A wild and wacky hello to ya parents!! I hope everyone had as good of day as we had up here on the mountain, but I seriously doubt that was possible. Its been pretty awesome today with the sun N fun going on around camp. As you can see from the pictures today the girls out at the equestrian ring are really getting in some serious riding and now working n the jumps. The girls in quidditch class (yes..THAT quidditich form Harry Potter) has finally mastered flying on their brooms while chasing the snitch. If you don’t believe me, just look through todays pics and you’ll see them flying all around on their brooms!!
By now I would assume that you guys have already looked at the pics from tonights activity and you’re wondering what kind of relays are they doing? Well… wouldn’t you know as we were all enjoying tonights dinner, just sittin’ around waiting on the chocolate chip cookies to be passed around for desert when all of a sudden …. Those mean ol boy counselors from Camp Laney (not really, it was just our counselors dressed up to look like that…but don’t tell the girls) burst into the dinning hall, and stole the club flags from your dear precious little campers. Well folks, I’m hear to tell ya, your campers just ain’t gonna stand for that! I mean, someone’s gotta pay when you think you can just walk right in and take a clubs flag from them.
Fortunately for us, we happen to have some clues as to where those ol stinky boys took the flags and all our brave little campers had to do was go out and try to get 4 campers around the legs of the counselors without being tagged by one of the stuffed socks the boys had. If they were tagged by one of the socks, all they had to do was go back to the scorers table and then they were right back in the game tryin’ to get back around the counselors legs. You can see from all the pics, your campers didn’t lack any desire getting’ those flags back. Once they got all the counselors out at one location, they’d get a clue tellin’ ‘em where to go to find the next set of boy counselors and the next clue. At the end of the night, after all the socks had filled the air and the campers were clingin’ to the counselors legs, the final results were…. Drum roll please…. Rangers 3rd, Mounties 2nd and Troopers 1st!!! Way to go girls!! All of ‘em should sleep great tonight after all the energy they spent trying to get those mean ‘ol counselors tonight!!
No even though the Rangers came in 3rd in tonight’s activity, don’t worry about those guys, they grabbed a chunk of club points this morning when they found the hidden golden horseshoe!! All the campers have been looking for the horseshoe and the girls have even been singing request to Alisa at lunch asking her for clues to the horseshoe. Some of ‘em must have been good, cause when they found that horseshoe, you should’ve seen them coming to the dinning hall to ring the bell signaling everyone in camp that they had found the horseshoe. We caught some of it on video and will get it up on our youtube in a day or two fro all you Ranger parents to see!! (ok… the rest of you parents can look too!!)
Would you believe tomorrow is our last day of classes here for second session? This session has flown by and I can’t believe were down to the final few days. I know some of you parents think its taken forever to finally get here, but trust me, the campers feel like they just arrived. All the campers will be getting’ their final rides down the zip line, on the blob, their favorite horse, finishing up their arts n crafts, etc… tomorrow as we finish our last day of classes here at camp. They’ll also be wrappin’ up all the final practices in gymnastics and all the other classes as we get ready for our big even tomorrow night, SHOWTIME at SKYLINE. That’s when the campers will get to show everything they’ve learned to the rest of camp. Its bound to be one heck of a show as we get to see everything from flag and baton, to gymnastics, glee, cheerleading, dance and more all throughout the evening. We’ll be right down front and center to catch all the action for ya and bring it to ya here on this same bat channel, same bat time, same bat website, you get the picture.
Weather on the mountain: it was a bit warmer today, but nothing like this weekend, even though the highs only got to the lower 90s today, there was still plenty of time to grab some water and cool off and get right back out there to the fun and excitement of camp.
Well, before I head out tonight, I do want to pay a quick tribute to the sad news of Mr. Andy Griffith. Even though we spend every night on the computer here at camp, we still try to make every day feel just like it would in Mayberry by letting the campers enjoy the fun of catching a lightenin’ bug or swimming in the creek, just like they did on his show. So long Andy, there’s a bunch of folks that sure are gonna miss ya and really miss out in their life, if they don’t get to watch any of your reruns. I’d be telling a fib if I said I didn’t try to make the newsletter sound like it was written by Andy himself sometimes.
Well, that’s about all I have to say tonight, I think I’ll head over to the house and pull out some of the old DVD’s and settle down to a few episodes from Mayberry and enjoy the “good ‘ol days” you guys keep looking at the pics and watching all your campers enjoy their good ol days right here at camp.
Have a great night