Tennis & Trips!

Posted August 5, 2012 • Share:

Camp Matoaka was just bustling with activity yet again yesterday. Tennis fever took over the camp as we hosted a USTA Tennis Tournament. We also had a series of activity-related field trips. Our top archers visited Maine Central Archery, and some of our Ceramics bums went to Portland Pottery.

The USTA Tournament was a HUGE success! We had over 40 of our own campers compete, as well as many from Camp Vega, and a few from the local community. The event ran all day, and everyone who participated had a fantastic time. The semi-final matches will continue today, stay tuned for results!

The Archery trip to Maine Central Archery was a hit as well. The staff there was very gracious and welcoming, and helped our girls shoot at their indoor range. The girls were able to shoot targets and balloons.  The professional archers were also highly impressed with our campers’ skill and technique! It was a great compliment to our Archery staff and campers!

The Ceramic s trip was a lot of fun for everyone involved as well. Portland Pottery is a quaint little studio, and the girls got to meet people who were successful in making their artwork a lifelong career. The studio had an impressive setup with spacious room for wheel work, clay work, kiln firing, and even jewelry making! The girls got to experience some of this hands-on, and had an incredible time.

All those campers not participating in the trips or tennis tournament still had a super day. The Photography Department was busy making scrapbook pages with pictures they’ve taken. Right next door, the Arts and Crafts department was making really cool artwork with duct tape! They used tape of all different colors and designs, and they were making jewelry, wallets, and other cool projects.

It was also a busy day of preparation. Our dancers were hard at work on their routines for their upcoming Dance Show. The Sewing Department was focused on finishing their projects for the forthcoming Fashion Show. And our Theater Department has been in rehearsal for their production of the Jungle Book on Saturday night. I’m sure all of their hard work will result in fantastic finished projects!

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