It was our first day of electives, but before the wake-up bell even sounded, it was time for our Pine Manor campers to depart for the Canadian. Cabins Pine, Manor and McCabin boarded a bus headed for Atikokan, Ontario, where they will spend tonight at Canoe Canada Outfitters, before embarking tomorrow morning on a camping trip for the ages. They will spend nine days in the Canadian wilderness in Quetico Provincial Park, as they canoe and portage their way through pristine country. We are very proud of our group of Pine Manor campers and look forward to hearing all about their trip when they return.
Meanwhile, at camp we had our first day of our regular program, which was anything but regular with our great staff at the helm. Yesterday, each camper selected his own schedule of electives for the week, and today they began to participate. (Read more about the NSC Program) We had great activities running from the athletic fields to the waterfront. To see the pictures, check out the Summer Pics. All around camp, you could see counselors providing great instruction to all of the campers and helping them improve and enjoy!
Some afternoon drizzle was not going to stop our campers from having a blast. We had our first round of Challenge Games, which saw our J-1 and J-2 campers going head to head in an epic game of kickball. We had two games of Ultimate Frisbee, a game of Continuous Dodgeball, floor hockey, and softball all playing on until the sun would shine again.
After dinner, we had the first Wanegan of the summer as new king Andy Rodheim led the cheers for candy! The rain stayed away for evening program, which allowed for a round-robin football extravaganza, a Baggo tournament, disc golf, and much more. This was only the beginning of a great summer!