Recap of a great second week at Camp Hillard!

The second week of Camp was a great week of Camp!

Camp is now in full gear with all of our swim, sports, and arts programs, as well as specialty activities and special events.  Campers are in their instructional swim groups, sports leagues are in motion, as are theater rehearsals, arts and crafts projects, and so much more.

The week started off with our Senior Camp Challenge opening ceremonies.  Cherokees and INA’s were divided into teams of Green and Gray, with everyone receiving a special t-shirt.

On Monday and Tuesday,we had our annual lollipop hunt, divided by division.  Over the long holiday weekend, fireworks went off above the Upper Field, dropping lollipop seeds everywhere.  When we arrived on Monday morning, Junior campers discovered that lollipops had sprouted and we needed to collect them so we could play ball again! Freshly picked lollipops always taste the best!!!!  On Tuesday, middle and senior campers enjoyed their Lollipop Hunt, with as slightly different twist.  Campers collected and sorted the lollipops into colors, receiving points for the most pops collected.  Congratulations to the Cheyenne AB boys, Cheyenne GH girls, Comanche AB  boys, Comanche EF girls, Cherokee AB boys, Cherokee EF girls, Iroquois Girls and Navajo Boys for being the best lollipop pickers in camp.  As a reward they will each receive a super yummy S’mores Roast!!!!

On Tuesday, July 8th, all our 2nd year campers received the traditional Camp Hillard banner, and on Wednesday, July 9th,   3rd and 4th year campers received their specially designed and highly coveted t-shirts!  Wednesday was an exceptionally busy day at Camp with group pictures during the Camp day and the INA Boys and Girls Event in the evening.  During the day, campers and counselors sported the traditional white Camp Hillard shirt and their best and brightest smile for their Group Pictures.  In the evening, the INA boys and girls enjoyed a delicious dinner and swim, before they participated in the Apache Relay.  The Gray Team was victorious for the INA boys, while the INA girls race ended in a thrilling jump-rope photo finish!

Marshmallow Roasts began with the INA boys this past Wednesday.  It was a very messy, but delicious affair.  The Chickasaws followed suit on Thursday and showed those big boys how to really get messy!!!!!

On Friday we started our summer tradition of Music at the Pools during the afternoon free swims.

It has been an amazing first two weeks of camp fun, but we still have lots of special events to look forward to. 5th year campers can get psyched for their Ice Cream Party on Monday; Apaches, Iroquois and CIT’s will be travelling to Rye Playland on Tuesday; preparations are already in high gear for our Festival of Fun and our first Tribal Color Day on Wednesday; the Cherokee boys are gearing up for their Visiting Evening on Wednesday; and 6th year and more campers will enjoy a bountiful breakfast buffet and a special gift on Thursday!  All of this in addition to more marshmallow roasts, Junior Camp boat rides, Middle Camp boat races….Phewww!  What an exciting week coming up!

See you Monday!!