Here it is! Hot off the presses, the latest, greatest list of campers that are registered for the 2011 camp season! Take a look and see who’s in for a rockin’ summer. Are your friends on this list? Better yet are you on it?! If you have not signed up yet or you know of someone who wants to sign up but has been putting it off, now is the time. We are now full for girls in both Sessions 1 and 4, and we have only a few more spaces for boys in those sessions. Sessions 2 and 3 are...
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
We have assembled another awesome staff for this summer, with both new and familiar faces! The Work Crew will be the first to arrive in just a few weeks. The excitement is building and we look forward to everyone arriving in a little over a month. We would like to extend a big welcome to all of our new counselors, support and administrative staff who will be joining us for their first summer. Returning Counselors Agi Plozer Aymeric Payen...
After numerous requests, THE ICEBERG (more commonly known as “The Aggrocrag”) back by popular demand! Yes, we can hear you cheering from across the globe. For those of you that don’t know, The Iceberg is a 14 ft tall, pyramid-shaped, inflatable climbing tower. It is the very definition of the word “extreme”! The Iceberg is so big that it is visible from outer space (JK)! Even Alan has reached the summit and taken the plunge, though he admitted it was tougher than running camp or getting Bob to wear a shirt with sleeves.
Not wanting the the Iceberg to outshine the Blob, we decided to add a new “Walk the Plank” attachment to the Trampoline. The “Walk the Plank” attachment is 8 ft tall and will be great to use as an extra tall diving board. Since it will be pretty tricky to maintain your balance for very long, Jean is excited to use it for special camp activities like foam noodle jousting competitions! However, we are pretty sure that if we encounter any pirates at camp, as has been known to happen, they may have some big plans for using “Walk the Plank.”
Just a reminder, you will need to be at least a level 4 swimmer to use the water toys since they will be in very deep water. We can’t wait for you to try these out!
Giant Connect 4
As you know, every year we spend a lot of time looking for new and fun activities to do at camp. After the overwhelming success of Giant Jenga and Giant Chess, we are super excited this year to be adding a new GIANT connect four game. It will be approximately 4 feet tall by 8 feet wide! How cool is that?! Also, due to the incredible popularity of the Giant Chess game, we are going to add a second chess table so that more campers will have an opportunity to play.
New Low Ropes Course Element
We are excited to be adding a new low ropes activity this summer called “The Whale Watch”. The whale watch is a very large platform that is similar to a teeter-totter that requires a group to use teamwork to perform certain tasks on it while balancing.
Be prepared for our new foam machine (which also doubles as a foam cannon) this summer. David and I are already coming up with creative new activities involving this wondrous invention. It could be anything from dance parties to new X-Games.
Stained Glass & Wire Jewelry
For all of you art lovers out there, we have some new activities for you too! We will now be offering a stained glass class at camp for the first time ever! Learn to make stained glass items like suncatchers, picture frames, keepsake boxes, and more! Also, we know that jewelry making has always been a big hit with campers. To add to our program, this year we will be introducing wire jewelry-making, which is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Don’t be surprised if you see a few new carnival games this year and there may be a few other secret projects in the works as well! This is going to be a great summer and we can’t wait for you to try all of these new activities and tell us what your favorites are!
Friday, April 01, 2011
Summer Has Officially Arrived!!!
This is not an April Fools joke.
(Drum roll please.) Ladies and gentleman, it’s true, the MOSQUITO opened its doors today for the 2011 summer season!
Um did I say summer?? Although we are currently in the midst of a good old fashion nor’easter snowstorm, Alan, Jean, Laura Jo, Isobel and I braved the elements to be one of the very first customers at everyone’s favorite ice cream shop (Someone beat us by a few minutes!). So, with snow falling in our eyes, chilly hands, and the rumble of snowplows in the distance we enjoyed the best ice cream of 2011. Click here to see more photos.
It’s been said that David Wagner holds the record for the most visits to the Mosquito with 564. Let us know on Facebook if you think you are in the top 10 and get ready for some of the best summer days ahead.
See you soon!
BTW - They are called Jimmies