Yesterday was one of those days here at Timbercrest where you can smell the taco meat in the air, you can smell the tortilla shells being warmed in the oven, and you know it’s Taco Tuesday!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
All of our units were very busy yesterday with only a little rain in the afternoon. Our Survivor Girl Core Campers checked on their solar still that they had built on Monday morning and they had collected a little water! We do think that the hole that was dug could’ve been a little deeper, but it was still neat to see. But on Tuesday they got to make an amazing shelter with Kumar, our cook. Kumar grew up here, his mother was cook for many many years. A shelter/fort that he built near the staff cabin is still mostly standing, almost 15 years later. So the girls ended up making a shelter that was big enough to hold everyone. The Galloping Girls Core Campers had another session of riding in the morning before departing, and the Duct Tape Art girls made EVERYTHING in duct tape… flowers, wallets, purses, and so much more.
Our CITs have completely immersed themselves in the daily routines of camp, finally moving into the head and foot positions in the dining hall. (Head is in charge of the table and serves the food. The foot distributes water and takes over the head’s duties if they need to leave the table.) They’ve had meetings with their CIT director, Seashell, and are planning a garden for their service project. Sprucewood has been doing all kinds of things such as arts & crafts, boating, and slip & slide while Strawberry Hill has been doing those things as well, but with some horseback riding time. The Brownies in both the riding program and the Brownie Bonanza have been loving life in Jackman’s Lodge, and having a ball during Campers’ Choice. They were super cute when we had a drill yesterday… our counselors set off running, and some of them followed suit before we could call for them to come back. It was very cute!
After the thunderstorms and rain last night/this morning, things may be damp but all activities will be going on as scheduled, especially this afternoon’s Buffalo Swim, where all blue caps will attempt to swim across the lake and back accompanied by lifeguards and other staff while everyone else who isn’t a blue cap stands on the shore and cheers them on! This tradition is a great thing to witness!
Have an excellent Wednesday! I’ll be back tomorrow for another update!
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