We’re ALL IN this together!
Wow! What a day at Frost Valley YMCA! We have been so lucky for so many reasons! Not only did the rain go away, but the sun came out and we had such beautiful weather all day. Because the sun came out, many of our campers got to go on their Overnight. They ate pita pizzas on the campfire for dinner, and are currently eating smores and getting ready to sleep in their sleeping bags under the stars.
For all of those not on overnights tonight, we had a #OneCamp Dinner tonight in the Dining Hall! Every overnight camping department ate dinner together, and we sure did make it special. We had villages from Wawayanda, Hird, MAC, Equestrian, Adventure, and Tokyo, all eating together! We then had a dance off, which the photo is of below! One camper from each village got to dance for the crowd!
After the dance off, we had Hoopla! At Dinner! We had cheers from every village and it was fun to share cheers with campers who have never heard certain cheers before! Our Hird campers particularly enjoyed cheering some of their old cheers from when they were Wawayanda campers!
After dinner, we continued programming with ALL of camp! We went to the Horse Barn for a Drill Team Demonstration where we watched the horse preform a routine, and then we got to pet them. It was really great to meet some animals!
To end the night, we joined everyone on the Hardcourts for one of our favorite traditions, Tokyo Night! Tokyo Village shared dances, games, art, and culture with us from Japan. It is one of our favorite nights of the summer, and we were so happy that the night was so beautiful!
Great day here in the Valley! Hoping for warmer and sunnier weather the rest of the week!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nick Lomauro is a lifetime lover of camp (overnight and day), outdoor recreation, and value-based programs. Nick grew up in the YMCA and discovered his passion for working in youth development as a summer camp counselor. Full of curiosity, Nick graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in General Humanities. Immediately following graduation Nick set off to Spain to hike the 500 mile ancient pilgrimage trail, El Camino de Santiago. Nick then returned to his childhood YMCA in NJ, of over 20 thousand members, as the Director of Youth Development. In this role he designed, developed, and implemented day camp and teen programs. In 2015, Nick returned to Frost Valley and he is now the Director of Camp Wawayanda. This is Nick's 16th summer at Frost Valley.
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