Fleece, flannel, and onesies —oh my! Monday morning all of the Gold Arrow Camp staff and campers stayed in their warm, comfy pajamas and wore them to breakfast. Why change clothes when you can stay extra snuggly for a little while longer? Campers enjoyed a hearty breakfast of pancakes, bacon, and eggs with a myriad of other options like fruit, yogurt, cereal, bagels, hot chocolate, juice and more. After breakfast, campers checked the activity board to see what activity they’d start their day with and then headed back to their cabins to get ready for their first full day at camp. They are definitely excited to get the session started!
What’s Happening This Week?
Monday: Pajama Breakfast, Lions Girls (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) depart for Shaver, Cabin 24 departs for one-night backpacking trip.
Tuesday: Lions Boys (optional), Cabin 0 and Cabin 11 depart for one-night backpacking trips.
Wednesday: Cabin Theme Day, Mail Meal, Tigers’ Bingo Night 1, Lions Girls return from Shaver & Bears (12, 14, 15, 16) depart for Shaver, Cabins 2, 10 and 17 depart for one-night backpacking trips.
Thursday: Tigers’ Bingo Night 2, Bears return from Shaver & Lions Boys (22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29) depart for Shaver, Cabins 25, 20 and 18 depart for one-night backpacking trips.
Friday: Crazy Cranium Day, Bears’ Ice Cream Social, Lions Girls (optional) and Cabin 21 depart for one-night backpacking trips.
Saturday: BIG CAMPFIRE! Lion’s Boys return from Shaver.
Session 1 Menu
Session 1 Menu
In addition to the main entrees listed below, the following options are always offered:
Breakfast: Fresh Fruit, Bagels/Toast, Cereal, Yogurt, Juice, Hot Chocolate
Lunch: Salad, Sandwich Bar, Fresh Fruit
Dinner: Salad, Pasta Bar
Sunday, June 25
Dinner: Spaghetti & Meatballs, Soft Garlic Bread, Roasted Green Beans, GAC Brownies
Monday, June 26
Breakfast: Pancakes, Bacon, Eggs
Lunch: Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup
Dinner: Burritos and Toppings, Tortilla Chips, Rice and Beans, Churros
Tuesday, June 27
Breakfast: Eggs McManny
Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Tortillas, Broccoli Salad
Dinner: BBQ Beef Sandwiches, Grilled Onions and Peppers, Tater Tots, Rice Krispy Treats
Wednesday, June 28
Breakfast: Cinnamon Rolls, Eggs, Potatoes
Lunch: Deli Ciabatta Sandwiches, Ruffles Chips
Dinner: Cheese Tortellini with Alfredo sauce, Rolls, Brussels Sprouts & Bacon, Chocolate Chip Cookies
Thursday, June 29
Breakfast: French Toast, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs
Lunch: Deli Sandwiches, Chips, Hummus, Tatziki
Dinner: Beef Fajitas, Spanish Rice, Toppings, Blondies
Friday, June 30
Breakfast: Waffles with Strawberries and Cream, Sausage Links
Lunch: Beef Chili, Beans, Fritos, Toppings, Baked Potatoes
Dinner: Chicken Pot Pie, Sugar cookies
Saturday, July 1
Breakfast: Breakfast Quesadillas, Hashbrowns
Lunch: Pizza – Ham and Pineapple or cheese
Dinner: Pork Potstickers, Orange Chicken, Stir fry veggies, Ice cream sandwiches
Sunday, July 2
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and Monkey Bread
Lunch: Hamburgers, Watermelon, Chips
Dinner: Lasagne, Garlic Bread, Rice Krispy Treat
Monday, July 3
Breakfast: Pancakes, Bacon, Eggs
Lunch: BBQ Chicken Sliders, Potatoes
Dinner: Salmon and Tri-tip, Rice Pilaf, Asparagus, Rolls, Mixed Berry Shortcake
Tuesday, July 4
Breakfast: Frittatas, Berry Salad
Lunch: Turkey Burgers with Pineapple, Cheese, and Teriyaki Sauce, Sweet Potato Fries
Dinner: Tacos and Toppings, M & M Cookies
Wednesday, July 5
Breakfast: Blueberry Scones, Scrambled Eggs
Lunch: Meatball Subs
Dinner: Teriyaki Chicken, Rice Pilaf, Egg Rolls, Brownies
Thursday, July 6
Breakfast: French Toast, Eggs
Lunch: Mac & Cheese, Hot-Dogs
Dinner: Calzones, Choco-Tacos with Strawberry Shortcake
Friday, July 7
Breakfast: Waffles with Strawberries and Cream, Sausages, Eggs
Lunch: Quesadillas, Beans, Chips and Salsa
Dinner: Hummus and Veggies, Cheese and Crackers, Roast Chicken, Penne Alfredo, Roasted Broccoli, Rolls, Banana Chocolate Chip Cake
Saturday, July 8
Breakfast: Continental Breakfast, Eggs McManny, Oatmeal Cookies
Welcome Session 1 Campers!
Our Session 1 campers arrive today! We have 81 campers at GAC for the first time and 200 returning campers! This session, 44 campers will be receiving their three year banners, 27 campers will be receiving their five year blankets, and one camper will be receiving her ten year jacket! We are going to have a diverse community of campers this session coming from twelve states and four other countries including the United Arab Emirates, Australia, Belgium, and Mexico.
This evening all of our campers will head down to the lake for a fun camp tradition and then to Big Campfire for Orientation. After Orientation, campers will have campfires with their cabin group, get to know each other better, and start forming new friendships. They will also get ready for an exciting day of activities at GAC tomorrow!
Shaver Campers are Back!
After five sun-filled days of swimming, kneeboarding, waterskiing, wake boarding, and Whoosh-ing, our Shaver specialty campers have returned to main camp! Covered with what we refer to as the “Shaver tan,” campers will get long-awaited showers and then have a chance to settle in to main camp before Session 1 begins.
Here’s what a few Shaver campers had to say about their week:
“I learned how to make friends and slalom ski.”
“I learned to stay positive while having fun.”
“I learned how to become a better card player and wakeboarder. I learned that you always have to have a positive mindset in everything that you do!”
“I liked getting to make new friends and try new things.”
Tonight, campers will enjoy a feast at our end-of-session banquet and then will dance their hearts out at the Zootopia dance. The evening’s festivities will end at Appreciation Campfire where campers will have the chance to reflect on memories from their week at Shaver. Our traditional candle-lighting ceremony will give counselors from each cabin the opportunity to speak about some of the cabins’ highlights of the week. We’re happy that our Shaver campers had a fun, safe week on the Island!
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