This weekend offered Volunteer Counselor Training and Interviews for last summer's graduates of the CIT program, and was run by our Senior Staff and second year volunteers, some of whom are applying to be full-fledged-best-of-the-best summer camp staff this summer.
We played in the snow (slushy snow), looked at the stars, cooked meals, ate the meals we cooked, worked work projects, played play projects (learned more about wilderness trivial pursuit than anyone truly wanted to know), talked camp talk, share camp thoughts, slipped on ice but never fell down (mostly), and told some riveting stories around the campfire. I could type about it a good deal more, but I think it'd be more fun to just show some pictures.
Thanks to all the Senior Staff, Volunteers, and CITs who made this weekend SO much of a success that we just might do it again next winter...
(Photo Credit goes to x-tra special-super-secret guest Lauren Kabis.)
|This picture does nothing to demonstrate how slippery this landscape was.|
|No Snowballs were harmed during the making of this weekend.|
|Now isn't that nice?|
|The Intimation Station.|
|Seriously. Every step was a gamble of whether you'd slip and fall down or not. Preparing to catch each other was essential team-building.|
|Well, this just looks fun.|
|It's never too icy for free ice cream sandwiches. (There's no such thing as a free ice cream sandwich.)|
|Counselors in the making.|
|A snowman in the making. (Or is that some sort of a hippo?)|
|See! We promised sledding!|
|For ONCE this winter, there wasn't a cloud in the sky.|
|I mean, this is like the definitive picture of a winter weekend. Any winter weekend that passes without a group photo around a snowman is missing something important.|