Director’s Blog – July 16, 2019
“Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”
Let it be known to all that upon the close of each full session at Camp Airy, the entire camp will come together to participate in an event that is designed to embody the Spirit of Camp Airy.
In the weeks before these events, there will be an official meeting of the Airy Olympic Committee. Upon meeting, the AOC will select two staff members who embody the positive qualities that are represented by the Airy Olympic Rings: sportsmanship, leadership, work ethic, compassion, and honesty.
These two staff members will be assigned the responsibility of temporarily dividing the campers and staff into two teams. The two teams will be given a designated color of either GREEN or WHITE and the counselors chosen will assume the title of GENERAL.
From amongst their respective teams, the GENERAL will choose counselors who also share the same qualities that the GENERAL was chosen by, and those counselors will assume the title of LIEUTENANT.
For the events that will ensue, the GENERALS, with their LIEUTENANTS, will lead the campers and staff through events that are designed to challenge and inspire each individual to reach for personal excellence while striving to promote their team toward victory. In the atmosphere of friendly competition, camaraderie, and fair play, the teams will reach for higher goals, push their expectations farther and contribute toward the spirit of Camp Airy. Be it known that the collective events herein described will be named the CAMP AIRY OLYMPICS and will foster all of the goals of the AOC.
Upon the close of the OLYMPICS, the scores will be tallied and the trophies will be awarded. The campers, staff, lieutenants, and generals will then dissolve their two teams and bring everyone back together to once more become one camp.
We wish the best of luck to Michael and the Green Team, and Max and the White Team.
So long until the next blog,
UNIT SPOTLIGHT – CA’s
Lions and tigers and bears oh my! This past week the CA’s had the awesome experience of CA Day Out. We started the day by going to the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve. Right as we entered, the first animal was the baboons. The baboons were the CA favorite! In the exhibit, there were baboons of all ages, the CA’s especially liked the baby baboons. After we got our fill of baboons we wandered into the Australian section. We saw kangaroos and emus playing together. Also, we saw Australia’s largest carnivore, the Dingo. When we were done with down under, we moved on to the Sun Bears. It was exhilarating being this close to the animals. The petting zoo was great. There was pigs, llamas, and goats. We also got “Zoo Food” that we were able to feed to the herbivore animals like the ones in the petting zoo. The Alligator Bayou was really exciting. We got to see a zoo keeper moving the gators around. After the zoo, the CA’s headed to Frederick to find lunch. After lunch the CA’s got dessert at an ice cream shop. To top off the day, we went to High Rock. High Rock is a great view right by our sister camp, Camp Louise. The CA’s loved the view and we got to take a great group picture. It was a great CA Day Out!
– Stephen, CA Unit Leader
Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
Scrambled Eggs | Yogurt Parfait | Cereal | Fruit , Grilled Cheese | Tomato Soup | Zucchini Sticks | Goldfish Crackers | Salad Bar | Pasta Bar | Ice Cream Sandwiches , BBQ Chicken | Cornbread | Sauteed Veggies | Baked Beans | Salad Bar | Pasta Bar |
High: 91°F | Low: 73°F
Warm, with some late afternoon rain.