Dear Fabulous Opequon Community!
It’s been a HOT few days up here on the Opequon ridge. Fortunately, we’re very used to dealing with the Virginia summer heat and have been finding lots of ways to keep cool. On Saturday, the whole camp took a field trip to the local public pool where we swam, ate a picnic lunch in the nearby park, and did some mellow activities in the shade of the trees. We’ve also been spending lots of time in the creek and finding other creative ways to be in water during the hottest parts of the afternoon.
Back by popular demand after many summers, our campers went on overnight choice trips (CI’s) earlier in the session. Campers had the opportunity to choose from a canoeing/hiking trip, a “spooky” adventure trip, a service trip where they painted a cabin at camp, and a climbing trip down in Shenandoah National Park. The climbers met up with a group of Shiloh campers for a day of climbing together at the Little Stoney Man crag.
As we begin our second week of the session, campers are starting their first round of workshops. In this round, campers have the chance to sign up for a variety of creative projects including shadow puppet making, a poetry exploration, and a make-your-own watercolor paint workshop, to name a few.
We’re looking forward to cooler temperatures this upcoming week, a graduation trip for our Unit One grads, and a second round of workshops before the session wraps up on Saturday. Thanks to all for being a part of this community! It’s truly a pleasure to spend the summer outside on the ridge with you and your campers.
Love and Light,
Sean and the Opequon Staff