Thursday, June 23, 2016

Field Trip to Leonard's Mills

Our field trip this week was to Leonard's Mills. We've been celebrating Maine all week long and explored parts of Maine's history thanks to the amazing volunteers of Leonard's Mills Living History Museum in Bradley. It was a beautiful day to be outside and enjoy Maine!

Friday, June 17, 2016

First Swim of the Summer

The Old Town Rec campers were excited to hop in the Orono Community Pool. 
It was icy cold and refreshing! 
One highlight of the trip was an impromptu cannonball competition scored by Coach Kev.

We'll be swimming on Fridays all summer. Come join us!

Off we go!
This crew is watching the cannonball competition. 

Swimmers took the deep end test first before going in the big pool. 
Hot Potato!
These campers are patiently waiting to take the swim test.
The sun felt great after taking a dip in the icy pool.
Everyone learned the rules of the pool. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles Field Trip

The Old Town Rec campers experienced life on the rails today. They were able to choose between an open car or a Pullman-style car. For some campers, it was their first time on a train. Not all campers appreciated the smell of the diesel engine, but all had a good time. The train traveled from Belfast City Point Station to Waldo Station through the woods and over some streams. 

The Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad staff gave us the VIP treatment. 
Thank you for a great time!

 After the train ride, we had lunch and played at the Belfast City Park. The kids had a blast! "It's better than school!" said one camper. 

We had quite a mix of activity level on the bus ride home. Some campers had a nap and others were full of energy. Many thanks to our intrepid bus driver who still had a smile when she dropped us off!