It’s been another great one at Camp Timberlake. It started with a little bit of rain but the sky began to clear and the sun started to shine before too long. Michael D. told a great story in chapel this morning about his childhood and reminded us that we need God to consistently save us every day. After chapel and cabin cleanup, the activities for the day began. Today was the first day without the opening safety talks so classes were able to get right to their skills training. The riflery class worked on shooting a target while lying down.
Many riflery students got closer to their bronze bar today. Climbing was held in the Mike and later moved to a camp climbing favorite, the Grotto. Archery had a great day with Braden shooting his first bull’s-eye from 20 yards out! Today was pottery’s first day on the wheel with Hank H. making an impressive jar design on his first try while Daniel Y. was a “natural on the wheel”. It was a cool and relaxing day on Lake Doris for the kayak and canoe students. They played ball tag and Eric H. nearly pulled off a canoe roll. In fencing, Spencer G., Tom M., Brendan M. and Frederick began working on their requirements for their silver. Michael R. did “exceptionally well” according to his instructor. The swimmers worked on their freestyle and kicks before enjoying a free swim while others worked on their bars. Eric H. achieved a bronze in guitar today while David Y. learned his open chords remarkably fast.
Dinner was a HUGE success with a roasted pig that was fall-off-the-bone good. The camp is still buzzing about it. The only thing that could make the day better was the evening activity announcement. The dining hall erupted in cheers as Battle Ball was announced for their next activity! Altogether, today was a very successful day in activities with high anticipation and energy for the remaining days of the session that seems to have just begun.