Today at camp started off a little gloomy but spirits remained high! For breakfast today we had delicious French toast and sausage. The very important task of voting for spirit of good cheer, spirit of good sportsmanship, and camp princess took place shortly after breakfast before chapel. As it began to rain, the girls lifted their voices to praise God and listened to a message by staff member Virginia Horn about how Jesus is our rescuer and redeemer.

Even with the rain, morning activities forged ahead. The pottery studio was extra cozy this morning as girls began glazing their projects to finish them before the last few days of camp. Girls in kayaking worked on their t-rescue and played water polo. In canoeing, the girls went on the canoe slide straight into the water! My personal favorite activity of the morning was horseback riding. Watching the youngest girls lead these massive creatures with such confidence and gentleness was impressive. The puppies also made an appearance around camp on a morning walk! The cooking class was busy making delicious red velvet cupcakes. Basketball made the most of wet courts with get to know you games and other fun rainy day activities.
Quesadillas for lunch came before we knew it and by rest time and free time the skies opened to make the most beautiful, breezy day. The knitting hut was a buzz of activity as everyone is finishing up their projects. I got a sneak peak of the dance class as they were preparing some very special performances for Fine Arts Night. The riflery and archery range were busy testing for bars and tracking girls progress in this last week. Finally, pickle ball, a very popular class, was thriving in the perfect weather playing a fun game of around the world!
Tonight, I know, will be such a sweet night as cabins get to spend quality time together during evening activity’s cabin night. Despite the gloomy morning, this day at camp Merri-Mac turned out to be beautiful and oh so fun! I truly loved the opportunity to walk around and see camp full of activity and counselors and campers alike in their element. Campers seem just as excited and full of energy as week one!! Can’t wait to finish this last week out strong learning more about the gospel through friends and adventure!
Catherine Hallman
Dreams Begin Counselor