The end of camp was amazing!! I made sure to see every group twice before the end of the summer, and I even squeezed in “optionals,” whereby the campers get to choose which activities they want to do most. Not to brag, but in my case the counselors had to draw names because cooking was so popular. (Actually, I guess that’s bragging, but I don’t care. I love Camp Scatico, and Camp Scatico loves me. Proud!)
Here’s a rundown of the last week.
Last day of classes! I had the boys that day, and some stayed for lunch. We had a pizza feast with homemade lemonade and s’mores brownies. My last group included my nephew Matt, and we made a bunch of foods that he and his friends had requested earlier in the summer. Everything from chicken parmesan to French toast and mini muffins in between!
Day off for me. Took advantage of my last weekend out of the City by staying at a bed and breakfast with a special someone. ;)
Wrote end-of-camp letters, typed out some recipes.
Begin clean-up and breakdown. It was emotional and a decent amount of work, but I packed so that I could easily UNPACK because… drum roll, please… I want to make this happen again in the summer of 2015! However, it was still very sad. I cheered everyone up by taking my cooking team, Chef Chase and Chef Emma, out for Mexican! They worked very hard and I couldn’t have asked for a better team this summer!
Finished cleanup, which ended with an inspection. I managed to sneak out for a few Color War activities. My friends and their kids competed in Green and Grey teams.
LAZY MORNING! Everyone slept in; no activities scheduled until the afternoon. I ran a part of an upper hill (older campers) co-ed day. My friend Mike (who ran the wood shop) and I hosted Scattergories– or in our case, Scatico-gories! :)
I helped the younger girls pack their trunks and packed a bit of my own bunk. Friday night was end of camp festivities. Boys and girls are separate for this. There was a banquet, awards, end-of-summer slide shows, and then a closing camp fire, with wishes and candles on the lake. This all went on past midnight, and then we went to a late-night snack in the girls dining hall. It was a lovely close to an amazing summer!