Flash Mobs are all the rage these days. Groups of people will break out in a spontaneous dance routine in front of a crowd for fun. Tonight, at second dinner, GC8, led by Anna Donovan and Katie Schmidt, did a flash mob to Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend." The girls all dressed up, put on an impressive dance routine, and the entire dining hall cheered them on. Check it out below:
It's a fantastic day on the shores of Ossipee Lake! The sun is shining, the campers are laughing, and the counselors are getting plans ready to go for this weekends busy schedule. Some of the campers will be going home tomorrow, some are going on daytrips hikes, some are going on backpacking overnights, and some are sticking around camp and making use of this wonderful resource. One of the things that makes Calumet so special is that there is ALWAYS something to do, and there are ALWAYS great counselors around who are helping to make it all happen. Kids love Calumet. Meet Jackson from Triumphant Cross Lutheran in Salem, NH!
The theme of the day on Thursday at Calumet is "We're Gathered." Put simply, we find ourselves alongside different people everyday, and when we come together with those people and work together, great things can happen. For today's Discovery Time, Abby Grant in GT1 had her campers complete a handful of challenges where they had to work together to accomplish their goal. Here are the campers attempting (and basically succeeding) to make their way out of a human knot...blindfolded.
It's lots of fun being able to meet the campers who come to Calumet. They come from all over and are all ages, but they all seem to have the Calumet Enthusiasm way down deep. Today I met some of our older campers after free period, a few kids in the Dining Hall during our lunch of Tacos, and some girls outside while they chomped on the chocolate chip cookies we had for dessert. One common response to the question, "What so good about camp?" -- the people. And these people in this video are just a few of the awesome people at Calumet!
Every day at 10:30am units get together at Calumet to spend time together playing a big group game and talking about what they did for Discovery Time. Unit 1, the youngest unit on camp, has a weekly tradition of playing Dizzy Bats every Monday for Unit Time. Each camper has to spin around a bat seven times, then work with the rest of their cabin group to put a puzzle together. The kids always love it. Here are the campers attempting some Dizzy Bats: