We ended our A session this morning with our usual awards breakfast of waffles & sausage. We recognized all first time skiers, slalomers, and wakeboarders. The top shooters in riflery were awarded medals: Braden Smyth for juniors, Liam Jones for intermediates, and Logan Persson for seniors. Tennis tournament trophies were given to Harrison Mullin for 11 and under, and Andrew Heekin for 12 and up. Jesse Webb played us a great song on his guitar and Alan Britt gave a great speech about stepping up to help without being asked.
We passed out most improved patches for each activity, in each age group of juniors, intermediates, and seniors. (Juniors are 10 and under, intermediates are 11 & 12, and seniors are 12 and up.) Most improved patches are our favorite awards to pass out because it’s what we focus on most at Camp Deerhorn…not being the best, but “aiming for self-improvement”, as it states in our creed. Deerhorn Spirit awards went to Oliver Johnson for juniors, Wells Ipema for intermediates, and Whit Heekin for seniors. Outstanding camper trophies were awarded to Owen Flom for juniors, CJ Johnson for intermediates, and Ted Falkenhayn for seniors. GREAT job to all our campers and award winners. Videos of some of the award speeches will be posted soon to our Vimeo site. And check out hilarious pictures and video from last night’s counselor show on our Facebook page!
The Iroquois took first place for this session, with Navajo and Chippewa tied for second, and Apache bringing up fourth. The second place tie was broken by one round of rock-paper-scissors, in which Chippewa emerged victorious.
The buses left for Chicago around 11:30 and there were lots of kids who were sad to go home! Lots of great friendships were made this session. We have 40 kids who are staying over for B session, and they have a fun afternoon ahead of them. After lunch they headed to a local ropes course, where they will get to participate in team building activities and do a zip line. After the ropes course, they are headed to the Birchwood for pizzas and root beer for dinner, followed by a movie back at camp in the lodge.
It’s been a really great session, despite some rainy days. We are grateful to all of the parents who shared their sons with us this session. We really hope to see everyone back next summer! And if your son comes home and can’t wait until next summer to come back to camp, we do have space available for our C & D sessions.