Session 5 Update (Day 6)

By Sandy Schenck

After a hearty breakfast, the campers went on their mentor hikes. One group had a “fire & ice” hike according to Bentor. They started off at the GRP farm where it was hot and then ended up at Uncle’s Falls for some polar bearing. Another group hiked to Hemlock Field and did some Cherokee head-dunking. They also spotted several scat piles on a large boulder. Mentor Star believes they may have either come from an otter or raccoon due to the crawfish remains in the scat (see video for more details). Another group did a walkout to the Green River while yet another one hiked all the way to the Spire showing a great deal of fortitude.

Tonight was the all-camp birthday party. For dinner the campers enjoyed roast beef with garlic and rosemary, baked potatoes, asparagus, spinach and assorted greens with fresh strawberries, walnuts, goat cheese dressed with a balsamic vinagrette, biscuits and for dessert birthday cake with ice cream! Yum!

The evening program was the Variety Show which showcased many of the talents of the campers and staff.