So, yes. It rained. And it thundered. And then it rained some more.
They were even calling for possible flash flooding - but that didn't happen. Homestead did not venture out to their homes in the woods at Outpost - but instead set up games all over the Dining Hall. Matt, Oliver and Brooks grilled all of their burgers on the deck of the Dining Hall. Cat, Bethany, George and Ali ran an impeccable assembly line for campers to get their buns, cheese, condiments, chips, fruit, veggie burgers, and peanut butter & jelly options. Teri called the groups up two by two while the groups continued to play games and sing. Everyone had a grand old time and even finished early. Cat & Brooks set the boundaries for an epic game of capture the Counselor. Connor, the Day Camp 2 counselor, skillfully hid under a pile of mulch but was ratted out when Day Camp's adopted specialist Kat was captured. Alec, the H1 Counselor, managed to successfully camouflage himself deep in the fig trees by the Log Cabin. Stephen, the CIT Leader, joined the game late and used the anti-strategy of just running. He was most shamefully cornered and captured behind the Rec Hall.
And then there was the Pioneer Potluck. EVERY UNIT STILL COOKED OUT and had a pretty fun time doing it!! P1 made monkey bread. P2 made french toast with fruit compote. P3 tried their hand at making quiche. P4 made pans and pans of trainwreck - a breakfast skillet scramble and camp cookout favorite. P5 made loads and loads of potatoes. P6 threaded tons of fruit kabobs. P7 made dutch oven biscuits and sausage gravy. And P8 made a mountain of dessert pancakes.
Meanwhile in the Adventure Pathfinder Site - they went ALL OUT. They rotisseried (I'm sure that's a verb...) chicken over their fire. They made bruschetta as an appetizer and sauted vegetables from the camp garden. AND they made brownie cupcakes using orange rinds as their muffin tins. Way to go APF! As their counselor Simon has been prone to say, "Can you smell that? It's.... a d v e n t u r e."
All the thunder subsided and everyone got to attend their regularly scheduled free swims - THANK YOU, LIFEGUARDS!!!!
All in all, it was a wild and wonderful Wednesday Night Cookout!!
Teri V, The Program Director