Happy Birthday America…and the week that followed!

Posted by on July 11, 2018

Wow, what a fun two weeks we have enjoyed here at Camp Micah! For the first week at camp, the heat wave challenged us to get extra creative and campers were able to participate in a wide array of water themed activities in order to beat the heat. Everyone enjoyed zooming down a gigantic homemade slip and slide, running through our many sprinklers, doing water relays, and taking full advantage of our gorgeous waterfront by swimming, tubing, sailing and kayaking! We even scheduled an extra trip day at a bowling alley and a few local movie theatres so campers could enjoy some cool air conditioned space as well. Camp Micah knows how to stay cool!

The 4th of July carnival was a big success.  Campers enjoyed a giant volcano waterslide, dunk tank, mechanical bull, fun carnival games and prizes, a marriage booth and so much more! A great time was had by all!  Keeping in the spirit of this special day, we all donned our best patriotic garb for our annual hoedown themed dinner.  Everyone feasted on a deliciously MESSY meal of ribs, friend chicken, cornbread, and Brussel sprouts.  An impromptu line dance broke out which set the tone for a full camp dance party in the dining hall.  It was a festive and fun night filled with lots of laughs and smiles.

Evening activities throughout the last two weeks have included slime-making, dodgeball, flag making and creating origami bunk decorations for the Critters and Prowlers. Our Timbers and Summits have danced the night away at a neon themed dance party and their next one is tonight!

As the cooler temps set in we resumed our regularly scheduled activities and the campers were enjoying their selected schedules. The week included Inter-camp games in 13 and Under Girls Basketball, 11 and under Boys Basketball, 13 and Under Baseball, 10 and under Soccer and a successful 15 and under Hockey Tournament which resulted in a win for Camp Micah!

Shabbat has been a highlight with Rabbi Lipof’s stories and weekly lessons that the campers always look forward to and it was followed by a Tikkuna Matata project that focused on the use of single-use plastic straws and what alternatives could improve our environment. Campers then selected a National Organizational to write a letter to with their concerns and recommendations.

This evening all our campers will be returning from their trip day and excursions. The Upper summits have been away at Acadia Nation Park since Monday and our Lower summits rafting the Moxie river left Tuesday. Closer to home our Prowler and Timber Units enjoyed a day at Fun Town, Splash Town while our youngest Critters were getting wet at Aquaboggen.

What’s Ahead, we look forward to celebrating Mark’s Birthday Bash tomorrow evening!