Friday, August 21, 2015

UMaine Rock Wall

Our Outdoor Adventure Program campers explored their limits last week at the UMaine Rock Wall. We've been secretly turning the campers into mountain goats!

Just hanging out?

 Yikes! That wall is straight up!

 Think she can touch the ceiling?

 That rock wall is 32' high! 

Is that wall slanted? Looks tricky!

To learn more about the rock wall at UMaine, go to their website:

Friday, August 7, 2015

Field Trip to Fort Knox

Sixty-one campers and a crew of counselors squeezed onto the bus driven by our fearless bus driver, Susan. They traveled downriver to Fort Knox in Prospect, one of the best preserved fortifications on the New England seacoast. It was built during the 1840s and briefly housed soldiers. 

Campers loved the giant hide-and-seek game on the fort grounds. A downpour cooled them off during lunch. Thank goodness for covered pavilions! Many children checked out the gift shop looking for a souvenir of the trip. Swords and harmonicas were the hot items this year. For some reason, the counselors made the campers wait until returning to the Rec to try out their musical prowess on the harmonica. No fun! 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Old Town Rec is Out of this World!

Week 6 of Summer Camp was filled with space-age adventures! We celebrated the Mission to Mars with fun and games this week. Martian Manhunt was a favorite among our older campers and our youngest campers enjoyed Attack of the Martians! Our community room now looks like a galaxy; it’s filled with papier mache planets made by our campers! During the hot, summer days, we cooled off at the Orono Pool. That’s always a special treat! On Friday we blasted off to see the stars at the UMaine Emera Astronomy Center and searched for Geocaches on the UMaine campus! The campers were amazed by the story of the stars and had an astronomical time!

We’re celebrating Around the World during week 7 of summer camp. Each day we’ll explore crafts and games related to the continents. Monday starts off with a “trip” to Africa. We’d love some adventurous campers to join us! Asia is our destination on Tuesday. Have you ever played Ninja Dodgeball? Come and try it out! On Wednesday,prepare to learn about North American history at Fort Knox in Prospect! Latin rhythms and games are the plan for Thursday as we learn about South America, and on Friday we’ll end our week with some European fun! It’s sure to be a great journey!