Dear Parents and Friends,
It was Special Day at GV and it was just that. We got a little extra sleep in this morning so breakfast was pushed back to 9:00 which meant everyone got an extra 30 minutes to sleep in. Every little bit helps because camp is so busy. We also had a little extra rest hour today which is always great. To back up a bit we had a great pancake breakfast complete with fresh fruit and a delicious from scratch peach compote which our chef Megan made for the pancakes. Bacon, orange juice and cereal topped everything off. Sunday’s are days when our activity leaders have the day off so we plan a camp wide game that everyone participates in. Today’s theme was Super Hero’s and a few villains thrown in for good measure. Appearing throughout the day at various stations was: Catwoman, The Riddler, Spiderman, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Batman, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, Loki, The Hulk, Black Widow, Wonder Woman, Superman, Mrs. Incredible and Captain America.
There was a total of 10 different stations that campers went to during the morning and afternoon with lunch and rest hour in between. Each station had challenges and some were wetter than others. It was another great day to get wet and beat the heat here at camp. Most of the activities were in the shade but even the shade needed help from the waterfront to cool things down. Lunch today was Sloopy Joes sweet potato fries, salad and fruit with homemade buns for the Joes.
We slowed things down a bit after dinner tonight with our Vespers Service and call it an early evening to get us started on the right track for our last week of camp. We had a wonderful dinner of pasta primavera, beans, carrots, and salad from the garden and our first corn on the cob from the farm. There were some tired campers at Vespers service tonight. Our theme was the “Simple Joys” and several cabins and individuals chipped in. The boys from Aching Legs helped me with a skit about staying positive and shaking off the baggage that we sometimes carry in life.
It’s been a full week and a full day. What’s better is there’s more to come. Tomorrow Mountainside leaves for their adventures and our main camp children will be going off site for biking, paddling and climbing. Riverside left for their last component of their three weeks here. They will be hiking the Appalachian Trail near Roan Mountain. It should be a fun and productive week for all of camp. You might say it will be the icing on the cake. Stay tuned as we get into our last week of B session!
PS Photos from yesterday are still loading so expect to see lots of photos tomorrow. Sorry for the delay