Today was another beautiful day in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the sun was shining bright, and Camp Merri Mac was in full swing. After the daily cleaning of cabins, campers came down to the Tucker Inn and enjoyed biscuit breakfast sandwiches, which were absolutely delicious. Next was chapel, full of devotional songs and a true story told by Adam Boyd.

After chapel, campers participated in their first and second activities. Kayaking and canoeing reviewed their strokes and paddled all throughout Lake Doris. There was target practice in archery and riflery, play time with our furry friends in PAWS, tumbling in Cheer, improv in Drama, and Climbing at the upper tower, to name a few.

Soon enough it was time for another meal at the Tucker Inn, this time with chicken tenders and fries (a fan favorite), followed by Rest Time in our cabins. During free time campers ate delicious snacks from Trading Post, played tetherball & gaga ball, and even put on a play on the Back Green.

After our afternoon activities full of flipping on the diving board, fencing, practicing our skills in Mountain Biking, meditating in Yoga on Pippin Hill, and a special tea party with scones in cooking, we ate a dinner of Hawaiian meatballs and rice! With full bellies and great time spent with our cabins at our tables, campers sang their cabin songs with pride.

After dinner, girls put away their tribal gear and attended Fine Arts Night, a talent showcase of all different acts: singing, dancing, acting, and artwork. Girls cheered each other on and celebrated them and their friends’ many talents.

Fine Arts Night was followed by cabins’ individual post evening activities, which could range from free swim in Lake Doris to tucking the puppies into sleep. The day was wrapped up with showers and a cabin devotional, a special time to talk about chapel that day. It was another great day at Merri Mac, and the girls can’t wait for tomorrow!

Maddie Hughes, Cross Patch Counselor