Another wonderful day at Merri-Mac! We woke up with fog around the mountains and perfect cool weather. Because the winner of America Color Wars on Wednesday was the fierce Blue team, all the members didn’t have to do chores! What a well-earned break. After the cabins were all tidy, we walked down to breakfast and were met with a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs and biscuits. Sunnyside led us in morning songs when we were done, and we all headed up to Chapel.

After some free time to play in the creek, play games in the cabin, or hang out with friends, we were off to activities. Girls were learning and doing all kinds of new things across the camp– whether it was making bracelets in DIY, trotting over poles in Riding, or ascending the boulder in Riding. After two activities, though, we were tired and ready for a break. Luckily we had Greek pitas and chips waiting for us in the Tucker Inn!.

Lunch was made doubly exciting because we got to discover the winning tribe of both Sock War and Base Jumping: BOTH Choctaw! (Seminoles won spirit points, though.) To make it even better, we ended lunch with a visit from two very important guests–Santa and his elf! We all knew what that meant, and girls went absolutely wild at the reveal of tonight being Christmas Eve.

After rest hour it was back to activities, and even though it was a bit less sunny, spirits were just as bright. We even got to see the PAWS puppies go for a swim in Lake Doris! When activities were over, girls knew they needed to bring their A game for Christmas spirit, and the outfits we saw at dinner did not disappoint. The Christmas spirit and cheer werw almost tangible as we ate Christmas dinner. Girls went to Merri-Mac Council at the Teepee after dinner to be recognized for their Marks with White Feather promotions. Now, they’re all in cabins being babysat by older girls and waiting for their counselors to come caroling. What a joyous time for a Merri Mac-er. Good night for now!

Counselor Robyn