Monday of OPC!

 What a great first full day of camp! Campers and counselors were BUSY having fun today!

Bright and early at 7:15 a few brave souls headed down to the beach to start their day by jumping in the lake. Polar bear plunge is chilly but a great way to start the day! Breakfast was french toast and sausage raised the flag and then it was time for 2 hours of cabin activities. The cabins were busy with skits arts and crafts fishing archery and playing some intense soccer. 

After the first two cabin activities cabins painted cabin flags and came up with cabin cheers. They are filled with cabin spirit this week! At 11:30 we came together to do an activity called "Wall of Honor" where we drew pictures of our military loved ones and then talked about them. We created a wall of honor on our dining hall wall and we can see them and remember them every day. 

Lunch was chicken patty tater tots fruit and veggies. Afterwards an hour of quiet rest time was just what everyone needed to recharge for the afternoon. 

After rest time it was time for the first individual activity that they signed up for last night. Each activity brings together boys and girls from different cabins. Individual activity periods last one hour each and campers will do the same two activities each day. Arts and crafts archery/tomahawk/slingshot canoe/kayak fishing dance drama sports swimming campfire cooking and choir. It was a great start to the week! 

Dinner was spaghetti garlic bread salad veggies and cake. Our cooks are the best! Just as we were sitting down to dinner the rain started puring and the power went out! It made for an exciting dinner.  After dinner campers headed to their cabins and all around camp for some cabin activities. The rain was on and off but campers were busy with activities. 

And then just in time for evening activity the rain let up and it was time for our favorite camp game- Angels and Demons. Campers are divided into two teams. Campers have to run through the forest and go to each of the three angels stationed throughout the woods. Campers get little scraps of paper signed at each station and once they have all 3 they bring it back and put it in their team bucket. Whichever team has the most at the end wins! BUT there are also demons scattered through the forest and if they tag the campers the campers have to give up their paper and try again. You have to be fast or you have to be clever to sneak around the demons. Either way it is a blast and everyone loves this game! 

The power came back on and everyone headed to the locker rooms for showers and getting ready for bed. It’s been a great day at OPC! 

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