Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It's Show Time!

It been very busy here at DMC the past few days, so please forgive how long it took us to get this post out.

We all had a lovely time meeting all our campers and parents on Friday. After the parents left we played some ice breaker games and gave our campers a chance to move into their new cabins. Part of the moving process included a cabin meeting to help the campers get to know their roomies and counselors. Then it was lights out at 10:00pm.

Saturday brought on testing, as it is hard to judge progress if you have not starting point for reference. While some of our campers tested, other took a bit of a hike up to one of our favorite spots in the San Juans: Potato Lake. The lake was breathtakingly beatiful. That evening we had a bit of a campfire down by the river. Stories were told, and a good time was had by all.

Sunday gave us some thrills and chills as we rafted down the mighty Animas river. Over the course of a couple hours we traversed many a rapid, including the famous 'Smelter', a class four rapid. While there's no place quite like home, Durango sure is beautiful. That evening we gave the campers a chance to visit Wal*Mart or historic downtown Durango to shop and check out their summer stomping grounds.

Monday started our standard camp routines. After a morning of some intence tutoring our campers enjoyed an afternoon of outdoor pursuits, including kayaking, equine sports, rock climbing, and Wild Colorado. (More on those later)

We've already had enough fun to fill one summer, and we haven't even been here a week yet! It's going to be a great summer.