We’re always busy bees at Manitou! Even today, the last day of First Session, we’re still running activities so our campers can have one more chance to do what they love! It’s the final ski, tennis match, hockey game, and I’ve even seen campers putting their finishing touches on bracelets, tables, or teapots that they made! There is a definitely a great energy around camp, and our Manitou campers are excited as usual.
Yesterday we had an incredible Tribal Games, where campers could show off their spirit, sportsmanship, athleticism, and artistic abilities. Our four teams–the Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef, Mount Everest, and the Northern Lights–fought extremely hard all day, and up until the last minute, I had no idea who was going to win! But in the end, Team Great Barrier Reef, led by captains Zach Friedman and Chenaye Neale, took the victory, and were the winners of Tribal Games 2018! Everyone had an incredible day, and it was great to see our Manitou family so involved and committed to their teams.
Tonight, after our first session campers pack-out, we will celebrate with our annual First Session Banquet. This year the theme is Fairytales, and I’m excited to see how our L.I.T.s (Leaders in Training–second year seniors) decorate the Dining Hall, and take us into their Fairytale land! It’s always a nice treat to have a fancy meal at the end of the session, and I hope everyone had a great time! But once the Banquet is done, the night still continues!
We will have our first session awards, where each activity will give out two awards to campers who have accelerated, improved, or just been all around great people at their activities. It’s always a nice honour to receive an activity award, and I love cheering for all of my friends who win them! We will finish up the night as we always do, by watching our First Session Slideshow, and getting to relive some of the memories we have from this month. I will be sad to see some of my friends going home, but I will count down the days until I get to see them again next year!
Off I go to get one good sail in before the session is done! Until next time…
Manny the Moose