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Summer Wrap-Up: Senior Girls

Alyssa LaRocque

Dash here! Senior Girls has been full with a waiting list since about 10 hours into registration in February, so the atmosphere of camp is very positive because every girl was intentional about being here. Here are some of the highlights of the past week:

Favourite Moments: The directors put a lot of work into making two complete Giant Dutch Blitz sets, and the result was a smashing success! The girls absolutely loved working in teams to get all the cards in place, shouting and cheering and participating actively. On the crafts side of things, the girls were given a lot of freedom to use the basic components of popsicle sticks, decorating materials and a ton of hot glue to achieve very creative results! Other highlights included a Messy Day at the beach full of lots of splashing and fun, and great brain work going on in the escape rooms.

Silliest Moments: What would Senior Girls be without its skits? Various staff members brought smiles to faces with the daily skit that illustrated aspects of the story of Ruth from the morning lesson times. The campers had their turn to be dramatic with the skit night presentations - the shrieks of the actresses and the laughs from the crowd could be heard all over camp! 

Meaningful Moments: The morning speaker, Charis, drew many insightful lessons from the story of Ruth for the campers. In the evenings, many different speakers who had a message on their hearts were able to speak, and the girls and cabin leaders alike were encouraged.

The Weather Report: We experienced quite perfect summer weather over the past week: hot during the day, cool during the night. A rolling thunderstorm during a lunch time mid-week was the only rain we had to deal with. The bugs also behaved themselves - they are always present, but in much lower numbers than in other years. In other words, there was a lot of be thankful for!

As this is being written, the girls are playing another great round of Giant Dutch Blitz as they savour their last full day at camp. It was a privilege to have such a wonderful group of young ladies here all week!

Summer Wrap-Up: Junior Boys

Luke LaRocque

Kodiak here! As Junior Boys comes to an end today, here's a look back at some of our favourite things from the past week. As always, pictures are worth a thousand words, so head over to our Junior Boys Facebook album for about 153,000 words about the week! 

Favourite Memory: The Junior Boys staff have always been known for their creativity and inventiveness. You can imagine my joy when Timon and Bones (the directors) came pouring into the camp office on Monday morning with cries of "We need a slushie machine!" Determined to make their Friday water regatta the best it's ever been, they not only found a slushie machine, but a cotton candy booth too. Add that to the slide they designed and water soccer, and you have my favourite memory of the week: an epic water regatta full of fun! 

Silliest Moment: Once in a while, I have the opportunity to help campers with their swim tests. At our Junior camps, it can be hard to have to fail a camper if they aren't able to swim the full test, and so I work hard to find gentle ways to encourage campers for next year. This year, as I tried to gently explain to a camper that he wasn't going to pass, I explained that he was doing better than I was at his age. That must brightened him up, because he suddenly turned to me and with all seriousness said "Kodiak, that's because I'm half-shark." Out of the mouths of babes.

The Weather Report: We're still looking for our first day of rain at camp this summer. Normally, I'd be saying that with a giant smile on my face, but it's been so long without rain that we're under an official complete fire ban right now in Muskoka Lakes. The cooks outdid themselves, however, and made sure that there were cooked hot dogs for our fire-less beach supper, and there was lots of water all around camp for our Junior Boys to drink! 

Summer Wrap-Up: Junior Girls

Alyssa LaRocque

We were so excited to welcome the Junior Girls as our first camper week of the summer! It was fun to watch everyone jump into the action during a very hot and summery week. Here are a couple of highlights from Dash's perspective:

Favourite Memories: Junior camps are such fun because of the campers' eagerness. This was evident in the singing times; I really enjoyed the campers' voices and the musical accompaniment from the cabin leaders. We celebrated Canada Day with some fun down at the beach, including a short firework display! Another fun memory was seeing all the creative activities going on for the Tuesday electives day when the campers got to choose from pioneer times, escape rooms, slime making, bath bombs, water games, archery and baking.

Silliest Memory: Girls camps love their post-meal clapping games. Junior Girls are still in the perfecting stage of doing the different clapping sequences in rhythm with each other; by the time they get to Senior Girls, it's a very coordinated effort, but at Junior Girls, it makes me smile to hear the off-beat claps by the end of the sequence. However, everyone is loving it, so it doesn't matter at all! 

Meaningful Moments: During the lessons, the teacher Mango put up hand-painted puzzle pieces to go with her lesson each day, build an almost complete puzzle by the end of the session to symbolize the things we can know about God and acknowledging that we will never figure it all out until heaven. It was a beautiful visual reminder of the truths of her lessons.

The Weather Report: Scorching hot? Check. Incredibly muggy? Check. Constant sunshine? Check. Lots of water-drinking reminders in the dining hall? Check. Freezies down at the beach to help everyone cool down? Check. Fans on all night? Check. Still had fun anyways? Double check!

We were sad to see this fun, energetic bunch of girls leave at the end of the week, and were thankful to God for the gift of such a wonderful time together!

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