Yes, for some reason Pac village has revived interest in the Macarena. Austin, depicted here, is way into it. So much so that he has drawn the sequence of moves on his arm, so that he and everyone in the village can do the dance in sync. Can you follow along?

I ran into this seated/practice performance by stopping by Hird Lodge (yes, still the home of Pac village, our 15-year-old guys). I walked in and saw them all there, and wondered why. Well, they had returned from their 3-day/2-night hiking trip, had showered and were justing sitting around relaxing. They told me about the Macarena fixation and I snapped photos as Austin gave his sedentary performance.

Here you go:

 

Tonight Pokey-Totem and Pac Village, our oldest and youngest campers, participated in Frost Valley’s traditional Challenge Night. This picture was taken during a non-related look-a-like challenge. It was great seeing the older boys role model and encourage the younger campers to participate!

Rain was the theme of the first night of our PAC & Windsong overnights. Both groups set out and over Wildcat Mountain to their respective overnight sites (Merrill Pavilion (P) & Pine Grove (W)).

To our campers this is a rite of passage and a very exciting and unique program that only our oldest villages get to do. The “Hike” still gets talked about by campers well after they have graduated on to their lives outside of Frost Valley. The overnight sites themselves are only used by the PAC & Windsong program and are considered sacred areas of camp.

As soon as our counselors arrived to their sites tarps were set up, camp fires were lit, and food was cooked (Pita Pizza’s the first night). The next day was activities and solo’s (all under the watchful eye of our campers). I arrived early this morning as they were preparing to hike back to camp (picking up the heavy stuff like sleeping bags, extra tarps, trash) the campers were excited about the hike back, to tell the tail of their hike to their friends, to create the memories that makes camp the magical place that it is.

Kam Kobeissi
Director of Camp Henry Hird