Welcome to camp! Merri-Mac started this session with a wonderful opening day. The sun was shining and there were many happy faces. Ann and I enjoyed talking with so many of our parents as you checked your girls in.
After a year of planning we officially started first session with a swim test, followed by fried chicken dinner and cabin songs. It’s always fun to see the girls sing as part of their new cabin each year – and Big Dipper did an especially great job tonight. Those girls are excited to be on the hill. That said, it’s pretty clear that the big excitement is coming tomorrow when they sing their tribe songs for the first time in a year.
Later several cabins were seen sneaking out with their staff for their own special cabin initiations. There are lots of girls becoming Merri-Mac insiders tonight.
Tonight during initiation we had many smiling faces joining their respective tribes tonight.
Seminoles: Kelsey O, France M, Kathryn G, Elizabeth J, Caroline R, Griffin B, Caroline M, Elizabeth M, Maya W, Georgia D, Taylor M, Finley M, Lily T, Helen M, Poppy W, Susannah B, Elizabeth H, Ainsley I, Sonny W, Jessica K, Rachel E, Keely W, Taylar C, Victoria M, and Ellie G.
Choctaw: Brooke B, Callie L, Oletakate M, Carroll Ww, Katherine C, Anna W, Grace R, Grace A, Emerson S, Martha G, Mira P, Abby L, Anna F, Payge Z, Helene B, Grace Garcia M, Alicia G, and Allison F.
Iroquois: Rebecca M, Maddison M, Anna A, Taylor S, Lauren F, Sophia S, Juliet M, Charlotte C, Riley T, Mimi L, Caitlin H, Sarah B, Emma H, Emerson M, Camille M, Samantha G, Mary Wells L, Caroline W, Caroline H, and Jill H.
I wanted to end by thanking you again for sharing your daughters with us; we have a great group of girls and we are proud of each of them. We also have some very exciting days lined up and we’ll keep you posted each day.