Hello amazing friends out there!
Our opening day at Camp Timbercrest was super amazing! Our general and horse campers registered without a hitch. Our core campers were greeted by one of our camp interns, Zippy, and then met with the camp director to talk about their super-packed schedule of the week.
The girls in Sprucewood, Fun in the Sun and Summer Sampler, had their swim tests and toured the camp. They also wrote a campstitution (which is a contract within the unit for campers and staff to keep things fair and equal) to hang in the unit. The Bridles and Bits girls who are living in Strawberry Hill not only took their swim tests but also were able to get through their horse riding tests! Talk about a busy afternoon!
During dinner we learned all about the procedures in the dining hall. Timbercrest eats “family style,” where two adults serve the first servings of food and drink to the campers. There is always more food to eat, and we also have a salad bar filled with yummy things to accompany our meal. Camp songs are sung to help us along with cleaning up, and once the campers are done with their kapers (camp chores at the table, as well as in the unit or around camp) they go outside. Pretty soon the dining hall is empty and clean, and it’s time for Opening Campfire!
Opening campfire included introductory skits from staff, the 12 days of camp (a fun and silly way to introduce basic camp rules), and we learned lots of camp songs. Timbercrest’s campfires always end with amazing sunsets over the lake. Last night did not disappoint us.
Today has a lot in store for all of our campers, we will sure to update later on in the day! Thanks so much for reading and feel free to comment or ask questions below, as well as check out our Flickr page for some photos from last night!