I know everyone is so excited for one of the biggest days of the summer…. The Tony Awards. Just kidding! But really though, today is special because it is a Merri-Mac Sunday. Here at camp, Sundays are truly a day of rest. We get to sleep in an extra hour before devouring a scrumptious breakfast of cinnamon rolls and chocolate milk. The whole camp then heads to our chapel service that we have each day. Today’s was special, however, because one of our cabins, Moonmist, volunteered to lead the message. After a time of worship, all of the campers were released to enjoy their day off from activities. Some headed to the “ga-ga ball” court, others started playing tetherball, and a few headed straight for their hammocks. Now I’ll confess, I still don’t understand the concept of “ga-ga ball”, but I do know it involves a lot of running around and squealing. So as you can guess, it has become the most popular game at camp.

After a fun-filled morning, everyone breaks for a big lunch of fried chicken and mashed potatoes. We all then return to our cabins for rest hour. Once awakening from their food comas, all of the campers rush to the trading post to get candy. With all this new energy, it’s time to hit the lake for free swim. Girls are able to swim, paddleboard, and kayak. A brave few even jump off the Blob. It’s the perfect time to soak up some North Carolina sunshine.

Sundays are the perfect time to reconnect with friends in other cabins. Lots of girls lay out on hammocks and benches to spend the afternoon laughing at inside jokes. With no activities scheduled, it gives time for us counselors to spend more time with the campers. This is especially fun for our Junior campers, aka Tweedles. Katherine W. and Ella B. love getting hugs from Cheyenne F. and Claire S. (though, the Tweedles just love hugs in general). After a long “lazy” day, everyone eats hamburgers and hotdogs grilled by some kind senior staffers willing to brave the heat.

Genesis 2:3 “And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when He rested from all His work of creation. “

Cydia W.
Tweedle Dee ‘18