With Winter Camp in full swing, what better way to celebrate than with a full day of Winter Olympix. The day was hosted by Team Canada, and the teams competing were Russia, Switzerland, Norway, and Greenland. The games included Giant Curling, Capture the Snowman, Gramcracker House Building Contest, and Jeopardy.  Greenland’s Gramcracer House was actually a Narwhal! Banners were made, faces were painted, and cheers were created. And like every night of Winter Camp, it ended with a Summer Throwback Dance Party!

Greenland's Narwhal

Greenland’s Narwhal

Click here to watch a video of the Dance Party!!!! featuring one of our favorite summer songs!

Dear Session One Campers of 2015,

 

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you for the best start of summer 2015 that we could have ever imagined. Not only were we the BIGGEST session one that Wawayanda has ever had, but we were definitely the funniest, most creative, and the best looking bunch there ever was.  We could always count on you, for making us laugh, for teaching us how to dance-off, or for singing TSwift with us.

We will never forget the mud fight on the slip and slide hill, the overnights in rain locations, our 1-week camper friends, Larping Day, the time we all got tattoos, the fireworks, and especially the meatballs on spaghetti night. We will keep these memories with us all summer long, and we thank you for giving us such an exciting two weeks to start off the summer.

We are SO proud of you. Each and every one of you! You have become better versions of yourselves, tried new and adventurous things, stepped out of your comfort zones, and made new friends. You have shown your counselors love, created magical moments with each other, and brought the Wawayanda spirit to life.

As you lay down tonight, and have your last sleep in the smelly cabins in Pokey Totem, or in the rustic cabins on the hill, we hope that you dream of summers to come. We will miss you when you leave tomorrow, and we wish you the best of luck in the school year.

 

With all of our love,

Lindsay, Nick, and Dom

 

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Photo of the Day; All of Adventure Village are  here and having fun.

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This photo was taken after lunch yesterday 06/29/15.  Yesterday was a day of swim tests, specialties break outs, trip sign ups, campfires and a variety summer camp activities.

Due to technical issues we were unable to blog yesterday and from our own account. This issue will be fixed shortly.

Happy Trails.

Zach Eigenbrodt.

Adventure Director
Frost Valley YMCA
2000 Frost Valley Rd.
Claryville, NY 12725
845-985-2291 ext. 265

We are so happy to finally have the campers here with us for the start of our first session!  Training went amazingly well and we, as counselors, have all made some great memories getting ready to share our experiences with the campers!

As a side note – many of you are emailing John and Dan Weir about accessing the photos at SmugMug.  We will be emailing you all the password to view the albums for all of this season’s sessions.  We have limited internet at the farm so what I will be doing is every couple days get a DVD of photos to the main camp blogger group to upload to the albums online.  Please do not worry if there have not been equally spaced updates on the photo front – it will take some transitioning to deal with the masses of photos that I am starting to collect of all of the campers!  So hang tight with me while we get this new album up and running.

That being said, I am just about to start uploading photos to SmugMug.  Please be patient with waiting to get the email from John or myself with the password.  For your child/children’s privacy we want to make sure the email list is accurate before we send the password out.  This will be happening in the next day or so.

Speaking on behalf of the counselors…  WE ARE SO EXCITED TO FINALLY START THE SUMMER!  We’ve had a blast at training and are already having a great time getting to know our respective yurts.  We have all themed the yurts so when everyone come’s home saying,  “the Castle boys did this” or “the Pirates pranked our yurt” … all of these things are okay 🙂  The kids are really having a great time, we had an awesome campfire last night.  I’m going to see if I can get a short video uploaded to share with everyone so you can see how much fun we all had!

Campfire songs on opening night!

Campfire songs on opening night!

Today was the first official day of the scheduled week, and everyone seems to be settling in just fine!  We picked classes this morning, we have 3 morning periods that we offer classes such as: Animal Care, Gardening, Wool, Dance, Theatre,  Hiking, Chinese (offered by one of our chinese counselors) and Arts & Crafts!  We’ll have Colonial Day on Saturday, a sleep-in day and brunch, chill day Sunday and pick a second set of classes for the second week.

During rest time we’ve been sending out a ton of letters and postcards from your campers – so expect some happy mail soon!  Don’t fret too much if you get the “I’m not so sure about this whole farm camp thing…” By the time you get the letter, they’re probably already so into having fun with all the other campers that they’ll forget to write home about all the good stuff!  Be prepared for a non-stop talking fest about all their wonderful adventures on the rides home! 🙂

Hope you all have a great week, I’ll try to keep up on the posts over the next couple days, but just wanted to give you an overview.  Again, I’ll only post a couple photos here on the blog, the rest will be updated on the SmugMug Album ASAP!

Cheers,

Leigh