What a couple of days up here at Bridgton Sports Camp! Tuesday was our first full day of activities as camp truly gets underway. Our hockey majors put on the skates for the first time, split up into smaller groups by age to make sure each player gets enough individual attention. A quick shoutout is necessary for our hard-working hockey counselors, most of whom are on the ice for each of the six periods of the day to make sure things run smoothly.
The rest of our major sports also continued on Tuesday, building off their introductory sessions to start the week. It’s not easy to put in work and get better under a 90+ degree sun, but our campers certainly did. There was less talking and more hands-on instruction, a trend that will continue as camp progresses. So basketball majors, still on our outside courts for the first few days of camp, got to put in more skill work. Our lacrosse majors built off their solid fundamental work from day one, adding more movement to their drills. And our baseball and soccer majors did the same. From taking ground balls to working on dribbling, it was an active Tuesday up on the fields.
And that’s why we shook things up, amidst some more extreme heat, on Wednesday. The first half of the day was normal as any. Our campers continued in their majors in the morning, and had one minor period after lunch. So whether it’s canoeing, arts and crafts, flag football, or archery, campers are starting to get the full range of BSC activities in Session One. But around two o’clock, we split up into our age groups for some classic summer activities. Campers had some extended time in the lake, swimming and breaking in our inflatable slide. Up on the field, there was some good old fashioned wiffle-ball, equipped with a slip n’ slide leading to home plate. But campers were probably most excited by the ice-cream truck we brought to campus in between activities! The hot sun isn’t so bad when you have a lake to jump into and Dippin’ Dots to enjoy. Thankfully, this record-setting heat wave looks to be breaking sometime Thursday as we get back into the 70’s. I’m sure the campers won’t mind.
Of course, we’ve also continued to use the Wolverine’s Den at night for snacks, games, and to catch up on the world of professional sports, which is quite active right now. So, for one reason or another, camp has been abuzz the last two days, as we look forward to continuing what’s been a great start to Session One.