Cannon Report – Week 2 – 2013

Can the second week of camp have happened so fast?  Holy smokes!  We are on a roll!
Sunday brought a good old fashioned North v. South Track Meet.  The Council Fire Run, the Leela-Stone,  and the High Jump all made an appearance.  The team spirit, the camaraderie, and the expression of graceful athleticism were unparalleled.
Monday celebrated our second official totally normal day of Camp this summer.  We had morning activities, afternoon activities, and played Human Foosball for the Juniors, and Foxes and Hounds for the Seniors for evening activity.  Everybody even got a shower on Monday.  Hurray for Normal Camp!
Tuesday saw an end to normalcy in a right hurry.  At 6 in the morning we waved goodbye to the the adventurous crew heading for the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the Upper Peninsula, in order to hike along the Lake Superior Coast, or kayak below the famous rocks.  [Spoiler alert]  They had an awesome trip, but technically we don’t know that until Friday at Dinner.
In other news, Tuesday saw the Junior Flag Trip head to “Canada” to play a fierce game of Capture the Flag while our Senior Quartermasters took excellent care of their bellies’ needs.  While that left around 10 kids back in Camp, we were able to have a fun backyard style cookout and picnic with Root Beer Floats to round out the evening.
Wednesday saw the return of the Junior Flag Trip with many tales of healings and adventures.  Followed by a surprising number of  Pirate themed on Camp cabin days.  The eye patches and scavenger hunts abound as the knaves of the Argo lead the theming on the Zip-Line and Water Slide.  And oh, the testimonies on Wednesday night flowed like the Mighty Crystal River.  A steady stream of good and gratitude was shared by the boy!
Thursday and Friday proved to be our third and fourth almost totally normal days of camp for the session!  The Juniors were able to indulge in some good old fashioned Thursday Night Soccer, while the Seniors headed to a Christian Science Lecture in Glen Arbor.  On Friday after enjoying the tradition of Pizza and Milkshakes the whole Camp played a version of the Hunger Games that the CT’s had invented in their spare time learning how to canoe and training for their wilderness trip to Canada next week.  The kids loved the game, and it gave the camp an opportunity to come together a large family, play together and then honor our 2 two-week campers that sadly departed on Saturday.
It is hard to believe how quickly the time has flown.  With one week left in the three week session we are going to raise the bar and ask even more of these kids.  The shakedown cruise has concluded, and we are going to give more of ourselves, be more selfless, be more sportsmanly, and seek opportunities to help each other in as many ways as possible.  These are very exciting times!
From the Desk of HQ