First week of camp

June 14th, 2013

By Kelsey Van Vleck

It has been a wonderful four days of camp so far, and I cannot believe the week is almost over.  We got off to a rainy start, but the rest of the week has been sunny and beautiful.  I hope that we can continue to have sunny weather so campers can get the full experience of our outdoor activities.

While I was a little disappointed that it rained the first day, it ended up being a fun afternoon.  We started off with the counselors doing skits for the campers, which is always a blast to watch!  There is nothing better than a counselor being able to laugh at themselves!  Once the rain kept going, we proceeded to do stations in the Shire.  We had music, arts and crafts, story telling, game playing, and even story writing.  The campers seemed to really enjoy themselves despite the gloomy weather, and I did as well since this gave me the chance to be closer to all of the campers on the first day.

The rest of the week has been been sunny, but pretty hot.  That is why we keep water at every department and in the Shire.  We make sure the campers drink before and after each activity.  Each group has swim lessons and free swim everyday, so that is also a chance for them to keep cool.  At the end of the day, the campers have water available in the Shire if they are not swimming and get thirsty playing outside. Campers drink many cups of water throughout the day, and are supplied with gatorade, milk, or water during lunch.  Happy and hydrated campers make a fun and productive camp!

A camp tradition for Durham area children

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