Today was Camp Timbercrest’s second to last day of the summer! This morning My Backpack My Pony and Me woke up from their camp out at Pineapple Junction, and Artist in Me got up early to catch the bus for the Corning Museum of Glass! After breakfast we said farewell to Piperwood, and The Quest Seekers headed out to complete their Trailblazing badge by hiking, climbing, and crawling all over the trails and caves of Allegeny State Park. The Pastry Chefs decorated their cupcakes today, and Ready to Ride fished with one of our Core Mentors Lyric! At Corning, Artist in Me created stained glass sun catchers (which will be shipped out after camp ends), got to see a glassblowing demonstration, walk around the actual museum, and, of course, hit up the gift shop at the end.
After Siesta and All Camp Swim, Ready to Ride headed to the barn, My Pony and Me hit the showers, Artist in Me finished their clay creations, and The Pastry Chefs played Gaga!
After dinner was our final closing campfire of the season. The bell was rung at 7:30, and campers began their silent trek across the lake to the Totem Pole. A torch was canoed from the lodge to the Totem Pole, passed to each member of our staff to our camp director Edge who used it to light a bonfire. We celebrated campers and staff who have been camping with Girl Scouts of WNY for five, ten, and even 20 years! We read The Lorax and sang many many songs. We finished our night with a candle lit walk down the Friendship Path. Right hand over left, we sang Green Trees, Taps, and the Timbercrest song:
Were you there in the years when the heron
Circled high over Jackmans Bay?
Seen the flash of the sun on your paddle
As you glided across Keyser Lake?
Can you find a red eft in the forest?
Do you know where the Eagles nest?
If you do then you’ll always remember
You’re a part of Timbercrest
(Check out photos of this week here!)