I awoke to the sound of the Wake-Up Bell at exactly 7:45. Excitedly, I grabbed my favorite baseball cap and swung through the trees down to camp. I couldn’t wait for the first day of activities! After breakfast, everyone had time to make their beds and tidy their cabins for Cabin Inspection. Then, we gathered in Castle for Devotional. The cabin of Bum’s Rest stood up in front of the whole camp to introduce themselves and lead us all in a song! After some announcements, it was finally time to start activities!
First I scurried up to King Arthur’s Court, where I found Stage Combat already learning fencing techniques with big foam swords. This activity hasn’t been around at Merrie Woode in a long time, and I for one am so excited to have counselors who can teach it once again! In the same space, I also found Interpretive Dance having a ball dancing to different songs on the Camp iPod! Mountaineering was up there too, teaching campers to climb on the Climbing Wall.
After lunch and Rest Hour, where campers had a whole hour together in their cabins to write letters or read a book, I ventured into the Arts and Crafts Hut to see what they were making today. They were making their own stickers! Some made creative nametags and others did fun drawings to decorate notebooks, journals, or stationary. It looked like a blast!
When it came time for Evening Program, the girls excitedly gathered in Castle for Deck the Counselor, where each cabin dressed up and made up a fun skit to perform together! I could really see the cabins bonding over their silly songs and dances. What fun!
Full of Folly,