Overnights and Challenge Nights

Today saw our first overnights go out for the session! Every camper in the Hird does a 1 or 2 night overnight during the session. They cook dinner over a fire, sleep out under the stars, and build a connection with nature that lasts a lifetime. Pac and Windsong left for their traditional 2 night overnight into our East Valley. Windsong will sleep at Merrill Pavilion, a beautiful location that oversees the Catskills, and Pac will stay at Pine Grove, nestled right in the middle of a hemlock forest. Tomorrow night they will switch places. Tacoma and Lenape will go out for their overnights tomorrow night so stay tuned for those photos.

In other news, today also saw the start of challenge nights! Challenge night is a big team-based activity. Teams send up campers and staff to compete in challenges, anything from stinkiest show (a judge non-favorite) to hula hooping, to best counselor impersonation. Below is a photo from the loudest team competition. Tacoma, Lenape, MAC Boys, MAC Girls, and STEP took part tonight, the rest of the villages all have it on their schedules during the rest of the summer.


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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