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The Great Traditions Of RLBC

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Week 5 has come to an end but it was definitely one to remember. We started with a very fun trip day on Monday.

A huge congratulations to our bunks of the week, A house at T7!

The frosh hiked bald mountain and all their hard work was rewarded with a trip to northern lights for delicious ice cream sundaes!

Best day ever! The Sophs and Juniors splashed the day away at the enchanted forest. They had so much fun enjoying the water rides, regular rides, and the yummy food!

The seniors enjoyed their traditional Black River trip. They had an awesome time and made great memories! To name a few of the highlights, they camped out, went swimming, and fished on Lake Ontario. They caught lots of trout and even brought it back to camp for our chef to prepare and share. They went white water rafting, shopped at the mall, and ended their trip with delicious pizza at Tony Harpers!

The boys are getting very creative in Arts & Crafts perfecting their camp wrists by making custom para-cord bracelets! They are also preparing their tie-dye shirts for carnival.

During their ropes period this week, campers were able to get up into the high ropes course and challenge themselves to the high elements.

We had tons of fun evening activities this week…

Monday: Capture the Flag, led by the Upper Juniors (since seniors were out of camp on Black River and Saranac)

Tuesday: Socials for Frosh, Sophs, & Juniors and they had so much fun! The frosh had a playdate with gaga, the sophs had a tennis social on girls camp and the juniors enjoyed music and canteen.

Wednesday: Hobby Night and the water front was very very popular!

Thursday: Electives

Friday: Challenge Night

On Thursday right around 1:30pm we could see the canoes starting to paddle into the boys camp beach and the cheers echoed across the lake. Our lower senior boys are back from Saranac and they did it! Saranac is the longest standing tradition at Raquette Lake Camps. They completed their 4 day, 3 night, 80 mile canoe trip from Raquette Lake to the town of Saranac Lake. They worked hard, worked together, and made some life-long memories. We had a campfire upon their arrival to hear their stories, and congratulate them on such an amazing achievement! They received their saranac paddles and t-shirts.

Friday was Intercollegiate Champions Day. On this day, we broke away from our normal activity schedule for a day of intramural style competition.

The swim to Girls Camp was Saturday morning. 23 campers completed the training and braved the early morning wake-up to embark on the journey across the lake. All 23 campers made it successfully to the girls camp.A new record was set by Senior Aide who finished the swim in 47:01.

Saturday evening the camp came together for a delicious pig night bbq dinner.

Sunday morning the boys got their beauty sleep and woke up as they pleased for breakfast. Lunch was brother, sister, family, lunch and they loved being together!

Color War is coming soon but we can’t tell you when… let’s just say this time next week we will definitely be in the heat of it!

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