Up and Running

Posted: June 24 2015

‘Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something that you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything’. Ali

Please forgive the late post, folks, but the technical gremlins were doing their worst last night. But here I am on this beautiful Northwoods morning ready for my day and excited to tell what we did yesterday.
After we did cabin pictures first thing in the morning, we got into the first round of our instructional programme this summer – The Big Ten we call it. This where the boys are taught how to throw or shoot, paddle or kick, and hit and run; the skills they will need to play the games that we love to play here. We usually do two of those instructional periods in the morning and then play some MCAA (Menominee Camping Athletic Association) league action in the afternoon. It all comes together very nicely so as to make a constructive programme of instruction and play.
The weather was on our side today as the sun shone and the temperature got up into the upper 70s. A beautiful Northwoods day. That lasted well into the evening which was as well as we got into Twilight League Softball. Every boy is on a team and they will play a softball – a great CM tradition – most early evenings of the week before heading to the waterfront for shower and dip.
At 8.00 we opened Canteen for the first time this summer. This is where the boys can get a candy bar or a soda for the one time of the day they can eat such stuff. To be able to relax at canteen with your friends – new and old – and just talk about the day and tell jokes and laugh and be yourself is a great way to wind down after a busy day.
And we still weren’t done at that point. We still had the Songs and Cheers campfire to go. Everyone came into Wasserman Hall to start to learn the camp songs and cheers. Led by the Senior Cabin, the roof was suitably raised as the place rocked to the sound of a hundred voices.
And that was our first day. The first of many.
All is well, folks, so safely rest.
Goodnight everybody.
As ever…WOODY!

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