T’was another beautiful day down the winding road. It was overcast but the clouds made for a cooler-than-it’s-been, welcomed respite from that hot summer sun. We were over the moon! The CAs woke us up this morning in their best cat outfits, and they asked the rest of us to join them. So, of course, we did! The morning lineup dance was danced as usual but sung with “meows” for words, and many of us wore our cat costumes all day. It wasn’t Saturday at CTT… it was CATURDAY! You can imagine how surprised our many tours and play day visitors were to see us in our cat finest. HA! It’s a camp thing!

In addition to regular activities, we’re also in the midst of Jellybeans (and Big/Lil Sisters for new campers who just arrived). New campers are all given big sisters, CAs (10th graders) who leave little sisters notes and treats and become a special, older camp friend and guide. CAs love having little sisters! But what about the rest of us?! Do not fear, we’re all in it together in a special secret-admirer-type buddy program called Jellybeans! Every single camper in camp received a Jelly Bean. In other words, you are both a Jelly Bean, and you’re someone else’s Jelly Bean! A Jelly Bean is a special friend who, in the second half of the summer, leaves little anonymous notes and homemade gifts and trinkets for her Jellybean to make her feel valued and loved and integral to our CTT community. We’ll all meet our Jellybeans at tonight’s Jellybean campfire! Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold!

We’ve been excited all day for tonight’s Jellybean campfire, and it’s going to be awesome! Imagine jellybeans for everyone, the entire camp connecting in one big chain, each jellybean to each other, and a special campfire guest appearance by Ted Weinstein (the director of CTT for 35 summers). Ask your camper about the Jellybean campfire. It’s sure to be a hit!

And tomorrow: VISITING DAY for full-season campers. While our half-session campers head out for a day of fun, full-season campers will enjoy their day as a family down the winding road! We CANNOT WAIT to welcome you from 11:30AM-3PM tomorrow, moms and dads (and friends and family). The tent is up! Remember to register online or under the tent, and be sure to pick up your special Visiting Day surprise there as well! It may rain, so please dress accordingly. OH! And parents who have a child at Lake Owego Camp: remember that your children will be waiting for you AT TIMBER TOPS!

Aside from Visiting Day, tomorrow’s most highly anticipated event is (drum roll, please)…TIMBERWEEN! Stay tuned!

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