Electric! It is the only word that can truly explain the buzz around camp. It is as if we are standing under the electrical high-wires from Reveille to Taps. Walking around camp, campers and staff are wearing smiles like it is another article of clothing. Today, all of our campers are going through their swim tests, and once passed many are taking a stab at our new water feature, the obstacle course. The way that this group of campers and staff have come together feels as if we have been in session for a full summer already. Here are some highlights from the past 24 hours:
- Bus arrival – As the busses rolled up the hill to the main office steps, the staff were cheering and greeting every camper who came off the bus.
- Meals – Spaghetti dinner with amazing red sauce and breadsticks, followed by French Toast this morning, and Grilled Cheese for lunch. Tonight, the campers have cabin picnics, a favorite meal among many. One big change from last year is that we are integrating more seated meals during lunch. We want to give the kids and staff an opportunity to build their camaraderie and relationships. Our first waited meal of Grilled Cheese was a resounding success.
- Activities – The teams have been formed and the leagues have begun. Campers, coaches, and officials are all contributing to make every activity period engaging and fun. For reference, we break the camp up into four age Groups:
- Peach – Cabins 1, 2, 3, and 4
- Grapefruit – Cabins 5, 6, 7, and 8
- Pineapple – Cabins 9. 10, 11, and 12
- Watermelon – Cabins 13 and 14
- Big Brother/Little Brother – All of our Cabin 14 campers went around last night to deliver a special gift to our new campers.
- Each new camper received a bucket and a water bottle.
We will continue to update this blog and notify you when there is a new posting. Everyone here, at Ojibwa, is working tirelessly to make this summer special for your son. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Here’s to Camp Ojibwa,
Joel and Joey