Session 5 at Timbercrest

Hello there, all!

We have finally reached our last session at Camp Timbercrest…and what a “Wild & Wacky” week it will be!

Our resident and core campers came in last afternoon, all excited for the days to come!

Sprucewood, where our general and some core campers are living this week took their swim tests to find out where they were allowed to swim, if they could play on our water toy, or if they could use a kayak. The latter two water activities require at least a yellow cap. Later in the week (Wednesday afternoon to be exact), blue caps get a chance to do our traditional Buffalo Swim, where they get to swim across the lake! Strawberry Hill, where our horse campers are living this week, took their horse tests to determine their skill level and took their swim test yesterday (Monday).

Our Brownie Basics, Tie-Dye Takeover and Spa Timbercrest core campers are all here. After touring and swim tests, the Brownies and the Tie-Dye girls met with me to go over their schedules, meanwhile our Spa Timbercrest assimilated into Sprucewood, as they are staying there during the week! The coolest thing about our Spa Timbercrest girls? They are from Girl Guides from Ghana, a country in West Africa. They are here with their leader Janet, and they are just amazing! I have been gifted with a handmade keychain, a necklace, and a kerchief to wear–which I will do with pride! They turned our opening campfire into quite the event!!! I never thought it could get crazier, but these girls and their leader turned it up! You will find some photos and videos on our Flickr page.

Today our core campers made (depending on their program) worms & dirt, did aromatherapy and made lip balm, and tie-dyed everything including their hands! Everyone went swimming and most went on the water toy. The horse girls spent a lot of time at the barn this morning and this afternoon, finishing right before dinner–when it started to pour. I was able to see one of our seasoned staff, Dilly, go down the water toy along with my assistant camp director, Edge. That video will hopefully be up on Flickr as well!

Tonight’s “campers’ choice,” where our staff leads fun activities for the girls to choose from, will be inside tonight, but will still be amazing!

That’s all for today, see you tomorrow!

–Bloomer

P.S.: Girls can do amazing things with Girl Scouts all year long – click here to learn more! Plus, the first 50 people to renew for 2018 Camp by August 13th, 2017 will receive a 2018 Camp sweatshirt (2018 Camp re-registrations for this promotion can be done in person at camp by August 13, 2017). Also, create an account in WordPress and enable the browser notifications to get instant notifications about new camp blog posts even when you are not actively using WordPress.com.

And if you have any photos of camper drop-off or pick-up that you’d like to share, please email them to communications@gswny.org. Tell us your camper’s name, how many years they’ve been to camp, and which program they’re doing. Because these photos may be used for future marketing materials, please make sure you have parents’ permission for all girls featured in the photo.

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