Monday of Messy/Dirty/Messy

 It’s our first full day of camp and it was hot sunny and a gorgeous day!

The sun is shining and a large group of brave souls started their day at 7:15 by marching down to the beach and jumping into the freezing cold water in one of our favorite rituals- polar bear plunge!!

Breakfast was pancakes and bacon! Yum! 

Our ‘C’ of the day was COOPERATION which was learned about by a hilarious skit at morning Holy Ground. 

After morning prayer and raising the flag we headed off to cabin activities and groups were busy with art canoeing and fishing. Afterwards cabins competed in all camp pictionary except that instead of pens and paper campers had to draw pictures with their feet on a tarp covered in shaving cream. Out campers were surprisingly talented!

After a fabulous lunch of pulled BBQ chicken and french fries and a much needed midday rest it was time to start individual activities. Every camper signed up for 3 different activities yesterday and today cabins divided up into individual activity groups to shoot archery go fishing play sports do arts and crafts go canoeing and kayaking dance learn about drama go swimming learn survival skills and to cook yummy snacks at campfire cooking. It was a full afternoon!

Dinner (lasagna rolls) another short rest and then it was time to compete in all camp egg drop. Groups of 2-3 campers built contraptions to protect their eggs- a goal that is a little bit opposite of messy/dirty but unfortunatley not all of the eggs survived so it was still pretty gooey!

At praise and worship for evening chapel we sung songs said the CYC prayer and heard one of the counselors give a talk about cooperation. 

As if the day wasn’t jam packed enough after chapel it is time for our FAVORITE all camp game- Angels and Demons! Campers must run to each of the three angels hidden in the forest to get a small piece of paper signed and then bring it back to their team box. Whichever team gets the most paper wins! But there are not just angels there are demons too and if they tag you you have to give up your paper and start over! Campers need to be quick clever and a little bit lucky!

Whew! What an amazing first day!

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