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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Winding Down….

The clock is winding down. We had an UNBELIEVABLE week of College Days….last night was the Lobster and Steak Banquet, Reprise and Highlights Video…today is Packing Day and Rec Activities followed by the Closing Ceremony by the Lake…and then we get up early tomorrow as the buses pull out for the airports and we head home to Manhattan, Westchester and Long Island, New York…Fairfield County, Connecticut…New Jersey…Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Florida… Los Angeles and San Francisco, California… Chicago, Boston, Montreal, Philadelphia, Washington and Baltimore… It’s been an incredible summer. We miss you already and can’t wait to see everybody next year!!

College Days 2010

College Days broke Saturday to an amazing concert of Julius C…no wait…that was the fake! Then we went to sleep…had some morning activities…and spent lunch wondering when it as going to come. Finally, we headed back to campus for mail and we all found Rally Towels in personalized envelopes , giant Lollipops and notes leading us to the Upper Fields where we found the guys from Julius C…Ice Cream Trucks…Dove Bars…Giant Beach Balls…and College Days 2010 begins!! What a time it’s been so far. Perfect weather…Climbing and Ping Pong…Hockey and Bucket Brigade…Chaos and Track…Swim and Balloon Stomp…Apache Relay and Chaos! Last night’s Tug was amazing. Tonight is Rope Burn and Fight Song. Lots to come and it’s anybody’s game. Lets go Alaska, Maine, Hawaii and FIU!!

Ketchup…Mustard…Mayonnaise…We Want College Days

College Days is just around the corner! You can feel the excitement in the air!! Any moment now, the College Days break will finally happen and we can’t wait to find out the teams and start to play!! Campers are chanting in the Dining Hall: “Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise….We Want College Days!” There are tons of rumors and speculation around camp about the teams and the break. Last year’s University of Oregon Ducks took home the grand prize. Our Super Seniors are chomping at the bit for a chance to take the reins and lead a team for the first time. What will the teams be? Who will be the captains and spirit leaders? It’s still anyone’s guess!

Sports…Arts….Dinner Parties…Bumper Tubing…and More

Friday night started off another fantastic weekend here at Camp Laurel with the annual Jr/Sr Bec and Bago dinner party. Jem and Debbie dressed up as butlers and served hors d’oeuvres at Alliquippa to the campers followed by an authentic Italian meal in the Dining Hall. Saturday was a busy day with eight tournament and intercamp teams out during the day and Sports Night and socials in the evening. On Sunday, campers had a chance to display the projects they’ve been creating all summer in Ceramics, Crafts, Studio Art, Rocketry and Metalsmithing at our annual Art Show. It was amazing!! Sunday also saw the return of our Super Seniors who were gone for the past week rafting and traveling all around Maine and New Hampshire. They loved every minute of it. Monday was an incredible S-Day with lots of bumpertubing, Baxter Olympics, trips to the movies, and ice cream and mini golf. There’s still lots more to look forward to this summer and College Days is just around the corner. We can’t wait!

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