First Day

June 29, 2016

Monday, 6/27/16

Hi there! I’ll be updating you all this summer on what your campers will be up to! My name is Brynn; I’m from the Chicago area. This is my second summer here at Camp Tall Timbers, and I am so glad to be back.

Yesterday, our first session campers arrived! We have quite a few first-time campers, as well as some familiar faces. It’s so nice to see how they’ve grown and changed over the past year.

After lunch, the groups of campers signed up for the activities they’ll be doing for the next three weeks. There were a lot of classic favorites like soccer, football, tennis, and golf. The kiddos were also really excited to sign up for activities that were new to them like tubing, climbing, horses, archery, riflery, and yoga. They also took the swim test, learned the basics of archery, and played some tennis with Dwayne.

Our evening activity was a campfire down at the lake. Each cabin performed a skit to introduce themselves. We sang a couple of campfire songs with the help of Stevie and her ukulele. The cabin with the best skit was the first to make s’mores (Cabin 7/8: Kevin, Bubba, Sean, Jacob, Alex, Sebastien, Teddy, Max L, and Max V). After everyone had their s’mores, we sang another song and the cabins slowly headed up the hill to go to bed.

After breakfast this morning, the campers received their final schedules. For the first activity, the camp split in two for Boys’ League and Girl Power Hour. In Boys’ league they played a giant game of street hockey. In Girl Power Hour, we got to know each other by playing a variety of games like Bang-Bang, Mill, Slaps, and the Name Game. Now they’re off to their assorted activities for the rest of the day.

I’ll have more for you tomorrow!

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