As Adam B. always states: “It’s a merry day, Merri-Mac”, it truly was a merry day. A merry merry Christmas. The day started with… wait. It didn’t start with the bugle like most morning or our usual breakfast at 8:00am. It started with a sleep in. All girls in their cabin were woken by a truck honking its horn and some Christmas music. As the girls of Merri-Mac came out of their cabins, they were greeted with Krispy Kreme donuts, hot chocolate and marshmallows, yogurt, muffins and milk! All the staff pulled out their Christmas attire and treated today as if it really was the 25th of December.

The day was a little chilly. Which i loved! It meant i finally experienced a cold christmas. Christmas back home is usually hot (Australia). In cooking, the girls had tea parties and made many scones. You could say they really ate like it was Christmas.

Many girls caught on to the theme of the day and dressed up in onesies, hats, Christmas sweaters (jumpers) and socks. We sang Christmas songs all day. Then came around lunch. For lunch we had turkey, mashed potatoes, peas, gravy and stuffing. For dessert we had peach cobbler.

After lunch the girls hosted a tennis tournament and gaga ball tournament. The campers hosted this all on their own and it was a turn out. EmmaClaire M. won a Gold bar in diving. The bell then rang for dinner. For dinner we had BREAKFAST. Yes, this isn’t something we do where i’m from but everyone seemed normal with it. There was biscuits, muffins, hash browns, eggs, sausage, french toast, fruit and yogurt.

After dinner staff stuffed stockings for the campers and had their own little pizza party. The evening activity was Christmas Caroling to end our Christmas day. We wish you all a Merry Christmas from Merri-Mac.

Savannah S. 
Proud Australian and Iroquois member ‘18