We have been so lucky with the weather. Warm days and fresh air nights, the boys have definitely been sleeping tight!
A huge congratulations to our bunks of the week for being extra clean and organized, T7 and F2! They were very excited to receive their bunk of the week bracelets.
Sunday evenings traditional campfire focused on Sportsmanship and Obedience. Two virtues that are very important to boys camp. The oldest campers told stories about their camp experience and also taught the spirit of raquette our alma mater to all new campers.
Monday was trip day and the boys had a day of fun and adventure.
Ahoy! The freshman boys explored the lake on their pirate adventure. They canoed around to different islands looking for a treasure map and gold. The map led them to the girls camp where they raided the dining hall and enjoyed a shipwreck picnic.
The lower sophs hiked stillwater mountain,a 2,244-foot-tall mountain in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. In 1919, a 47-foot-tall steel fire lookout tower was built on the mountain. The boys really enjoyed climbing it and then hit the town for some shopping and ice cream!
The upper sophs canoed over to boys camp pioneering and enjoyed water games and an afternoon of fun! They had a BBQ dinner, campfire, s’mores and stories! They camped out under the twinkling stars.
The juniors had intercollegiate day and competed in all different sports around camp. They had a picnic lunch and splashed the afternoon away on the lake.
The seniors enjoyed Vermont for their senior trip. Their first day was spent alpine sliding, shopping in Manchester (outlets), and dinner at Chili’s. The second day they had a blast Go-Karting, and at Six Flags New England. In the evening the enjoyed dinner at Walburgers. For the last day they explored the Basketball Hall of Fame. The boys were so well behaved. My favorite story of the trip was hearing on the tram a whole row of kids got up to make room for a family so they did not have to wait for the next tram. It was very honorable.
Aloha! Wednesday night we had our annual Luau on boys camp. We enjoyed delicious Hawaiian cuisine, beach games, and swimming while watching the sunset over the lake!
A number of campers have been reaching out to Grant, the head of our basketball program. They are eager to improve their overall game, and have signed up for the basketball elective to get extra work with Grant and his staff. The staff have been breaking the campers into smaller groups to work on specific skills. This week it was one of the most popular activity areas in camp.
In our “Shop” Arts program, campers have been creating a variety of projects that they will be able to bring home, including walking sticks for many of the age groups and awesome airplanes made out of wood.
In our annual Capture the Flag game, the Seniors are tasked with teaching the campers how to play and leading the teams. They took on this leadership role with excitement and spent much of their Rest Hour planning their strategy. This was one of the first opportunities of the summer for the Seniors to take on a leadership role, and they showed themselves worthy of the task.
Saturday night was a ton of fun with hobby night as the evening activity. The boys enjoyed tubing, banana boating, the lego room, basketball, tennis, and more!
Sunday morning was a very lazy breakfast. The boys got their beauty sleep and then went down to the dining hall and really enjoyed the cinnabuns, donuts, fresh made omelets, bagels and more!
Talk to you next week to update you on all the happenings!