August 2, 2022

getting into the groove

With a few days of programming under our belts, campers are really getting into the groove at activities and watching them find their confidence is inspirational. I took advantage of the perfect conditions and spent 4th period on a windsurfer getting tips from Senior Moose, and as much as I learned about windsurfing I learned far more about kids and their aptitude for learning. The feedback they were giving me sounded like they had spent 2 weeks in pre-camp sessions learning how to boost my confidence and provide me with constructive coaching. Joanne always says, “they know what we show,” and today really drove the truth of that home. All over camp, I see examples of kids taking on and stewarding our pillars of caring, respect, and learning. At Arts and Crafts today, an Inter Owl made a sign saying “love yourself” decorated with the pride rainbow. At sailing, seniors were volunteering to take out juniors to show them the ropes. At climbing, I wondered where else in the world you could hear a 15 year old boy telling a peer “you got this bro”.

Evening activity was 5th period so the lake was abuzz this evening with crafts of all kind getting into shenanigans like gunnel-walking in canoes, piano keys on kayaks, and chicken boarding at windsurfing

Our days are so packed with fun and learning here it’s hard to believe it’s been less than a week. Everyone was excited at dinner when our first ETB (early to bed) of the summer was announced. Can’t wait to do it all again tomorrow!

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