The units spent the day getting to know each other and participating in an awesome variety of activities. New friendships are being formed all over camp as we begin to settle into a daily routine. P6 started their day with some good ol’ fashioned exercise and participated in an 80’s themed workout right after breakfast! They also teamed up with the ladies of H7 to try and protect eggs with creative materials as they dropped them off of one of the highest structures on camp, the EC Tower. H1 got to enjoy watery thrills together as they went on a banana boat ride. H4 also got to enjoy the bay as they went kayaking. And a little further inshore, P5 worked on their camp craft skills by making their own torches!
Another great thing about the rain we had today was it gave some groups a chance to get crafty! To name just a few of the activities that happened in the craft shop today, H8 painted their own tiles, P4 made original clay creations, and H11 began making wind chimes. All of those crafts will go through the kiln and come out later in the week looking amazing!
Our courageous adventure staff was working hard around the rain, as many groups participated in our adventure courses today. H2 worked together to climb suspended ladders at the high ropes course, and H9 also worked as a team to conquer the obstacles at the low ropes course
Our Pathfinder groups wasted no time living up to their names today. In the Sailing Pathfinder group, the campers spent their first afternoon on the water, learning the basics of sailing on the sunfish sailboats. The Adventure Pathfinders began christening their brand new campsite by starting their lashing project, an awesome “Adventure!” sign modeled after the Camp Arrowhead sign that hangs in the dining hall.
After dinner, campers finished off the day with a wide variety of nighttime activities. H3 went on a sunset walk through our marsh, which was extra gooey and fun today because of the rain. H10 and H6 got to practice their camp songs as they went on a hayride that went all around camp. And the ladies of P2 and P6 swam away the last of their energy with a monk swim in the pool. Then all of camp settled down, did reflections, and went to bed with dreams of another awesome day tomorrow. Here’s hoping for fair skies and fun memories made when the sun comes up!