What a week! We started off with Quest – a Laurel Tradition where we split the camp into 16 teams and compete in various games, sports, relays, and cheers. It was a great, all-day, all-camp event that concludes with the winning team enjoying a feast of Chinese food at Alliquippa. Then our boys and girls played in more than 20 intercamps this week (soccer, basketball, lacrosse, tennis and football) and we kicked off our Central Maine Girls League summer-long competition. Last night we had an awesome Fireworks display over Echo Lake to celebrate the 4th of July. While we always like to celebrate in style, last night our display included a showcase that shot fireworks right out of the water and turned the night sky into an enormous shimmering gold spectacle that the Acadians swore could be seen from outer space! Tonight Senior Bec and Bago will join 12 other camps throughout Maine for a night of fun and dancing at the Maine Camp Dance Jam. The rest of us will hold down the fort here in Readfield with special guest Ronnie Rahm….world-renowned hypnotist! We can’t wait to find out which staff members will fall under his spell! And 40 campers left this morning on four different overnight hiking and camping trips through the great state of Maine.