My office is above the dining porch, so as I write this recap of this first week of Session 2, I’m listening to our Junior Counselors sing along to Taylor Swift songs on the Dining Porch while they package up popcorn for the Bears and Tigers cabin groups for Big Campfire (Saturday evening). Our Junior Counselors are a terrific group of young adults with a huge number of years of GAC experience between them.
We’ve had a terrific week full of new friendships, new challenges, and 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.
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.
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.
We love having special celebrations here at camp. They give us an excuse to dress up (or stay in our jammies) or just get a little crazy. Here are a few picture highlights from some of this week’s special events:
We’ve got more fun planned for the second week of the session, including International Day (Tuesday), the Sports Dance (Thursday), and our end of session celebration banquet and Appreciation Campfire (Friday). We’re also going to be focusing on some important friendship skills, including asking questions & listening, staying calm, and being a great friend.
The second week of the session always flies by here at GAC, and we are going to make the most of our time together by remembering to have fun, make friends, and grow!
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