The campers have arrived and camp is in session! The buses arrived ahead of schedule to beautiful weather and some very enthusiastic staff. As we announced the cabin assignments around the flagpole our counseling teams were having dance parties, building human periods, and having mock tea parties. Anything can turn in to a production around here.
The campers have unpacked and all of the new campers are getting tours of camp. The staff are running games so that they can all of the campers can learn each others names. At 6:00pm we will have a delicious dinner, as the food has been fantastic all summer long.
After dinner each cabin will play in challenge games with another cabin, which will be followed by our traditional opening candlelight ceremony. The counselors lead a cabin meeting that includes each camper sharing his goals and expectations for the summer. The candlelight ceremony is part of the team-building process at camp, which the counselors continue to develop all summer long.
Tomorrow we get busy right away. The kids will get checked out by our medical staff, take their swim test, choose their schedules for the first week and play several games of dodgeball and capture the flag, and that's all before dinner. Evening program will be staff introductions.
The staff has been everything we could ask for thus far and they continue to impress us with their energy and creativity, and, more importantly, the level of care they have for each camper. It is these guys that allow us to have the special community we have here. We had a 9-year-old here who said, "I've only been here a little over an hour, and I can tell that for everyone here it feels like home." We can guarantee that your kids are going to have a fantastic summer.
Leb's Ramblings, Pictures and Camp Updates
Aside from the letters you receive from camp, you can also stay informed about what is going on at camp through a few other means. From here on, all of the communication will be on Leb's Ramblings (www.northstarcamp.com/blog). You can access Leb's Ramblings by going to www.NorthStarCamp.com in "The Lodge" under the Media Room. The pictures can be found in the same area under Summer Pictures. On a regular basis we will be posting pictures online. Pictures will be available as soon as possible. We will post the cabins with the pictures tonight
You can also stay informed on Facebook and Twitter. You can read a little bit more about what is going on at camp on North Star Camp's Facebook Fan Page (www.facebook.com/northstarcampforboys), North Star's Facebook Profile (www.facebook.com/northstarcamp), or our Twitter Page (www.twitter.com/northstarcamp).