Four more groups headed out on excursions this morning – here’s a peek at what they’ve been up to:
The Arrow group headed out to enjoy a day at Canobie Lake Amusement Park. They set up camp at their campground before cooking a delicious meal and heading out for a round of mini golf with the Lancers. Speaking of the Lancer group, they left this morning and went to OSG Paintball where they spent half a day on their range. They had so much fun before heading to their campsite for a meal fit for kings (and made by themselves!)
Bards headed out early this morning and stopped for a Dunkin Donuts breakfast before making their way to Hampton Beach. It was such a gorgeous day to lounge for a bit and walk on the boardwalk. Afterwards, they headed to the Basketball Hall of Fame before heading to their campsite, setting up their tents and chowing down on steaks, smore’s and good ol’ fashion apple pie!
The Friars headed out today and spent the day enjoying Portsmouth, NH. They shopped and dined downtown before heading off to their campground in Massachusetts. Tomorrow is a BIG day for the Friars. They will start off at the Basketball Hall of Fame and then join the Bards at a secret location (can you stand the suspense??). Tonight they all worked together to set up camp and cook dinner and enjoy a campfire.
Here’s an update on the Shires and Foresters in Boston…
Shires spent their morning at the JFK Library. The best part of this is that the kids come out of that library really getting a sense of American History and appreciating their time in the museum. Then they headed to Newbury Street for some SHOPPING! What can we say? 15 year old girls like their time to window shop and on a beautiful day like today, they were able to walk the beautiful streets of Boston together. They are such a tight group (8 Shires strong at this point in the summer) that they are so happy to be together doing anything.
Foresters woke up early after a late night at the Sox game to head to Faneuil Hall and participate in The Boston Mad Dash Scavenger Hunt! This activity lasted about 2 ½ hours and sent them all around Boston with different challenges, including a 100 photo challenge, video challenges, a trivia hunt and more! They finished with lunch in the park before heading to Cambridge and enjoying Harvard Square.
Tonight both groups took in some shows. Shires enjoyed Shear Madness (an improve show!) and Foresters went to see Blue Man Group! Tomorrow is the last day of their trip and we’ve got a great day planned. More on that tomorrow.
As for our campers back in The Realm, they are having the best time ever! They love sitting at the tables of the senior groups who are away on excursions and leading the camp in cheers throughout every meal. 5th period we had another Power Hour and the kids loved it! Power Hour is a period where the entire junior camp lines up at the bottom of the Quad while counselors and specialists hold up their activity signs at the top of the Quad. When the siren blows, all campers run to their activity preference for that one period! If it fills up, they head to another option that they love. One period, for one day, and they just love the excitement of running to their first choice! After Power Hour, the camp headed down to the waterfront for General Swim. Dinner was pasta and meatballs with Caesar Salad and garlic bread! After dinner we had an all-camp counselor hunt led by Woody and the GLs. The entire camp (or who’s still here) was split into two teams. It was so much fun and the kids and counselors were all running laughing and having a blast. Truly a memorable evening here in The Realm!
All is quiet now and our groups on excursions have checked in. Some are tucked away in their tents, others are enjoying a late night campfire, but all are spending quality time with one another. Excursion week bonds all groups in so many different ways. Whether it’s the groups at camp who are running the spirit and show or the groups out experiencing new and exciting adventures together, they are creating memories for life.
Until tomorrow… Sweet Dreams from The Realm.