Monday Evening OPC

Wall of honor…

Tonight after our dinner of chicken nuggets and mashed potatoes campers were given the opportunity to contribute to our "wall of honor." As a part of this project each camper is given a red white or blue piece of paper and some markers and given the chance to create a tribute to his or her service member.

While many of the campers choose to paste photos from home on these pieces of paper others draw pictures and others simply write out of a few sentences. When they are finished these individual pieces of paper are gathered together by staff and pasted onto the wall just inside the entrance to Sweeney lodge (where we eat each meal). Together these pieces of paper make up an American flag; a symbol of our unity and community here at camp.

This powerful activity gives campers a chance to recall and share some of their favorite things about their service members and it gives us all a chance to feel the great love and respect that these campers feel for their service men and women.

A favorite camp game…

Tonight campers will be treated to a long-time favorite: Angels and Demons. A&D is a variation on capture the flag where campers (pursued by counselor "Demons" who attempt to tag them) carry around sheets of paper for three "Angels" to mark. Once they have received all three marks (without getting tagged) campers return the paper to their teams bucket. The team with the most marked paper at the end of the game wins!

Overall OPC week has been phenomenal so far. Campers have stayed active and hydrated and the weather has more of less cooperated. From what we’ve heard things are supposed to continue to be nice and toasty so the all-camp swim times that we’ve added to the schedule will keep us nice and cool throughout this very special week of camp.

"What camp means to me is learning about God, making friends and having fun. But the most important thing is being yourself. We have lots of fun at camp. The counselors are great, the friends are nice, the themes are awesome, and the games rule! When I grow too old to come to camp I want to be a camp counselor, but for now, I will enjoy the fun at camp. See you this year!" - Josh

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