Happy days indeed, here at Miniwanca. Our campers woke this morning to gray skies and threats of rain, but the bad weather held off long enough for our Polar Bears to slip in the dip one last time. After our 2 Week Avail campers led a Morning Stretch on transitions, the whole community processed into the Eating Lodge for a delicious waffle breakfast.
A little rain greeted us after breakfast this morning, and the wind and waves kicked up. Campers headed for indoor locations to finish CORE, write letters to their future selves, and finish their final Interest Groups. After one last chance to play some games, shoot some arrows, and makes some bracelets, the campers headed to a chili and quesadilla lunch. After responsibilities and dancing, we all got a Rest Hour in and then gathered in Council Circle for Awards Assembly. Our Polar Bear campers received their t-shirts, the skippers and mates received awards, and the campers learned the Secret of the Tags (ooh, ahh, secret of the tags).
After Awards Assembly, the campers headed for their cabins for packing and cleaning, and then a Disney themed banquet hosted by our Avail campers! There were mermaids and princesses, villains and frogs, snowmen and warriors. We feasted on chicken, alfredo, and broccoli and enjoyed amazing chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
Full and ready to finish out the day, we headed to Council Circle for our Grand Council. In typical Miniwanca fashion, we closed our experience with songs, memories, awards, and the recognition of the many amazing things our campers have experienced this summer. We watched the session slide show and then got to listen to our 3 week Avail campers share about transitions for this evening’s Vespers.
This has been a magical session and it’s hard to believe it’s already over. We are sad to see all our campers go, but as the song “Linger” says, we know this is goodnight and not goodbye. We’ll see all these wonderful people again.