Second Session Rocks!
Second session has been filled with races, color run fun, college league Greek games and Maine trips! Last Saturday about 100 campers and counselors represented Camp Matoaka in the Belgrade Lakes 5K which took place in Belgrade, Maine. Tim Rossiter (counselor) and Amanda Schwartz (Camper - 13B) took the titles of overall male and overall female, beating out hundreds of other racers from different camps, as well as individual racers. This was a huge accomplishment for both competitors and they brought tremendous pride to the Camp Matoaka community. Camp Matoaka did a fantastic job overall and actually won the overall camp competition, having the best-combined race scores of all other camps there. We are very proud of our campers and staff!
In the spirit of organized racing, Camp Matoaka held its very own Color Run on Monday night! Whether you were a runner, a color thrower or working at a water station, it was 100% involvement from the entire Camp Matoaka community. Each girl crossed the finish line looking like a bag of melted skittles and they loved it! In true Matoaka spirit, at the end of the race, all campers were given a cup of pink or purple colored powdered chalk to toss into the air.
This week Camp Matoaka held its first evening Greek Games. The Greek Games are normally a College League event held on Sunday afternoons, but to spice things up a bit, we held this event "under the lights." Games consisted of jello eating, tire relay, leap frog, clothes relay, shoe find, tug of war and watermelon pass.
Wednesday was one of our many Maine trip days. Bunks 8, 9, and 10 went down to Saco, Maine to go to Aquaboggan for the day. Aquaboggan is a massive waterpark with giant water slides and fun wave pools. Bunk 11 went on a hike at Mt. Battie in Camden, Maine. It was challenging, but oh so rewarding once they reached the peak! Breathtaking ocean view, scenic harbor, and a massive forest down below us. It was awesome! The Queens went for breakfast at a local favorite establishment called The Purple Cow.
The Maine trips continued on Friday as the 13's went to Acadia National Park to lounge on Sandy Beach and hike the beautiful trails. The Queens went to Camden, to hike Mt. Battie. It was a true bonding experience for all involved and once again, the views from the top of Mt. Battie took their breath away. After the hike, the Queens took a stroll around downtown Camden for a little shopping and some lunch! The 12's will go to Acadia National Park this Friday!