Old Timers/New Timers! (The Remix!)

It’s that time again! There aren’t many activities we repeat at camp, but tonight’s is a first session AND a second session happening. 

IT’S OLD TIMERS NIGHT! First, let us assure you that new timers have an awesome party of their own, so fear not, moms and dads. There will be a pirate themed pool party and yummy snacks, too. But, here’s the truth: Timber Tops girls REALLY look forward to being Old Timers (which is what we call campers who’ve been at camp for 3 or more years).

The old timers party starts with a walk to the 10-year tree where 10-year old timers are inducted onto the tree by our head staff members. Each person is honored and spoken about. It’s a great and emotional ceremony where Timber Tops’ finest are given a moment in the spotlight. We inducted 6 new folks on the 10-year tree in the first half of the summer, and there will be 6 again tonight!

Next? ICE CREAM PARTY TIME! Old timer campers AND counselors storm the dining hall, sit by year at camp, and basically sing every single camp song and cheer (including past Olympic and Pioneer Day songs) in recent (and not so recent) memory. They’re called up to the sundae bar by year at camp (longest at camp goes first and eats sundaes off of plates, of course), and they sing for hours. Is there any other Timber Tops way? OH! Old timers get a special gift too. This year, it’s a CTT lantern! And 8-year old timers get a special old timer’s shirt!

It’s great to be an old timer at CTT!

Does every day here at CTT seem even better than the last? Well, that’s because it is!

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