Welcome back parents! today was a wonderful way to end the week with blue skies and a cool breeze throughout the day. As you probably saw in the photo of the day, some of our campers took advantage of the great day and took a peaceful canoe trip down Little River. I wish I was the one that took that picture, but our camp mom, Francis actually hopped in one of the kayaks and went with our canoe class to see what they did. I just gave her a camera and said to get whatever shots she could get and you can tell she enjoyed the trip as much as they did!
It was great to get out today and get some pics of the girls at circus and ropes course this afternoon, it was one after another shouting at me to get their picture as they flew through the course like they were walking on air. It’s hard to believe that only a week ago, most of ‘em were struggling to just go up some of the elements. Its amazing what they’ve learned in such a short time.
I got to hand it to the campers today, usually on dance day, theres a bunch of ‘em not wanting to get too involved at the end of the day (something about messin’ up their hair or getting to sweaty) but today they could have cared less as they were completely focused on reaching the top of the tower or making that perfect leap from the top of the zip line. It was really cool to see ‘em just want to have fun (Maybe that Cyndi Laupner song was right – remember it from the 80’s….you know, the REAL music!!) Anyway, they were all about their classes today and taking advantage of the cool temps and clear skies.
Before the boys from Camp Laney arrived we were treated to a great performance from our mini campers as they got out and showed the whole camp the dance routine they’ve been working on this past week. All the campers cheered ‘em on and even gave them a standin’ “O” when they finished. You should hav seen the smiles on those mini campers faces when everyone was cheering for them. Since they had done such a wonderful job on their dance, we let all th mini campers head off to the dining hall to enjoy a movie tonight while the rest of camp was at the dance. Don’t think they missed any of the dancing though as when they walked in the dinning hall, everyone of ‘em had their pillow and some even had their blanket as they settled in to get comfortable and have their own private viewin’. Only bad part os were sure gonna miss those guys when they head home tomorrow. Now for some of you first time camp parents out there, let me warn ya, your campers are gonna be happy to see ya in the mornin’ but don’t get your feeling’s hurt if they’re not happy about leaving!! Thats the truth!! So long Minis’ y’all have a great rest of the summer and we’ll see ya next year!! By the way parents, don’t worry about saving any of the pictures you’ve seen this week. when you pick up your mini camper tomorrow morning, each one of them will have a DVD with EVERY picture we’ve taken on it for you to take home!! (yes, 2 week parents, we’ll have one for ya’ll too!!)
Even though the campers were full speed ahead on their classes all day, it didn’t stop ‘em from looking dang near perfect tonight for the boys from Camp Laney when they arrived. All the campers started yellin’ like crazy when the buses with the boys got near. And when ‘Old Yeller (the school bus) pulled through the gate, our campers cranked it up another notch to a decible level that I didn’t know existed!! I felt sorry for the camp dogs just having to hear such a noise!!
When the guys got off the buses, they were treated to a human tunnel to lead ‘em out to the tennis courts where the dance was. you can see from the pics it didn’t take long for everyone to get movin’!! They danced to every song we played and all the campers from both camps had a blast all through the night.At the end of the night, it was time for the guys to go back home, I’m sure with pockets filled with notes containing email and instagram accounts. Not real sure how many of those had the real address, but thats a different story all together. know what I mean??
Tomorrow we’ll have another full day of classes (just in case the campers have any energy left) and we’ll end the day with , at this time of the summer, EVERYONE’S favorite activity, movie night. This is where all the campers will come to dinner dressed in their PJ’s and right after dinner, we’ll head back outside to watch a movie together on a giant inflatable screen! Of course, what would a movie be with out popcorn, so we’ll have a bag of fresh popped popcorn for every camper to sit back and settle down while they’re enjoin the movie. Based on past results, I’d say about half of our camp will NOT make it though the whole movie before the sandman comes to visit (now thats from a REAL oldie song!). Its a great night for all the campers to get their legs back under ‘em and get ready for the last week (after all the action this week, they’ll need the rest to make it through next week…..or that could just be me). Anyway, we’ll be there to get some shots at the beginning of the movie, they don’t likt it too much when I try to take pictures during the movie…go figure? )
Well, its been a great day with fun times at the dance tonight, but to be honest with ya parents, I’m about pooped!! I think I’m gonna leave it with y’all and head off to bed as I as I make all the DVD’s for the mini campers that are leaving tomorrow. Ya’ll have a great night and as a treat, Francis will be back tomorrow to bring ya all the highlights!!
Y’all have a good one, ‘cause like a slow kid in dodgeball……….I’mmmm outta here!!
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