We could not have asked for a better day for fun down at the Rockbrook Lake. With temperatures in the 80’s and a beautiful sunny sky overhead, the lake was filled with activity. In our swimming classes we had loads of games going on such as “Categories”, where an instructor yells out a subject or question as you jump off the diving board and you have to reply before you hit the water. A commonly called out question is “what is your favorite camp muffin flavor?” or “name your favorite activity.” The girls have lots of laughs as the splash into the water while blurting out “chocolate chip”! We also had a good time zipping on our water slide and over at canoeing and kayaking there was a roll clinic going on led by Leland and Andrea, our resident kayaking experts. It was quite a flurry of activity! The Rockbrook runners and walkers even took a moment to stroll by the lake after their exercise circuit and took a nice refreshing dip to cool off. The lake is often the center of camp life and today was no exception!
Today, Resa, our sports director announced our session Tennis Tournament. Campers and staff of all skill levels can sign up to participate in the tournament. Resa sets up a ladder style tournament and the girls play during their free time or tennis class. All skill levels get to take part so it is quite a hit among the camp. We will announce the “Queen of the Court” for each age group at the end of the tournament. Along with the “Queen” award, we also have the “Best Attitude” award, the “Crazy Costume” award and the “Silly Smile” award. You can tell the tournament is not too serious but we all have a great time!
Down at the Rockbrook Equestrian Center things were abuzz as the mini session campers had their first day of instruction. It is quite exciting to meet the herd of Rockbrook Horses (there are 30 horses to greet) that are great for girls of all skill levels. We have lots of beginner riders but we also have intermediate and advanced riders. From Nugget, our tiniest pony, to Gordon- the gentle giant- there is a horse for everyone!
Another highlight of today was during our twilight time after dinner. Each night different counselors offer special activities that the campers can choose to participate in. These activities are usually outside of the normal round of camp activities and are a great way to learn a new skill, wear a crazy costume or play some fun games. Twilights this summer have included Rockbrook Chorus, camp history and spirit night, capture the flag, creating fairy garden houses, working in the camp garden, camp calendar making, Castle Rock hikes or an all camp knockout game. Tonight’s twilights were really popular and very creative! One group offered homemade hula hoop making and another group offered a crazy costume walk. The hula hoops were made with a flexible pvc pipe and were decorated with all kinds of colored tape. It was quite a sight to see so many hula hoops in action! The costume walkers all donned their best crazy outfits and took a stroll around camp. It was almost like holiday caroling with all of the singing and silliness as they took their after dinner walk! Only at camp can such simple things make for such a special and memorable moment. These are great times to bond with a new friend and reflect on the highlights of another great day at camp!