Straight From the Source

Posted by on July 10, 2015

It was an amazing day at Camp Micah filled with intercamp competitions, tons of activities, and super fun evening activities! Our 10 and under girls’ soccer team participated in a tournament at Forest Acres, our 13 and under boys’ basketball team came out on top over Kamp Kohut, and our 15 and under girls’ tennis team scored a few victories over Nashoba North!

Now that our Summits have rested up from their big overnight trips out of camp, we figured that the best way to hear about the adventures from our Acadia and Moxie trips is from the participants themselves.  Today we will have some guest bloggers to fill you in on their exciting journeys…

Hi it’s Averi K. and Rachel S., two of the upper summits that went on the Acadia trip this past week. After the long drive to the camp site, we pitched our tents, ate a homemade meal and went to the Timber Tina lumberjack show. The next morning we woke up at 4:15 am to drive up Cadillac Mountain to see the first sunrise in the USA. A few hours later, we went sea kayaking and then we walked around Bar Harbor for a few hours. That afternoon, we went to Acadia National Park. In the park we went to the beach, Thunder hole, and had a cookout at otter cove. The third and final day, we went out to breakfast at a restaurant in Bar Harbor called Jordan’s. After breakfast we walked around Bar Harbor for a few hours and then drove home. This trip was a great bonding experience for the upper summits. http://www.campmicah.com/straight-from-the-source/It taught us how to work as a group and made us closer as a unit.

Hi, it’s David K. and Eli K. (not related…), two lower summits that went whitewater rafting on the Kennebec River.  We started off on our adventure with an early wake up on Tuesday morning, where we gathered and enjoyed a breakfast with our fellow lower summits.  We then got on our lovely, air-conditioned, coach bus and settled in for our looooong drive up to “The Forks,” Maine.  After driving for what seemed like the whole day, we arrived at our campsite, which was run by the rafting company, “Moxie” (no affiliation with the soda).  We soon settled into our bunks at Lake Moxie, and got ready for our day of “Funyaking” on the Kennebec.  We were equipped with bulky life-jackets, and bussed out to the bank of the river.  Then, we starting paddling, which was just a taste of what we would experience in the following day.  There were some small rapids, which at the time we thought were intense.  This was also a great time to enjoy the beautiful Northern Maine scenery.  We ended the rafting trip, and got back to the Moxie camp in time to relax, and get ready for a delicious meal of spaghetti and meatballs.  Unfortunately, after dinner it started to rain, which put a damper on making s’mores, but it didn’t hinder our ability to have a great time!  We ended the night in our bunks, with us all getting a very unrestful night of sleep.  Next morning, we all got up to get ready for our exciting day of rafting.  We quickly devoured our breakfast of bagels and got on our life-jackets, helmets, and wetsuits so that we could stay somewhat dry during our adventure.  We then were given an extensive description of what to do if we fell out, which didn’t help any of the campers who were a little nervous about the whole experience.  We got on the big, orange buses and were driven into the banks of the Kennebec River.  We separated into rafts and carried the boats onto the river.  The rafting was definitely the most fun part of the trip.  We were quickly greeted by class 3 rapids, which were incredibly surprising as barely any of us had any experience rafting.  We all were crossing our fingers that we wouldn’t fall out.  After paddling for about 3 hours, we got to the end of the river, and were ready to end our rafting adventure.  We were greeted at the campsite with a scrumptious lunch of steak and chicken, which was much appreciated after our rafting.  We were all sad to leave the campsite, but we were definitely ready to head back to Camp Micah, where we were sure that we would get a full night’s sleep!  The best part of this trip was not the rafting, or the funyaking, but the time we spent together as a unit.  We all learned so much about each other, and became incredibly closer.