It has been one busy day at Merri-Mac! Starting off with a brief chapel talk with Adam about who God is and why we need a real God. During activity periods, the girls were going into their 2nd day of that activity. In volleyball, the girls learned how to serve and had fun a scrimmage. In horse riding, the girls rode their horses around the camp trial. In camp crafts, the girls did a low ropes course. In cooking, the girls learned how to make some delicious French toast and ate all of their hard work! In knitting class, along with having conversations about their favorite movies, the girls learned the Gardner stitch and made headbands with it. A lot of things were happening in pottery class with some girls throwing on the wheel and others making texture bowls and painting ceramic frames. At the waterfront, many campers went on the exciting blob, did some fun dives, and practiced their freestyle and backstroke. On the other side, older campers learned how to make a wet exit in a kayak and younger campers paddle around in a canoe. Moving to climbing class, the campers learned how to make a double fisherman knot and traverse the climbing wall. In the gymnastics class, the girls learned how to do a tap swing, a pull-over, and a back hip circle. The moves are much more impressive than the name it is given. At the tennis courts, the girls learned how to do backhand hits. At the basketball courts, the girls played an intense game of Knock Out. In guitar class, the campers learned some chords and how to play Free Fallin’ by John Mayer. These were only some of the many activities that happened during our 4 periods.
For the evening activity, Merri-mac planned the most exciting, competitive, amazing race ever known: Apache Race. This race incorporates almost all activities on camp. The tribes compete against each other to finish all the obstacles and become the first tribe to raise their flag up on the pole. Many of the girls are competing in their favorite activities while others are cheering their teammates on. After the race, the girls come together for the White Feather Ceremony. These are the girls that got recognize for achieving a bar this week: Allie Grace O. received a bronze in diving, Kate P. received a bronze in drama and swimming, Ansley B. received a bronze in gymnastics, and Mary Avrett B. received a bronze in tennis.
For Junior Camp Promotions, these girls were promoted to Tumbleweed: Bella Rose G., Kathleen B., Carson C., Amelia D., Eliza D., Leslie (Aggie) E., Isabel D., Grace K., Hillary R., Aubrey C., Austyn D., Izora G., Danyael I., Madison K, Sarah L, Lucy L, Miranda P, Evelyn R, Julianna A, Madison C, Anna D, Ella J., Olivia R., Kate S., Olivia S., Katie T, Hastings W., Helen C., Ellie H., Jillian L., Molly P., and Alexis W. These girls were promoted to Ground Hog: Ferrell W., Kaydon I., Merrill S., Gabriella W., Tieran S., Reece R., and Gabrielle A. These girls were promoted to Badger: Betsy B. and Kathryn N.
For Intermediate Promotions, these girls were promoted to Arrow: Kendall G., Sarah W., Merrie Katherine A., and Kate P. Sang-Mi L. was promoted to Long Bow.
For Senior Hill Promotions, these girls were promoted to Running Deer: Olivia Faith D., Martha Kendall C., Chapel D., Madeline H., Shelby B., Jessica T., Libby C., Olivia W., Larkin S., Claire D., Elizabeth M., Caitlin O., Anna P., and Sarah P. These girls were promoted to Red Tail: Rigby P., Leah F., Aiden B., Lainey G., Mary Helen P., and Maddie M. These girls were promoted to Junior Feather: Elizabeth C. and Bailey A.
For Junior Camp Commendations, these girls received Camper Commendations: Reese R., Mollie P., Kayden I., Hillary R., Gabriella W., Merrill S., Ella Grace J., and Kate S. These girls received Counselor Commendations: Reese R, Kaydon I., Hillary R., Gabriella W., Miranda P., Julianna A., Olivia R., and Kathryn N.
For Intermediate Camp Commendations, these girls received Camper Commendations: Reese A., Kendall G., Isabel R., Merrie Katherine A., Irely I., Bryn A., Alice C., Olivia G., Kate P., Bianca B., Bailie S., Allie Grace O., Sydney M., Ryan H., Grace E., and Anna C. These girls received Counselor Commendations: Kendall G., Mya B., Anna Carolyn B., Caroline R., Merrie Katherine A., Elise O., Isabella L., Bryn A., Sophia B., Sarah F., Song-Mi L., Hannah K., Isabella P., Leah Cate B., Ansley B., Julia Grace K., and Mary F.
For Senior Camp Commendations, these girls received Camper Commendations: Hannah G., Anna W., Caroline C., Kate C., Rigby P., Madeline H., Chapel D., Lillian H., Isabelle C., Shelby B., Anna Blair P., Anna P., Anna M., Bailey A., and Olivia W. These girls received Counselor Commendations: Hannah G., Olivia Faith D., Isabeau C., Sarah K., Rigby P., Madeline H., Lillian H., Sammie O., Anne Dillon L., Anna Blair P., Anna P., Anna M., and Lainey G.