Today Merri-Mac awoke to a bright sunrise that promised a very sticky summer day ahead.
Campers were feeling especially patriotic, as Tucker Inn filled with bright tutus, star shaped sunglasses, and American flag T-shirts at breakfast. The kitchen added to the holiday frenzy by serving bacon and waffles with a patriotic combination of blueberries, strawberries, and awesome whipped cream.
During chapel, we discussed the question “who is God?” after singing the energetic song, “Pharaoh, Pharaoh,” along with other musical favorites.
The first day of activities kicked off with safety and introductory discussions so campers feel confident as they excel in their classes.
During cooking, campers whipped up pumpkin spice and double chocolate chip donut holes, resulting in many excited camper smiles and free whiffs of sugary goodness across camp.
Over by the shady grove of oak trees near the riding rock, the trail running class jogged past the mountain biker activity and ran around camp multiple times. The mountain bikers were learning to switch gears and brake safely to avoid unnecessary harm to anyone nearby.
Lunch included thick-crust-cheesy-gooey-flaverful-American-pizza and Caesar salad, which campers consumed with gusto. The spirited meal ended with singing “The Star Spangled Banner” and “Party in the U.S.A.”
During canoeing, campers learned the parts of the canoe paddle by adding the words “T-grip, shaft, throat, and blade” to the tune of “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”. The excitement escalated until their chants could be heard across camp.
In pickle ball, aspiring athletes played “Queen of the Court,” where separate teams attempted to play for the better side of the court and reign as the queen of the game. The competitive game consisted of excitement and perspiration under the sticky July sunshine.
As the afternoon wanes, campers look forward to play Color Wars and will be dressed in American colors instead of the typical tribe jerseys.
Written by Susanne T. and Allie S., who are both awesome counselors.