Welcome to camp! Second session started with a wonderful opening day. After Discover Dorris (our first dip in the lake) and a quick little lice check, the girls gathered all over camp learning their cabin song and getting to know each other.
We then headed to Tucker Inn for our traditional Sunday dinner of fried chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, yeast rolls, and of course we topped it off with a bit of Merri-Mac cake. This first dinner of second session also had a couple of firsts. It was our first meal back with our salad bar – boy was that loved – and it was our first meal back eating all together. There is something wonderful about having all of our girls in one meal, especially when the girls start singing their new cabin songs. 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. But before they could think about that the girls met to elect their new tribal officers:
The officers this year are:
Golden Eagle: Ava R.
Black Bear: Claire B.
Red Wolves: Eliza T.
Golden Eagle: Georgia D.
Black Bear: CeCe C.
Red Wolves: Kiera L.
Golden Eagle: Grace H., Samantha P.
Black Bear: Camille B., Hannah S.
Red Wolves: Nadia R., Caroline F.
Golden Eagle: Ella C., Josie W.
Black Bear: Caroline B., Hollings G.
Red Wolves: Caroline E., Georgia V.
After dinner we went up the mountain for initiation. It’s always special to see the old hands welcome new friends to the tribe.
The new Merri-Mac Golden Eagles are:
Frances W., Annie C., Charlotte B., Lucy A. M., Maite B., Piper W., Reese P., Lola T., Collins W., Margaret S., Clara N., Sophia B., Abigail G.
Chloe K., Ella H., Juliet S., Jillian J.
The new Merri-Mac Black Bears are:
Sophia D., Abigail P., Flora M., Grace T., Isla M., London M., Bryce C., Katerine P., Bridget P., Lyons W., Ava Mae S., Lila F., Alston M., Reese S., Clare T., Millie T., Anna P., Paige G., Rowe B., Scarlet M., Ella H., Laura Brandt C., Mary Louise C., Mary Mattison B., Mary Frances W., Mia L., Zoe C.
Lucy P., Presley M., Maria K., Ansley Katherine L.
The new Merri-Mac Red Wolves are:
Merritt B., Ruthie L., Leighton E., Ellie Kate L., India H., Raelin N., Elisabeth M., Anna K., Emilie K., Nora U., Mary Katherine V., Elin I., Anna Cate G., Brynn F., Lowen S.
Vivienne H., Mimi D., Claire R., Jacqueline F.
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.
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.