Everyday campers get an opportunity to visit our lake and go swimming and boating. We have an amazing lifeguard team than vigilantly watches the waterfront to make sure it stays safe. Our lifeguards come from all over the world and go through a training and certification process when they arrive at camp. When they are not supervising campers they train in the water or work on their flexing and posing.
On Monday afternoon, Forest village competed alongside Pokey Totem in a desert pizza making contest for Frost Valley YMCA’s all-camp day, Battle of the Theme Day! Campers created delicious pita pizzas with chocolate chips, marshmallows, and sprinkles.
Camp Wawayanda villages, Forest and Pokey Totem, showcased their awesome talents last night with an array of dance moves, skits, and songs! Campers danced to Justin Bieber, played the recorder, covered Adele tunes, and reenacted a scene from the Lion King. Closing the show, Village Chief of Forest, Jacob Gordon, showed his outstanding juggling talent to an awestruck crowd!
Today we have an all event that is themed after the Ninja Turtles. Camp is filled with Ninja Turtle characters and themed activities and games. One of the coolest activities I’ve seen was a crate stacking competition. the idea to to try to stack as many milk crates on top of each other while standing on the top of the stack. Falling off the stack ends your turn. The all time Frost Valley record is 25 crates. I managed to snap some pictures of the crate stacking as well as some of the characters and the hijinks.
Summer camp legend, Al Filreis, hosted Challenge Night with Camp Wawayanda villages, Lakota and Outpost, on Tuesday night! Both villages participated in a series of challenges including smelliest shoe, dance competitions, counselor and camper look-a-like, and jump rope tricks. Campers and counselors enjoyed a night of entertainment and afterwards, an ice cream party!
Frost Valley YMCA’s Summer Camp Counselors-in-Training facilitated a game rotation for Camp Wawayanda’s Lakota village, 11 and 12-year-old female campers. Games included duck-duck-goose, kung fu, and 20 questions! Campers and CiTs had a blast with these simple pocket games!
Cabin photos are coming! They’ll be posted by morning! We had another beautiful day here!
The Olympix of 2012 has begun at Frost Valley YMCA! Campers and counselors have split into respective countries such as South Africa, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Ireland, and Serbia. The opening ceremony commenced last night with dances, skits, and songs representing the cultural traditions of each country. Teams also developed cheers and chants to display unity and pride for their countries. Activities will resume on Wednesday! More photos will be up soon.
I would like to introduce a man who’s workings are a mystery to most. Mike Taylor works quietly behind the scenes on the Director Team to ensure that camp runs smoothly and that everyone is able to deliver an amazing summer to our campers. There is nothing that falls outside his realm of expertise Mike has been a counselor at Frost valley for years working in Pokey/Totem, Hemlock, Lenape and Pac Villages. Mike is a big fan of Olympix and here we have him supporting his home town team.