You may have noticed, but I like to write for the blog. I also enjoy using alliteration! 🙂
Anyway, our Tuesday was excellent. It was a busy one, but being busy at camp is always a good thing. This morning started out with yet another morning of Polar Bear Swim. Though I usually only make it to the lake once a summer for Polar Bear, there is something about hearing lifeguards’ whistles along with giggling and shrieks of fun and silliness as girls enter the water. It’s a great thing to hear from across the grass for sure.
We were rain-free in the morning, when the core campers got to go swimming and do arts & crafts, they also went on a hike with Zippy to Willow Bridge. Our riding girls in Strawberry Hill spent their time at the barn in the morning while the general campers in Sprucewood had a blast playing “paint archery” at the archery range. Their unit head Lyric filled balloons with tempera paint and the girls could shoot at them, causing quite a splatter when thrown/shot at on the target! How fun! I’m hoping to get some photos of that soon! The same girls then got a chance to spend some of their money at the Trading Post before taking showers. Our Junior CITs in Sprucewood went boating with our volunteer Pickles for quite some time in the morning, followed by Trading Post time and arts & crafts.
And then tacos arrived for Taco Tuesday! Nothing like tacos at lunch! I awarded our core campers with their Polar Bear Awards and patches for coming to Polar Bear Swim and when I announced they were leaving after lunch, they were greeted with sad groans because we will miss them! Luckily, two of the leaders are bringing more girls tomorrow for our Session 1B of core camp. The Junior CITs cooked out in their unit tonight while the rest of Sprucewood worked on badges before they played games instead of packing their overnight-there are imminent thunderstorms for this part of the Southern Tier, so I canceled their overnight to keep them safe, so they’re doing a lot of unit activities and games tonight instead. The riding girls got another go at the water toy and did some more arts and crafts this afternoon before dinner. And of course in true Timbercrest fashion, we had a monsoon of rain during dinner. I’ll admit it, I love the sound of heavy rain on the roof of Bellinger Lodge. 🙂
All of the campers got to choose from bracelet making and nail art or board games since the rain once again stopped our outside games. Outside? Fun. Inside? STILL FUN!!! We love camp, we love being outside, but all that matters is that we love Timbercrest!
See you tomorrow, and remember to check out our Flickr page for photos!
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