Happy Olympic Games parents! All week at camp, we have all been buzzing about the start of the Olympics in London and today it was ALL the talk! We played the Olympic theme song over the “all call” speaker system we have here at camp and everyone joined in and hummed along every time. YAY TEAM USA!
This morning we had wonderful weather! Clear skies, and mild heat for the most part. We expected a little bit of rain today so we were happy to see that prediction had changed. The rain did end up catching up with us eventually but we were blessed to have it wait until our very last period of the day! Our activity for the night was movie night so even though it cleared up during dinner, it wouldn’t have “rained on our parade” one bit!
Before we get to the details about Movie Night, I have to tell you guys all about the cutest thing you’ll ever see, MINI DANCE! Our sweet, sweet little Mini’s worked so hard all week in their dance classes to perform for everyone and it always brings tears of joy to our eyes watching them. I don’t think you could make them stop smiling if you tried while they danced up there. They were adorable and I know they loved struttin’ their stuff. I know other campers, counselors, and staff would say this with me but I wish the Mini’s weren’t leaving tomorrow ☹, we will miss them VERY much!!! They just bring so much to camp and are always a joy to watch and play around with. Camp won’t be the same without them!
Now, Movie Night is such a great night that is a fun way for the girls to get some much-needed rest. The camper groups split up and spread out with their pillows, blankets, teddy bears and a little bag of popcorn for a little movie soiree. Our Hut Row and Lodge campers watched one of my childhood favorites, Aladdin in the gym while Summerplace and Riverside watched The Emperors New Groove in the dining hall, and we also had a 2012 Skyline Movie Night Special where the Summerplace and Riverside girls had the option to also watch the Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Pickle’s Palace. All the girls looked snuggly and comfortable when I walked around and hung out and watched a little bit of each movie/show. Movie night is one of my favorites. Just a chill night with your new best friends!
Lots of smiles were posted all day today and tonight so make sure you go and check them out. Tomorrow we will have the much-anticipated DANCE with the BOYS!! I know the girls already have their outfits planned and laid out for it and I just love watching all the girls get so excited to dress up and look nice. The campers from the boys camp will come tomorrow at lunch to hand out a few roses to some of our girls which a nice little gesture to get the girls excited for the nights event! Pictures of that will be posted after lunch as well as pictures of all our girls in their dancin’ shoes tomorrow evening!
Again, we are SO SAD to see our Mini’s go! They will SURELY be missed!!! So, Mini parents, since it has happened before, don’t forget that Mini pick up is after breakfast tomorrow! We look forward to seeing you!
I am signing out to continue to watch the Opening Ceremonies, but I look forward to capturing more smiles all day for you guys and will post to you all again soon! “Happy Olympic Games everyone! May the odds be ever in our favor!”