Opequon Quaker Camp Session 3 2019 Report

By August 6, 2019 General, OQC

Dear Fabulous Opequon Community!

As we enter this last week of camp for the summer, we’re feeling so grateful for this community and especially all of the work granters who have been working hard all summer helping us out in the kitchen, wellness center, and tool shed! Having such a great group of families and friends working together to make camp happen is something we love about our program.

Campers and counselors started off the session getting ready for their trips and heading out on the trail. Unit 4 had a fun hiking trip and scavenger hunt around Harpers Ferry. Unit 3 hiked on the Appalachian Trail from Manassas Gap south to the beautiful views in Sky Meadows State Park. Unit 2 also hiked on the AT, starting at Keys Gap and working their way to Snickers Gap, . while Unit 1 canoed on the Antietam from Keedysville to the confluence with the Potomac River then continued down the Potomac, navigating the Needles and White Horse rapids.

Upon return from their trips, campers regaled us with tales from the trail around our Thursday evening campfire and then slept in late the following morning. We had a fun Friday in camp starting with brunch and including games in the lower field, swimming in the creek, and some arts and crafts activities. On Saturday we started our first set of three day intensive art workshops for the session. In workshops, campers are exploring mindfulness and meditation, fiber arts, printmaking, food preservation, and clay sculpture. We are looking forward to Monday’s artwalk celebration where we’ll get to share more with each other about what we’ve been learning, making, and experiencing in our workshops!

It’s hard to believe the camp season is almost over. We will be soaking up these last precious days of fun, laughter, and singing up here on the ridge. Thank you all for the opportunity to spend the summer working with these amazing kids.

Love and Light,

The Opequon Staff