It’s officially nearing the end of Session 1 and the end of June, but camp is still just as busy as ever! As campers woke up at 7am, the mountains were chilly but brought a beautiful sunrise. After finishing morning chores, everyone rushed to a delicious breakfast of warm pancakes and sausage. Then after we headed up to chapel to learn about a true story from the gospel of John with Camp Director Adam, 1 st and 2 nd period daily activities kicked off. In the kitchen, girls learned how to cook chicken and waffles with maple or spicy syrup. Nearby at volleyball, girls practiced drills and played a few rounds of Queen of the Court. Over at riding, the girls got to take horses on a long trail ride all around camp and practiced their two-point position and posting trot.

Also today, many different trips headed out of camp all over the North Carolina area. A mountain biking overnight trip left this morning including Kate S., Kathryn C., Gabby K., and Alex V. A waterskiing trip to Lake James went out including Kendall W., Grayson W., Knowltan W., Jana Lane W., Lillian A., and Ava Rose K. A kayaking trip left for the whole day as well with AG H., Allison F., Elizabeth C., Millie M., Catherine D., and Audrey S.

After a busy morning, everyone headed down to everyone’s favorite lunch of “taco in a bag” and a side of peaches, along with many loud tribal songs. After a relaxing rest hour and a busy trading post, girls hurried to their 3rd and 4th period activities. In activities like climbing, gymnastics, soccer, and archery, girls worked hard to finish up their final bars requirements. In swimming, Carly H. got her gold, and Amelia D., Rachael B., and Katherine M. finally got their golds in drama!

At dinner tonight, everyone was met with a delicious meal of Asian food and M&M cookies for desert. As dinner finished, Caroline R., Ellie K., Kate S., and Eleanor E. left for their Solo 13 overnight here at camp, and everyone else hurried outside to start the popular evening activity, Gold Rush! In this tribal event, campers search for gold items (and people!) hidden all around camp while trying to avoid being caught by “bandits,” which are the counselors. If a camper is caught with gold by a bandit, both have to try to argue why they absolutely need the gold to take it for their tribe.

As the day closes out, campers will head to one of their last nightly devotions and nightly activities with their cabins and get a good night’s sleep for an even better day tomorrow. Thanks for sharing your girls with us this summer!

From this Haven,

Emma M.
Tweedle Doe Counselor