Friendship Camp, You Will Never Know What You Mean to Me

Sunday

And here we are, our last check in of summer 2018! This may be the last week, but it is certainly not the least. This was apparent as soon as we moved to Opening Campfire and witnessed the best rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody ever performed at Camp Friendship! Our counselors are always quick to get up and perform – encouraging the campers to do the same and to not be afraid of looking a little bit silly in front of your friends!

Monday

It’s Monday and we begin our activities today! In pottery wheel everyone is deciding what they want to create in the week, many have chosen to make a jewelry dish to take home. Photography and video production are discussing their themes for the week; video production have decided to capture the best dance moves on camp from all of our different villages and areas! Monday evening means cookout! Taco skillet (cooked on the campfire) has become the favorite dish to try!

Tuesday

“Oh what a beautiful moooorning!” (Compulsory part of camp: bursting into song without warning) The lovely weather meant very happy campers, especially at the pool and the lake. Campers got to relax and enjoy an ice cream at snack bar before their last two activity periods. After dinner we revealed the evening activities… Capture the Flag for seniors and Pool Olympics for juniors!

Wednesday

Cinnamon rolls for breakfast can only mean one thing… today is going to be a good day! It’s midweek and campers are already promising to keep in contact with each other, after just three  days. Friendships made at camp seem to be that much stronger than in ‘the real world’, and that’s one of the reasons we have campers coming back every year. Paddleboarding and kayaking joined forces today to create an epic boating session! In the evening our juniors got to play ‘Insanity’ (one of our counselors’ favorite evening activities). The seniors headed to the pool for what they’re always asking for… a pool party!

Thursday

Tonight’s dance theme is ‘When I grow up I want to be…’ We had astronauts, ballerinas, teachers and lots of camp counselors! We danced to all of our classic camp songs- Every Time we Touch, Cotton-eyed Joe and Wagon Wheel. Yep, another compulsory part of camp: bursting into a choreographed routine with no prior warning!

Friday

After a sing-along musical breakfast, everyone began their last full day of activities. Drama production has been working on their play “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” for two weeks and today is the long-awaited performance! Everyone moved down to the drama theater after dinner and sat ready for curtain up. The show was loved by all and had everyone laughing out loud most of the way through! As if that wasn’t enough drama for the evening, we then all headed to council fire for our last ever closing campfire of 2018! After some of the best acts we’ve seen all summer, everyone gathered together and sang our friendship song. There were a few tears shed and lots of hugs going around, but this isn’t the end of our new friendships, it’s only the beginning!