June 20, 2017
What a beautiful morning it was at Merri Mac , it was chilly up on the hill and all of us wore extra layers down to breakfast. After a delicious meal of baked oatmeal, a camp favorite, Adam B. delivered a wonderful chapel message about how God will always be enough for us and will begin to fix us when we accept him into our hearts.
Today was the first day of some of our classes. Our skillful counselors gave “safety talks” so each camper will know how to safely perform in each activity. We made new friends and rekindled with old ones all while learning new skills. This morning Mountain Biking practiced going down big hills, Kayaking practiced their strokes and learned how to do a “wet exit”, DIY crafts made friendship bracelets, and Riflery learned gun safety and worked on target shooting.
At lunch we celebrated Kate R’s birthday, complete with everyone singing and a cake covered in sprinkles to share with her cabin. By the afternoon the sun had warmed up the whole mountain and everyone enjoyed rest hour and free time after a lunch of “taco in a bag”. Campers challenged each other in games of tetherball while enjoying a treat from trading post. Campers loved baking snicker doodles in Cooking, canoeing around the lake, and creating pinch pots out of clay in Pottery in their afternoon classes.
Tonight, we broke off into divisions for evening activity. Junior camp is playing on the slip and slide on Mackys Green, Intermediate camp is in an intense game of battle ball on the tennis courts, and senior camp is playing a camp original, Pirate Ball, on the lake front, where campers participate in every waterfront activity, at the same time. Even after a day full of excitement cabins are doing fun activities together. Blue Heaven is going on a scavenger hunt around camp and Moonmist is having free swim and smores with Little Dipper.
Cannot wait to see what adventures tomorrow brings at camp!!