Monday July 6th

The first full day of camp has been a great success! At 8:00am, we all gathered around the flagpole for the raising of the flag and "Chicken Fat" (our morning exercise routine). Breakfast was cornbread and cereal. Afterwards, everyone headed back to their cabins to do some cleaning and organizing. Every day, the nurse comes around and inspects the cabins and chooses the neatest cabin from each section (hilltop, lakeside and seniors) as the winner. The next bell rings for camp duties. Every cabin is assigned a duty around camp. Some duties include bailing boats, sweeping the lodge, collecting trash and putting the dishes away. At 10:00am first period began and the campers rotated through three different classes until noon. Seniors went from sports to swimming to boating. Lakesiders went from swimming to sports to arts and crafts. And Hilltoppers went from arts and crafts to boating to swimming.

Lunch was chicken parm and spaghetti with butterscotch pudding for dessert. After lunch, everyone had the opportunity to go to the camp store. Most boys just get candy, but we also provide stamps, paper, pens, flashlights and water bottles. After rest hour, it was a beautiful afternoon for a general swim. From there, everyone did the class they didn't get to do in the morning. Seniors went to arts and crafts, lakesiders went to boating and hilltoppers went to the field for sports.

Activity period offerings today were jumping off the tower, soccer on the A Field, Nuke 'Em (a volleyball game), row boating and aquarium games.

Dinner was a crowd favorite - grilled cheese and tomato soup with orange cake for dessert. Now, the campers are on the A Field hearing the game instructions for Capture the Flag. We will finish the night with a snack and a quick dip in the lake.

We are very lucky to have a great group of boys in our LT (leadership training) program. Each day they do trivia at lunchtime and we will share it with all of you here! This year's theme is superheroes.

Today's question: Who is Thor's evil brother in the movie "The Avengers"?

Stayed tune for the answer tomorrow!

Maddy and Colleen, The Huts