After a restful Sunday, the girls jumped out of their bunks with excitement for today’s activities.  Today was a very special day at camp as it was Staff Appreciation Day.   The Sunny Side and Dreams girls took over the exciting roll of waking the campers up in the morning, picking up the trays of yummy food, teaching exciting activities, and spending time with the younger campers today. After doing cabin chores and spending some morning time with the older girls, campers ran down the hill and into the Tucker Inn for a wonderful breakfast of biscuits, scrambled eggs, sausage, and breakfast potatoes.  Next stop, Chapel.  We sang three beautiful songs today and ended with our Camp Psalm.

The Sunny Side and Dreams girls did a fantastic job of teaching their classes today.  Glory W. and Scout L. taught gymnastics and made it a super exciting and interesting day for the girls who participated.  Archery was also a very exciting class today as M.E. G. worked on her silver bar.  Cooking class, taught by Holly H. and Mae H., made guacamole and quesadillas that could be stuffed with spinach, cheese, chicken, salsa, and many other vegetables.  This made for a very creative day in cooking as the girls made all sorts of quesadilla combinations.  Campers got to have one of their favorite lunches at camp today, ham and cheese wraps with camp potato chips and cantaloupe.  It was delicious and eaten very quickly.  Staff members had the honor of choosing the tribal songs after lunch today.  The Choctaw, Iroquois, and Seminole girls stood on their benches and cheered with all the spirit they had after lunch today.  We’ll see who wins the BANNER.

Trading post opened up right as the bugle went off and a stampede of Tweedles, intermediate, and senior girls got in line for their delicious soda, candy, and goldfish. Also after Rest Hour, the Merri-Mac clothing room opened up,  so girls all around were showing off their brand new Merri-Wear.  Pottery was very exciting today as the campers glazed each and everyone of their beautiful pots, mugs, bowls, and other creations.  Ava W. and Claire H. worked on their bars in swimming today by treading water and floating on their backs for long periods of time.  Girls anxiously waited outside of the Tucker Inn for a yummy dinner of jambalaya, fried okra, and honey corn bread.  After dinner was finished we were all treated with a delicious desert of sugar cookies.

Tonight’s tribal activity is tribal trivia! Each tribe will get to show what they know as questions are asked and the competition heats up.  The three tribes are neck and neck in who the banner will go to, will it be the Choctaw, Iroquois, or Seminoles?  Girls are looking forward to Fine Arts Night tomorrow.  Each girl has the option to show off a special skill or talent.  Merri-Mac is so lucky to have so many talented girls with so many different gifts.  We are so excited to see what tomorrow brings!

From the Haven
Sydney Howell