MAC and TGA spent most of the day getting soaked on the green grass of Tippetts Beach here on campus. It was the perfect way to spend a summer day. MAC campers played a variety of water games before moving onto the ultimate slip n’slide.
Later in the afternoon, TGA took over the slip n’ slide and flew down it over and over again. Inevitably a soapy mud pit formed at the end of the slide and everybody left for dinner muddy and smiling.
The Adventure Camps end the two weeks with an affirmation circle. One by one, campers tell someone in the circle something they appreciate about them and their experience together at camp. With each affirmation a ball of yarn is passed around until a web is formed. When everyone has shared something, their piece of yarn is cut off for them to keep to remember their experience at Mercersburg.
Tonight was also the final campfire. Campers sang their hearts out and enjoyed their last night together. We hope to see you all again next summer!
MAC started the day off with a game of Catch the Counselor. Then they played the counselors in an epic game of dodgeball, and spent the afternoon at Hershey Park-Check back tomorrow for photos!
Meanwhile, TGA went to Greenbrier State Park, and it was perfect for a hot summer day. The campers splashed in the lake and played frisbee in the grass. As soon as we returned to campus, we were greeted by a viscous thunder storm and feared that evening activities would have to be moved to the gym (oh no!). But the skies cleared, and TGA had a laser tag party outside and played ultimate frisbee in the cool grass. As the moon rose, they ended the summer day at the campfire.
Mercersburg Adventure Camp and The Great Adventure have been having way too much fun recently. In their enrichments they have been putting mentos in diet coke, making slime, and carving watermelons. This is all happening in the classroom! Outside of the classroom, they have been rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, you name it! At night they have watermelon eating contests and sing-a-longs around a campfire. How do these kids get so lucky! And thats just MAC!
In the Great Adventure they have also been doing enrichments and outdoors, but have had a luau, casino night, and went to HERSHEY PARK TODAY!!! Too. much. fun. But hopefully not too much candy! Yesterday they had a hurricanes vs tornadoes wacky race entailing dizzy bat, water guns, and bean bag toss. It is hard to keep track of everything happening at camp and not get overwhelmed.