It’s going to be a hot one today! Good thing that water is all around us here at camp. There are lots of times throughout the day to dunk in the water, including morning dips (it was already 75 degrees today at the first bell!), swim periods in the morning and afternoon, and the ever-popular evening dip (a great way to cool off right before bed).
Sunny days like today are also perfect for all of the activities we have on the waterfront, like paddleboarding, kayaking, waterskiing, sailing and more. In addition to learning new skills and having fun, an added bonus is the extra chance to get in the water.
Speaking of sailing, this past week some of our experienced sailors went to two regattas for some friendly competition with other camps in our area. It’s always lots of fun to visit other camps, meet new people, and do your best to represent Timanous. The team placed 3rd at Wyonegonic and 2nd at the Wohelo regatta, with one of our Crow skippers getting 1st place in two of his races.
There are some fun things happening around camp for the landlubbers among us too, of course. Earlier in the week our mostly-annual basketball tournament was held, where teams of three compete for the chance to get their names etched into the “T-hoops” trophy (one champion for each of the lower and upper bunklines).
That was followed up yesterday by the giant dodgeball tournament. Over 100 (!) campers signed up for the activity and split into teams of 5. All of our vans were lined up on the field as a boundary line, and as the games were being played and the field winnowed down, the gallery up on the hill increased, until ultimately everyone was watching the final 10 campers vie for ultimate dodgeball supremacy. While only one team walked away victors, everyone had tons of fun and enjoyed a swim afterwards.
As always, the days at camp are rolling by. It’s been almost a week since our second session campers got here, and it already feels like everyone has been together at Timanous the whole summer. Camping trips have started to go out again, with our Katahdin trip just getting back yesterday. 12 intrepid campers with their counselor guides scaled Mt. Katahdin, the tallest mountain in Maine and the northernmost peak of the Appalachian Trail. Stay tuned for the photos (which promise to be stunning) and stories from this and other trips that are soon to depart.
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