With Saturday's temperatures in the low 20's, it was the perfect setting for Polar Pool Party and 2009 Reunion at the Holiday Inn in Somerville, MA. Thanks to the more than 60 campers that attended from around New England and even as far away as Florida. In addition to me, Alan, and Jean, counselors, GW, Brian, Dave, Lauren, and Colleen joined us for splashing good time!
Jean introduced us to to a new game, Human Poker. Each person was given a card. To "Shuffle the Deck", participants switched cards with another person in the room after introducing him or herself and answering a question, such as "what was your favorite meal at camp"? (The most popular answer was Taco Day!) After a few minutes, Jean shouted "Deal Me In" and everyone formed groups of five as quickly as possible. Each group was allowed to exchange 2 cards, but they could only do so if they performed a special action, like pretending to be a beached whale. There were many excellent beached whale impressions and a few that were worthy of an Oscar! The group that had the best poker hand in the end won a small prize.
Next I took group photos by session. Dave and Brian tried to "hide" in each of the photos. For lunch there was lots of pizza, salad and dessert which energized everyone for swimming. With so many people in the water, it may look like there was a contest to see how many campers could fit in the hot tub.
To top off the day, everyone got a reunion t-shirt designed by Jean exclusively for this event. We know Panther Pond is frozen over right now but seeing everyone made us hope that summer will be here soon!