Monthly Archives:July 2014

A big day

Posted by on July 8, 2014

Hello everyone from greater Bridgton and Sebago! Special guest blogger Alex Brodsky here tonight. Today was a great start to another great week at Camp Micah. The weather was absolutely beautiful (not too hot, not too rainy, finally!) and we had a day jam packed with activities. I had some fantastic improv classes and all of the Frozen rehearsals are going really well; this is coming together to be an amazing show. Activities across the rest of camp looked like so much fun. I’m jealous of the campers that I can’t go do them all. After the sun went down and we were finished with dinner, we had Unit Night evening activities; I wish I hadn’t gone all in on my Blackjack hand at the summit boys casino!

In addition to all regularly scheduled camp activities, we had some campers leave for the day. We had a U 15 girls soccer team compete at Nashoba North, making it all the way to the semi finals (Sports!). We also had the biggest hike of the summer so far, a 10 mile walk up the North South Baldface (Count me out.). Campers came back exhausted, but saying they loved every minute. That’s about all for now, free time just ended and I have to go back to my cabin and hang out with my campers! Peace out, internet people!

Tie Dye Thursday

Posted by on July 4, 2014

I am sitting here in my office with several Summits who wanted to help write the blog in their words. Keep in mind, I have limited control here

This morning we woke up to “Ain’t it Fun”, which sounds like the entire summer at Micah.  After a perfect pancake breakfast we retired to our cabins to make them tidy for inspection (some did better than others).

Once we got the cabins “cleaned”, we headed out to a day of fun filled activities.  Highlights included the waterfront, woodworking, tennis, Art, Basketball, theater… (Interject Steve) the reality is they are shouting everything at camp and it would take me the entire night to write their list.  Needless to say they love everything here.

After a lunch of Quesadillas, of which, many in this office claimed to have eaten over 20 we retired to the cabins to rest and digest.  Once rest hour was over we were able to squeeze in 4th period before we had to build an Arc for the downpour that occurred.  Don’t worry, we gathered as many animals as we could and put them in the dining hall.  Suddenly the rain clouds cleared, we forgot about the animals, we went to 6th period and the Sun and Kids shone again.

Tonight we had our Hoe down, throw down, show down, country style Fourth of July dinner on July 3rd.  The entrée consisted of Beef ribs and chicken wings with a side of cornbread and corn on the cob.  Country music filled the air and everyone was dressed for success!

Following dinner we broke into Units for evening activities.  Since we are Summits we are only going to explain what we did.  The Summit girls did some team building to get to know one another a little better, funny thing is we are already so close!  The Summit boys had an intense game of handball that came down to a World Cup Epic, Intense, Crazy, All on the line, sudden death shoot out.  Unfortunately, we are not going to say who won.  Wait, what?  Seriously, oh ok.  B-15 was the winner!

Signing off for now,

 

Your Summits

Andrew, Joel, Sam, Danny, Max, Averi, Jake and Dan

Wacky Weather

Posted by on July 3, 2014

Well the last two days have been one for the record books in terms of heat.  With temps reaching the mid 90’s each day, we knew something had to be done.  The solution we came up with for yesterday was a Water World afternoon.  The camp was split into three groups who each got to rotate between sprinklers, the pool, and the waterfront.  Everyone had a blast as well as a much needed relief from the oppressive heat.

Yesterday also marked the first overnight trip of the summer as our 8th graders left after lunch to camp in the White Mountains, and today they canoed 11 miles down the Saco River.  It was a great trip, though a little tiring (I should know because I went).  Everyone had an amazing time and made it safely home.  There was a little bit of weather but nothing our amazing hiking staff couldn’t handle!

For the rest of the camp, today was Trip Day.  The Critters and Prowlers took on Big Adventure, while the lower Timbers went bowling and had ice cream.  Our Summits took to the beach for a little R &R.

While the forecast for the next few days looks a bit dreary, there is no need to worry.  We have some amazing activities planned in case the rain falls.