Sunday Funday started off strong with 30 minutes of extra sleep, cinnamon rolls and quiche for breakfast, a Chapel service with a special guest, and then fried chicken for lunch! It’s no surprise that Sunday is my favorite day, so I’m bummed we only get one of them this session. But, we put our happy faces on and made the absolute best of it!
We had Sunday carnival today, which is similar to what we do on the Fourth of July, but it’s even better on the Fourth of August! Ha! We have a bunch of different stations set up around the docks and Waterfall Field and campers make their rounds and also make their plaques! For those who may not know what I’m talking about, at the end of every session, campers and their counselors make a plaque to commemorate the session, complete with names, inside jokes and cute drawings. They’re always so sweet and special.
At the carnival, we had a candy toss, shaving cream fights, cookie walk, three-legged-race, face painting, and more! Campers tied their legs together with a bandana and set out wobbling in an effort to win the relay for their team. Then, after getting covered in shaving cream, campers headed over to the lake so they could jump in and wash it all off. I crept around the candy toss for a while, trying to secure a Nerd Rope or an Air Head. You know what they say, Tajars have a strong sweet tooth…ain’t that the tooth?
After our awesome, fun-filled afternoon, we headed down to cookout where the theme was “Throw Down for your Home Town!” Campers and counselors alike dressed in some of their favorite homey looks and showcased their cities and towns in quite a fashionable way! We ate burgers and dogs on the Waterfall Field and then headed back to our cabins to change into our Sunday whites for Evening Program!
Tonight’s Evening Program was Follow the Gleam. At Merrie-Woode, it’s tradition on the last Sunday of every session, we showcase some scenes that camp’s ideology is based on. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table go on a quest to see if any of them are the true king, the one who can easily remove the sword from the stone. After the program, we all take our lit candles from Chapel to the docks where we set them adrift on the lake and watched them fade into the mountain sunset. It’s quite picturesque, if I do say so myself!
We had a great day! Check it out in TODAY’S PHOTOS HERE!
Following the Gleam,