After a couple Winter Camp years with little to no snow, a lot of it brings out a smile in most everyone! Check out some of the big smiles on a sunny day in the field!
After breakfast Adventure Village campers and Adventure Village Try-it campers went right into a period of tent time. During tent time campers have the option of a variety of low-key activities.
When tent time ended the Village split into three different groups. The first went to one of Frost Valley’s two Zip Lines! Our Zip Lines are a great way for campers to challenge themselves both mentally and emotionally. Other campers took part in The Great Slant! The final group took part in The Council an Advill classic! Advill try-it campers had the option of making candles or going creekin! Then campers went to rest hour.
After a lunch of corn dogs and onion rings the village again split into three groups. Some campers when did a little team building on our low ropes course. Others did a little Dream Catching another Advill classic. Adventure Village try-it started packing their things for tomorrows overnights!
Just before dinner campers did a little mo’ creeking! and after a delicious dinner of tacos and salad Advill went straight into a game of Post-Revolution World Unity (dodge ball). Adventure try-it campers played a little killer in the castle. Advill try-it kids are really excited for tomorrow’s trips!
Our West Virgin gals and guys have had a long day of driving. It was a long day and everyone got there safe and sound! Tomorrow is full of fun with a mud race obstacle course at ACE!!
We hire international staff for many reasons. They bring diversity, new culture and games. I was walking across camp today and came across a group of campers playing what I thought was baseball. When I stopped to watch a little closer I noticed that it wasn’t quite the same thing. These kids were playing an English game called “rounders”. Its similar to baseball in many of its rules yet a different game altogether. We have many English staff members here that teach kids how to play rounders, cricket and rugby.
At last! Our pottery studio is up and running. I stopped in and found some of our Pokey girls getting a demo and testing out the new wheels. Check out the pictures!
The first day of camp is always filled with a bit of anxiety. Campers wonder how they will fit in with a new group of people their age and whether or not they will make friends. Our counselors take special care in planning activities that will help the campers get to know each other better. Staff members are trained to lead basic team building games and also work with the campers to set cabin expectations so that all members of the community are on the same page.
Now that we’ve moved on to the second day, cabin groups have newly formed bonds that slowly turn into long lasting friendships. Budding friendships can already be seen in so many cabin groups.
You certainly know that everyone has had a great trip when they are all smiles when they get out of the bus. MTB finished up there trip this morning with an early morning hike up Cadillac Mountain, the highest point in Acadia National Park, to watch the sunrise. They got up at three this morning to pack the bus and make it to the trail head. And without a complaint, actually the campers suggested this ending to their trip!
MTB’s week started out with rock climbing at Otter Cliffs. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. One camper in particular challenged and overcame his fear of heights climbing every climb and even rappelling! Actually, everyone on MTB finished all of the routes that the guides set up and had a really wonderful time climbing!
The rest of their week was spent back on the trails. This group really put their all into building and repairing the trails of Acadia National Park. Pictures and Videos will be online tomorrow!
After a slight rain delay that postponed Olympix two days we are back in the swing of it. We have beautiful weather and clear skies. Our ten teams will be shouting and running and swimming to see which team will win the coveted Spirit Award.
The Eight Core Values are an important part of Frost Valley’s culture. The campers are encouraged to reflect on the values each day and recognize when their peers have done something that emulates the values. To do this, we ask that campers and staff recognize their peer’s actions by writing the action down on a colored leaf which is then hung on a The Values Tree in the dining hall. Each color leaf represents a different value. Red: caring, Gold: Respect, Green: Responsibility, Blue: Honesty, Purple: diversity, inclusiveness, stewardship, and community.