First Day of a New Session
Today our campers are at activity areas for the first time. Every day at breakfast, each camper signs up for the three activities they would like to do that day. Their options are wakeboarding, waterskiing, skeet shooting, paintball, rock climbing, mountain biking, sailing, canoeing, survival, archery, stand-up paddleboarding, and kayaking. There is something there for everyone, and the best part is that if you want to try something new tomorrow, you always can.
The sun was shining brightly today, so waterfront activities were popular. Our Ski Nautique was full at each activity period, and there were plenty of SUPs and kayaks on the water as well.
Tomorrow hikes begin with Kennebec cabin leaving in the morning for a paddle on beautiful Attean Lake and a hike up Sally Mountain in time for the sunset. Attean is the lake you can see to the west as you crest the hill just south of town on your drive up to Moose River Outpost.
The rest of us will remain here, biking, climbing, skiing, and swimming the day away in main camp.
Both WILD groups are now on the trail. WILD 1 spent the day rock climbing on Mt. Kineo in the middle of Moosehead Lake, Maine’s largest lake. The view from the top is spectacular, and allows an excellent perspective from which to see both where they’ve been (the Moose River), and where they’re headed (the Kennebec River watershed). Tomorrow, they paddle the East Outlet, their last white water run in canoes, and then they’ll connect with the guides from Windfall Rafting for a run down the Kennebec River in rafts on Wednesday.
WILD 2 just left for their final hike/paddle together. They will be paddling on Flagstaff Lake, and will then continue on to the Bigelow mountain range.
As always, cheers and shouts can be heard anywhere on camp this time of year, rivaled only by the nightly loon calls and the chirp of frogs by the lakeside. It’s a great time to be at camp. Check in on Wednesday for more updates.