What’s been happening in and around camp? June 23, 2011

What’s been happening in and around camp?

It’s hard to believe I have been in the USA almost three months. Time has flown by and camp is less than 4 days away!

Here in Perch House (our summer office) we are busy finalizing plans and getting everything ready for the first day of camp!

Much of my time this week has been spent answering parent calls, speaking with staff, sending out last minute paperwork, writing schedules and setting up the final parts of camp. Everyone here is enthusiastically awaiting the arrival of our campers.

Last weekend we finished our 2011 Staff Orientation. The three day training session included games, interactive themed workshops, camp tours and, of course, physical camp set up. We had a blast! The picture below shows staff competing in the ‘crocodile race’

Crocodile race

Early June marked the move to our summer office. Two weeks ago on a warm spring morning, Aaron (Assistant Camp Director) and I, with the help of Head Counselor Ryan Milanaik moved our offices across the Gill St Bernard’s campus into Perch House, where we will be stationed for the next 8 weeks. We will also be joined by Lorraine our Office Manager and Mike Trapani. If you pass by be sure to pop in and say, hi!

Ryan getting the camp ready for opening day.

Another highlight of past few weeks was our Open House. I enjoyed the opportunity to speak with parents and meet some of our campers prior to camp. Cindy informed me it was our most successful Open House in the history of Hi-Hills! Chuck Hogan, our Nature Director, even brought along some of his friends for the day.

Chuck Hogan, aka Mister Nature

There we go, come Monday this silent and empty Gill St. Bernard’s campus will be filled with energy, excitement and happiness. I should head out and check our new heated pool!

See you bright and early for the start of your BEST SUMMER EVER!

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Jack

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