July 19th

Another absolutely gorgeous day here in Bridgton, Maine. The temperature stayed in the upper 70s and lower 80s throughout the day. Today was as perfect a day as we will ever get at summer camp.

Today, I spent a lot of time at the waterfront spotting on the wakeboarding boat, to helping out with fishing on the pontoon boat, and lifeguarding. On the wakeboarding boat, it was awesome to see a ton of the campers get up on the wakeboard, waterski, and kneeboard for the first time. Oftentimes, campers will have to try a couple times before they get up but it’s always great to see them persevere. This is one of the many lessons that we try to get across to the campers at BSC. When life knocks you down, get right back up. Koop has a saying that goes, “what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” One of my favorite parts about camp is seeing a camper try something until they succeed because they know that regardless of what happens, as long as they gave it their all, there is no way they can fail.

Tonight was also our first cookout of the session! Campers and counselors enjoyed sausages, hot dogs and hamburgers while sitting outside around the lineup area.  After dinner, campers had free time until heading back to their dorms for the night.

Our first trip day is coming up as we will be going to the Portland Sea Dogs game on Saturday evening. Go Dogs!

 

Until next time,

Ethan

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