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First Day of Camp!
Yesterday, everyone arrived for the B-WISER camp. Counselors arrived between 9am and 11am, having a tour of the campus at 11:30. Teachers arrived between 10am and noon. We had lunch after everyone arrived (at Mom's Truck Stop, one of the on-campus food areas) and chatted away, getting caught up on our lives.

The girls started arriving around 2pm. By 4pm, most of them were here and we introduced ourselves to them. They had an initial activity to get to know each other, then showed off the posters they made and did a cheer/song/saying that they'd come up with. They were all cute & clever.

Supper was at 5:30, so we went to the cafeteria for the exceptional food. I ate too much, but it was nice to have a large selection (perogies, sweet & sour chicken on rice, pizza, salad, apples, bananas, etc).

At 7pm, the girls got a problem to work on. Build a raft using straws and masking tape that can hold as many pennies as possible. I watched the first round and took photos. The best raft held 20 pennies. However, I didn't stay around for round two, because the stuff was there for the Build Your Own Sundae snack that we had for the girls. I became a vanilla ice cream scooper for the night. But, of course, before we could try it out on the girls, we had to test it out on us. So I made myself a chocolate ice cream with caramel & chocolate sauce, whipped cream (I can see elsaf shuddering now), nuts, and sprinkles. Yum!

The vanilla ice cream was popular and I got a hand cramp after awhile, but Susan took over from me, thankfully. They ran out of spoons before the end but no matter, we had the girls use the serving spoons for the toppings and then resorted to popsicle sticks. We're nothing if not resourceful!

It was a great start to the camp, if you ask me. :-)

Oh, and how's this for geeking? Since Carolyn got tired of tripping over my Cat5 cable last year, she brought her wireless router. So we're both connected and wireless. :-) Yes, yes, we are geeks.

Current Mood: awake awake

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dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: June 20th, 2005 12:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
:D It's great to hear you're having such a nice time. *wishes to be there, spooning out ice cream* One for you, one for me, one for you... My tummy is going to explode... Aww, alright. One for me. *explodes*
trinalin From: trinalin Date: June 22nd, 2005 02:37 am (UTC) (Link)
My tummy didn't explode, thankfully, though I did eat too much ice cream. My kind of sacrifice. :-)
judiang From: judiang Date: June 20th, 2005 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice to hear camp is fun and filling. I'm lazing today. Life if tough. :)
trinalin From: trinalin Date: June 22nd, 2005 02:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh - yeah, loved texting you during class. I'm a bad gurl! :-)
paygem From: paygem Date: June 20th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
So, i click on the B-Wiser link to see what this camp's all about and read that the girls will be instructed by "Outstanding high school teachers" - well, congrats on being OUTSTANDING!

So, do a lot of girls sign up for this camp and are they all 'local' or across the country?
trinalin From: trinalin Date: June 22nd, 2005 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)
well, congrats on being OUTSTANDING!

Thanks! It's a real shame that Wooster is having all that false advertising, though... ;-)

So, do a lot of girls sign up for this camp and are they all 'local' or across the country?

It's mostly just Ohio girls. But from all over Ohio. (A lot from the Columbus area, but that's because we've got a lot of Columbus teachers here and they advertise heavily in their schools.) We've had the occassional out of state girl, but they are rare. We've got just over 60 girls this year. Most we ever had in a year was 120 - and that was too big (and we wound up with a number of girls who didn't really want to be here, which was a shame.) I think the college would like us to have around 80-100 girls annually. Trouble is, there's so much competition anymore. When the camp first started 16 years ago, there weren't a lot of summer opportunities for girls of that age. Now there's camps (mostly sports) of all sorts all summer long. Nice to see they've got lots of options, at least!
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