As I came down from my tree canopy perch this morning, I could hear campers returning from their overnight campouts. They were sharing fun stories of cooking outside, enjoying their campfires, and playing games in their cuddly campout shelters.
As I made my way into camp following a yummy breakfast of waffles, sausage, and watermelon, I saw my new draft horse friend, Big John, and the Riding Staff “horsing around.” Big John was taking the girls for wagon rides through camp and the girls were loving every minute of it. Big John and I are very similar creatures, except that he weighs roughly 1,800 lbs. more than me. He is also very easy to see where I am easy to forget to see. I think our similar fur color is what makes people think we’re twins.
In the morning, I also stopped by Weaving to check out their colorful and soft projects. Then, it was off to the Nature Nook to visit with the girls in Farm & Garden. They were spending some time with the mini ponies. Something about us small furry critters that attracts the camera lens. In the garden, the girls were picking vegetables and thinking about the dishes and smoothies they might make with their newly picked ingredients. I stopped by quickly to say hello to the girls who “like swimming in the lake.” After that, it was up to Arts & Crafts to check out their various projects.
In the afternoon, I popped into Jewelry and they were very focused on making the perfect bobbles. The girls in tumbling continue to amaze me with their agility and creativity. I can’t wait to see their show in the Castle Review. The Dance classes were bustin’ some moves as they too are fine tuning their Castle Review performances. While crawling around King Arthur’s Court, I could hear the angelic musical sounds and voices coming from the Music Room. We may be treated to one of their songs in Chapel tomorrow. When I came back down the hill, I spied the archers and the success they were having. Across from Archery, I noticed the girls paying attention to another furry little critter, the camp rabbit. No…I’m not jealous (well, maybe just a little). Other than a rest hour shower, it was a beautiful day, so it made for a lot of swimming, paddling, and sailing activity on the lake.
Tonight’s Evening Program was Captain Rainbow, our favorite mime, dancer, juggler, and performer extraordinaire. Together, the campers who he brought on stage to assist, built a giant Balloonalofagus, which could take the campers anywhere they wanted to go simply using the power of creativity and imagination. The night ended with a huge dance party, and I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said that there wasn’t a camper, counselor, or member of Senior Staff that didn’t join the conga line or try out some new moves in Castle tonight. Enjoy the extra pictures from this evening!
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Bustin a move,