In all my years at camp, this is one of the rainiest summers we’ve ever had. Today brought off-and-on showers, but luckily, we were able to continue with our regular activities for every period except for one! This morning brought a number of little team and big team games while the sun was shining, like basketball and softball. The girls showed up to assembly at the flagpole, dressed and ready to win! I’ve always loved seeing our little, and big teams form at the start of camp and then seeing how they’ve connected with one another by the end of the summer. These teams are something so unique and so special to our campers’ experience at Tripp Lake.
After a morning full of spirited team clothes, cheering, and lots of scoring – campers went to their favorite, cookie line! Anyday without chocolate chip always brings some commentary across camp, and today was one of those days with a sugar cookie. Even though it wasn’t chocolate, it was a welcomed surprise after yesterday’s oatmeal raisin. My favorite part of the cookie line today was overhearing a group of Juniors saying, “I don’t know why you’re complaining. It’s still a cookie!” Even though I was missing my favorite chocolate chip cookie, too, it was a reminder of how important it is to view life with a glass half full. Every day at camp may not be perfect or filled with everyone’s favorite list of activities, or be a completely rain-free day – but having a positive mindset can make any day at camp an amazing one! Regardless of what happens, we all get to wake up every day surrounded by friends and staff members who support one another and make this summer one for the books.
Tonight brought Sing-Song practice, which girls were so excited about. I had the opportunity to visit each team’s practice, and I was so impressed to hear campers singing in unison, memorizing lyrics quickly, and following the team captain’s lead. Afterward, our older campers had their glow stick dance party night in Cliff House. It was a moment that made me instantly smile because this is exactly what camp is about – being a kid and soaking up the moments of our youth. Sometimes our older campers can get in their head and start to think that letting loose in fun moments like this is ‘too young for them. But tonight, I walked into a Cliff House that was full of energy, laughter, dancing, and girls goofing around having the time of their life. I’m ending the day with a full heart and looking forward to another day with our girls!