Good evening, blog followers! Today was an exciting day at Camp Asto Wamah--track meet! After a hearty breakfast of corn bread and cereal, campers spent the morning on the A-field instead of going to their regular classes. The morning's events included the standing long jump, running long jump, softball throw, and 50-yard dash. Campers, split into green and white teams, competed against other campers in their area of camp--hilltop, lakeside, or seniors. Winners of each event earned points for the green or white team. It was a fun morning, with everyone trying their best and cheering each other on. The weather was cool, but after all the running, jumping, and throwing, campers appreciated getting in the lake for a General Swim before Dinner. Dinner was our traditional track meet meal of ham and noodles, corn, and bread, with apple turnovers for dessert--yummy!
Everyone recharged during rest hour, getting ready for an active afternoon. Following rest hour, campers had the option of running the "marathon," a race starting at the A-field and going down part of the camp road, finishing in front of cabin 5 for a total of about at half mile. Lots of enthusiastic runners showed up for the challenge! After the run, we had the Indian War Relay, a whole-camp relay that starts at the top of the camp road and continues into the lake with boaters and swimmers. In this relay, most campers are chosen to be runners-- they relay the baton down the camp road to the lake, where the rest of the campers--boaters, canoers, and swimmers-- bring it home to main dock. Today's race was a close finish, but green team won!
After the relay, everyone checked in for another General Swim. The water was beautiful! Then, Activity Period was held as usual. Activities today included badminton, yoga, jumping off the tower, a knock-hockey tournament, and paddle-boarding!
Supper tonight was pizza and salad, with green-and white-frosted cake for dessert!
As I write, campers are gathering for a Round Robbin. They will rotate between activities, such as obstacle courses and the bucket brigade (a team relay to carry water). In the spirit of track meet, points will be given to the team to finish their relay first. It is sure to be a lot of fun!
-the Birch Blogger