wrap up around noon.

There will be one more quick blog tomorrow along with a few pictures from our last full day including the banquet, the end game, and final campfire. We will certainly have them tired and ready for home.

Sorry for the late post. It was a great day here at High Rocks!

Don Gentle

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