Director’s Blog – July 15, 2018
“There’s a New Kid in Town”
Well, now we’ve gone and outdone ourselves. Camp Airy opened its front gate on July 15 for the 2018 edition of Camper-in-Training Day. We rolled out the green and white carpet for 60+ boys and their families. From uphill to down and everywhere in-between, prospective campers participated in a condensed day-in-the-life of a Camp Airy Camper. And we also had a few surprises in store for the parents.
For the campers, the morning featured some hangout time on the playground followed by visits to Fun FactAiry, Kickball and Newcombe on the Uphill Ballfield, and Basketball on the Village Row court. At the same time, parents took a tour of camp and then gathered at the Campfire Site for a taste of “Minute to Win It.” The parent group moved to our Uphill Social Hall to elude some rain, and continued letter writing, and a “Q&A” session with several Airy staff. We all gathered in the dining hall for a lunch that featured pizza. The Airy CITs made an appearance to lead the ever-popular repeat-after-me-song, “Pizza Man.”
From the dining hall, campers and their counselors for the day (a mix of Airy staff, volunteers and CITs) picked up mail and headed downhill. Awaiting them were the Skate Park, Go-Karts, Nature, Parkour and a water slide! Meanwhile, parents headed downhill for some time at Creative Arts, Culin-Airy, and a chance to ride “Mega Zip.” All around downhill, you could hear our Airy visitors having a great time.
Special thanks to the Airy team for making the day a rousing success – from planning to setup to check-in to food and activities …smiles, hospitality and fun were in great supply. We look forward to the Camper-in-Training day participants joining the Airy family for Summer 2019 and beyond.
PS – There were even some rumblings of CIT Day participants coming to camp THIS summer!?!?!?
|Scrambled Eggs | Bagels | Cream Cheese – Lox and Plain | Fruit and Yogurt | Cereal Bar||Pizza | Caesar Salad | Pasta Bar | Salad Bar | Cookies||Burgers and Dogs | Potato Salad | Corn on the cob | Salad Bar | Pasta Bar|
Today’s Airy Weather
High: 80°F | Low: 68°F
Warm, overcast, a short light rain, then sunny.