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: Lilly Hemm, Breland Bach, Gennie Myers, Lydia Gerrard, Hannah Holleman, Skylar Rice, Kate Foster, Eleanor Perrigo, Sara Fe White, Lea Lobanov, Paola Iriarte, and Fernando Iriarte

The new Merri-Mac Iroquois are: Martha Oakley, Rachel Nicholson, Sabrina Samaniego, Madeline Craig, Brooke Estes, Abigail Summerlin, Ashley Wilhelm, Christina Romagnoli, Isabella Arechelavaleta, Ana Samaniego, Lexus Estes, Lizzie Rollins, Susan Caroline Beale, Ryan Gaston, Emma Szwarc, Kate Weatherford, Libba Manley, Isabella Collins, May Abravanel, and Sophie Tyndall.

The new Merri-Mac Choctaws are: Riley Murphy and Ashley Pitts

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