Session 3 Begins!
Welcome to the Hird blog. This is where myself (Morgan, the Hird Director) and Meredith (also a Hird Director) will share updates, stories, and sometimes photos. We’ll update it most nights after evening program has finished so this might be a good place to check first thing in the morning with your coffee.
Session 3 has begun and we are so excited to have all of our campers here! Our villages (Sacky, Hemlock, Tacoma, Lenape, Windsong, and Pac) started with name games and team building activities to help our campers to get to know each other. This emphasis will continue tomorrow before we head into our normal routine on Tuesday.
After dinner (Pizza!), all of the Hird headed to Castle Lawn for our opening campfire. There was a mix of skits and songs for our campers to enjoy before everyone headed back to their cabins for the night. The photo below is from the campfire.
Tomorrow everyone will take their swim tests and you can expect cabin photos to go up on SmugMug sometime in the evening.
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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