Jeff’s Thoughts: Hate the Sin, but Love the Sinner-
This morning, we welcomed back our 15-year-old campers who returned home after their ten magnificent days out west. One would think the long journey home would have made for a peaceful night sleep, however, the canoe filled with water that greeted us when we entered the office early in the morning indicated that the time change from West to East was still in effect. I’ll be curious to see the path that our older campers choose to take in their last week of camp, but I’m optimistic that the role of leader and role model will be how these older campers choose to be remembered. Hate the Sin, but Love the Sinner.
- The Senior Okeechobees returned from the Western Trip and got the chance to sleep in this morning and have a cookout breakfast outside the Wannigan. The Intermediates had a special surprise this morning. To finish off their Intermediate Week, we sent them to Portland’s Old Port and the lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, followed by a movie premiere of Spiderman, and they were back in camp by dinnertime.
- Today, the Warrior Crows went on their Big Trip to a nearby, indoor water park. They spend the day together, laughing and splashing around. The Warrior Indians have a fun-filled night ahead of them. They are at Mert’s Place, our movie house, where they will get snacks and spend the night together.
- Out on the waterfront, we had a full day of waterskiing and sailing during the skill periods. As a reward to the Junior Greens for doing such a great job in learn to swim, they enjoyed the “banana boat extravaganza” and were played an all-star, knock-out water basketball game. The Seniors were in the water until sunset, getting prepared for Swim the Lake by doing training laps.
- Our Junior Greys will have a special night in the Lodge this evening. We are holding our annual Casino Night, which includes snacks, drinks, costumes and some fun games with play money that has the smiling faces of our counselors printed upon it.