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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!

Happy 4th of July!

4thYesterday, our 8th and 9th Graders returned from their trips to Acadia National Park and White Water Rafting on the Kennebec River.  They had a blast!  As great as it was, we’re all so happy to have the entire Laurel South family reunited in Casco.  We’re back in full gear with programming and excitement fills the air everywhere over Crescent Lake.  There are incredible dishes being created in our brand new Culinary Studio, the Athletics Instruction has been awesome, the creativity shown at the Arts’ Centers and Theater are second to none, and of course our Waterfront is always a hotbed of activity.

Our 7 Year Club had a great night out at dinner this week, reminiscing about camp over the past 7, 8, and even 9 years!  Where have the years gone?

We are hopeful Obwana will cooperate and the weather will allow us to enjoy the best fireworks show in Casco tonight.  Even if he doesn’t, a little liquid sunshine will never dampen the Laurel South spirit.

The fun never ends at Laurel South!

Camp is in Full Swing!

IMG_2973What 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 CIT’s departed for their white water rafting trip.  They’ve checked in – everyone’s having a ball!  Our 5th Grade Day Trip to Aquaboggan was today as well.  Activities are in full swing.  From the Ballfields 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, and we’re excited for our Drive-In Movie tonight.  Tomorrow is our first “S” Day.  Saco and Kineo will head to Splashtown, the 7th Graders will spend the afternoon at Seacoast Fun Park, and Baxter and Allagash will have their awesome annual Beach Party. The good times just keep coming.  What a beautiful day in the state of Maine!!!

It’s a Beautiful Day in the State of Maine!

blog photoOh, what a beautiful day in the state of Maine!!!  It was another 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 back 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, bonding with their cabin mates and counselors.

Today is Moose Stomp Day.  Each cabin will have the chance to Bumper Tube, play some exciting, team building games with our incredible Adventure Staff, chill at the Downeast Lodge with snow cones, take photos for the end of the year Camper Books and getting to know each other even better.  Of course tonight will be our Opening Ceremony Council Fire. Tomorrow is our first “A” Day.  Each camper will have an individualized schedule, and camp will be in full swing.  The action is nonstop at Laurel South, and we are so excited to be back!!!

Two Days and Counting!

LSBlogOur Staff Orientation is well underway as we get ready for Camper Arrival this Thursday!  We can hardly wait.  Camp looks amazing and we’re so excited to see you soon!  The new Mastercrafts Pro Stars are set; the Fields are lined; the Courts are ready; the Art Studios are filled with supplies; the brand new Culinary Studio is spectacular; our  Ponies and Horses are trained;  the Cabins look amazing; the new girls’ cabin, Eastport,  is done and looks awesome.  All we’re missing now is the most amazing campers anywhere!! Thursday will be here before you know it.  We can’t wait to see you soon!

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