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Sunday saw the Boys Camp community expand itself in many ways. The day started with our traditional Sunday breakfast of Wanca-bread, after which we headed to Orwig Chapel for Something Sacred. Adam presented the campers with the ideas around leaving a legacy, and challenged them to make their mark on a piece of collaborative art.

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A Senior Camper working on the board walk

The campers then put those ideas into action around camp through some Acts of Service. The Seniors finished removing a boardwalk from a hillside to make way for a new trail. The Challengers raked, lined, and placed some retaining steps on the trail to Kodaya Point. The Darers went to the craft house to paint tiles for a new stepping stone for our trails at camp.

After a busy morning the campers enjoyed an early lunch to be ready for the arrival of our 2B campers! We welcomed a whole new group of campers to camp with a mix of returning friends and new faces. We had a busy afternoon getting everyone settled! There were swim check to complete, tribes to reveal, cabins to settle into, and tons of names to learn.

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An LIT lighting the council fire.

At dinner all of the new campers were taught how to eat meals Miniwanca style, and were given a chance to look over the list of interest groups for the week. After dinner we gathered on Bryant Field to formally sign up for interest groups. This week includes a mix of traditional favorites like archery and sailing, and exciting new options like Mobile Mania and Wanca Pirates.

Following that we all gathered in Council Circle to welcome the 2 weekers into the community in the traditional manner. We enjoyed songs, some stories and lessons, and gathered around our fire. It was a great end to a great day.