WOW! It’s been a busy few days here at camp, and I can’t wait to tell you about all the fun stuff that’s been going on!
On Sunday morning, we all awoke to find the Dining Hall had been transformed into Smurf Village! The Freshkids and Sophomores got to enjoy a Smurf themed breakfast put on by our LITs (our second year Seniors), and I think they did a fantastic job of decorating the Dining Hall to make it feel like we were transported to another place.
After an exciting breakfast, the day got even more thrilling because it was Pirate Day at Sail and Swim. Down at Swim, campers were searching in the water for buried treasure, specifically a special golden rock. And over at Sail, our young sailors were learning how to properly tip a sailboat by “pirating” and “capsizing” each other. It was a lot of fun to watch all our young pirates that day, and to see everyone get so enthusiastic about their activities.
And just yesterday we had even more excitement happening at our activities. Four of our visual arts activities (Woodworking, Pottery, Crafts, and Creative Arts), held a day called Trash Panda Day. All the campers and staff at those activities dressed as trash pandas (more commonly known as raccoons) and went around camp picking up any garbage they saw and making this beautiful place as clean as it could be. I for one loved that they were doing something so great for the environment, and I think everyone had fun while they were doing it too!
And after a big day of activities and being trash pandas, we had some very exciting Evening Programs in our Units as well. Our Junior unit started an epic multi-night program called Art Heist, where the campers had to figure out who had stolen a valuable piece of art. The mystery hasn’t been solved yet, and I am so excited to find out who did it! And then over at the Freshkids, they had a classic Manitou program called Stock Ticker, where different Activity Heads run fictional companies, and the campers come and buy or sell stocks from the companies, based on how the company is doing. It was lots of fun seeing everyone running around with their Moosebucks and getting invested in different companies, and I can’t wait to find out which cabin did the best at the Manitou Stock Exchange.
I’m sure there will be more excitement I can tell you about soon, but for now I’m off to Soccer, where the Activity Head Neil is going to show me how to properly kick a ball!
Manny the Moose