Helloooo parents and welcome back to the second week of the camp news. By now all ya’ll have gotten the hang of how to look for your campers pics and read all the info thats out here in the news. We had another beautiful day up here at camp as we started our second full week of activities. Even though it seemed a little warm and we had the rumble of thunder throughout some of the afternoon, we didn’t let that slow us down as we all headed into the gym for a large game of dodgeball and ships and sailors until the clouds went away and then it was right back outside to the activities. You can see form todays picture of the day, that our quidditch classes got to work on their broom flying abilities with a little help form our zip line and the folks at the ropes course. It was pretty fun to watch ‘em grin ear to ear as they flew down the zip line holding’ that broom just like they were flying on it (and hey, they were!!)
Some of our campers were out of camp today enjoying other parts of the region, while some of our campers enjoyed the cool waters of the Ocoee river (I know that had to feel great today!!). Be sure to check out all the Ocoee pics, there are some great shots and facial expressions in there. As a matter of fact, its a great time to make sure you guys know about the fullscreen button on the bottom of your screen. Its a little box with an arrow pointing up out of it. If you see a picture you really like, just hit that box button on the bottom of the screen and that picture will show up on your whole computer screen. You can really see the details in the pics when you use the full screen mode. just hit your escape (ESC) button to go back to the normal viewing.
If white water rafting isn’t your thing, then maybe you would like to do a little diggin’ and crawling’ around underground like our cavers did today. Once you look at those pics, you won’t believe where those girls crawled to. I mean, I like to do some caving, but if they barely fit through some of those spots, I’m pretty sure I just wouldn’t have made it (no comments here please!!). One thing is for sure, it was nice and cool underground and you can tell the girls that went, enjoyed it and weren’t afraid to get a little dirty in the process. All in all, I’m pretty sure all the campers that went out on trips today had a good time.
Now once everyone got back into camp this afternoon, we all got to enjoy some down time as each camper group watched a movie in their very own private viewing area. The Hut Row and Lodge campers spread out in the gym and turned it into the worlds largest slumber party and watch “Passport to Paris” starring the Olson twins. While the ladies from Summerplace enjoyed the air-conditioned confines of Pickles Palace to kick back and watch “Anastasia”. You can see from those pics, they weren’t hurtin’ for space as they spread out mall over the floor. And finally, the ladies of Riverside took over the dining hall to watch the Christmas classic “The Santa Clause”. All the campers enjoyed their own bag(s) of popcorn and plenty of cool night air to relax and recharge their batteries for the rest of the week .
They’ll need those batteries recharged as tomorrow night we have our fast paced, fantastic, fabulous feature of the night called “Minute to win it!!” (maybe you’ve heard of it??). We;ll have our club competition mixed in with several of our own Christmas versions from the hit show Minute to Win it as all our camper compete for club points during tomorrow nights challenge. Now I can’t tell ya all thats gonna happen cause I know you guys, Ya’ll will send emails right away tellin’ your camper what to expect and that would ruin the surprise (you know kinda like that one brother or sister that always wants to open a Christmas gift early). Its gonna be a wild time as they compete under the stars for all the points and I can promise ya one thing, they will be louder than you ever thought a bunch of girls could be (I know, its hard to imagine a bunch of girls getting loud, but it happens…). We’ll be out there front and center getting’ all the great shots for ya and then bringing it back to so youll know who won what and probably trying to explain some of the crazy pictures you’ll be see in’. There will be some wild and crazy shots in tomorrow nights group so be sure to check back in to catch all the action.
Well, like I said last night, movie night is my favorite night since all the pictures are finished, and now the news is almost finished and as soon as I lay my head down on the pillow, I’m pretty sure I’ll be finished too. It won’t be long till I’ll be (As I hear on the favorite TV show in our house now) “HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY” (we’ll see how many of ya’ll admit to knowing where that line comes from?? I bet more of ya’ll than you think)
Weather on the mountain: Like I said earlier, we had a few rumbles of thunder and about 2 minutes of sprinkles today and then it was right back out to the activities for a bright sunny day. I know the campers love it, but I sure wouldn’t mid if we had a few more inches of rain, personally. Maybe one of these next few days (just NOT Friday!).
Temps were around 71 this morning and then up to the mid to upper 80s this afternoon. Should be more of the same tomorrow.
Well folks, its about time for me to hit the hay so you guys have fun looking at all the pictures, be sure to pace yourself, remember you’re only half way there and theres still lots of pics to come in this next week so take your time, try out the full screen button and relax, recharge, and be “HAPPY HAPPY HAPPPY”
Y’all take care, cause like a slow kid in dodge ball…I’m outta here!!!!