Trying to get pictures uploaded

I apologize to anyone who has been checking smugmug and wondering where the new pictures are.  I came to main camp early today to upload pictures and the entire internet here went down when the upload was almost done.  I’m back at main camp now at 11:08 P.M. trying to get them posted for you.  They are almost up, but are taking FOREVER. On a much happier note camp went really well today even with a lot of rain.  When I left tonight the group was in the middle of talent night, where there was some very impressive singing and dancing happening.  I am amazed at how many talents our [...]

Mustang Rocks Hirdstock!

Last night was an epic evening of games, songs and skits.  Modeled after Woodstock, our “Hirdstock” was a huge success and the girls had an amazing time.  Multiple girls sang and did skits in front of hundreds of other campers…which is a really big challenge. Today the girls went to waterfront and then played some “Rounders” which is a English version of kickball…with a bat.  It seems strange but the girls absolutely love it, and our staff enjoy teaching games from their home countries.  This afternoon the girls will be heading to the barn for lessons and time with their horses.  It is warmer today and the girls are really [...]

TRAILS TRAILS TRAILS at EVR!

It’s been a great week since I last blogged. We had our super amazing theme day on Sunday which was TWINS THEME. Inspired by the movie The Parent Trap. The girls found their “twin” for the day, made up secret hand shakes and played a ton of games in their twins, they even practiced their best British accent. See smugmug for the pictures! The girls have been working hard in their arena lessons, progressing so well in their groups. Today the weather is rainy and cloudy, but what better to do than hit one of our many, many trails! We can keep out of the rain and under the trees [...]

Mustang Rocks the Weekend!

Everything is going great in Mustang Village.  The girls have been amazing and this session has been one to remember.  Over the weekend the schedule changes to give the girls a bit more down time to be sure they are rested up for a second action packed week.  Yesterday the morning routine was the same as during the week.  A dip in the lake, relaxing with friends and then change for the barn.  However when they came to the barn it was time for an afternoon of bareback riding.  This gives girls the chance to try sitting on the horse without the saddle.  They try painting horses and get the [...]

Mustang Village Fun in the Sun!

Things have been going really well in Mustang Village.  The girls have been getting along great which helps them to quickly form strong friendships.  Waterfront was a blast as the girls played relay races and had swimming contests.  It is a great time to just hang out and float around with friends.  The girls also enjoyed theater games which helps to bring out their creative side.  It encourages them to be silly, act out, and try new things.  In addition the games are designed to get the girls working together and problem solving.  It is amazing to see the difference at the start and end of the program. The barn [...]