This week marks the beginning of the third and final Mercersburg Summer Session. While the counselors are disappointed that the end of their year at Mercersburg is nigh, they were, of course, excited to see the third group of campers arrive! The MAC and new coming Discovery Campers have already been busy in the summer sun this week, doing enrichments and outdoor activities right off the bat to kick off the third session.
MAC started off with the great Mercersburg Summer Relays, a massive relay-race where the campers have to use special skills and teamwork to complete different tasks.
Discovery has been having fun outside with outdoor activities, and also visited the train museum on the Mercersburg campus.
MAC’s first days have been filled with Enrichments and Great Outdoors, where the campers and counselors spend time learning about everything from cooking to rock climbing and everything in between.
Last night was a special night for the Mercersburg Campers, and it has been dubbed “Campmas.” A kind of Christmas-in-July celebration specifically made for the Summer Session, the campers enjoyed a Campmas feast, Campmas carols, and a visit from Santa Claus.
And of course there was the final first campfire. The campers gathered to sing and dance in the warm summer evening as the fire roared and the counselors recited camp favorites such as “Boom-Chicka-Boom” and “Snare-Nosed Buzzard.”
While this is the final session of the Mercersburg Summer, there is still much more fun to be had in the final days of camp. Stay tuned for more posts and be sure to check out our Flickr Page for more fun photos!
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?