It’s All Camp Day at SMA which means we al;l got to sleep in! We had a yummy breakfast of bagels and donuts and have all had time to reflect on this crazy fun week of session 3.
Since the campers arrived, session 3 has been going none stop! We have had 2 overnights mud-ultimate, mud-soccer, bunnies adopted, rocks climbing, tie-dye, birdhouses made, frisbee golf, mountain biking, horse-back riding, and wakeboarding!
For the overnights, we have had 1 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).
The 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!
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!