Wow wow wow! It’s another gorgeous day at camp and it’s jam-packed with all sorts of fun things! As I promised yesterday, I can’t wait to tell you all about the Camper Talent Show we had last night. There were so many incredible acts that covered singing, dancing, magic, and even Rubik’s Cubes! Plus, as a finale, we had special guest staff members Natasha Bali, Mike Plume, and director/owner extraordinaire Jeff Wilson singing Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man,’ while one of our campers accompanied like a rockstar on the piano. It was very inspiring to see all of our creative and talented campers have all the courage in the world and perform in front of the entire camp. I can’t wait for the second session talent show!
Speaking of talented campers, we had our first Intercamp of the summer today where we witnessed all our gifted Manitou athletes go for the gold against Camp Tamakwa. For those readers out there who aren’t familiar with Intercamp, it’s when camps visit Manitou or we visit them and we compete in a variety of sporting events, such as softball, hockey, basketball, climbing, archery, soccer, and swim! It’s so exciting to welcome new friends from other camps, and it’s great for us all to have a healthy, fun competition. The last event just finished and it turns out Manitou were the winners of this round of Intercamp! But it’s not about winning, because our Manitou Intercamp squad made us proud as the most sportsmanlike team around. Next Sunday will be another round of Intercamp when we go to Camp Tamakwa…stay tuned for those results!
As you can tell, the days here are always filled with fun, and we’ve had tons of cabins going out on canoe trips daily. Our incredible canoe trippers are constantly packing out trips, welcoming some back, or they’re out in the wilderness right now enjoying nature. Canoe trips are a great way for cabins to bond, and for campers to learn independence, and skills they may not learn here at camp like making a fire! I hope to go on a canoe trip soon…I love a day of canoeing that ends with roasting marshmallows under the stars!
Our wacky programmers Justin and Sarah-Rose are always cooking up something good, and yesterday we had a camp Doppelgänger day. Campers and staff dressed up like each other—and some acted like each other too—and boy was it funny! Everyone got very involved in the day, and it was fun to watch all the lookalikes have a dance off at lunch. I hear there may be some other exciting programs coming soon, too, so stay tuned for that!
Better change into my technicolour dreamcoat for Rainbow Day at Canoe/Kayak! Until next time…
Manny the Moose