Making Friends at Lake Doris

What a beautiful day at camp today! The rain stayed away, allowing the girls to enjoy everything Merri-Mac has to offer.  All day girls can be found singing their favorite tribal chants. The tribal leaders are especially excited after a successful sock war last night and show it with their loud singing at lunch.

On the waterfront, kayaking made a “kayak bridge” with the girls attempting to run across multiple kayaks put together. Many girls got to use the blob, so numerous happy squeals could be heard across the lake. The cooking class continued their yummy treats with French toast today and the camp craft class learned the importance of the Leave No Trace principle. The climbers took it to the Mike, striving to climb the traverse wall and the overhang. Up the hill, our drama class played Starboard, bringing in the tribal competition, but in the end Iroquois came up on top.  Many girls have been working rigorously on their bars in various activities, with Anna J. earning her bronze in diving.

We had one trip go out today. Counselor Anna Southard led canoeing and kayaking to Section 4 of the French Broad with campers Olivia D., Claire P., Mignon C., Audrey E., Claire H., Leah F., Emily S., Ann Carolyn B., and Mariah B. All the girls had an awesome time paddling the river!

At lunch the winners of last night’s sock war were announced, with the Seminoles winning and Iroquois taking the spirit points. Tonight Iroquois and Seminole are battling in volleyball while Choctaw is going to the Huckleberry for ice cream. Both teams had great tryouts this morning, so it should be an awesome game to watch!

We are so happy to have your daughters here! We send our love.

Madison Mirandi
Little Dipper Counselor
Backpacking Staff