Camp really started to feel like Camp today. Anyone walking around the property would have made that same observation. There’s no escaping the laughter and love all around, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We started the morning with a Tripp Lake fan favorite: Pajama Breakfast! In this special tradition, the campers and counselors get to sleep in until Reveille goes off at 9 AM. As you may have guessed from the name, the PJ breakfast is a little different than normal breakfast. The girls come in their pajamas and sit wherever they like with friends of all ages. It’s a great time for our community of sisters to grow closer while snacking on delicious morning treats! There was also a movie available for any of our campers that woke up early. We know the sleep-in schedule isn’t for everyone!
From there, the day continued as normal. It was a delight to see the girls out participating in an array of different activities today. Land sports coaches were hard at work developing skills on the fields and courts, while the art shops were busy cooking up projects across culinary and enamel. The wide variety of activities offered at Tripp Lake allow our girls a chance to try a little bit of everything. They learn to love new sports, water crafts and art forms, and inevitably leave camp with new skills and hobbies to share with family and friends. Most of our campers share that they learned to play the majority of sports here at camp which is something we find really special. As parents, you should feel proud of all the ways your daughters are growing and learning at camp this summer. A Tripp Lake camper is a well-rounded one, and that’s something we take a lot of pride in.
We closed out the day with the presentation of our camper gifts! In this tradition, the girls receive various specialty Tripp Lake items based on how many years they’ve been a camper. The 6-years received a Tripp Lake baseball hat, the 7-years a spirit t-shirt, the 8-years a hooded sweatshirt, and the 9-years a winter hat. At the end, our oldest campers (1AB) were presented with the coveted woven Tripp Lake blanket, which gets personalized with their name. You could see all the campers were really excited to celebrate each other and their time at Tripp Lake. The gift received is just one small part of it. The real celebration is seeing how each girl has matured during her time at camp. A once shy Junior is now a confident and beaming Senior. We feel it’s important to celebrate that for all the camp to applaud! Looking towards tomorrow, the girls are anticipating the announcement of which team they’ll be placed on. It will undoubtedly be an exciting morning, filled with more spirit and cheering. We just can’t seem to get enough of both those things.
Leslie and Katie