‘A thousand forests are born of one little acorn.’
The sun shone and the wind blew today as we got back into the swing of things. And by dinnertime the Sun really did shine, and the Wind really did blow, as a ‘fight’ broke out in the mess hall between two rookie counsellors over some perceived sleight. Of course this was not real fight, but simply the beginning of Sun and Wind. I was the Wind captain back in the late 1980s, so I know what an honour it is to be chosen to lead one of the two teams. This is only a short competition, but a fun and competitive one none-the-less. We got things rolling straight after dinner with Capture the Flag out on the golf course. The beauty of Sun and Wind is that the counsellors get to play and compete alongside the campers. This really is a great opportunity to lead by example and to show the boys how to compete with passion and fairness.
We saw some of that passion this afternoon as our counsellors went over to Camp Kawaga in Minocqua to play their counterparts in volleyball. I’m happy to report that we came home with a win, the first of many (we hope) this summer.
The weather allowed us to get the beach party going this afternoon. We also saw the return of the slip and slide behind cabin 11. A giant sheet of plastic and lots of soap and baby oil, and we had the boys zooming down the hill. This is definitely one of those one-off things we do that generates some of the best laughs and photo opportunities.
After lowering the flag we went into the mess hall to race horses. The Senior cabin dress up and use the boys from cabins 3 and 4 as jockeys as they race around a track that is specially constructed around the chairs and tables. The spectators – us – get to ‘bet’ on who will win and the cabin with the most chips at the end of the five-race card wins a pizza party. Cabin 9 were the winners this evening!
This will be the last Saturday for some of the boys as we enter our final week of First Session. Tomorrow we will do something special with the whole camp, and I will tell you more about that tomorrow evening.
I hear the gentle splash of rain outside, as I write this. I’m so glad that the rain could hold off until the day was over. A great day, that means all is well, so safely rest.