Second session came in with a barrage of giggles, a few dreary rain clouds and an enthusiasm for camp life that we love to see at this point in the summer. Our campers were so ready to get here that the opening day line by the gate was long even before lunch was finished. We love the energy that these girls bring and have quickly helped everyone get settled and engaged with the Runoia routines.
Our new girls already seem like they have been here forever and old and new friendships are strong. The full season girls have bridged the break nicely and had a fun trip out bowling and to the movies to celebrate their first session accomplishments and to skip orientation!
Horses are being ridden, the ski boat is running nonstop, the first overnight wilderness trips head out today, craft and shop projects have been started and everyone is so busy all day long they fall into bed at night for a great sleep. The first couple of days of tag up were a little overwhelming for some girls while others knew exactly what they wanted to choose first. With over 15 choices of classes decision making skills are exercised at every opportunity.
For those of you following our nature updates there has not been a moose sighting in the area for a couple of days now and it seems that the fledgling barred owls finally got their flying feathers. The great blue heron is typically on the beach at dusk when it is quiet around camp. The loons continue their nightly greetings to us as we slip into dreams of the fun we can have tomorrow. We are truly living in harmony with nature at every opportunity.
We are so glad to be here in Harmony Land and know that the next few weeks will fly by; we will ‘maximize our opportunities’ and take advantage of these ‘fine Maine days.’