Thursday Update

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Virginia, our youngest daughter, convinced us to add a new program area several years ago: Farm and Garden. It is a class that celebrates organic gardening, designer chickens, lovable bunnies, gerbils, and teacup pigs. What a great idea! The class meets at our house (a huge benefit if it happens to be raining) and this time of the year is the perfect time to “reap the benefits” of gardening. The tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, and okra are an inspiration to girls who often have never seen a functioning garden. The chickens are delightful, each one with a personality all their own… they love being picked up and will cuddle in your lap. The pigs are spunky, smart, and LOVE to be pampered (yesterday was “spa day” for the pigs who were given coconut oil treatments). But best of all are the blueberries!

We have an entire hillside that is nothing but blueberry bushes… and at this point of the summer each one is full of blueberries! Girls start class in the blueberry patch and wander about eating fistfuls of fruit. Their hands and lips get stained from the juice and the experience can be quite memorable. A picture of childhood bliss if I ever saw it.

Camp is a place in which children thrive. It promotes growth in every aspect of life, not least of which is physical. Good food (everything, even the bread, made from scratch), constant activity (girls “doing” active things all day long), good sleep (we are in bed at 8:30… and loving it!), and no screen time make an environment that is genuinely good in every way.

Tonight we will celebrate team spirit with a very fun and active program by the lake. Team Fires provides a chance to learn the traditional team songs, do some fun relays, and get excited about the upcoming Challenge Day (Sunday afternoon). The girls really get into team competition and take a great deal of interest in doing things that gain points. Cleaning the cabin well gets a point, perfect attendance at flag gets a point, picking up trash gets a point… August campers get into it more than anyone. They are the perfect age for embracing such fun.

Of note:

  • Breakfast: Pancakes, Sausage Links
  • Lunch: Cheeseburgers, French Fries
  • Dinner: Pizza

Thanks for reading the blog. Always encouraging to see how many of you check in every day. We are very happy with the way the session is going and are so glad to be with your girls. They are delightful!

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