What a second week of the summer! Special events like Gold Rush and Ultimate Capture the Flag, day trips, sports tournaments, mountain climbs, leaps off of waterfalls, Nancy Tucker, Fireworks, and the rest of our incredible 4th of July traditions. Watch so many of the best moments of this past week!
Starting our second week of the summer we let everyone sleep a little bit later to recharged their batteries. After a lovely breakfast of scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, bacon and homemade corn muffins we headed back to the bunk for a big cleanup.
Sunday's are an important day at our brother-sister overnight camp. After recharging our batteries by sleeping a little late, our campers then spend the morning working together in their cabins. A small group of avid fisherman got up very early and joined Adventure Dave on a trip into town to participate in our first ever fishing tournament. They had a blast, and we are actually waiting to hear how one of the 12 year old boys placed. He caught 6 bass and may have won for his age bracket!
Sunday's are an important day at our brother-sister overnight camp. After recharging our batteries by sleeping a little late, our campers then spend the morning working together in their cabins. First, everyone changes their sheets, and then we hold bunk meetings. These meetings are a time for each person living in the bunk to share their thoughts on the week. Our counselors, who have been trained to facilitate these conversations, asked each camper their opinion on the week. They used phrasing that hangs all around our community: What Went Well...Even Better If. The idea behind this is to help them frame their thoughts constructively, either identifiying what went well this week (so that it can continue) or articulating that something would be even better if it changed in a particular way. As a summer camp that teaches children 21st century skills like collaboration, effective communication and creative problem solving, these meetings are at the core of how we help our children learn and grow.