Camp is moving in all directions today. In main camp, our campers are experiencing the usual array of activities from archery to paintball and sailing. Saco and Baxter left this morning for 3-day trips, their challenge and their privilege as the oldest cabins in camp. Baxter will be paddling on Moosehead lake and visiting beautiful Mt. Kineo, along with other beaches and sites along the way. The Saco boys will be hiking up Tumbledown Mountain and passing through “Fat Man’s Misery,” a trail that takes the group through an opening in the rocks near the top that for about 3 feet is narrow enough to require crawling through on hands and knees. On the top, they’ll find a 360 degree view of the Kennebec river valley.
Meanwhile, we have guests in camp. The LDP’s from Brookwoods and Deer Run are visiting as part of their service week. They are here splitting wood in preparation for the long winter, and helping to develop our mountain bike trail system.
WILD 2 has now begun apprenticeship week and they are working and living among the campers of main camp. The have brought a special energy to everything they do here. This was especially evident yesterday during Mud Day, our series of games in and around a 15-foot mud pit!
WILD 1 comes off the trail shortly, and they are making their way along the Appalachian Trail toward Karatunk, ME, as we speak. Camp has a lot of moving parts this week, and we’re proud to say that all are operating safely, and having a great time together.