Pokemon Theme Day: Gotta Catch Them All!
Today was exciting for a number of reasons:
- On Sundays we get to sleep a little bit longer than normal. We also get to take part in Morning Reflection! Morning Reflection is an opportunity for campers to perform in front of the whole camp. The CiTs choose a theme, collect acts, and emcee the event.
- On Sundays we eat brunch. We quite literally mix breakfast and lunch. One half of the Dining Hall has a breakfast bar with fruit, yogurt, granola, etc. The other half has a salad bar. We serve waffles, chicken, and broccoli. For most of the campers though, they’ll tell you the best thing about brunch is the ice cream sundaes.
Nothing like mixing chicken and ice cream!
3. This Sunday was exciting because it was Pokemon theme day! We’ve been building up to this theme day all week. After rest period everyone met on Filreis Field and got divided into teams. These teams were a mix of ages (it included Wawayanda and Hird) as well as programs (Mustang and Tokyo joined too!) All over camp there were staff members scattered around who had challenges for the teams or were ready to battle with them using the dice system that we made up for the game. Teams got really excited to catch all the Pokemon, including some legendary Pokemon that were hiding in special places. After dinner all of the teams met again to have the final battles to find out which team reigned supreme and also play a bunch of other activities that had been organized, for example, creating your own pet rocks (known as Geodudes in the world of Pokemon).
One of the challenges that teams had to complete involved puzzle pieces
Everyone was wearing their favorite Pokemon attire!
Build your own Geodudes!
Tomorrow we are back into the typical camp routine involving specialties and the waterfront. Hemlock and Sacky will be going on their overnights (weather permitting!) and everyone is excited to get back to all their favorite activities!
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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