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How Quickly a Session Can Fly

i-JZjNqfW-M It seems like just yesterday we were welcoming everyone back to our summer home, and yet here we are, gearing up for the final week and a half of the second session.  It’s already been an unbelievable season.  Intercamp games and tournaments are still in full swing.  We even had our first Paddle Board Intercamp today!  It was very cool!  Spirit Days was another huge success.  In the end, the winner was…Laurel South!  The debut of the Culinary Center has been amazing!

i-VSdgW8Q-MWe will be jam-packed with even more incredible events coming up:  Tomorrow’s Carnival and Camper Variety Show, two Theater productions (Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Thouroughly Modern Millie), the 4th Annual Moose Bowl, Funtown, Final Social, Banquet, Closing Ceremonies…the list goes on.  The action never ends at Laurel South!!!

Trips and Spirit Days

i-9j6VSH2-X2[1]What an amazing “S” Day we had yesterday!  The majority of camp traveled to Canobie Lake Park.  We had an awesome time!  The rides, the games, the food and, most importantly, the time spent with our cabinmates and counselors couldn’t be beat.  Meanwhile, our incredible group of CIT’s had a Magical Mystery Bus Tour that took them to exciting destinations such as Hacker’s Hill, Quaker Ridge, Old Orchard Beach and Old Port, Portland.  They had a wonderful time seeing the beauty of Maine while reminiscing about all the memories created over their lengthy camp careers!

When we went to breakfast on Tuesday morning, DSC_0123no one had any idea that Spirit Days would be breaking.  Our CIT’s decided that the breakfast break would stun everyone, and boy were they right!  For the next two days, the Blue Space Rangers and Green Cowboys will square off in the friendliest of competition.  The ball fields, waterfront and all areas in between will be filled with Laurel South Spirit and Pride.  At the end of the two day contest, we will be reunited as one, because, as the cheer goes, “Blue and Green are one big team!”  At the conclusion of our Closing Ceremonies, we will have the most amazing fireworks display in all of Maine!!  What an awesome way to end Spirit Days!

Excitement Fills the Air

Our 8th and 9th Graders returned yesterday from their trips to Acadia National Park and White Water Rafting on the Kennebec River.  They had a blast!  As great as it was, though, we’re all so happy to have the entire Laurel South family reunited in Casco.  We’re back in full-gear with programming, and all around camp excitement fills the air.  i-6NKPk26-LThere are incredible dishes being created in our brand new Culinary Center, the Athletics Instruction has been awesome, the creativity shown at the Arts’ Centers and Theater are second to none, and Crescent Lake is always a hotbed of activity.  Our first “S” Day was a hit:  the Saco and Kineo campers had an amazing time at Splashtown USA , the 7th Graders enjoyed Seacoast, and the Baxter/Allagash Beach party was a huge success!

Roger and Dagni had a fabulous time at dinner last night with our 7-Year Club members.  They had a wonderful meal while reminiscing about the campers’ experiences over the past 7, 8, and even 9 years!  Where have the years gone?

Tonight is Counselor Hunt, a favorite Evening Program and long-time Laurel South tradition.

The fun never ends in Casco!

Second Session Off and Running…

What an amazing start to the 2014 camp season!!!  The campers may have arrived less than a week ago, but the action has been nonstop.  Our 8th Graders left this morning for their awesome three day trip to Acadia National Park and our CITs departed for their White Water Rafting Trip.  They’ve checked in, and everyone is having a ball!  Our 5th Grade Day Trip to Aquaboggan was today as well.

i-vF9WpRz-MActivities, sports and programs  are in full-swing.  From the Ball Fields and Courts to the A&C Center  and Riding Rings, the new Culinary Studio to the Waterfront, the sounds of happy campers ring out everywhere.  Last night was our first Social, an we’re excited for our Drive-In Movie tonight.  Tomorrow is our first “S” Day.  Saco and Kineo will head to Splashtown USA, the 7th Graders will spend the afternoon at Seacoast Fun Park, and Baxter and Allagash will have their annual Beach Party.

The good times just keep coming.  What a beautiful day in the state of Maine!

Second Session Kicks Off

DSC_0023-2-M[38] Oh, what a beautiful day in the state of Maine!!  It was an amazing Arrival Day.  The weather was gorgeous, camp looked great, and, by the end of the day, the entire Laurel South family was reunited!

Old friendships were rekindled and new ones were forged.  All around camp you could see and hear how excited everyone was to be at their summer home. We all gathered for our traditional, first night cookout dinner followed by exciting Evening Programs.  At the end of the day, each cabin wound down, spending time bonding with their cabinmates and counselors.

