Week One: A Success!
1. Opening campfire: What better way to kick off the summer than with a traditional campfire. Head Counselor, Nick, told the legend of Camp North Star as kids turned their heads to the sky in search of the night’s brightest star. Many brave campers, new and veteran, took to the campfire center circle to share songs, skits and stories. Long time counselor “Downtown Adam Brown” rounded the evening out with a great performance of the buzzing mosquito skit.
2. The RICHS were introduced: Respect, Independence, Caring, Honor and Spirit. At Camp North Star, these are our guiding words. The RICHS help us each make good choices about how we interact with others at camp (and at home, of course!).
3. Awesome first rotation classes! This week campers really jumped right into all the elective classes that Camp North Star offers. One of our senior campers reported that her schedule included waterskiing, pottery, rocks and hip-hop, while one junior boy reported that he took basketball, studio art, ropes, water games and video.
4. White water rafting and junior trip: All our middie and senior campers got off to an early start Saturday morning as they headed out to the Kennebec river for a day of rafting. The weather cooperated and kids had a great time battling the waves. Our junior campers had their own special day of banana boating in the morning and Fun Town Amusement Park in the afternoon. Needless to say, everyone was tired after such a long day!
We couldn’t have asked for a better start to camp: smiling faces, busy kids and lots of new friends! Keep checking back for more updates from summer 2011!
P.S. Happy Fourth of July to everyone! Our Fireworks at the Poland Spring Inn have been rescheduled for Tuesday evening.