It’s amazing how many ways one can stretch their limits and move their bodies during a day at camp. Today was the first day of activities for our Third Session and the girls were so excited to jump right into their first rotation of classes. Where else can you walk, run, swim, climb, shoot an arrow, paint a pot, catch a frog, eat muffins, wear a costume and sing your heart out all in ONE DAY?! That is exactly what you would see if you took a stroll around the campus, action every where you look!
Our first stop was down at the barn where the riders and stable club were suiting up for their day. The riding staff interviews each camper who wants to ride and then places them in the appropriate class. There are riders of all skill levels and the staff and horses are wonderful teachers. It is special to see that bond that develops between horse and rider after a few weeks together at camp. We look forward to the weeks riding on!
With the beautiful sunshine beaming today our morning Yoga classes moved outdoors to do some Yoga on the hill. Yoga is a popular activity at camp and many campers love the chance to stretch, deep breathe and feel that wonderful sense of calm that comes over you after you complete a yoga session.
Down at our target sports area our instructors worked with the girls on the safety rules of archery and riflery and then the campers got busy trying their hand out at these two sports. Both of these activities are very popular as they are not something you usually get the chance to try out at home. Believe it or not we even had a few girls join the bulls-eye club today by hitting the bulls-eye on the target. Both activities follow a progression of instruction and as the campers skill improves new challenges await them. These include moving farther from the target or advancing to a seated or standing position in riflery.
Free Swim was also quite popular today, a time when campers can come to the lake to swim or zip down the water slide. Equally popular is searching for tadpoles and baby frogs. The juniors (our youngest campers) really love the tadpole quest so it is really exciting for them when the tadpoles turn into frogs. Chrissy, our waterfront director, reported that there were equal numbers of swimmers as frog hunters. Simple things like finding a baby frog are what make camp so special!
As our first day of Third Session winds down, we are looking forward to all the fun that awaits us tomorrow. From hikes to Castle Rock to rafting the Nantahala or throwing a pot, we are sure to have another great day filled with adventure and new ways to stretch your limits! Yea camp!