And welcome back to camp news where you hear all the days news fresh from the top of the mountain!! Well as you can tell from all the pics (theres plenty of them for you guys that just have to have some pictures) all the campers today were in full swing in their classes and boy, was it a busy day! We had campers on the waterslide, on the ropes course, circus, horseback and virtually everywhere you can think of as the day went on. You can tell everyone was running “full throttle: today, ‘cause the first couple of nights as I walked over to the office to do pictures, news and all that other stuff, you could hear all the camper talkin’ and laughin’ as I walked through camp. But tonight, after a few good solid days of playing and fun, all you can hear out in camp is the crickets chirping. Not one campers voice could be heard as I made my way to the office tonight. I guess they’re all where I wish I was… and that’s in bed asleep!!! That’s a good thing though those girls will really need to recharge their batteries for another full day tomorrow! (I on the other hand may have to resort to red bull again?) there just ain’t enough hours in the night to get caught up on sleep, I know by now some of ya’ll feel the same way don’t ya?
Well folks, if ya’ve already looked at tonights pictures (and I’m SURE you have!) you might be wonderin’ just what the heck was goin’ on up here? (hey, don’t feel bad, I was here and sometimes I was even wondering that myself). Tonight as we all sat in the dining hall enjoying dinner, would you believe someone came in and said that our nighttime director, Wendy’s little daughter had been taken (not really, don’t get upset), but it was going to take the combined effort of all the campers to go around to characters out in camp and ask them questions as to who done it, what they did it with, and where they out her. (Kinda like a professor plum, in the library with a lead pipe thing…you remember don’t ya?). Now to get answers from our characters, your campers had to perform a task (in todays economy, nothing is free….). As you can see, your campers were up to the task and as they went to all the different stations they had to do something related to that character. For example, Elvis’s favorite food was bananas, so they had to open and peel a banana with their fete to get his info, Ken and Barbie, asked the girls to dress up Ken (I actually felt bad for that one…ok, maybe not), the keeper of the golden horsehoe had them sing some songs and of course Ariel and Sebastion had them perform some “under the sea” activities, and even more. If you haven’t looked at the pics yet (and there’s 2 folders worth) you might split a rib laughin at all the crazy things you see! The good news is at the end of the night, the camper had received enough information to crack the clues and get Avery back home to her moma! (don’t ya just love it when a plan comes together?)
Now tomorrow mornin’, we’ll start a little earlier than normal to get all the club and cabin pics done. This is where you can find out which club your camper is in if you don’t already know. Now pay attention here you first timers, ‘cause this is some important stuff. If you see your camper in red shorts, then she’s a Mountie, blue shorts means she’s a Ranger, and of course green shorts will mean she’s a Trooper. Its real important to get these things right cause I don’t want to say it’s a life or death thing, but small wars have been known to start over someone calling their camper by the wrong club name. We’ll have those pics up as soon as we get finished shootin’ ‘em for ya so be sure to tune in early and see all the pics.
Tomorrow night we’ll have one of the greatest collections of talent you could imagine right here in our stage as we host our own talent night! This is where the campers will get to perform on stage in front of the rest of camp and strut their stuff. We’ll have more talent than any of those “idol’ shows you might have heard about on the TV. So be sure to tune in and see how your campers did (like you wouldn’t check the pictures anyway??)
Last I heard some guy named Simon was trying to get passes to be in the front row to judge, but I’m pretty sure our talent is way above anything he’s ever seen or would even know what to do with. But we’ll be there front and center to catch all the action for ya!
We’ll its getting’ kinda late and my eyelids are startin to play peek a boo with the computer screen and I guess that’s a sign for me to wrap it up and try to catch up on some sleep (you know, layin in bed, not sitting at the computer asleep, I do that enough and it doesn’t seem to help). You guys go ahead and keep lookin at pics, but like I said, be sure to pace yourself, cause we still have a long way to go and some of ya’ll are already startin to look as tired as I am (that’s NOT a good thing). Admit it, you’re one of the of the ones I was talking about in the first letter that stays up way too late to read this newsletter, or looks through every picture for your campers shoe, or back of head, etc… (its ok, you can laugh if you think I’m talking about you).
Weather on the mountain: 71 this mornin’ and up to about 91 this afternoon. Just about right for a fun filled day of playin and at camp!! Looks like it’ll be more of the same tomorrow and maybe a little warmer. We’ll have plenty of drink stations out in camp and the misters going around camp for everyone to go through to cool down if they need too.
Well ya’ll have a good night, I think I’ll make like a camper and get a good nights rest, you guys should do the same when you finish lookin at all the pics!
Talk to ya tomorrow,