It was cloudy and already quite warm when the first bell rang. The clouds broke up later in the morning and we had a sunny and warm day, becoming hot and humid in the afternoon with a high of 83. Late afternoon, some significant storms rolled through bringing thunder and lightening along with rain.
A group of tennis players left before the end of breakfast to attend a tennis tournament at a nearby camp. Several of the players made it through multiple rounds and were playing in the semi-finals when the storms hit. As it was already late afternoon, the tournament was stopped and the games will be completed another day.
Back at camp, it was a regular morning with swims and signup periods. Activities to sign-up for included archery, lacrosse, beginner water skiing, handicrafts, riflery, woodshop, nature, sailing and basketball.
The Baxter State Park camping trip arrived just before lunch. They had a fantastic trip despite having rain on their middle day. They had a great time exploring the park, swimming in some rapids and taking some great hikes.
Its Friday so the afternoon schedule included Friday Trips and there were a lot to chose from: A hike up Rattlesnake Mountain, a trip to the Maine Wildlife Park to see moose, bears, and other wild animals found in Maine, a canoe paddle to a beach down the lake, a long sail, an in-camp triathlon, 6 v 6 soccer practice and a home run derby. Everyone returned or finished up around 4 and headed for dips before getting dressed and lining up for candy. Just as the last few campers got their candy, the thunder started and was quickly followed by heavy rain.
The 5-day trip arrived back just before Friday candy. They too had a great trip despite some wet weather.
Campers and staff with relatives at Wohelo quickly loaded into the vans for the trip to Wohelo. Unfortunately, it was raining even harder when they arrived so everyone had to find a place to go inside. It was a shorter and wetter visit then planned but it was still great to see their siblings.
Many of the scheduled Free Time activities had to be cancelled due to the storm but handicrafts, nature, rand riflery were all open and a lot of campers headed to the barn where they played board games. The rain continued through the evening so after dinner, everyone headed to the hall for a movie. It was still raining when everyone headed to bed. The sound of the rain on the roofs of the cabins is a great sound to fall asleep by.