Saturdays are usually late sleeps so the first bell rang at 7:45 rather than 7:15. The day started out overcast but it was raining by the time we went in for breakfast and continued raining much of the day.
This morning was Free Time and then Free Swim. Activities open were archery, the climbing wall, spike ball, handicrafts, kayaking, paddle boarding, a hike up Rattlesnake Mountain (in the rain — it was a fun hike but not much of a view at the top), riflery, sailing, basketball, and waterskiing. It didn’t matter that it was raining during Free Swim as everyone was wet anyway.
This afternoon, there were signups, Free Swim and Free Time. Activities to sign up for included Archery, Board Games in the Barn, Spike Ball Tournament, Handicrafts, Nature, Riflery, Woodshop, Basketball and Slip ‘n Slide on the hill. By late afternoon, the heavy rain gave way to showers and by dinner time, the sun was back out!
The last Saturday of the summer is always Point Cookout — an all camp cookout with barbecued chicken, corn on the cob and buttered buns which is usually cooked and eaten on Crows Point, the farthest point of land which looks over the main part of the lake. The preparations start early in the day and the fire is built mid- afternoon to cook all of the chicken in time for dinner. Because it was still raining at that point, the decision was made to cook and eat dinner by the barn rather than on the point. Of course the sun was out be the time we ate so we were still able to eat outside — most people went back for seconds or even thirds on everything – it was all delicious!
After dinner, everyone went to the hall where we were entertained with the Timanous Talent Show. It was well done and a lot of fun. There were numerous skits and a musical piece. It was obvious there had been a lot of planning, work, talent and practice!