“As long as you try your best, you are never a failure. That is until, or unless, you blame others”.
I write this at the end of Camper/Counsellor switch day. What happens is that the campers adopt the roles of the counsellors and the administration, and they run the camp (with our supervision of course). It is the Senior cabin who become the administration, and they (the Senior cabin) will now (hopefully) have a much better idea of what it is like to run the camp. It has the potential to become a bit of disaster of a day, but I’m happy to say that beyond the twisted knee I got playing Senior Twilight League this morning, everything was ok.
Right now the boys have just gone into the Mess Hall for Casino Night. The 14 year olds run the show in there, and it is as the name suggests, an opportunity to learn how to gamble. I’m only half joking when I say that. There are card tables, a roulette wheel, Plinko, a rock-paper-scissors booth, and a lot of energy and enthusiasm for this night. No money will change hands, I’m happy to say, and all bets (such as they are) are of the plastic chip variety. It’s just a lot of fun.
This afternoon we had a beach party AND a slip n’ slide. We unroll a giant piece of plastic down the hill behind cabin 12, run a hosepipe up said hill, and then, armed with liquid soap and baby oil, we go to work. This is definitely one of the more fun things we do here on this day.
I’m amazed at how dark it now gets up here. It is 15 minutes to 9, and it is dark outside already. It’s cloudy and muggy, and we are expecting some rain later, but it is also warm, so all is well, so we can safely rest.