The first day of every session is always a really exciting time for our campers and staff. They learn all of the cheers of their village, cheers that have been passed down from generation to generation over decades. Alumni who came back to visit always get so excited to hear the same cheers they remember from being campers. Our staff have an extra emphasis on group dynamics on the first day. They play a lot of teambuilding games and get-to-know-you games to bring the whole cabin together.

My favorite part of the first day is when our leadership team comes together to schedule for the week. I love hearing and seeing the creativity that our staff have and the excitement for the activities they want to run with our campers. Included below are photos of the schedule they made for this week. Some of our villages have themes for their schedules (Hemlock has a Chemistry theme, Lenape has an Opposite theme). All our staff put a lot of effort into the activities they choose and how they showcase that with everyone else at camp.

Morgan Theze

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Morgan Theze

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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