All was quiet throughout Camp
Merri-Mac, not a camper stirred all through the night.
Reveille rang and the girls rolled out of bed with all of their might!
Cabins were cleaned, beds were made, girls became excited for another day God made
The breakfast bell rang throughout camp and bade the girls permission to feast
Circle eggs, hash browns, and biscuits round the table were passed
Until it was time to announce the activity, all day it would last!
The tables they rumbled, the counselors they ran, when Olvey yelled out “tribe fest”, at last!
The campers they stumbled all through land
Tribe fest was upon us, a fierce competition between all the tribes
But wait! the news was not finished, there was an event to be announced
Battle ball was our first activity, the girls gave a shout of joy then to the chapel they bounced
Songs of praise were sung, words of the gospel were shared, and girls linked arms to praise our Good Father
Soon after tribe jerseys were tugged over heads and paint was slathered on faces,
Then spirited campers ran to their bases
Girls gritted their teeth in anticipation
They wound up their arms and guarded their stations, they had a look of fierce determination
Balls flew through the air, hands reached out to catch them
Girls sang tribal songs at the top of their lungs, a mood of the excitement in the air hung
After many games lost and many games won the girls lifted their heads and sauntered to lunch
Grilled cheese aroma wafted throughout tucker inn and french fries were munched
They next activity was soon to be announced, girls began to scream and shout
Counselor hunt through the afternoon would last!
Rest hour was truly an hour, so there was no time crunch
Girls hopped in their beds and shut their eyes tight, while counselors dressed in camouflage Danced in their dreams
Trading post began all too soon and Tweedles jumped out of bed, there was too much candy to Be shared to lye with their pillows pressed against their heads!
Sweets were enjoyed by the sweetest of campers until it was time for the afternoon activity,
To the Tucker Inn they scattered!
Counselors ran to secretive places, hoping campers would not see their faces
They hid in the leaf tops, behind rocks, and in many other well hidden spaces
Campers searched far and near to find all any traces
Of staff around camp.
Many girls proved successful and pointed out the camouflaged stand members
They staff were led to the dock in despair,
They would be pushed in the lake- many of their worst fear
But some counselors were sneaky- they wanted revenge!
They pulled their captors in to the lake with them!
Smiles and laughs were shared at the end of the day, until gold rush was announced- and all The girls were ready to play!
We thank all you parents for sharing your beautiful girls,
we love them, but more importantly- so does our great Lord!
Goodnight Merri-Mac, I bid you adieu!
From this Haven,
Elizabeth “Biscuit” Chandler