Dear Parents,

Welcome to camp!  Merri-Mac started this session with a wonderful opening day.  Ann and I especially enjoyed talking with so many of our parents as you checked your girls in.

After a year of planning we officially started first session with a swim test, followed by dinner and singing.  Sunnyside did a wonderful job leading the cabin songs, but it was clear that the real tension is building for tomorrow’s first tribal cheers.  But before that happens, we had to elect our new tribal officers: (will be announced on Monday).

After dinner we went up the mountain for the our fist 2013 initiation.

The new Merri-Mac Seminoles are: Erin Intemann, Lilly Grace Fountain, Eva Bevington, Ella Grace Wallace, Ana Monogan, and Ava Claire McLane.

The new Merri-Mac Iroquois are: Caroline Smith, Grace Compton, Helen Neusetzer, Allison Collins, Alice Carpenter, Jamerson Durrill, Catherine Doggett, Sophie Morrow, Hollis Baroody, Marilou Carr, Lila Harry, Grace Koutouzis, Ella Durrill, Jordan Carpenter,  Addie Owens, Renata Zenteno, Deborah Zenteno, Emily Carpenter, and Elsie Morrow

The new Merri-Mac Choctaws are: Amelia Lettre, Carly Gay, Sophie Toomey, Adrianna Bevis, Isabella Bevis, Jordan Rodgers, Caroline O’Brien, Hunter Haskett, Molly Wiggins, Merritt Sheely, Chelsea Baird, and Ann Mariah Burton

Later several cabins were seen sneaking out with their staff for their own special cabin initiations.  Lots of girls becoming Merri-Mac insiders tonight.

I wanted to end by thanking you again for sharing your daughters with us; we have a great group of girls.  We also have some very exciting days lined up and we’ll keep you posted each day.

                                                                  Great Camping!

                                                                  Adam Boyd