We’re so busy around here, that it’s hard to keep up!
Last night we had our New Timers (campers who’ve been at CTT for one or two years) and Old Timers (campers who’ve been here for three or more years) parties!
OLD TIMERS CLUB IS THE BEST! First, let us assure you that new timers have a fun-filled, active, awesome party of their own on the upper field, complete with a delicious snack, so fear not, moms and dads. They don’t even know what they’re missing. But, here’s the truth: Timber Tops girls REALLY look forward to being Old Timers.
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. At the 10 year tree, 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.
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, naturally), and they sing into the wee hours of the night. Is there any other Timber Tops way? OH! Old timers get a special gift too, this year a CTT hat! And 8-year old timers get a special old timer’s shirt! And plaques! Old Timers get PLAQUES! We love a good tradition.
And today at camp we started with eggs, potatoes, bagels and lox followed by some special happenings mixed into our final regular day of the first session (say it ain’t so)! Horseback riders participated in a horse show and those involved in tonight’s production of Frozen 2 practiced, practiced, practiced. We are so excited for what is definitely going to be the best play we’ve seen in Greeley, PA in years, maybe even decades!
We told you we’re busy!
There are no Sunday scaries here, folks, just smiles and friendship and lots of excitement for all good things to come.