August 13th, 2010
This weekend Mercersburg Summer welcomes seventy-three incoming Mercersburg Academy students for Essentials for Excellence Camp(E4E). E4E is an orientation program that prepares new students for life at a boarding school, and more specifically life at Mercersburg Academy. I know when I first moved here I didn’t know a dog bone from a study guide, but I had the chance to peek in on an E4E session a couple years back, and it made a world of a difference. Now I’m the most sophisticated pooch around… well, I think so. E4E is the perfect opportunity for new students to get acquainted with the dorms, classrooms, technology, faculty, and traditions of Mercersburg Academy in a fun, summer environment. I know I’ll send my pups to E4E!
August 9th, 2010
There’s no doubt that Mercersburg Academy’s campus is quieter this week than it has been for a few months, but that doesn’t mean it’s dead. This week our English as a Second Language camp is wrapping up their five week program. I can’t believe it’s almost over! They’ve logged numerous hours in the classroom and gone to their fair share of awesome excursions, including the Smithsonian Zoo and New York City! I hope they have enjoyed a little slice of American life here in Mercersburg! Mercersburg Boys Basketball School started on Sunday. Next week Gonzaga Football, Yorktown Band Camp and Mercersburg Girls Basketball School will be coming to town to run, jump and blow their horns; we like to end the summer with a bang!
August 9th, 2010
Summer 2010 was a ton of fun. I have met so many new friends as a result of three amazing sessions of Adventure Camp. Every day my ears still perk up thinking I hear the sound of the MAC camp song in the distance or the pounding of tables in the dining hall, but it’s only my imagination. I keep thinking that I smell a s’more cookout in the distance, but my nose is just playing tricks on me again. I suppose if I’m going to have a particular batch of smells caught in my sniffer, it might as well be those of adventure camp. The countdown is already on for Summer 2011, can’t wait to see you here again. If anyone wants to visit, you can expect this face to be welcoming you with open arms.