It has been a beautiful day here in Black Mountain!

Our girls have had a fun day full of activities, friends, and adventure. Today a large portion of our older girls went on a rafting trip, while the younger girls stayed back for a fun day at camp full of activities. Today at breakfast our girls enjoyed a yummy breakfast of biscuits, eggs, and sausage before heading to chapel.

In chapel, Adam Boyd talked about what “faith” is and how it affects our walk with Christ. He talked about how walking with God calls us to have faith, trust, and knowledge. As believers we need all three to experience the wholeness of a relationship with Christ.

After Chapel, the girls headed to their tribe meetings before heading to morning activities. This morning girls got to participate in activities such as PAWs, canoeing, horse-back riding, tennis, kayaking, and so much more!! The girls have been focused on bars lately and trying to achieve “white feather”. White feather is the highest rank a girl can earn during her time at Merri Mac. It takes thirty marks to achieve this status, and it takes dedication, time, and practice.
We have loved seeing our girls work hard and achieve the goals they have set out for themselves in their various activities. It has been amazing to watch them all cheer one another along and offer help as their friends are practicing for bars and finishing those. It has also been amazing watching girls step out of their comfort zones and try leading classes, climbing the rock wall, learning stunts in cheer, and having a fencing tournament.

This afternoon our girls in drama class performed Moana for their friends. It was an amazing show and the girls worked really hard, and it paid off. The drama girls have been working hard not only learning lines, but learning the music and some choreography. They performed songs from the movie such as “How Far I Go”, “Where You Are,” and more. The girls that attended loved seeing their cabin mates and friends perform. The counselors in attendance were so proud of their girls and all that they accomplished.

The evening activity tonight is the relay race. We are all super excited and looking forward to playing and competing for our tribes. This game is similar to the Amazing Race. The girls will split into their tribes and have to complete a series of activities in hopes of winning the game and spirit points for their tribe. These activities can include creating human pyramids, popping balloons with arrows, or even packing a backpack! The game concludes with a chief sliding down the slipping slide with their team’s jersey!

After evening activities, the tweedle girls return to their cabins for bedtime stories. They got to listen to Charlotte’s Web or Disney Bedtime Stories, and then three Bible stories before bed. The older girls got to enjoy some fun times before their bedtime with their cabin as well. They got to enjoy various activities together such as free swim, s’mores, and cooking together.

As the week is winding down, the girls are having the times of their lives at camp. They are learning, growing, and showing so much love and compassion for their fellow campers. We have loved walking alongside them this session.

Kyla Rowell (tweedle counselor)