When I say today was a great day, I really mean it! Not only did the heat wave break (as we enjoyed a humidity free day of 75 degrees) but it was visiting day! Parents, siblings, grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins from around the country (and world) descended on Bridgton and Sebago to see their little ones who have been away from home for a month. Starting a little past eight, cars began to line Moose Cove Lodge Rd. in eager anticipation. It was so much fun walking down the line and speaking with so many wonderful Micah Families, each more excited than the next!
At 9am the gates opened and you could hear the screams from the campers as they saw their parents faces. Hugs, tears, laughs, and “your hair is so long” echoed all the way up Bald Pate Mountain. After the campers introduced their parents to their counselors we all gathered in the chapel to begin the day. Mark spoke, made introductions, and then we were treated to a few special guests. First, Scot Tatelman (Jodi’s brother), talked about his company, STATE Bags, and their give back pack program (more information on this will come in a special Social Action Blog later this week, in the mean time you can visit www.statebags.com, for more information), next we were treated to a special edition of the Micah Update, followed by the singing of the Camp Alma Mater.
After the meeting, there was a performance of Aladdin which was as amazing as the first. We also had activities open, social action booths, and an amazing lunch! It was such a great day and we were so excited so many of you chose to join us for it. Now, we have to get ready for Second Session which starts tomorrow! We cannot wait to see all of our second session campers tomorrow as they roll of the bus for another amazing summer at Micah!