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We started off the day with our goodnight song. Then we had chicken and waffles for dinner. After dinner, we did our camp chores. Then we did some team building activities: some modules and then initiatives. After lunch, we had a siesta before camptivities. For the first camptivity, we had Untalent Show prep and canoeing/paddle boarding. Then we had La Tienda. Then a second camptivity with archery and biking. We returned to the cabins to clean-up for breakfast. Then had a breakfast of pancakes and sausages. We then had a morning activity of the Untalent Show (with many great performances and su...

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Economic Literacy Day

We started our day with a smaller morning circle because the 14 and 15 year olds were still out on their trips. Then we went inside for a breakfast of bacon, eggs and muffins (all the way from England!). After breakfast, we did our camp chores before heading off for some team activities. In teams, we did lifts and then some economic literacy activities. We then headed to lunch; mac and cheese. After lunch, we headed back to the cabins for siesta before an afternoon full of camptivities. For camptivity one we had rock climbing and a challenge hike. Then we had our La Tienda time before having g...

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Another Good Day – August 5, 2019

We started our day with a community gathering. Then we ate a breakfast of pancakes and sausage. After breakfast, we did our camp chores then we dismissed into our team for team time. After team time, we went down to Walnut Grove for Free-to-Learn. We then headed back up to top camp for some lunch: barbecue beef. After lunch, we had a siesta followed by an afternoon full of camptivities. For camptivity one, we had frisbee golf and horseback riding. After that we had our La Tienda time, then we did our camptivity 2. The offerings for camptivity 2 were canoeing and lake play. We then headed up to...

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A Nice Cabin Sunday

We woke up Sunday morning on top field after spending a gorgeous night under the stars. We went to the dining hall and had a "lazy breakfast" before heading back up to the cabins to switch our bunks. After switching beds we had our community gathering circle. Then we took group photos. We then went on a short hike to arrive at our picnic lunch location. After we ate, we worked on our cabin skits and songs. Then we headed to our cabins to have a little cabin time/dance party. After that we had La Tienda then we headed down to the flats for some mud volleyball, dam jumping, and waterfall play. We t...

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A Scintillating Saturday

We started the day with a community gathering, then we went into the dining hall for some coffee cake, potatoes, scrambled eggs, and strawberries. After that we did our camp chores then we dismissed into teams. Today we had two separate teams. After teams we had an AM camptivity of gaga and bench building. Then we had lunch--Tash's chili and grilled cheese sandwiches. After lunch we had a short siesta. After that we had camptivity one. For camptivity one, we had fishing and a counselor specialty of Music with Dan. After that we had La Tienda. Then an all-camp game of soccer, with the staff narr...

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Fantastic Friday – August 2, 2019

With our senior campers running camp, we started the day with our community gathering, then we went inside for a delicious breakfast of waffles, bacon, and eggs. Then we did our cabin chores--a record was set for camp cleanup with near perfect scores. Then we dismissed into our team. During team time, we discussed conflict resolution and did skits to portray different methods of conflict resolution. After team time, we did Free to Learn down in Walnut Grove then we came back up for lunch. We had hamburgers, then we went back to the cabins for a siesta. After that we had an afternoon of camptiv...

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Another Good Day – August 2, 2019

Thursday was day 5 of our second girl's session! The day started with morning circle; teams followed after breakfast and chores, as they started the touch and trust section of team building where they learn the building blocks of how to physically support someone; later in the session the girls will have to work together to lift, pass (in a controlled manner), and spot each other as they overcome some obstacle (known in the team building world as an initiative). After fun afternoon camptivities, our day wrapped up with an evening activity called Brown-Eyes Blue-Eyes. Our campers watched a docu...

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Wild Wacky Wednesday

Some wild and wacky hair could be found at this morning's circle. After morning circle, we ate a breakfast of bagels and cream cheese. After that, we did our morning chores, Yay Clean Camp! Then we went into our team. Today in teams, we learned “I” statements. After team time, we had Free to Learn, a child-directed time of adventure, then we came back up to top camp for lunch. After lunch, we had a relaxing siesta before an afternoon of camptivities. For first camptivity, some of us played gaga, and some of us went horseback riding. Then we had our La Tienda time. After La Tienda we had ano...

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Terrific Tuesday! – July 30, 2019

We started the day with a morning circle. Then we ate a breakfast of pancakes, sausages, fruit and cereal. After breakfast we did our camp chores before going off into our team. We did a few team activities then had a morning camptivity period of 9-square and slacklining. Then we went back to the dining hall for lunch; hot dogs. After lunch we had a brief siesta, then we had some afternoon camptivities. For Camptivity 1 we had rock climbing and cratestacking. Then we had our La Tienda time. Then we had another camptivity--for this one we did tie-dye and sand volleyball. Then we went back to th...

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A Fun Start to Our Second Girls Session!

We started off Girls 2 with a potluck, a tour, and a welcome circle. After we got settled into the cabins and the parents left we had an introductory circle before going to the dining hall for dinner. We had spaghetti for dinner. After dinner we played large group games. Then we had a campfire. Then we went to the cabins, we made our cabin flags, and came up with some cabin rules, then we went to bed. We woke up Monday morning to some refreshing sprinkling rain. But by the time we got to our morning circle the rain had stopped. After morning circle we had breakfast; muffins all the way from E...

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