Tuesday of OPC

 Today was absolutely perfect weather- ideal for a fun day of camp! We began the day with polar bear plunge and then it was time for breakfast (scrambled eggs and bacon).  Cabins were canoeing playing sports working on arts and crafts fishing and shooting archery.  

The morning all camp activity was an activity called the Top 10 List. Yesterday campers filled out forms answering questions like favorite food number of states you’ve lived in etc. Today they played a game (like Family Feud) where they had to guess the top answers. It was fun to see how much we have in common!

Lunch was ham and cheese sandwiches and chicken noodle soup and then we headed to a much needed rest time! During rest time we had a special treat. A group of therapy dogs (and a therapy bunny named Honey) came to camp for a visit. Each cabin got to hang out with the animals for a bit of rest time. It was a great break in the day!

This afternoon was gorgeous sunny and a perfect day for being at camp! The art group was busy making nail art (hammering nails into a board into a design and then wrapping sting to make intricate designs) campfire cooking was making donuts over the fire (cinnamon sugary goodness!) and drama was getting their act ready for the talent show. It was a perfect day for canoeing- there wasn’t a bit of wind and the lake was like glass.

Dinner was tacos and rice krispie treats!

Cabin free time after dinner gave cabins a chance to get their stuff laid out for our field trip tomorrow as well as spend a little time hanging out and relaxing before evening activities were in full swing. 

Two great activities kept us busy tonight- first was an activity called "My Life as a Tree". Look at the rings of a tree- some of the rings are wide (those are years when the tree thrived- had a lot of water sun etc.) and some were narrow (those were the years when things might have been a little more difficult in the environment around the tree). Our lives are like that too. So we drew the rings of our own life trees- the number of rings for how old each camper is. Some of the rings were wide (years that were really exciting like when we got a new pet or had a great teacher at school) and some were a little thinner (like years when our parent was deployed or when we had to start a new school). It was a good chance to talk about our lives and how there can be ups and downs but we can still grow to be strong (like trees) as a culmination  of our years. 

After that it was time to get out some energy and dance the night away at the dance party! Before the party started we all gathered together to take a photo (check out the gallery and see our USA pride!) and then we cranked up the music turned on the disco ball and showed off our best moves! 

It was a great day at camp!! 

"To me, CYC is a place where I can really be myself and make new friends. At CYC, I feel safe and happy. The counselors at camp have inspired me. I feel closer to God since my experience at CYC." - Anna

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