Overnight Hikes, Screen Printing, And More!
Today was a busy day in Camp Henry Hird! We had the first of our overnight hikes go out for the session. Pac and Windsong both do a 2 night overnight in our East Valley. Pac are staying at Pine Grove tonight, a beautiful spot right in the middle of a canopy of pine trees. Windsong are staying at Merrill Pavilion. Merrill has a panoramic view of the Catskills, the campers were very excited to get up early and watch the sun rise tomorrow. After tonight they will swap places so stay tuned for a photo of our Pac campers at Merrill! The rest of our villages will all be doing one night overnights over the course of the session.
I stopped through on our Screenprinting specialty this morning. Our screenprinters were creating their designs today. Over the course of the session they will learn how to print their own tshirts. I was super impressed with the creative designs the campers were thinking of.
Sacky village spent some time on Filreis Field playing Quidditch (minus the brooms!).
Hemlock village joined Al under the tent to play Geronimo. Geronimo is a giant game of musical chairs, with some additional rules and games within the game. It was a fun and friendly competition with a lot of laughs and cheering.
Lastly, I stopped through and caught Lenape and Tacoma doing Challenge Night with Al. Challenge Night is like a giant game show with everyone divided into teams and sending up a team member to participate in different challenges.
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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