Today was another rainy day in Starrucca, PA. Didn’t you like it better when I say it was “another beautiful day in Starrucca, PA?” I definitely did. I long for those 1st session days when I kept repeating myself as if I were in a time warp (or the movie, Groundhogs Day!). The temps stayed in the low 70’s all day today but the day was filled with rain on and off. Our tennis staff gave up trying to squeegee the courts because they’d just get wet again shortly after drying them.
So remember those sports tournaments I told you about yesterday? Yeah, they got cancelled. I’m not even going to tell you about today’s sports schedule because those games were all cancelled, as well. Rrrrrr! Our grass is green again! Rain, rain go away!
Tomorrow morning, bright and early at 6:30am we are leaving for our teen trip to Canada. Our 9th grade and older campers who signed up for the trip, along with 7 staff and myself (Wendy), will be heading out of camp to make our way northwest over the border. Everyone is very excited for the trip. We will post photos of the trip with our daily summer photos and on this blog on Sunday, once we return.
Tomorrow we will head straight to Canada’s Wonderland Amusement Park. After that we will go check into our hotel for the night. On Thursday we will visit the Hockey Hall of Fame, Ripley’s Aquarium, the CN Tower, and then head to Dave & Busters for some dinner and a night of fun and games.
On Friday we will head to Niagara Falls where we’ll check out the falls on the Hornblower Boat Ride (formally called the Maid of the Midst), we’ll tour Clifton Hills, check out Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, and see the falls at night from the Niagara Sky Wheel. On Saturday we’ll check out of our hotel and then go Jet Boating before heading back towards Starrucca, PA. The buses should roll back into camp by 9-10pm, all depending upon customs at the US border.
For all of our campers who will remain at ILC, Thursday is our big Lazy Day trip to Dorney Park and Wild Water Kingdom! Woohoo! Yay! Our campers are getting very pumped for this day out of camp.
A reminder of yesterday’s riddle: The strongest chains will not bind it. Ditch and rampart will not slow it down. A thousand soldiers cannot beat it. It can knock down trees with a single brush. What is it? Answer: Wind! Here’s today’s riddle: I am a kind of coat that can only be put on when wet. What am I?
Tonight’s evening activity is GROUPS! Here’s your breakdown: GIRLS: Groups 1-3 Lip Sync Battle; Group 4- Beaverhead (a movie made here at camp almost 20 years ago that our campers still love to watch each summer): BOYS: Group 1- dodgeball; Group 2- card game extravaganza; Group 3- theater games; Group 4- team building games at pioneering. If they get rained out they’ll join the girls for Beaverhead.
Today’s special feature is INDOOR ACTIVITIES. Since the rain was with us on and off all day, I decided to take some photos at skatepark, magic, and art.
Just a reminder for all of you that while I’m away in Canada, Dustin will take over the blog for me. No doubt that he will do a fantastic job reporting to you what’s going on here at ILC. He will not blog on Thursday since they will return from Dorney Park pretty late. The Canada trip will return to camp late Saturday night so I’ll be back behind the keyboard once again on Sunday. Until then, ILCUTHERE!