The last week of July and the first week of August have proven to be nothing short of wonderful. August sessions always have a different vibe to them in comparison to July sessions since they are broken into both one and two week sessions.
Session D arrival day was our biggest arrival day this summer, with around 130 campers showing up. Our leadership campers, the LITs, CSDs and PLCs arrived on this day along with our two week and one week campers. The day kicked off with camp-wide games such as the famed Gaga Ball and concluded with a rowdy campfire down in our campitheatre overlooking the well-photographed Clear Lake sunset.
The weather, despite a few rainy days, pulled through with temperatures in the high twenties for the majority of the week. Solar Dip was a hit this week due to the heat – during rest hour, campers had the opportunity to jump in the lake to cool off.
Memorable evening programs included Wizard of Oz, a new program invented by the CSDs, Newscasters, the Hunger Games and Bamboozled. Lots of theme days were run these two weeks such as Campstock, a music festival day featuring a bouncy castle, a slip-n-slide and nachos cooked by the power of the sun in the solar oven. Medieval Zing Tong this session was particularly majestic. Coach, Peatri, Sanders and a team of costume designers spent weeks slaving away at the various outfits and accessories sported by counselors in this evening program, which concluded with an intense dock skit.
During General Boat and Swim the place to be was the waterfront, with many campers spending their hour cooling off by sailing, playing games on windsurf boards or simply going for a slide down the barge. Court of Dreams proved to be as intense as ever, with campers and counselors proving they can indeed ball very hard. The final game was a tough loss by the Bulls, losing 48-16 against the Raptors.
Introduced this session was another post-dinner tournament game – Desire to Disc. Campers and counselors passionate about ultimate Frisbee banded together to share their love of the disc, participating in after dinner games.
The session concluded with a candle lighting ceremony by the beach with cabins singing low key songs, reflecting upon their time spent here at Camp Kawartha.