Warning: Picture Heavy!
(Like you couldn’t have guessed that….)
What we did at Camp*:
*This is YMCA Camp Olson in Northern Minnesota, one of the most wonderful places in the world. They offer 8 weeks of ‘kid camp’ and 2 weeks of Family Camp, and their staff is a special group of people who are what make Camp the amazing place it is. Not Affiliated, yadda, yadda, beyond the fact that we love it and come back again and again!
We ate, indoors in the 50+-year-old dining lodge at 50-year-old chairs and tables (but a brand new window):
and we ate outdoors:
We rode (some of us, like the photographer, a lot!):
We had a carnival (our booth was bobbing for apples):
The carnival concluded with a horse race:
Look at ’em go!
even in a regatta, one of us. One of us windsurfed:
We did target sports. No action shots this year, but here’s my Pro-Marksman award and bullseye:
and the Gothlet won an archery award, and now is shooting arrows from 5 yards further away — which is, of course, harder.
We canoed and kayaked:
We fished. (No pics, the photographer didn’t fish.) One of us completed the Eco-Challenge, a swim-kayak-run test of endurance:
Some of us participated in Pigtail Day:
(One of us had not had pigtails in her hair for decades.)
We read, some of us a lot:
Some of us played “Capture The Flag”. (One of us probably shouldn’t have. I’m too old for this stuff.)
We had a hoe-down:
This is the camp director and his wife doing a lovely do-si-do!
I’m married to one of those musicians. (Which meant no built-in dancing partner. But a seven-year-old boy graciously danced the Virginia Reel with me.)
We played tetherball. Some of us a lot.
and some a little (tee-hee!)
(No, these adorable twins are not mine; some of these photos are of staff and fellow campers.)
We went to campfires, watched skits, and even performed in one:
And I knit at dawn This Morning:
And This Morning:
And This Morning:
Wow. What a way to knit. I wish I could do that every morning.