Archive for August, 2010
Another beautiful day – I really think this summer is a record breaker for the number of perfect summer days! Lots of cleaning and packing going on this morning but once that was done, the activities were open and some people were able to finish up a final award or project while others just enjoyed their last regular day at camp. The laundry came back after lunch and the bags were really full as the boys had been asked to empty their trunks and send everything to the laundry in hopes of sending home clean trunks! The campers had practice this afternoon for tomorrow’s Watersports. During this afternoon’s free time, the rifle range was open for “plinking” and the equivalent at the archery range — your son can explain it if he went.
After dinner, we will all gather in the hall for the Slide Show which is a great way to look back over all that has happened this summer. The slide show will be available for viewing tomorrow afternoon so if you are here, make sure to see it.
As many parents and family members will be joining us over the next few days and perhaps taking pictures, I would like to invite you to share any pictures you think the Timanous community would enjoy on our Shutterfly website. All members can upload and download pictures. It’s easy to become a member, you can request from the website or email us at: email@example.com. Thanks!
The bell rang a little later this morning as we had a buffet breakfast which was open from 8 to 8:40. There was a long line of hungry campers when the doors opened but many campers did take advantage of the late sleep, wandering up close to the end. At morning announcements, the crowd cheered loudly when it was announced we would be playing Capture the Flag. There were 2 very exciting games with the first ending in a tie and the Greens winning the second. Free swim after the game felt great as what had started out as a chilly morning, had become pretty hot by mid-morning.
This afternoon was a normal schedule until 5:30 when everyone gathered on the field to watch or participate in the the annual “Fastest Man Contest”. It consists of 3 races, one for the lower bunkline, the upper bunkline and the counselors. It’s a sprint the length of the ball field — we have a lot of really fast runners.
After dinner , the Conductors and the Wrecking Crew played the final Twilight League Game with the Conductors winning 8 to 7 in a very exciting game.
The horse races last night were a lot of fun. The counselors are the horses, dressing in a theme and costume of their own choice — some of them show a lot of imagination. You’ll have to ask your campers for an explanation!
It was pretty chilly this morning and sweatshirts felt really good! Everyone spent extra time cleaning their trunks and getting everything in the laundry bags for tomorrow’s laundry in preparation for the final pack. We had a great chapel talk by one of the head counselors who encouraged us to “take Timanous with us” when we all go our separate ways.
We are looking forward to seeing many of you later this week. Please contact us if you have any questions about the final days.
Things are happening so quickly now, it’s hard to keep up. The music show Thursday evening was great. There is a lot of talent at this camp! It was difficult to photography but luckily Sandy was able to get some usable pictures.
Friday was a really fun day. The entire camp was split into 4 groups and they rotated through the activities: Timanolympics (with such events as the javelin (an arrow)), Slip n’ Slide Kickball, Tubing and Free Swim. All wrapped up in time for Friday Candy followed by free time.
Today was a normal Saturday with lots of choices in activities. Many boys are finishing projects or trying to complete the necessary requirements for awards. It was cabin cookouts this evening and now everyone is in the hall for “Horse Races”. Will try to post pictures later but going to catch the last few races right now.
Today was noticeably cooler than the past few days and our blankets will feel good tonight but it was another glorious day.
A group of campers had the opportunity to visit Maine’s “Dr. Doolittles” , Steve Crone and Leo Joost of New England Dog sledding where they were able to get up close with llamas, horses and sled dogs. It was a great time! Check out the rest of the pictures on Shutterfly. A huge thank you to Steve and Leo! Just added — a short video of the Llama Race — click here to see.
It’s confirmed — there were 6 campers not found in yesterday’s Junior Granddaddy Gorilla. I wish I had my camera when I saw a couple of them headed back from their hiding spots covered in dirt and carrying all of their hiding gear.
A group of sailors headed to Winona for a regatta today — I hope they are having better wind there than we are as there wasn’t any breeze on Panther Pond.
Looking forward to the Music Show tonight.
Although not confirmed yet, 6 campers may have escaped detection this afternoon! It was a warm afternoon for hiding so the dips after the game felt great. The girls from Big Wohelo have arrived and are joining us for dinner and then a dance.
A video from yesterday’s Flag Football has been added. Click here to see it. The teams were named after their coaches college mascots so that is what the boys are chanting at the end.
It is significantly warmer today, sunny with a great breeze — I’m watching the sailboats right now and they are flying! This afternoon is Junior Granddaddy Gorilla (the campers did not run around like monkeys when it was announced). It is a little different than Granddaddy Gorilla – this time the campers hide and the counselors search for them but the campers are at a bit of a disadvantage because unlike the counselors who are allowed to hide on top of buildings, in trees, etc, the campers hiding possibilities are limited. Also, since most of our counselors were campers, it is hard to find a spot that some counselor doesn’t already know about. We’ll see if anyone goes undetected!
Yesterday, we had our last camper birthday of the summer and thought you would enjoy seeing a birthday celebrated Timanous style. There is a lot of traffic in the barn as the tables are being cleared at the same time. You will hear the crowd chanting “Speech, Speech” after the song as it is a tradition that the Birthday “Boy” say something. The cake was shared with his cabin after lunch.
If you don’t see the video, click here.
We actually had some rain today! Really just a few short showers and not enough to cancel any activity and the sun came back out for a while this afternoon. It was activities as normal this morning but this afternoon was the annual TFFL (Timanous Flag Football League). Boys who wanted to play signed up a few days ago and today at lunch the teams were announced and the rules explained. This afternoon there was a lot of action on the field as the games were played. It looked like a lot of fun. Tonight, one Twilight league semi-final game was played. The second semi-final game will be played on Friday with the finals on Monday night.
Another Point Cookout album, a second Katahdin album and a 3rd Beach Day Album were all added to the Timanous Shutterfly Website. Please remember that if you are a member of the Timanous Shutterfly Website, you can download the pictures. You can request to join from the Shutterfly website or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.