Time is flying by at Camp Merri-Mac!  It is hard to believe that we are already starting our second week of Session 3B.  We awoke this morning to the bugle and began getting ready for the day and cleaning our cabins before heading down to Tucker Inn for a breakfast of biscuits, eggs, sausage, and fresh fruit.  Then we went to chapel, where we learned that Jesus is the living water that sustains us.

Our morning classes were full of activity and excitement.  The canoeing class worked on sweep strokes and practiced moving their boats to create different shapes.  The kayaking class learned “hand of God” rescues.  The dance class worked on bars.  Lily P. earned her bronze!  In guitar, campers learned how to play songs from chapel.  Meanwhile, we had two trips go out this morning.  Reagan B.Brooke B.Caroline L.Camila P.Reid T.Betsy V.Sofia Celina B., and Kira S. went rafting, while Amelia C.Anna R.Sabrina R.Caroline S., and Paisley S. went kayaking!

After morning classes, the younger campers enjoyed their lunch of quesadillas, rice, and veggies, while the older campers played Giant Bowling, Jenga, and other games during Mystery Time before eating.  We were then refreshed by rest hour and treats from Trading Post.  Shoutout to Gabby K. from Tweedle Dot who ran the Tomahawk trail during rest hour!

In the afternoon, classes were full of energy as campers learned how to filter water and use stoves in backpacking, glaze their pieces in pottery, and refine their skills in archery.  Lila Jane L. and Lindsay J. also led a fitness class to earn their gold bar!  They led campers through lots of different exercises around camp.

For dinner, we ate roast beef, potatoes, corn, rolls, and delicious chocolate cake.  Now, campers are engaging in a variety of exciting evening activities.  The younger campers are playing Counselor Hunt, while the older campers are playing Batteball and Dutch Auction.  May the best tribe win!  Campers have also been busy preparing their acts for Fine Arts Night tomorrow night.  I can’t wait to see them all perform!

It was certainly a merri day at Merri-Mac.  As we enter our final week at camp, I feel so grateful for the opportunity for all of us to be at camp this summer.  It is clear from the smiles, laughter, and growing friendships that we need camp more than ever right now.

From this haven,

Emily Cowser

Backpacking and Canoeing Instructor

Tweedle Dot Counselor