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Bears Adventure

Bears Adventure

A highlight of the two-week session for our youngest campers (grades K-3), and their version of backpacking, is Bears’ Adventure. This one-night trip allows campers to experience sleeping outdoors under the stars and cooking over a campfire. Campers’ luggage is taken for them to the campsite, so they are not technically “backpacking,” because they have no pack to carry. With just their water bottle and their positive attitudes, they set out from camp singing and talking on their hike. The best part of Bears Adventure is the free time kids get to play and explore the area. For many campers, the longer sticks provide the perfect start to a fort. Others enjoy laying on their sleeping bags talking with friends or silently watching clouds move overhead. Some participate in crafts and games while enjoying being outdoors. For many of these kids, Bears’ Adventure is their first experience “roughing it,” and they absolutely love it. When they hike back into camp the morning after their Adventure, our Bears’ campers stand a little taller. And their dirty, smiling faces are the best indication that they have experienced the awe of nature.

Video & Photo Highlights from Session 3 Bears Adventure

 
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Whadda Week!

Whadda Week!

Session 4 campers have had an awesome first week at GAC. The singing has been loud and the dancing ubiquitous! We are also doing a whole lot of bucket filling. One of our favorite ways to fill each other's buckets has been writing WOWs. Each morning at assembly, Cheerio reads a few of the WOWs from the previous day, and then all of the notes are delivered in the camp mail. WOWs are a fun camp tradition that reminds us to thank, compliment, and celebrate each other.

Whadda Day! Podcast

Our daily podcast features campers and staff talking about what's happening at GAC. Campers (usually with their cabin group) serve as hosts for our daily update, which is usually recorded right after Morning Assembly. You can listen or subscribe here. Episodes so far this session: August 4: Junior Counselors August 5: Cabin 29 August 6: Cabin 17 August 7: Cabin 0 August 8: Cabin 1 August 9: Cabin 15 August 10: Cabin 23

Stat of the Day

A new and fun addition to morning assembly 2019 has been the "Stat of the Day." Each day, Soy and the other hosts present a stat challenge question. Each cabin group can put one guess into the yellow "Stat of the Day" box. The winning guess gets the special "Stat of the Day" trophy on their dining table for the next day. A few of the fun stat ... Read more

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Crazy Cranium Day

Crazy Cranium Day

Today was Crazy Cranium Day, and we had some wild headgear, wacky hairdos and all-around crazy craniums! See some pictures and the video below for a look at the fun!  

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Cabin Theme Day!

Cabin Theme Day!

This morning, at morning assembly, each cabin arrived with it's own theme! Some wore backwards hats, others were decked out in lifejackets, even some rocked walrus teeth! Enjoy a few photos from the morning, below! [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://goldarrowcamp.com/app/uploads/2019/08/S4-CABIN-THEME-DAY.mp4"][/video] . [gallery size="large" ids="5497,5498,5499,5500,5501,5502,5503,5504,5505"]

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