Wow! What a day at Frost Valley YMCA! We have been so lucky for so many reasons! Not only did the rain go away, but the sun came out and we had such beautiful weather all day. Because the sun came out, many of our campers got to go on their Overnight. They ate pita pizzas on the campfire for dinner, and are currently eating smores and getting ready to sleep in their sleeping bags under the stars.

For all of those not on overnights tonight, we had a #OneCamp Dinner tonight in the Dining Hall! Every overnight camping department ate dinner together, and we sure did make it special. We had villages from Wawayanda, Hird, MAC, Equestrian, Adventure, and Tokyo, all eating together! We then had a dance off, which the photo is of below! One camper from each village got to dance for the crowd!

 

After the dance off, we had Hoopla! At Dinner! We had cheers from every village and it was fun to share cheers with campers who have never heard certain cheers before! Our Hird campers particularly enjoyed cheering some of their old cheers from when they were Wawayanda campers!

 

After dinner, we continued programming with ALL of camp! We went to the Horse Barn for a Drill Team Demonstration where we watched the horse preform a routine, and then we got to pet them. It was really great to meet some animals!

 

To end the night, we joined everyone on the Hardcourts for one of our favorite traditions, Tokyo Night! Tokyo Village shared dances, games, art, and culture with us from Japan. It is one of our favorite nights of the summer, and we were so happy that the night was so beautiful!

 

Great day here in the Valley! Hoping for warmer and sunnier weather the rest of the week!

 

 

 

 

Lindsay Hutchinson

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Lindsay Hutchinson

Lindsay is the Camp Wawayanda Director at Frost Valley YMCA. She oversees the oldest overnight camping program in the country, which is for our campers grades 2 through 7. She just finished her fourth Summer at Frost Valley YMCA and is already working on creating the best program for our campers next summer! er favorite parts of camp are waterfront, Hoopla, and the friendships created through devotions. Coming from the great state of Massachusetts, Lindsay has enjoyed every moment working and living here at Frost Valley YMCA. As a Springfield College '13 graduate, Lindsay embraces her degree in Elementary and Special Education by developing leaders in her campers through experiential and environmental education programming. She studied with Semester at Sea during college, traveling to 13 countries in 3 months, which allowed her to embrace the people of the world and everything that we can learn from each other through cultural exchange. Her passions include traveling, cooking, and making music and she is an advocate for world peace, organic gardening, and love.

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