It has been another wonderful few days here at Frost Valley. The Hird wrapped up their week with a camp wide game of four way capture the flag on Friday. On Saturday, villages took a break from normal programming to have theme days. Theme days often entail doing unique activities that revolve around a specific topic. Some of Saturday’s themes were: cowboy day, alien day, and chumbucket vs. krusty krab day. On Sunday, all of camp participated in Hirdstock. Hirdstock has been happening since the original Woodstock. Way back in the day, counselors had to forego attending the world famous festival in order to stay at camp and do their […]

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Session 4 has gotten off to a great start. We have had an awesome few days packed with fun. On Sunday night, Camp Henry Hird gathered around a fire and met the staff through songs and skits. Some features of the last few days: Sacky/ Hemlock: Mud fight! Exactly what you are picturing… mud, water, fun in a field. Tacoma/ Lenape: Challenge night! A Frost Valley classic hosted by everybody’s favorite alum, Al. Challenges range from simon says to rapid speed balloon popping to stinkiest shoe. The night ends with ice cream. PAC/ Windsong: Hiking & overnight… they left Tuesday morning for their two night overnight. They get to hike, […]

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The Hird has had a happy weekend! We have had beautiful weather all weekend, sunny with a nice breeze. On Saturday we paused our normal schedule so that each village could have a theme day. Theme days involve picking a theme and then doing various activities based on said theme. Sunday was our all camp day, Carnivalley! Carnivalley is an event where every village comes together to enjoy an outdoor festival.   Saturday’s themes: Sacky: Area 51. Everyone was clad in green and acted as aliens for the day. They had a BBQ for lunch and played an alien egg scavenger hunt game. Hemlock: Find/ Fein the Berg! Michael, the […]

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The Hird is happy and well. We cannot believe that it is already Thursday. Some highlights from the last two days: Sacky/ Hemlock: Challenge night! Our favorite alum, Al, is our challenge night host. He presents a series of challenges for teams to do in a friendly competition. Challenges range from a dance contest to a smelliest shoe contest to a hula hoop contest! All fun and games, every team gets ice cream at the end. Tacoma/ Lenape: Went on their overnights with MAC Girls and MAC Boys. They went to a variety of campsites and slept under the stars after eating s’mores. S’mores are a camp classic… a marshmallow, […]

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Session 3 has gotten off to a soaring start. On Sunday night Camp Henry Hird enjoyed a campfire at the dining hall. Songs were sang and skits were performed. Campers have spent the last couple of days getting to know each other and learning the ropes here at Frost Valley.   Some highlights from the last few days: Sacky/Hemlock: Banana olympics! This game is a very loose interpretation of the actual olympics. Campers split into teams and each team gets a banana to be their “athlete” for various challenges. At the end of the activity, bananas get different awards such as most damaged, least damaged, and most challenges won! If this […]

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We cannot believe that the session is nearly over. It has been a great few days in the hird. The olympics wrapped up with a bang! Catalonia won the spirit award. We resumed our normal schedule on Tuesday.   Some highlights: Sacky & Hemlock: Story telling with Al. Tacoma, Lenape, PAC, Windsong, Sunburst: Had a group Challenge Night. Challenge Night is a Frost Valley classic. It is hosted and facilitated by Al, one of our incredible board members! Challenge Night involves a series of challenges ranging from smelliest shoe to best counselor impression. CiTs: The CiTs enjoyed an outdoor BBQ for dinner to celebrate what is *nearly* the end of […]

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The Hird has had a great weekend. Saturday: all villages were involved in creative theme days. Sunday: everyone was divided into their teams to begin Frost Valley Olympics.   Saturday’s themes: Sacky: “(not so) Mean Girls day” Hemlock: “Solar Flare day” Tacoma: “Slumber Party” Lenape: “Mystery Day” PAC/ Windsong/ Sunburst: “Super Sweet 16” CiTs: All groups are now back from their hikes!   Monday will be spent competing in the olympics. This year’s teams: Japan, Mexico, Ireland, South Africa, Catalonia, Wales, Germany, Slovenia. The host team is Brazil. We choose the teams based on staff representation… and these teams don’t actually incorporate ALL the countries our staff represent! FV Olympics […]

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Happy Friday! Camp Henry Hird has had a great week. We have had pretty much all types of weather, except snow of course! Today we are managing the heat with water activities.   Here are some highlights of the last few days: Sacky: Spa day in our orchard/ garden. Hemlock: Banana olympics… this activity involves bananas and obstacle courses. Every team gets a banana to be their “competitor” for the different olympic events. Tacoma & Lenape: Slip n’ slide! Cooling off with a soapy water slide. PAC & Windsong: Musical seats… musical chairs, only the chairs are moved further and further apart as the game goes on. Eventually, chairs are […]

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We hope your week has gotten off to a great start. We just finished day 2, and the Hird is happy and healthy. We had an incredible opening campfire on Sunday night. This is an event where we come together as a camp and our counselors introduce themselves via funny skits and songs.   Some features from the last two days: Sacky & Hemlock: Spent time learning camp songs and playing games to get to know each other. Swam in our beautiful Lake Cole! Tacoma & Lenape: They played geronimo, a Frost Valley classic that is run by our favorite alum, Al. Geronimo is kind of like musical chairs, except […]

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The Hird is doing well. Week one is nearly over! Not sure where the time has gone.   Some features of the last few days: Sacky: slam poetry, musical seats, lip sync Hemlock: capture the flag, geronimo, yoga Tacoma: labyrinth, challenge night, overnight Lenape: story telling, french revolution, overnight PAC: gaga ball world cup, two night overnight Windsong: woodworking, two night overnight CiTs: hiking, training   Our first CiT hike returns tomorrow and we are so excited to see them! Tomorrow we will have our Small World all camp event. This is a time where our international staff get to do some culture sharing and teach campers and counselors about […]

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