Greetings! Time has flown since our first group of campers arrived on June 27th. In our time together, we’ve grown individually through a wide range of camp activities as well as developed ties and friendships that have formed a supportive camp community. In fact, I wish I could invite you to be a “fly on the wall” for just a day and witness some of the powerful and intentional growth opportunities that happen here on a daily basis.
Today is our first Tent Day (off-campus field trips) of the season, with campers off on a variety of outings, ranging from a traditional beach trip to Popham Beach state park, picking strawberries at a local farm, sailing, whitewater kayaking on a nearby river, a nature trip to a local aquarium and tide pool, and a group exploring the woods and wonders of our own Chewonki Neck.
It has been a most satisfying first week of camp. In fact, I can’t recall a smoother start to the season. Our campers are comfortable and developing deeper connections with their cabin mates and skills within their activities. Our counselors are really engaged with the kids and we’ve been assisted by some great weather and amazing food.
July 4th was a truly memorable day, with our traditional “county fair” fun and games on the lower field, with activities ranging from bobbing for apples to a Tug of War, face painting and a water balloon toss. You may have also seen photos of our “mud rove” photos from the mud flats exposed at low tide. The campers had a great time slogging around in the mud. We concluded the day with a cookout, game of capture the flag, and fireworks.
Our cabin wilderness trips are going well. Cabins currently out on trips are Outhaul, Boulder, Fo’c’s’le, Shang-Tu, Xanadu and Crow’s Nest. We look forward to their return and learning more about their journeys.
We are very grateful for your partnership and support. As a reminder, your son will appreciate approximately three letters from you per week. We also encourage extended family and friends from home to write. Please also remind friends and family about our policy regarding care packages- no food please!
We look forward to sharing more updates and photos throughout the session. Time here is fleeting; we are committed to helping your son make the most of his camp experience.