Think the rain will slow Rockbrook girls down? No way! Instead, we write and sing songs about it; and in the process, hopefully learn that a positive attitude can brighten the gray-est day. RBC is located in a temperate rain-forest. Often mornings are misty, and it’s common for there to be a shower in the afternoon. Occasionally, activities like tennis and archery will be moved inside. Counselors know how to make the most of this time by engaging the girls in group games, riddles, and other outside-the-box activities. Indeed, some girls’ best camp memories are from rainy days – perhaps the sound of the drops on the tin roof, a cabin heart-to-heart talk, splashing in puddles, and other moments that are surprisingly meaningful and fun.
Here are lyrics from some RBC classics that campers have sang for generations:
“Well the days are so pretty that we never complain – even when it dews, also known as rain!”
“Smile though the skies that are blue turn gray….Smile though it’s rainin’, you’ll forget the naughty fella that has stolen your umbrella!”
“Here we are, here we are together! Having fun in fair or rainy weather!”
“We’re learning to make every single day count in the rain or shine or sun…”
In addition to regular activities, today campers climbed on Castle Rock in the morning, and some adventurous gals left for an overnight rafting trip. For evening program, cabins were given an object, that they then come up with an alternative usage, and commercial demonstrating how it works. All in all, it was a full, wet, and fun-filled day at RBC!