July 13, 2013

Paddle making, climb trip, distance swims

It’s hot and sunny here…. we’re reminding everybody about hats, sunscreen and hydration…. This morning paddle-making started. Woodworker, paddle-maker and canoe artist Bruce Smith arrived to spend three days teaching seniors who signed up to make their own cherrywood paddles.. So right now Bruce has tables set up in the shade of big pine trees and the kids are carving their paddles…. Bruce is a very fine wood artist, and in fact is building cedar canoes to revitalize our wooden canoe fleet….. We just announced a climbing trip for tomorrow to a rock face nearby…. Tomorrow is also Sunday brunch and distance swims (1/4, 1/2 and one mile) where campers swim the lake, each accompanied by a canoe to guard them, with two lifeguards in each canoe – a staff and an LIT.

Sometimes parents ask me why we don’t post camper pics on the blog…. See the article below from the Huffington Post for why:


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