This morning we had a highly anticipated guest arrive—the photographer who would take the big Centennial panoramic picture! We all lined up in front of Castle and smiled big, like Merrie-Woode girls did nearly 100 years ago.
After all the hubbub of the picture-taking, I chilled out by the docks with Synchronized swimming, then enjoyed a s’more with the Earthworks class that was toasting their marshmallows on a fire they themselves made. After I got all sugary and sticky and plodded up to Tajar to peek in to a knitting class, I made my way up to the tennis courts to cheer on the King class that was practicing volleys.
The five-day hike left early this morning. I cannot wait to hear the stories they have to tell when they return form hiking a section of the Appalachian Trail. The two-day climb was packing out down on the Waterfall field in the afternoon, and I stopped by to wish them luck. The Would-Be’s are ever improving and are looking forward to the Swim and Boat meet at the end of this week to race with their Crews, which were announced today, and to reveal their paddle designs. Yep, it’s nearly that time of the session!
Tonight’s evening Program was Choose Your Own Adventure, which took campers on a scavenger hunt in order to get food, shelter, and help for their “injured” teammates. The activity taught the campers how to delegate situations in case of an emergency, but did so in a fun and entertaining way. After all the campers in each team got a s’more, their food, hanged a tarp, their shelter, and safely got everyone back to the Landsports field for the finish, I believe it when I say that everyone felt more confident and capable.