It has been an incredible final few days of first session here at Camp Micah. On Friday night, we celebrated the final Shabbat of first session. It is always a bittersweet event, knowing we will say goodbye to so many friends in just two short days. In keeping with Micah tradition, the Dining Hall was decked out in blue and gold and campers wore their Friday night best. Many awards were given for All-Around Campers in each unit, as well as the Kavod Award. Congratulations to all recipients!
Saturday was filled with Visiting Day preparations, packing, and the camp performance of Seussical the Musical. We were all so impressed with the amazing talent on the stage this summer! We wrapped up our final day of first session with our weekly cookout, campfire, and havdallah as we said goodbye to our first session friends.
On Sunday, we welcomed parents and relatives of our first and full session campers to Camp Micah for Visiting Day 2017. The picture perfect weather enabled families to take full advantage of all Camp Micah has to offer. We were thrilled to see several families enjoying the wonderful adaptation of Seussical The Musical at Uncle Milts, kayaking across Peabody Pond at the waterfront, and taking on the Micah Ninja Warrior Course hoping to reach the top of the warped wall. Everyone who joined us on Visiting Day was incredibly impressed by the amazing lunch and drool-worthy table of fresh fruit and desserts our kitchen staff prepared for us! It was so touching to see the reaction on the faces of our campers and their parents as they were reunited for the first time in almost four weeks. After our final goodbyes and filling dinner, campers settled in for the night at the annual Micah Movieplex with some freshly popped popcorn.
Second Session Changeover Day started off with a late wake-up and breakfast followed by our Micah Book of Records. This unique tradition for full session campers is a day for breaking or setting unique records around camp. It was both inspiring and humorous to witness some of the ideas our campers came up with. One Prowler girl managed to put on over 40 t-shirts, one on top of the other. The office was serenaded by the sweet sounds of a camper playing his brass instrument for nearly an hour. Three Summit girls continuously spun fidget spinners for…way too long.
Today we welcomed all of our second session campers to Micah. After hopping off the buses, new campers were welcomed into the Dining Hall amidst thunderous cheering, chanting, and clapping and quickly brought over to meet their new bunkmates. After initial introductions, everyone went back to their bunks to get to know each other a little better. The entire Micah community reconvened to enjoy dinner together followed by clever musical introductions made by our Unit and Team Leaders, as well as, our upper administration. On Tuesday and Wednesday, campers will go around by bunks to get the lay of the land and a firsthand look at all the exciting opportunities Micah has to offer before finalizing their new activity schedules.
Until then, campers are cozied up in their bunks tonight and ready to drift off to sleep.
Sweet dreams from Bridgton and Sebago!