July 30th, 2013
It was a great start to the week for our MAC and JAC campers!
For JAC, Sunday was spent settling in and getting to know each other, with some games and crafts to do. Today was also super busy, starting the day off tubing on Antietam Creek! The afternnoon and evening was crafts and silly relay games. They sure were tired tonight!
MAC has had two days of enrichment’s and great outdoors. Today was the last day of enrichment classes, kids finished their crafts, did tye dying, and experimented with mentos in coke!
JAC Having their first campfire, and learning camp songs!
JAC campers painting picture frames, to put pictures from camp in!
Kickball with the JAC kids!
Second day of horseback riding for MAC great outdoors
Wild world of Animals class in MAC learned all about Alpacas today, and got to feed them and cool them off with a nice spray from the hose.
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July 25th, 2013
Welcome Discovery campers. We believe each day should be as pleasant as it is useful and productive for everyone. At camp a kid can acquire a lasting respect for society on their own, seeing new faces and discovering new places. Having regular hours for work and play may prove a valuable understanding of time when used well. Each session has its own new affairs that campers unknowingly thrive and develop among together.
2013 Discovery campers
Our discovery camper enjoyed the day out at Cowan’s gap hiking, swimming and making dream catchers.
July 21st, 2013
Last Friday, the second session of MAC, TGA, and YWC ended. It’s crazy to see the kids leave because in the two weeks that they were here they created such a unique bond with the counselors, each other, and Mercersburg, itself. So there was no judgment when the tears started streaming after the closing ceremony.
Today there were awkward shy hellos instead of heart clenching goodbyes. The third session of MAC started and kids unpacked and started to get ready for the next two weeks away from home.
After name games and other outdoor activities, the campers had their first campfire. They learned all the unique MAC songs and dance moves. It was a great time!
MAC may have started today but tomorrow is a new day and Discovery Camp will then have a turn at their own awkward shy hellos.
July 19th, 2013
At the end of this session the MAC campers, Hurricanes and Tornadoes battle it out on stage for all the glory.
STOP… Tornado time!
There’s nothing like a therapeutic mud bath after a day of caving and slip n slide with TGA. The campers first JWAS (JUST WAIT AND SEE) activity after a long bus ride from an over night stay out doors.
Young writers camp share their favorite work and class projects at the coffee house. Visitors can enjoy delectable music and spoken word as well a drink amongst the nurturing atmosphere.
To have great poets, there must be great audiences
July 15th, 2013
Like its sister camp, TGA, MAC had a couple of crazy days. The campers participated in everything from enrichments to laser tag to tubing. Even though they were busy everyday all day, the campers had an endless amount of energy for each event. (Maybe because they are so young?)
MAC switched to their next session of Great Outdoors which included horseback riding, rock climbing, canoeing, wilderness skills, and exploring different kinds of wildlife.
One night, the juniors and seniors split up. The seniors went laser tagging while the juniors enjoyed a Frederick Keys baseball game. Rafa and Luis both caught a baseball during the game!!! And in this picture, Teddy is trying to make Rafa smile as wild as possible as he can be a bit camera shy.
The next day senior MAC participated in endzone (a kind of dodgeball) with TGA. Although TGA was bigger and stronger, the MAC kids did not give up and actually held their own against the teens.
And yesterday was CHRISTMAS…in July. The counselors wrote and sang a campy version of the 12 Nights of Christmas and Santa even showed up!!! Each kid got to take a portrait with Santa to remember this amazingly special day!