Today was the first day of Mercersburg Summer Session 2, but both MAC and TGA are already hard at work having the best time possible!
MAC spent the day at Greenbrier Lake swimming and playing soccer. The hot weather was perfect for a day of playing outdoors, and the campers obviously took full advantage of the wonderful summer conditions.
TGA spent most of their day off the ground at the Cedar Ridge, where they participated in team-building exercises and the high ropes course.
After a day of fun outdoors, the campers returned for a Fourth of July-themed cookout!
The first of many fun-filled days for the Mercersburg Campers. Please check out our Flickr Page for more photos, and stay tuned for more updated from Mercersburg!
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.
Who would think that a grizzly looking creature like this fellow would inspire one of the most enjoyable camp songs of all time? The song entitled “2 snare nosed buzzards” lacks rhythm, pitch and any kind of melodious flow but I dare anyone to recite the simple verses and choreography without cracking a smile. It just can’t be done. It’s impossible to phone in a rendition of snare nosed buzzard, you either go all out for this song or you just don’t sing it. That’s kind of how I like to think of adventure camp, you either savor every waking moment, or you might as well stay at home. I promise I’m going to put everything into my own snare nosed buzzard this summer, will you join me?
What is your favorite camp song? At Mercersburg Summer we belt out several boisterous camp songs at every campfire. When attending your first campfire, one may find the raucous singing a bit surprising. No need to panic, however, magnificent vocal talent and a degree in choreography are not required to join in the mayhem. All the adventure camper needs is loud pipes and enthusiasm to have a blast at a campfire jam session. Whether you have grammy worthy tone control or can’t sing your way out of a wet paper bag, you can enjoy a good old fashioned camp song. Send your favorite camp songs to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will tally up the votes and let you know which tune is the all time favorite sometime next week!