Caving, camping, rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, and competitive watermelon eating are only a few of the activities the campers embarked upon over the past few days. The media team has barely managed to keep up with them! The Great Adventure left Thursday morning to go rafting, and then headed to Laurel Caverns where they camped out for the night. After much singing and s’more eating, they retired to their tents. In the morning, the group took a short walk to the caverns where they trekked underground for a mile and a half with only their headlamps, crawling skills, and their trusted guide Bernie.
Tonight MAC had a BBQ out in the woods before their camp out on campus. After eating some good ol’ summer fixins (burger and dogs), the hurricanes and tornadoes duked it out with a watermelon eating race. The competition was fierce and both sides gave it their all. The night wrapped up with a campfire and star viewing in the astronomy shed. More fun tomorrow!
To see an overview of some of the activities this week, check out more videos:
It’s been a very busy past couple of days at Mercersburg Summer Camp. Starting off on Thursday our MAC campers took a day trip to Ohiopyle, PA for white water rafting! It was a long day out on the river, but very exciting, and the weather was wonderful .
On Thursday our TGA group left for White Water Rafting, camping and caving in Laurel Caverns. They came back on Friday afternoon.
Friday MAC kids went on a great adventure to Greenbrier Lake! Tons of fun in the sun!
Last night after a great day on the beach, Jr campers went to a Senators baseball game in Harrisburg, while the Senior MAC kids went to Laser Tag!
Friday was our first MAC camp wars, Tornadoes vs. Hurricanes! An epic battle of ultimate frisbee, kickball and tug of war ensued!
Be sure to check out the Mercersburg Summer Flickr page for photos of all the events!
Today was a day of enrichment. The campers’ morning and afternoon were full with classes like film, digital photography, wizard training, iron chef, laugh factory, and mad science lab (to name a few). As you can see above, the film class was excited to start their day makin’ movies. They also had the chance to play and learn in the outdoors, too, with enrichments like rock climbing, horseback riding, and kayaking.
After enrichments, TGA headed to Hagerstown to do some bowling and eat some pizza. Nice form!
Meanwhile, MAC stayed on campus where they headed to the pool, greased up their hands with Crisco, and played some good ol’ fashion pass the watermelon.
A master turtle racer:
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It was another lovely day in Mercersburg, PA when I happened upon two strangers in very snazzy costumes. Who would have thought that these two worked for Mercersburg Summer? If you think you’re costumes are better, send them in to us HERE!
Profile: A senior counselor can often be picked out in a crowd. The counselor is predisposed to loud cheering, singing, table banging and general yelling. They also tend to have a fantastic sense of humor, often looking on the bright side. The insatiable appetite for fun of a senior counselor is only challenged by that of a camper. In the summer our counselors are typically: sitting in the front row of a rollercoaster at Hersheypark, triumphantly raising their paddle in the air while rafting down the Youghiogheny River, Singing at the top of their lungs at a campfire, defending home base in capture the flag, evading an onslaught of dodge balls in end zone, climbing atop a high ropes element at a challenge course, careening down the slip ‘n slide, and thrusting themselves to the forefront of any number of fun camp activities. Adventure camp is a unique two week experience where we hope that each and every camper has the time of their lives and who better to take campers on this journey than our counselors?
See if you might recognize a few…
Does anyone have a favorite counselor??? Share your favorite counselor stories and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post the best one on our blog and facebook!