It’s Mud Day here at MRO, and the weather is perfect. It’s the sunny kind of perfect (which, admittedly isn’t the only kind of perfect weather for Mud Day). The hot weather means that not only will the mud feel great, but a swim in the lake to clean off just might be the highlight of the event.
When we’re not plunging, knee-deep into gooey, wet earth, Sunday at MRO is actually a very laid-back day. After a brief church service this morning, several of our campers engaged the long-standing camp tradition of a Sunday afternoon wiffle-ball game, while others played Frisbee-golf, and still others took to the water for a paddle on paddle boards or kayaks.
This evening promises to be a relatively quiet one as well. After Bible study tonight, we’ll have Outdoor Movie Night, wherein we’ll show a classic movie on a huge outdoor screen and enjoy popcorn and all the sounds of the outdoors while we watch.
The pace picks up tomorrow though, with our daytrips! This weekend each camper selected a trip for themselves from a list of 5: A waterfall hike to Slidedown falls for swimming and jumping, a whitewater kayak trip, a disc-golf trip, a bass-fishing trip on Long Pond, and a biking and climbing trip in Acadia National Park.
Tomorrow the Acadia trip and the Slidedown Falls trip will leave, followed by the fishing trip on Tuesday and the kayaking and disc-golf trips on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the WILD program has reached the end of their many trips and they’ll be joining us right here in camp for the remainder of the summer. WILD 2 has completed their wilderness first aid training and will now join our counselors in cabins during their apprenticeship. WILD 1 comes off the trail today after 12 days of canoeing and hiking! They’ll return for dinner tonight and we expect them to arrive feeling accomplished, and hungry.
Check in again on Tuesday for more about our trips, about WILD apprenticeship, and the stretch run of our campers’ quest to finish off their awards in activity areas by the end of the session.