It was a festive day at Merri-Mac! Girls woke up to reveille at 7 this morning, and quickly got their cabins clean and tidy. We headed down to a delicious “geometry” breakfast: circle eggs, hash browns, sausage, and biscuits with fresh fruit. After singing our fun and silly morning camp songs, we all headed up to chapel where we sang “The Banana Song” and “Reckless Love.” We heard a story from Ann about her dog Terrence and how Jesus is our savior and gives us courage. Terrence himself even made an appearance!
Activities were going in full swing this morning in first and second period. In guitar, Katherine E. prepared lesson plans to teach class for her gold bar! Canoeing worked on swamping and unswamping the boats, and the puppies in PAWS enjoyed some fun playtime. After a delicious lunch of chicken salad pitas and seasoned fries, an impromptu camp-wide concert of Frozen songs broke out. Campers young and old stood on their benches and sang “Let It Go”! The energy did not stop there: it was announced that tonight is Christmas Eve! This means that tonight, campers will make gifts for the other girls in their cabin and wear their most festive gear. Tomorrow, we will all sleep an hour later and have a Christmas breakfast of donuts and hot chocolate! The sound of girls singing “All I Want for Christmas is You” could probably be heard for miles!
This afternoon, some activities were inspired by the holiday announcement. Cooking made fresh pasta with red and green sauces, and pottery made Christmas ornaments. In riflery, Vivian R. proudly announced that she got all 5 of her bullets on the target! There were more accomplishments on the dock, where girls cooled off from the summer sun: Addi P. got her roll in kayaking, an impressive accomplishment! Mountain biking practiced on the pump track, and basketball worked on dribbling and layups. After dinner, we will head up to White Feather, our weekly ceremony honoring campers who have excelled in their activities, leadership, and character. Each girl is unique, and White Feather is a way that we acknowledge that and recognize each girl for her strengths. Later tonight, campers will eagerly await the counselors caroling to each cabin and the excitement that comes with Christmas morning. Merri Christmas!
Today was also white feather!
MARY ARCHER Y.
NOLA JANE S.
EMILY KATE B.
From this haven,
Proud Golden Eagle