We began our 3rd week at Riverbend today and everything was running smoothly. First we welcomed the campers starting today (we promised to “stuff their ears with sauerkraut” in the long-lived camp tradition).
At stix, campers are playing lacrosse (capture the flag is scheduled for next week). At chef’s kitchen, campers are making their own vanilla ice cream and hot fudge sauce for a sweet treat. Campers visiting high ropes have the opportunity to have their “passports” stamped as they complete each element.
Campers are canoeing along the Passaic River. At nature, while younger kids learn how to identify trees by their leaves, the older ones are role playing deer, foxes and wolves in our eco-game.
The pool is busy with lessons in the morning and general splashing around in the afternoon. In honor of Champions Week, all our specialists have created physical and mental challenges for the groups that visit them from holding a plank position in Yoga to memorizing and reciting lines in Performance to making bullseyes in Archery. When groups meet those challenges, they earn a special badge to add to their group lanyard.