This morning we woke up to beautiful sunshine and gorgeous weather. How fitting for a Camp Merri-Mac fourth of July celebration! After adorning themselves with their fourth of July gear, the girls ran down to Tucker Inn and had a red, white, and blue breakfast. They ate their waffles with whipped cream, strawberries, and blueberries. After eating the girls got on their benches and belted the words to “The Star Spangled Banner” and “Party in the USA.” The girls then walked to chapel and sang “500 Miles”, “Blessed be Your Name”, and “All in All.” Mattie C. gave the girls a message about who is God. She used the analogy of God watches us like a silversmith watches their silver-waiting to see His reflection in us.
Today some girls celebrated the fourth on a water-skiing trip, others climbing, and some of our older campers will be on solo trips tonight, where they get to test their backpacking knowledge and sleep “solo” in the woods.
The girls had such an eventful day in their activities. Lucy King B. especially loved getting to walk the puppies in PAWS, a camp wide loved activity. In riding the girls went on a trail ride around camp on horseback. Kayaking working on learning t-rescues and wet exits.
After all these exciting morning activities, the girls went to lunch for chicken tenders and french fries. Once the girls finished gobbling these down they were greeted with BOMB-POPS in honor of the fourth. The girls once again stood on their benches and sang “God Bless the USA” and “This Land is Your Land.” It was then announced that IROQUOIS won the Great Escape and spirit points for the game.
The girls then took time to rest before running down for Trading Post during which the Tweedles held a talent show. Girls showed off an assortment of talents including singing, gymnastics, and a rendition of the hit song “YMCA.” Free swim was open for “One-Weeker Wednesday.” Every camper only staying with us for one week was welcome to come and slide down the water slide and splash into Lake Doris.
After all this the girls went to their last two classes for the day. The cooking kitchen made scones and cookies while archery worked on perfecting their aim. Knitting class worked on learning how to cast on and continue knitting.
After class the girls were treated to a cookout for the fourth, with burgers, hot dogs, chips, watermelon, and cookies. After eating the delicious fourth of July meal, the girls went to a celebratory carnival set up by Anna M. The carnival included fun games such as a dunk tank, a photo-booth, a water-slide. pony rides, and corn hole. At these games the girls earn tickets which they could redeem for Cheerwine and popcorn! The girls really enjoyed all the the fun fourth of July surprises for them today and are excited for what is yet to come during their time at Merri-Mac!
From This Haven,
Gracie Rae Hunkler
Sun Spot Counselor