A lot can happen at just one meal in the dining hall. Below are photos taken during Camp Wawayanda’s lunch today. Spontaneous dancing as people set up the tables. Hugs and mini-reunions as hikers returns from their camping trips. Staff simply enjoying each other’s company. Busy directors mugging for the camera. And, of course, hoopla.

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Summer camp was in full swing for the first full day! During a beautiful and sunny morning, campers played Geronimo, learned cheers, played tag and went to waterfront orientation. Some campers were able to complete their swim tests, and the rest will be taking them tomorrow. At dinner, cabin groups got together to take their cabin photos! The photo featured here is Outpost Cabin 38, all of the boys were excited to have their photo posted so all their friends and family could see what a great time they’re having at summer camp!

We’re looking forward to an amazing rest of the week and session! Check back tomorrow for more blogging and photos.

Peace, Love, Bibbley,

The Wawayanda Directors,

Phoebe, Lindsay, Sian, Sevani

Tonight we wrapped up our Nickelodeon Theme Day with the FV Kids Choice Awards, complete with counselor sliming, t-shirt tossing, and musical performances! This banner was in our dining hall during the meals, and the kids had fun posing for photos. Overall, the all camp theme day was a great success, with campers and counselors getting dressed up and actively participating in the day’s activities.

All forty-four girls in Susky village hiked with our Adventure Director Zach Eigenbrodt on Frost Valley trails. The hike was 2.5 miles and all the girls were able to complete it! They got muddy, dirty, and found the perfect leaf. They visited the “bear cave” (an empty in the side of an escarpment), and loved it! Zach was happy to report that the girls may have come back a little dirtier and more tired, but they all had a terrific time on the hike!

Today two cabins in Lakota and Outpost, the two oldest villages in Wawayanda, tried archery for the first time this session. Cabins 39 and 43 (which are brother-sister cabins) had a ton of fun! Although they struggled at first, many of the kids improved and a few came close to hitting a bullseye! The photo depicts a few campers and Angus, one of the counselors for cabin 39.

The three directors of Camp Wawayanda visited our youngest village Pokey-Totem at their overnight. The campfire roaring and all of the campers were excited to make s’mores. They had already eaten their pita pizzas for dinner, cooked over the campfire of course! Tonight the village will get to experience sleeping out underneath the stars, which will be the first time for many campers. The photo captures the enthusiasm of so many campers for the overnight!