There are lots of references to rain, or as we say “Dew”, in the songs we sing. The “dew” actually has to “do” with the amount of forests we have around here and subsequently transpiration, or the evaporation of water from the plants.
Generally,the weather’s fairly cool in the morning, then warms up a lot until it sprinkles during Rest Hour, when everyone (including counselors!) takes a nap in their cabin. There are a handful of days where the activities switch to the “rainy day” schedule, which usually involves playing games in the dining hall or lodge. Of course, jumping in puddles and singing in the rain are really fun, too!
Brevard, NC, also known as the “Land of Waterfalls”, has nearly double the amount of rainfall per year as Seattle.In fact, it has a temperate rainforest climate. The area is rich in biodiversity and has lots of green foliage.
Rockbrook’s horse pasture in part of the French Broad River Basin.With the large amount of rain the past few days, it is currently under water! Folks around here aren’t too worried, because this happens every so often. Farmers in the area make use of the large, flat, flood plains by planting sod during the summer.
If you come to camp next summer, remember your dewcoat!