Breakfast: pancakes, hard boiled eggs, tater tots, turkey bacon, fruit, cereal, oatmeal.
Lunch: chicken, mashed potatoes, salad and sandwiches.
Dinner: rice, spaghetti, grilled chicken, broccoli and salad bar.
Today was the first day of "regularly scheduled programming" and the kids did great.
They all had to take their annual lake swim test - a true summer camp tradition, which included one lap around the (cold) lake, treading water for 60 seconds and putting on a life jacket while staying afloat.
Back on land, the kids moved through sports like basketball, baseball, tennis, hockey and more. They really got the 'swing' of things on the ropes course, as it were.
The Rock wall was a huge hit - here, camper had to get their "wings" by growing from ground squirrels to the coveted flying squirrels. They also had to muster the courage to complete the obstacle course then fly down the zip line. This was not an easy feat for newcomers, but they completed the task like a pro!
Once we broke into groups, the TJC (junior camp) went to the art studio and painted a beautiful bunk flag. Messy paint + bunk pride= a good time.
The LSR (lower seniors) worked together on a station task: each camper had to go from one station to the next completing tasks like rock, paper, scissors, making a layup, and more. The favorite stop was LAVA where the kids had to escape the boiling hot ground by using beds to forge across the court in the field house. Aren't you glad they're not doing this at home?
The USR (upper seniors) played capture the flag, whereby they had to steal the other teams "flag" (soccer ball or a frisbee) while keeping their body flags safe. If both flags were pulled off someone, they had to go to jail, but could be tagged back in by a teammate. All of the children are now out on bail.
The programs were followed up by a delicious ice cream party!!!
During campus time - the "free time" before dinner when kids just play, the campers got to know each other while chilling on their porches, played board games, or kept the energy up at crossnet, basketball or Trampball.
To all of our new campers who are showing great courage in their first time away from home.
To the aquatics team for putting on a flawless execution of the swim test in the pool and in the lake.