Hello Camp Hye Sierra enthusiasts!! The first day of camp went off without a hitch. All campers were checked in, and camp is off to a great start. Many campers are pro’s at camp, while others are enjoying their “first camp experience.” Either way, by the time we were ready for dinner, EVERY camper was chanting cheers and already making new, lifelong friends. There were no faces without massive smiles and tons of energy and enthusiasm.
The weather has been great, and we are looking forward to a fun filled week of learning, games, sports, arts & crafts, nature hikes, and especially fellowship.
Our theme for this year is “We Remember,” which of course, is to remember the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. We will be posting a daily blog with pictures and highlights of the day’s events, so keep checking back everyday to see what we’re doing!!
As campers checked in and found their cabin assignments, they were then checked in by Nurse Christine, and proceeded to Camper Hill to get situated with their cabins, counselors and cabin-mates. Counselors had their cabins decorated with fun and unique themes, which at orientation, everyone was pumped and showed their cabin pride with their cabin cheer!
We had a fire drill, followed by orientation, followed by chapel. After chapel, everyone headed toward the mess hall and had a few minutes of free time playing Ping-Pong, tavloo, tetherball, etc. before dinner. We were then served a delicious hamburger dinner, and later the campers and staff enjoyed an ice cream social on the deck.
Being that California is in a drought, campfire consists of a simulated campfire, but it still includes all the fun and excitement. The cabins all took turns doing their cheers and a few skits as well as songs.
Der Sarkis gave a small inspirational before the younger campers were excused to clean up and get ready for lights out.
Stay tuned for more information from here in Dunlap – Camp Hye Sierra!!
(Not all cabins are shown below due to technical errors, but will be up shortly!)