It has been an exciting week here at Chop Point! Sunday kicked off the Fourth of July weekend as all of the campers and counselors went on a day trip to Camden, Maine. We started by hiking Maiden Cliffs and having a chapel service on a mountain overlooking the town. The breathtaking view on top of the mountain made the hike well worth the trek. After a picnic- style lunch, we had the chance to explore Camden. The town sits on the ocean and with its narrow streets, tiny shops and sailboat filled harbor, it is picture perfect. The campers spend their time shopping, hunting for the best ice-cream shop, playing Ultimate Frisbee in the park, and watching the sailboats pull into the harbor.
The Fourth of July was celebrated in all of the most fitting ways possible! We went to town in the morning to watch a parade and afterwards, an all-American lunch was waiting for us back at camp. Burgers with toppings of all kinds, fresh-cut fries, and watermelon made the perfect lunch. In the place of an evening activity, we went back into town to enjoy the carnival and watch a fireworks show over the Kennebec River. Does the Fourth of July get any better than that?
Not even three days later, another holiday was already upon us: Christmas in July! The campers left their shoes out on “Christmas Eve” and woke up to find candy spilling out the tops of their shoes! The kitchen staff and Jean cooked an enormous Christmas feast. The evening activity included “reindeer-run” relay races and a contest to build the best gingerbread house. As we enter the last week of First Session, we look forward to a week of gorgeous weather and fun activities.