Today started as a wonderful day on Keyser Lake. After two days of the Waterfront being closed, the girls were finally able to complete their swim test under a light rain.
The rain would later go away and allow for the girls to partake in activities throughout camp.
Canoeing the Allegheny Reservoir packed and prepared for their trip tomorrow. They also went to arts and crafts and archery after lunch.
The Fashionistas continued to work on creating their own fashion line with Fashion Lab New York. Meanwhile, Be Brave and Bold kept practicing their archery skills for a contest on Friday. They also went into the woods and built shelters to defend themselves against the elements.
My Favorite Pony and Ready to Ride each completed their barn chores. Unfortunately, the weather prevented the girls from going on horseback today.
The Daisies and Brownies went for a hike around the lake and drew with chalk on the basketball courts. In addition, the firebenders continued to build their fires.
At about 3 o’clock, a thunderstorm rolled into Camp Timbercrest. Due to the storm, everyone went inside Bellinger Lodge and played card games, board games, and went to arts and crafts.
To conclude the night, everyone had their own cookout with their units. This gives the girls a chance to learn how to build a fire and cook their own food. Be sure to check back in tomorrow to see more exciting activities the girls are doing.
Session 4 at Camp Timbercrest is full of seven different programs. All of these programs come together to form the Timbercrest family.
One of the programs, Canoeing the Allegheny Reservoir, will be gone for a seven day trip along the Allegheny Reservoir. This will be an exciting experience for the girls to get off camp and to explore nature at its fullest.
The Fashionistas have returned to Camp Timbercrest for another session. After a successful program during Week 1, Fashion Lab New York has returned to Timbercrest to teach the Girl Scouts how to design their own fashion line.
My Favorite Pony and Ready to Ride will each be gaining experience at the barn. These two programs consist of helping with chores around the barn, grooming horses, and of course, horseback riding.
Be Brave & Be Bold is a program that is centered around archery. In the morning, the campers went for a hike around Keyser Lake. The girls went into the forest to find sticks to make their own bows in arts and crafts today. They also spent nearly two hours at the archery range to learn new skills.
The Firebenders have been learning how to build their own fires. They collected tinder, twigs, and sticks to get the fire started, and then added larger pieces of wood to keep the fire ablaze.
Last but not least, the Daisies and Brownies went to arts and crafts and for a nature hike before breakfast.
At the end of the day, the campers were involved in Camper’s Choice. This is an opportunity for the campers to choose their own activity to do instead of being with their units. The three options to pick from were Karaoke, British Trivia, and Frisbee.
Goodnight scouts and be sure to check the photos from today right here.
Just because it’s the weekend doesn’t mean that Camp Timbercrest rests. There are over 120 troop members staying with us for the weekend that have experienced Timbercrest at its fullest.
From trail rides on horseback, to nature walks; from swimming to boating; from Gaga to Archery; these troops really did experience it all.
However, these activities could not have been run without Timbercrest’s hardworking, around the clockwork. Snaps go around for all of our hard workers.
Just like Timbercrest does during the week, there was a closing campfire for the troops this evening. Per usual, campfire is when the staff and campers come together as one coherent unit. Songs are sang, laughs are heard, and life long friendships are created.
On be half of the Timbercrest staff we would like to thank all of the troops who came to visit this weekend. We look forward to seeing you again next year! Here are some photos from today.
As Session 3 concluded today, Timbercrest welcomed over 100 new campers for a Troop Weekend.
The final day at Timbercrest is a day for the camp to come together as a whole. These combined activities are known as All Camp. The activities involved with All Camp are Friday Follies, which is a talent show for all campers and staff to show off a hidden talent, and all camp swim.
All of the programs cleaned their units and packed all of their belongings to go home.
At about 7:30 this evening, troops filled the parking lot of Timbercrest and are excited for a full weekend of games, bonding, and fun.
Goodnight scouts and stay tuned to find out what happens this weekend!!
Today we said goodbye to our visitors from Piperwood. They have been part of the Timbercrest Family since Tuesday morning.
The Wizards woke up from their magical camp out and broke down their tents. Before lunch they went swimming and afterwards they played wizard cup.
The Cupcake Challenge finally had their bake off today. The girls were broken up in to two groups to decide which batch of cupcakes were better. One group made apple pie cupcakes with and without frosting while the other groups made s’mores and confetti cupcakes.
Ready to Ride swam in Keyser Lake and went for a trail ride. They also went to the archery range before dinner.
Per tradition, Thursday night is when the entire camp comes together to say goodbye before we start cleaning and packing tomorrow. Closing Campfire gives the girls a chance to say goodbye to their counselors and sing songs.
Be sure to click here to see memories that were made today.
This afternoon, we welcomed a group of core campers to our camp family. But we said goodbye to our mini session. 😦
This morning Ready to Ride took to the barn before lunch, then hit the trading post for some shopping.
The mini session hiked to the barn and then went on a nature walk around the lake. Then they explored their creativity at wizard themed arts and crafts.
The cupcake challenge started their day with boating on Keyser Lake and went to the trading post. They planned their cupcakes for tomorrows cupcake challenge.
The Wizards of Waverly Place made potions, played in the Gaga pit, and had a relaxing afternoon on the lake. 🙂
Since it’s Wednesday, that means it’s our traditional Buffalo Swim. The girls courageously swam across the lake and touched the totem pole on the other side of the lake.
To conclude the day, Camp Timbercrest was engaged in an all camp activity. Click here to see today’s captured memories.
For the first time this week, the campers woke up to a cool morning to make it a true Polar Bear Swim at 7 am.
Ready to Ride started their morning by playing an obstacle game on horseback and groomed the horses. After lunch they went to Arts and Crafts and went for a swim.
The mini session; Ready, Set, Go Camping went boating and went tie dying at Arts and Crafts in the morning. After lunch, they played Gaga (a popular Girl Scout game that combines dodgeball and swat ball) and dressed up in the Drama Corner.
The Cupcake Challenge crew also tie dyed, played Gaga, and went swimming. They then practiced making cupcakes for their challenge on Thursday… May the best baker win!
Last but not least, the Wizards continued to make magic by working on defense techniques. After lunch, the wizards tested their magic at archery and went swimming in Lake Keyser.
To top off the day, the entire camp had their cookout. This is a special opportunity for the girls to gain experience cooking their own food over a campfire. They also learn how to build a fire on their own. Some of the delicious food that was made was cheeseburgers, pie iron pizzas, and of course s’mores.
Until tomorrow, Girl Scouts! Check out photos from today here.