Everything is happening so quickly, it is hard to keep up!!!
Wednesday was a gorgeous summer day and Thursday was even better as it was a little warmer with a beautiful breeze.
Wednesday morning, the bell rang as normal but there was a choice to sleep late as it was a buffet breakfast and while there were some who took advantage of the late sleep, most were too hungry to sleep and were waiting for the doors to open at 8.
When breakfast was over, everyone gathered for morning announcements and sign-ups. Activities to choose from included water skiing, tennis, woodshop, sailing, riflery, nature, handicrafts (leather work), soccer and archery.
Wednesday afternoon, there was a choice of activities but the majority of campers chose to take part in what has become an annual Timanous Flag Football Tournament. Those who wanted to play were divided into teams of mixed ages and enjoyed a double period of football followed by a swim.
For those not playing football, activities to choose from included archery, climbing wall, handicrafts, kayaking, riflery, sailing and woodshop. Canoeing and Music show practice were also added during Free Time along with the regulars (ping-pong, tennis, basketball, gaga ball, soccer, etc).
As it was Wednesday, dinner was Jimmy Buffett and once again, it was a great night for eating outside. Then it was off to flag lowering before everyone headed to the hall for “Horse Races” which you will have to ask your camper to explain but it involved the counselors dressing in crazy costumes and is always lots of fun.
Thursday morning was a regular morning with a regular sit down breakfast. Thursday is unofficial donut day so we had donuts this morning — we are very lucky that the Village Donut Shop located on Route 302 in Raymond delivers them fresh baked!
A group of sailors ate early and left at the beginning of breakfast for the last regatta of the year. Here at camp, activities to choose from included archery, fishing, baseball, riflery, sailing, woodshop, tennis, and water skiing. It is especially busy at the swim docks as campers close to passing their level try to finish the requirements.
In the middle of the lunch announcements, one of the counselors got up and started dancing – a signal for the rest of the counselors to do the same which was the prelude to the major announcement that tonight is the Timanous/Wohelo dance here at Timanous!
The girls were scheduled to arrive at 5 so there were still afternoon activities which included archery, canoeing (practicing swamping and rescues), handicrafts, paddleboarding, riflery, sailing, woodshop, tennis, basketball, climbing wall, soccer, and of course swimming.
Big Wohelo campers arrived right around 5PM. We had a buffet dinner and everyone sat outside. When dinner was over, it was up to flag lowering and then the Wohelo campers and the Timanous upper bunkline campers headed for the barn which had been transformed into a dance floor. The lower bunkline campers remained on the field playing games for awhile longer before also joining the dance. Two of our counselors were the DJs and they did a great job. Everyone was still very excited as they headed to their cabins when the dance ended around 8:30.
Today, we had another exciting event today. If you haven’t been to Crows’ Point yet, you get to it by continuing down the bunkline path, past Crows cabin, until you can’t walk any further. We think it’s a beautiful spot – its a point of land – you can see the rest of the lake – for many it’s a special place including the former camper who called yesterday to ask if he could bring his girlfriend to visit camp, swore me to secrecy and then told me that his plan was to ask her to marry him when they were at Crow’s Point. I managed to play it cool when they stopped by my office to say hi before they walked the bunkline and was thrilled when they returned as she said YES! Not giving any names yet as they needed time to tell their families but we are very excited for them and thrilled Timanous played a role.