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Read about How SMA Campers Spend the 1st Session of their All Camp Day

Posted by Jud Millar on Sat, Jun 30, 2018

On this lazy all camp day morning (we even got to sleep in!), there is some time during breakfast of bagels and donuts to reflect on this crazy fun week that session 1 has become. Since they arrived, session 1 campers have been going none stop! We have had four overnights (some wetter than others!), mud-ultimate, mud-soccer, bunnies adopted, rocks scaled, tie-dye, birdhouses made, frisbee golf, LAZER TAG, mountain biking, horse-back riding, and wakeboarding!

 A group of female Campers pose for a picture

For the overnights, we have had 2 superb wake overnights with campers successfully getting up on skis, wakeboard, kneeboard, and belly-whomping, an awesome hiking overnight (with the new friend of a really cool salamander), and a canoeing overnight on a higher river which means the current is stronger and rapids are higher (and wayyyy more fun!).




The bikemasters have been killing the Allegrippis trails, our own biking trails, learning some maintenance, and shredding the skills park- their legs are so tired!! Horsemasters have been working on position, low jumps, and getting out on some hacks in the light rain. Rock climbers have been successfully completing climbs at our own Donation Rocks!




Huntingdon has opened a new lazer tag place which is outside, comes with varieties of lazer guns, mystery boxes, and multiple games to play. This will be a new favorite camp activity for sure!!




In the evenings, we have been having campfires (full of smores), the legendary invention convention, some disco (bunk-junk wearing) bowling, got ice cream, and played some aggressively competitive Jud games and tag. While it is the only time camp is ever competitive, the games are so silly that the seriousness in which they are played just makes the activity even more ridiculous.




Today, after cleaning their cabins and performing a skit for the counselors, the group will split off for some community service and then join back up for an all-camp day barbecue complete with hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers and dogs, pasta salad, and fresh watermelon for desert. This evening’s activity is candlelight meetings. They are held as small groups with one counselor each and allow everyone for some time to reflect and look back on all that has been done and accomplished over the course of the past week. It also allows for people to look ahead and see what else should and could be done to make this the best two weeks ever!






A group of Campers pose for picture.


Topics: 2 week teen summer camp, all camp day

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