DSC_0039-M[38]Today is Moose Stomp Day.  Each cabin will have the chance to bumper-tube, play team building games with our incredible Adventure Staff, chill at the Downeast Lodge with snow cones, audition for our two theater shows, make S’mores at the Outpost, take photos for Camper Books and get to know each other even better.  Tonight is our Opening Ceremony Council Fire.

Tomorrow is our first “A” Day and camp will be in full swing.  The action is nonstop at Laurel South and we’re so excited to be back!!!

First Session Comes to a Close

LSWhat an amazing First Session we had!!  The campers and staff built friendships and created memories that will last a lifetime.  We only wish it didn’t go by so fast. While we are sad to see the First Session come to an end, we are so pumped to welcome our Second Session campers tomorrow!  The staff is spending the day setting up cabins and planning awesome activities for the session.  Get ready for the summer of a lifetime!!  We can’t wait to see you tomorrow!!

The Fun is Never Over!

i-kVbPX2Q-MYesterday was our final “S” Day, and Funtown USA certainly lived up to its name!  The entire camp enjoyed the rides, the games, the food, and, of course, time spent creating memories with friends.  The next two days are our final Program Days of the session, filled with shows and exhibitions to demonstrate amazing skills learned in just a few short weeks.

Just because we’re close to the end does not, for a moment, mean the fun is over.  After our younger campers dazzled us with their performance of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, i-8L2rPtz-Mtonight is our older campers turn to wow us with their performance of Thoroughly Modern Millie.  This will take place immediately after our Lobster, Steak and Veggie Lasagna Final Banquet.

And, Tomorrow is Moose Bowl Day!  This 4th Annual all-camp event includes our awesome Tailgate Cookout Dinner, Sling Shot Tee-Shirt giveaways, Dance Performances and cheering for our favorite team.  Our campers competing on the field will display their athletic talents while embodying the Laurel South spirit of sportsmanship!  Go Rattle Snakes, Go Black Bears, Go Laurel South!!!

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

i-n2xKDhf-MHow quickly a session can fly?  It seems like just yesterday we were welcoming everyone back to our summer home, and yet here we are, heading into the final week of the first session – and what an unbelievable session it’s been! Our 8th Graders had a fabulous time in North Conway!  Intercamp games and tournaments are still in full swing.  The debut of the Culinary Center has been awesome!  Our annual Carnival was a blast.  We were completely wowed by the talent on display at the Camper Variety Show.

This final week will be jam packed with even more incredible events:  Two Theater Productions (Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Thouroughly Modern Millie), the 4th Annual Moose Bowl, Funtown, Final Social, Banquet, Closing Ceremonies…the list goes on.  The action never ends at Laurel South!!

Spirit Days!!

SDWhen we woke up on Wednesday morning, no one had any idea that Spirit Days would break.  In the next few hours, Spirit Days broke in stunning fashion. It was amazing!  For the next two days, the Blue Space Rangers and Green Cowboys squared off in the friendliest of competitions.  The ball fields, waterfront and all areas in between were filled with Laurel South Spirit and Pride.  At the end of the two day contest, we reunited as one, because, as the cheer goes: “Blue and Green are one big team!” _U2C6136 At the conclusion of our Closing Ceremonies, we were able to have the most amazing fireworks display in all of Maine!!!  While we were disappointed to not have them on the 4th of July, it was an awesome way to end Spirit Days!

After a well-deserved late wake up, we are right back into our “B” Day schedule.  We have two separate Tennis Intercamps today and a Climbing competition hosted by our friends at Camp Laurel.  Tomorrow is another “S” Day which means our talented campers will amaze us with the Camper Variety show followed by the famous Laurel South Carnival!  Sunday, our 8th Graders are off to North Conway for an exciting two day, one night trip to the White Mountains.

It’s been a memorable summer already, and it just keeps getting better and better!

The Action Never Stops!

IMG_4238What an amazing “S” Day we had yesterday!  The majority of camp traveled to Canobie Lake Park and we all had an awesome time!  The rides, the games, the fun and, most importantly, the time spent with our cabinmates and counselors couldn’t be beat.  Meanwhile, our incredible group of CIT’s had a Magical Mystery Bus Tour that took them to such exciting destinations as Hacker’s Hill, Quaker Ridge, Old Orchard Beach and Old Port, Portland.  They truly had a wonderful time seeing the beauty of Maine while reminiscing about all of the memories created over their lengthy camp careers!

IMG_4185Today’s “A” Day has been packed with excitement as well.  We had our first ever group venture to LL Bean in Freeport to take a Fly Fishing class.  Advanced Golf hit the local links early today for a round.  And Intercamp Games and Tournaments are in full swing.

It’s hard to believe we are reaching the half-way point of the session, but we’re excited there are so many wonderful times ahead.  The action never stops in Casco!

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