Good Morning Camp Merri-Mac! The girls were up and cleaning their cabins, ready for another great day at camp. For breakfast, we had delicious blueberry muffins, cheese omelets, and sausage. Then the girls headed to chapel, where Jeannie M. discussed how God takes on our sins.

But before any of this happened, one brave group of campers woke up before reveille (5:45!) to hike the lookout trail. Mary Susan S., Elenor W., Annette L., Isabel D., Christine M., Rose K., Hayden M., and Renee K, enjoyed their breakfast with a view of the sunrise and the mountains.

There were multiple trips out today! A group of Sunnyside and Dreams girls (Anna C., Julia P., JC A., ME B., Claire C., Allison F., AG H., Emma R., Audrey S., Lizzie B., Sydney C., Emily E., Betsy J., Katherine N., Alex V., Catherine D., Anna F., MJ G., Aubrey B., Hannah W.) went to the Black Mountain farmers market to purchase fresh fruit, bread, and vegetables to use in making their own meal at lunch. Their menu consisted of pizza bagels, sliders, kale chips and black berry cobbler. They cooked the meal during their free time and ate every bite.

Cate C., Louisa D., Layne S., Emily S. and Morgan R. went waterskiing on the beautiful Lake James, and Allie M., Avery S., Julia P., Isabel E., Emma J., and Madigan E. went on a climbing trip to Ship Rock.  

In our activities today, many girls were working on their bars. Lizzie B. and Natalie C. led their swimming class and many girls were being adventurous on the blob. Today in the kitchen, the little chefs grilled watermelon and baked pumpkin spice donuts. YUM! In the Tucker Inn, the campers ate mini corn dogs and mac and cheese for lunch and then went to rest hour, patiently awaiting trading post where they could satisfy their sweet tooth.

The girls then headed to their other activities, where the puppies in Paws were given baths and plenty of love and attention. For dinner, the girls devoured cheese ravioli, mixed vegetables, and breadsticks and then participated in their evening activity, The Great Escape, to see which tribe can put all their clues together and find the flag first! After the flag is found, cabins will spend time winding down with devotions before bed. It was another busy but exciting and happy day here at Camp Merri Mac!

From this Haven,
Margaret V.
Milky Way Counselor
Cooking Instructor