Director Jud's Blog

1st Session 2011 Update!

Posted by Jud Millar on Tue, Nov 22, 2011

1st Session 2011 Update!!
July 24, 2011 in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Greetings Parents,

It is hard to believe that our first week of summer fun has already ended. Time really does fly when you’re having fun! All the campers have settled nicely into their perspective bunks, and have spent some quality time with their bunkmates establishing a mutual understanding and living arrangement. When it’s time for lights out, we always hear a fair share of laughter coming from all the bunks and stories of late night talks in the morning at breakfast.

Our first week was packed with thrilling activities! The Wakemasters have hit upRaystownLakeand have already set their personal goals for the session. “I’m going to clear the wake” or “I’m going to land that jump” are only a few examples of how motivated and determined our kids really are. Windsurf and sail has been a very popular activity so far. Who wouldn’t love relaxing and getting a tan on top of a windsurf board. The rock climbing extravaganzas have also begun and the campers are having an absolute blast conquering each rock placed in front of them. On another note, rumors from the barn have spread and all of the Horsemasters have picked their perspective horses to care for. Riding lessons have begun and all the horse chicks are looking forward to their first trail ride in the upcoming week. Basketball knockout games, arts and craft, tennis, soccer and of course ultimate frisbee have all been a huge success thus far this session. And of course the campers are always ready for a cool dip in the lake after a hot sweaty intense game. Action packed is the only way to describe the first week!

Our first set of overnight trips began this past week. A crew of canoers and water-skiers set out on a fabulous adventure. Quality time was spent on the water for both groups, and yummy smores over the fire at night sealed the deal on an excellent trip. All the campers shared their excitement with the rest of the camp on their return. Our next overnight crews will set out later in the week and I can already feel the counselors and campers anticipation.

In the late evening, the campers have had their fair share of activities to keep them busy. The big capture the flag game took place a few days ago and what a game it was! Intense face paint, cheering and pump up speeches were certainly a memorable experience for all. Invention convention was on Friday evening, and let’s just says we have a very creative group of campers to say the least. The kids have an endless supply of energy, but sometimes we have to fit in some relaxing down time. Candle meetings are a great way to get each individual to share their highs and lows of the week and wind-down after a long day of activities.

In the upcoming week we have an even more exciting schedule planned. Our annual trip toHersheyParkis coming up, disco roller skating is planned , and karaoke is in store for tomorrow! The summer has officially arrived and week one already in the history books but so much more fun is up ahead.

Cheers, J

Jud & Anne and all the furry creatures in the Stone Mountain Adventure family

Topics: SMA Camp 2011

About Director Jud's Blog

This blog will give you the "411" about everything that is Stone Mountain Adventures Teen Summer Camp!  Everything from "Summer Updates" to useful family and camp resources.  Check it out! 

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all