After waking up abruptly to the sound of Heidi’s lovely morning voice, most of us manage to crawl out from the covers that held us warmly into the cold, brisk, morning cabin air.
Due to the fact that we wake five minutes before we have to leave for morning flagpole, we usually don’t have time to put on make-up.
At flag pole, a cabin will sing a random song after raising the flag and depending on the performance that cabin gave will determine whether they will sing again tomorrow or not. Then cabins are invited into the dining hall for a savory breakfast made by the top-of-the-line chefs.
Following breakfast are chores that must be done to clean the cabin so that it pleases the camp nurse. If the score you receive is below average, then the cabin is forced to return from free time early in order to clean it up. The rest of the day consists of two cabin activities and two intensives. The cabin activities switch every time, while the intensives are chosen on Sunday. The way it works is that on Sunday, you choose four intensives for the week. Monday through Wednesday are the first two that you chose and Thursday through Saturday are the second two.
After both the cabin activities and intensives are finished, we fly into the most favored time of the camp – Free Time. Basically almost any activity is allowed: Arts & Crafts, Water-skiing or Sailing, Computers, Pool or Lake or the most popular, Camp Store. S’mores, Reeses, Twizzlers, Coke and Slush Puppies are some of the items sold there.
Sadly, when Free Time comes to an end at six-o-clock, dinner starts. Dinner can be a variety of foods, from the great tasting mashed potatoes to really good fried chicken. After the meal, we have evening activity, which can be anything: a dance, Casino Night, or even a pool party. Evening activity lasts until nine-o-clock, and then we have an hour and a half of free time. Well, not everyone, the youngest ones have a curfew at nine, and we, the eldest, have one at ten thirty. When curfew is finished, we return to our cabins and prepare for bed.