Camp Woodland Blog

Eye of the Fun Storm: From Accelerate to Celebrate

Posted by on July 23, 2016
Happy 47th Birthday Camp Woodland!
Today (Saturday) marks the end of the 4th week of camp, and as Woodland alum, Athena K, so eloquently stated several years ago, this weekend is the “eye of the fun storm”.  Yesterday was Camp Birthday and tomorrow is TP Fair, and so today is sandwiched in between two extremely FUN and highly anticipated camp traditions (hence the appropriateness of the phrase “the eye of the fun storm”).
Day lilies arrive like clockwork in time
to celebrate Camp Birthday!
Gymnastics, dance, and drama classes will be performing for the entire camp and visiting parents this weekend.  The girls in gymnastics will demonstrate their perfected skills through floor, beam and bar routines.  Fourth and sixth hour dance classes are ready to showcase their moves to upbeat music.  The grand finale of the evening will be the brightly costumed Woodland Player’s rendition of “Aladdin.”
 Gymnastics class is stretching & getting ready 
tonight’s performance and demonstration
 We are also transitioning from “Accelerate to Celebrate” as we get ready to begin the final two weeks of the summer.  The girls have been at camp for a month now, and they are seeing the results of their efforts and persistence in activities.  This is evident in the NUMEROUS announcements made by counselors at our daily evening assembly celebrating campers’ many achievements.  Woodland girls are passing levels in archery, riflery, and swimming, gaining proficiency on the kneeboard, wakeboard or skis during Rec Swim, trotting and/or cantering in riding, sailing off a mooring or canoeing solo,…you name it…campers are doing it and we are celebrating it!

Silver Birch is ready to play birthday games!

Camp is a BLAST during the last two weeks because of the effort poured into the weeks preceding it. Friendships are closer, confidence is stronger, and experiences are unforgettable. New abilities and perfected skills, honed over an extended period of time, become manifest. Campers can’t help but to stand a little taller!  We are looking forward to celebrating both individual and group success in the days to come.  There is still MORE SUMMER TO GO!