Friday, August 4

Another almost perfect summer day!

This morning, activities included archery, football, handicrafts, kayaking, nature, riflery, wood shop, beginner water skiing and at instructional swim it was Disrobing which is a great safety skill plus lots of fun!   The campers arrived for swim wearing pants and a long sleeve shirt over their bathing suits.   The counselors explained the importance of knowing what to do if you find yourself in water wearing your clothing and the steps to follow to disrobe.   Then everyone jumped in.  The first thing they did was just get used to the feeling of being fully dressed in the water and see how quickly the clothing becomes heavy, making swimming more difficult.   Then they took off their pants and inflated them to use as a flotation device.   They then learned how to inflate their shirt and finally remove that also.  

This afternoon, it was Friday trips with a special activity — Timanous Flag Football League (TTFL). Everyone who wanted to play, which was about half the camp, was divided into teams of mixed ages and had a great time.  Other “trip” choices were a hike up Rattlesnake Mountain,  a Sailing trip and Frisbee.   Unfortunately about 15 minutes after the sailboats headed out and the hikers had started up the mountain, the skies darkened and thunder could be heard getting closer to camp.   The sailors and hikers wisely decided to cut their trips short and return to camp.   The storm actually never hit camp so the TTFL and frisbee were able to continue. 

The storm was no longer an issue for free swim, which was followed by Friday Candy and then free time with archery, riflery, wood shop, baseball, practice for the Music Show (happening Saturday evening), tennis, basketball, just to name a few. 

The kayak trip returned having spent a day white water rafting — everyone had a fantastic time and did an awesome job paddling! 

It was another perfect Free Evening with a Twilight league game, badminton, soccer, tennis, basketball, ping-pong, corn hole, ultimate frisbee, gaga ball.  As soon as everyone was in their cabin, it started to rain.  Perfect timing.  

August 4th, 2017

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