Greetings Shiloh Parents, Guardians & Friends!
It’s another exciting day at Shiloh Quaker Camp at the halfway point in the session, and the summer camp season, as a themed Special Day shakes things up.
Bureaucrats from ‘Hotel Shioh’ have descended upon us with the blueprints to turn our beloved camp into a five-star vacation spot with their minds set on banning dirt and songs, but campers are currently protesting to save the camp that we love. The in-camp days this session have been full of various activities such as insect races, ultimate follow-the-leader, rock painting, and of course, plenty of swimming in the pond. On Saturday all of camp gathered in the lower field for a classic game of Jugs (similar to capture the flag), followed by some well-deserved and refreshing watermelon.
This past week Unit 5 went on a hiking trip through White Oak Canyon and played in the beautiful waterfalls along the trail. Unit 4 went on a canoe trip on the Rappahannock River and achieved impressive mileage. Unit 3 visited Bellair Farm in Charlottesville for a service trip where highlights included harvesting onions and beets. Unit 2 went on a combination hiking and rockclimbing trip, where each camper enjoyed several turns at scrambling up Little Stony Man. The oldest campers, Unit 1, are currently halfway through their ten-day hiking trip along the Appalachian Trail. They started North of Front Royal, and we excitedly await for them to hike back into to camp in a few days. (See the pictures below!)
The next half of session two is sure to include more singing around the fire, exploring the creek, forging friendships (followed by friendship bracelets), card games, and adventure. Upcoming Project Week trips will allow campers to get to know counselors and campers in other units on themed rockclimbing, hiking and canoeing trips. We look forward to the rest of the week with your lovely campers and we hope they will share all of their stories with you soon!