Archive for August, 2012
Sunday was slightly overcast but luckily no rain for our final chapel. A camper played the violin while the rest of the camp filed into chapel and Tomm Polos gave a wonderful talk which I hope to post shortly. Sunday afternoon was a regular Sunday schedule. Late afternoon, the skies darkened and we had a brief thundershower. It threatened again around dinner and for awhile, it looked like our final Council Fire would have to be inside. Everyone was relieved when at the last minute, the decision was made to go outside and it was the right decision as not a drop of rain fell.
Monday morning cabin clean-up was used for collecting laundry. The campers were told to put EVERYTHING washable in the laundry and by the looks of most of the laundry bags, they did just that.
Monday was not a regular day but instead it was the 5th annual “Polos Day” – a day the boys really look forward to. The entire camp was broken into 4 teams and then rotated through 4 different activities: Tubing, Kickball Slip and Slide, Free swim & Timanolympics. You’ll have to ask you son to explain but you can check out pictures from the day and it’s pretty obvious everyone had a great time!
Just before dinner was the annual “Fastest Man” Contest and after dinner was the finals for the Twilight League.
Tuesday morning, the laundry was back after breakfast and we had an extended cabin cleanup so everyone could pack. When they were done packing and their counselor gave them the OK, campers could go to activities followed by a free swim. In the afternoon, there was “Water Sports” practice and now everyone is swimming and will then have free time. After dinner tonight, we will meet for the final time in the hall to watch the finished movie that a group of campers and counselors have been working on all summer along with a slide show of the summer.
Even though we are busy planning the final events, it doesn’t seem possible that in 48 hours, the campers will all be on their way home. Right now I am listening to the sounds of the lower bunkline swimming at Beginner’s Beach — it will be much too quiet when they are gone!
If you will be joining us tomorrow and taking pictures, please remember that as a member of the Shutterfly site, you can post pictures so if you get some nice shots, please consider sharing them!
Friday was a really busy day. At morning announcements, it was announced that instead of regular activities it would be “Capture the Flag” and everyone cheered! During cabin cleanup, the campers and counselors got ready, some with face paints, some with their “Cflag” clothing and everyone making sure they were wearing their “team” color. There were 2 well fought games with Green winning both of them. The swim after the games felt great!
Friday afternoon was Junior Granddaddy Gorilla where the campers hide and the counselors find them. Because most of our counselors were campers themselves, it’s pretty hard to find a spot they don’t know about and only 3 campers managed not to be found. When the game was over, everyone took another swim and then it was time for Friday Candy.
As if that wasn’t enough — that evening, it was the Wohelo Dance! The girls from Big Wohelo came over towards the end of freetime and joined us for dinner. When dinner was over, the barn was turned into a dance floor complete with party lights and a DJ and the dance began. Friday was a hot and humid day so the inside of the barn with 100+ people dancing was pretty toasty but no one seemed to mind!
Today was a regular day with lots of regular activities. Today and tomorrow may be the last chances for campers to complete awards or projects. Instead of cabin cookouts, tonight was Point Cookout, an all camp barbeque on Crows Point and it was delicious. After dinner it was a free evening with a semi-final Twilight League game between the Timanavengers and Barn Jousters. The winner will play in the final game on Monday night.
It is so hard to believe it is August! Wednesday was another beautiful day and it was pretty much a normal day program wise here at camp, maybe the last this summer! All of the regular activities were open along with a Green/Gray Ultimate Frisbee game and a hike up Rattlesnake Mountain for campers who are working on their Land Jester and still needed to complete a hike. Wednesday dinner was Jimmy Buffet and then at flag lowering, Sandy, our program director, made a dramatic Beach Day announcement from on top of our beloved (but no longer used except special occasions such as this) “Funk Mobile”. Then it was a free evening with one of the last Twilight League games between the “No Eyed Deer” and “Hippos”.
Thursday morning, when the bell rang, everyone quickly cleaned their areas and then came to breakfast ready to go to the beach. It had rained during the night so some were concerned it wouldn’t be a good beach day but the decision was made to go and it turned out to be a great decision as it was an awesome beach day. There will be lots of pictures from the day. Everyone has now returned and taken a quick dip in the lake. It will be a low key evening as everyone is tired from the beach.
Tomorrow is Junior Granddaddy Gorilla! Most campers know where they will hide but some are still looking for a good spot. There are several campers who are hoping to continue their streak of not being found!
There was a little excitement in our household yesterday. Some of your son’s may have mentioned that our dog, Daisy was expecting puppies this summer and yesterday, her due date, she delivered (with some help from her human family) 5 healthy puppies. When we first planned this event, we had hoped the timing would be such that the puppies would be old enough to play with the campers but sadly, as they will only be a week old at the end of camp and are not supposed to interact with anyone but immediate family for the first 3 weeks, the campers and counselors won’t get to meet them.