Camp Woodland Blog

April Showers from Silverbirch!

We have a saying that it doesn’t rain at Camp Woodland, it dews. Well, dew or shine, our girls sure know how to have fun! Our rainy day activities are so much fun, we crave them. There’s never a dull moment when we get to bundle up into our trusty rain boots and Woodland jackets to enjoy a camp Lip Sync contest or human treasure hunt.

One of our most iconic lip sync performances last summer was by the girls from Silverbirch to “The Circle of Life” from The Lion King. They went all out with designated baboon and lion costumes and had the crowd laughing and cheering the whole way through. Lip Sync contest was just one of the many memories these girls had to share from last summer

In what ways did the sun shine for you this summer?

Ella: My favorite things about camp are rifler, canteen, getting Camper of the Day, Lip Sync Contest, Song Contest, the French toast, and kneeboarding.

Katharine: Well, as always I got to ride every day here and I love the horses soooo much. We are also bubbled so we don’t have to worry about covid.

Sophie: Meals, having fun cabin nights, activities, riding in the speedboat, playing games with everyone, and passing levels in swimming!

Vale: Archery, sailing, and my friends.

Taylor: Activities and making friends.

Amalia: All the games, the people, and everything there is.

Sami: I like horseback riding, farm zoo, and arts and crafts the most because they speak to me. I also found a baby catfish.

Alix: The animals, kneeboarding, and tubing.

Mariana: Everything!

Libby (Live-In CIT): My friends always making me feel better when I was feeling down.

What was something that took you by surprise and was better than you imagined?


Ella: Kneeboarding took me by surprise and was better than I imagined. Riflery, swim lessons, and riding were the same.

Katharine: Honestly, when we were doing rotations farm zoo wasn’t boring like I thought it would be and Parker is the best.

Sophie: Archery because I have never done it before and I am glad that I love it a lot! Also swimming even though some days I don’t want to do it, I am glad I do.

Vale: Archery

Taylor: Definitely the food.

Amalia: The camp food.

Sami: Fish Friday, because it looked and tasted like chicken nuggets.

Alix: Kneeboarding and tubing!

Mariana: How they handled covid.

Libby (Live-In CIT): Being a Line-In and living with my campers was so fun and I got to know them better.

What was something you were able to do that you have not been able to do over the past year?

Ella: Ride a horse and have the space and time to run around and be a little crazy.

Katharine: Archery and sailing because I love doing those things, but I don’t have an archery range or a sailboat near my house.

Sophie: I gained confidence in myself in riding and just getting better at everything that was new.

Vale: Riflery

Taylor: Socialize and go to a summer camp.

Amalia: Back handsprings, water ski, have a hug candy bar every day for canteen.

Sami: I am learning how to sleep knowing there are spiders around.

Alix: Kneeboarding! Obviously, I really like kneeboarding.

Mariana: Socializing.

Libby (Live-In CIT): All my activities (ex: riflery) and Coed Show! and seeing all my best friends.

What did you learn most about yourself?

Ella: I need to branch out and try more new things at home. I also learned that being away from the people I know is okay because I will make new friends and find new people that I can say I know.

Katharine: I learned that I need to be confident in order to do anything well and that I should be more enthusiastic.

Sophie: That when things get tough to keep going and to keep having fun. Also, that I am more patient living with six girls and being the best person that I can be.

Vale: That I am really caring.

Taylor: That I can accomplish anything if I’m positive about it and don’t give up after not succeeding at first.

Amalia: I don’t like to swim.

Sami: I have learned that I know how to handle baby chicks.

Alix: I love water stuff.

Mariana: I didn’t forget to speak 😊 (at all).

Libby (Live-In CIT): It is important to have a support system with people that are going through the same thing as you.