Summer 2013 at North Star Begins…week 1

  • Posted July 3, 2013 by

    Hello to parents and campers! After a (not-so) brief time, it’s about time to update the CNS Blog.

    This 2013 season, we’ll try to keep you up-to-date with weekly (sometimes more frequent) blog posts.

    We’ll include camper interviews, news on what’s been going on here, and maybe even some haikus (thank you Jesse Litvin).

    We have a lot to catch up on from the first week of camp…so we’ll start from the beginning. On Saturday our international campers began arriving from across the Atlantic and on Sunday we greeted our American campers.

    Campers poured out of buses and cars that pulled into camp at a safe 5 miles per hour, some nervous faces among them. As the day went on and the classic spaghetti-and-meatball welcome dinner was served, those apprehensive smiles began to blend in with all the excited ones.
    Soon enough, the opening campfire was extinguished and the entire camp began to fall into a first-rotation rhythm.

    With the first week of activities came a week of rain.

    Rain means rainy-day schedules.

    Water-ski is not an option when we’re on the rainy-day schedule. So other indoor classes like jewelry making, dance, and digital photography are the alternatives. When we asked campers how they felt about the rain (and not being able to do the activities they signed up for), the reaction was disappointed but pleased (with getting to try new classes). #trynewthings #camplife #cestlavie #maineweather #classic #expected

    The following Sunday, we celebrated our first day of Eco Challenge!!!

    The camp split into four teams (Earth, Air, Fire, and Water…not to mention the referee team clad in tie-dye made up of directors and various counselors). We were lucky enough to have a bright, sunny sky under which campers competed in relay races, luge (performed on the waterslide), and Frisbee-baseball among other amazing athletic and creative feats.

    And now, to sign off, a haiku from our very own Junior Counselor, Jesse Litvin.

    At the waterfront
    The water looks really cold
    I will stay dry, thanks.

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