Check In Day and Opening Campfire
Hello and welcome to the Camp Henry Hird blog – the blog about the older half of overnight camp! We will be updating this blog every day, typically in the evening, so we highly recommend checking it first thing in the morning. It is the first day of camp which means that everyone is settling in, getting to know their cabin mates, drinking water to stay hydrated, and doing activities in the shade to stay cool.
I just quickly wanted to share with you a photo from last night’s Hird Opening Campfire. We had a great campfire with a whole range of acts from skits to songs. We start and end each campfire with the Frost Valley tradition of the ashes. We pour ashes from all our past campfires into the fire to start, and collect ashes from this fire at the end so that every campfire is remembered and represented in the future. Below is a photo of the Sacky Village staff doing a skit!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in New York but raised in Ireland, Morgan has spent every summer he can remember flying back to the US to attend summer camps. Over the years that Morgan worked at a well-regarded private camp in Maine, he took on many roles including Cabin Counselor, Head of Rocks and Ropes, Program Director, and Operations Director. Morgan began working at Frost Valley as a program instructor in 2014, leading activities for our schools and weekend programs, before becoming our Director of Camp Henry Hird. Campers at Camp Henry Hird range in age from 13 to 16. Morgan loves working with this age group as he finds that this is the time of their life where they form into unique individuals and discover the values that they will hold with them for the rest of their lives.
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