HIGH TRAILS CABINSIDE OVERNIGHTS
Closed Shoes on Hikes!
Out for an afternoon hike!
Currently, the No. 1 problem I know on hikes are… wait for it… CLOSED TOED SHOES! On a recent hike I went on, a counselor – not mine – got her toe split open because she wasn’t wearing the right shoes.
Apparently, it was around twilight, and even though she was looking at the ground, she didn’t see the offending tree stump. (On that note, campers should always bring and use a headlamp or flashlight!) Due to the fact she was wearing flip flops, she ended up losing a good inch-long chunk of skin.
She was in excurciating pain as our wonderful nurse cleaned the cut. Let me tell you, as the poor counselor was being taken care of, she was practically squeezing my hand to death as she held it. So fellow campers, counselors, parents and whoever else may read this, WEAR THE RIGHT SHOES!
By Rian C. from Cedar Lodge West
I’m Chloe M., from Crystal Palace East. This week we had our cabinside overnight! The incredible trip ranged from having pooping in the woods talks, exhilerating backpacking, visiting a ranch, and even eating chocolate crèpes! Even though the backpacking was only about 5 miles round-trip, the sights we saw were incredible! We saw gorgeous birds and heard their sweet melody, watched tall and slender aspen groves sway in the wind and smelled a mix of sappy oaks, fresh rain and harmony in our amazing campground. Oh! I almost forgot! Last night was a picturesque full moon! It lit up the whole sky and even cast eerie but beautiful shadows across the fields. Tonight my cabinside will perform our cabinside overnight skit, and we’ll be sure to get a laugh out of High Trails This week was completely made of memory making! The first day or two I was really homesick, but High Trails can sure brighten up any spirit!
By Chloe M. from Crystal Palace East
KINNIKINNIK WEST’s CABINSIDE OVERNIGHT
By Stephanie B.
Crystal, the Bride
On our cabinside overnight we got to out campsite really early and hung out for a while. It was really fun because everyone got to know each other really well. After lunch we played a few card games and then planned Fred and Crystal’s wedding. Fred is our flashlight and Crystal is his rock wife. At the last minute we realized Crystal didn’t have a wedding dress, so we made her one! At sunset we went to the top of the hilland made an aisle with pinecones and assigned parts to each person. I was the flower girl, but there was also a mother, father, photographer, priest, best man, second best man, tailor, and audience. Before the wedding the “father” had a pep talk with Crystal the rock. The “Priest” accidentally said, “you may say your vowels”instead of saying vows! The “parents”started crying during the wedding. As the “dad”was walking with Crystal down the aisle we started beat-boxing “Here Comes the Bride”and everyone started dancing including the “father”who was dancing down the aisle with Crystal. After about 2 minutes they somehow decided to have a baby…A toothbrush.
The whole wedding was hilarious! The whole experience of my cabinside overnight was so fun! We were all laughing so hard and I got really close to my cabinside. I’m so excited for the rest of 2nd session!
The SSW Cabinside Overnight
By Abby G. from Silver Spruce West
The Silver Spruce West overnight was a blast! We went from Monday the 22nd to Tuesday the 23rd. We left Monday morning with our backpacks on and ready to hike out to our beautiful campsite, Aspen Spring, just beyond Top of the World. Setting up tents was first on our list of to-do’s, then we had a “scrumdidlyumpcious” lunch of pita sandwiches. We played some games after, such as “Eagle”, “Hunger Games”, and “Bob”. We rock scambled on a tiny bluff by us, and then had a rest period. We played more games. We had a nice dinner of chicken fajitas, then followed by a dessert of cookie cake because one of the girls in our cabin, Casey S., had her birthday on Monday. We watched the sunset from the bluffs by our campsite while our AC read aloud to us from “Molly Moon”. We heard some coyotes, which later turned out to be Kinnikinnik West and Columbine East and West communicating with us. We slept under the stars that night and had a few shooting star sightings and four airplane sightings. That morning we had breakfast crepes for breakfast, and the packed up. The rest of the morning was pretty uneventful except for seeing a doe. We left at 10:30am and were greeted at camp by a lunch of burgers, fries, and soda, the special Sanborn “McDonalds day” lunch. We all showered shortly after, and can’t wait to have more fun times this summer!