Saturday, June 26, 2010

Day One

Parents, let me start off by saying we love you. After you left yesterday we (the staff) had a chance to meet your wonderful kids. We played a few fun get-to-know you games, enjoyed a light dinner, then moved on to our cabin meetings. In the meetings our campers had a chance to get to know their counselors and the campers they will be staying with this summer.

As far as first days go, this one has been a great one so far.

Because of the academic nature of our camp the first full day is one of testing. This serves two purposes. First it lets us know where your kids are so we can customize their tutoring specifically to their needs. Second, it gives us a point of reference so we can measure their progress.

Now, a day of nothing but testing just wouldn't be a great day, so we also had a hike up to pristine Potato Lake and played some intense games of kick ball and capture the flag. We also taught campers how to safely and properly use a hatchet while we built seating around the fire ring for tonight's camp fire.

We'll get some photo's up on our flickr ( ) soon.

In the mean time, it's almost dinner and Dan's home made spaghetti sauce is not to be missed.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer 2010

Believe it or not summer is just around the corner again, and things are up and running here at DMC. Our staff of dynamic directors, terrific tutors, and crazy cool counselors have gathered back at out home away from home in the mountains to prepare everything for yet another great summer.

There are going to be a lot of familiar faces this year as most of our staff, and many of our campers, are returning from last year. Camp enrollment is at full capacity and the facilities are looking great. This year we'll be running three boys cabins and one girls cabin.

Our academic programs are shaping up nicely and plans for our outdoor pursuits have got the counselors excited. Again this year we'll be featuring mountain biking, SCUBA diving, equine sports, rock climbing, kayaking, and Wild Colorado (which should be even more wild and more fun than last year).

Don't forget to check back here regularly for updates from staff and campers and to visit our flickr page at for photos from our adventures this year, as well as those from adventures past.

As we toil away in our final preparations resounds on everyone's mind:

It's going to be a great summer!