Some people say that the best weather is in Maine, and for opening day at Bridgton Sports Camp, you couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day! Right at noon, the cars started pulling up to camp. Parents and campers began setting up their dorms, meeting the amazing counselors, and hanging out with their new roommates. Some campers are returning & some are new, but no matter what, today was the day that new friendships were going to begin! We strive for a family atmosphere here BSC and it didn’t take long to see our values spread quickly across camp.
At 4:30, the NY/NJ/Mass bus pulled into camp, and once that happened we had everyone here. Parents were gone and now camp had officially begun. After everyone was settled in their dorms, we blew the first official whistle of camp and everyone headed up to the lineup area for our first meeting.
After a brief welcome speech by Koop & introductions by our counselors, we split up by divisions and hit the fields. Our youngest campers (The Rookies) went to the kickball field where their fearless & energetic division leader (Henry, who is currently back for his 4th summer) led a game of kickball where every camper shouted their name before they kicked the ball so that everyone can familiarize themselves with one another. Our 6th & 7th graders (The Professionals), were split up by dorms (Sylvester & Mass Hall) and played an intense game of capture the flag! Jason, the professional division leader back for his third summer, but his first since 2012, had a blast running all over the field helping the counselors bring excitement to the game. Jordan (our veteran Senior Division Leader) also played a game of kickball on our new turf baseball field.
We all played for about an hour and then we made our way into the dining hall where our campers enjoyed their first meal…Chicken Tenders & French Fries!! The dining hall was filled with laughter and smiles as campers got to chat with one another and get their first taste of camp’s famous chocolate milk! From dinner, we split up into a bunch of organized games of gaga, basketball, tennis and much more. Some campers even made their way down to The Wolverine Den and played some ping-pong, pool and had an evening snack.
Koop got to make his way to all of the dorms to say goodnight to the campers. It was a great evening and we are off to a fantastic start to the summer. That is it for now, but be sure to check back daily for more blog posts, and please keep an eye on our Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/bridgtoncamp/ ) & Instagram ( https://www.instagram.com/bridgtonsports/?hl=en ) pages for incredible photos & videos from around camp.
Signing off for now!