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Spirit Days…

Yesterday was an amazing Out of Camp “S” Day. Our CIT’s headed out on a Magical Mystery Bus Tour for a day of exploring the fun, sights and beauty of Maine. For the rest of us, the day at Canobie Lake couldn’t have been any better. What a great time we all had on rides, playing games. Picnic lunch and spending time with friends.

Today seemed like an ordinary “A” Day. The weather was perfect…breakfast was great…first and second periods were a lot of fun.

Once the Fruit Break dance party began, before we knew it, the CIT’s were breaking Spirit Days!! For the next day and a half, the Blue Knights and Green Vikings will battle it out in the friendliest of competitions. We will compete hard and cheer out loud. We’re so psyched for Spirit Days 2013! Its gonna be awesome!

Laurel South Shines…

What an amazing first week we had on Crescent Lake. Our 8th and 9th graders have returned from their incredible trips to Acadia National Park and White Water Rafting on the Kennebec River. They pulled into Casco just in time for our awesome Laurel South Drive-In Movie night. Everyone enjoyed the pre-movie dance party before settling in with snacks to watch The Emperor’s New Groove.

Roger and Dagni had a great dinner with the members of our 7 Year Club. Thirty one campers who’ve been with us for 7 years or more.
What an incredible group!

Activities are in full swing – climbing to fitness to dance, wakeboarding, crafts, lacrosse, gymnastics and more! Intercamp games and tournaments are an everyday occurrence. Camping trips are ‘outta sight. The weather has been great…and we are having a blast!

Sports, Waterfront, Arts, Trips, Intercamps and More…

Second Session 2013 is off to an amazing start! It’s hard to believe we’ve been here almost a week! We’re well into our first rotation of “A” and “B” days and the program is humming! There’s a tangible excitement coming from all over camp: from the ball fields to the theater, the Equestrian Center to Crescent Lake, the sounds of fun, excitement and enthusiasm ring out. Intercamp games and tournaments are in full swing: tennis, basketball, lacrosse, climbing, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball and swimming.

Tomorrow is our first “S” Day of the session. Our 8th graders will head to Acadia National Park while our 9th graders will tackle the Kennebec River on their whitewater rafting excursion. Saco and Kineo are off to Splashtown USA for an incredible day and our 7th Graders will head off to Seacoast. Allagash and Baxter (5th and 6th Graders) will have camp all to themselves for an awesome beach party!!!
The good times never stop at Camp Laurel South.

Second Session Kicks Off…

What an amazing Arrival Day we had!!! We’re so excited our Second Session campers have finally arrived from all over the United States and the world. Yesterday was spent catching up with old friends and making connections with new ones. Today is Moose Stomp Day – we’re making schedules, taking photos, cooling off with Ice Pops and Bumper Tubing on beautiful Crescent Lake!!! Tonight is our Opening Council Fire and tomorrow is our very first full program day of the session. The good times have just begun at Laurel South. What a beautiful day in the state of Maine!!!

Farewell for Now…and Hello…

We had an incredible First Session!! We played, ran, sang, hiked, skied, laughed, smiled and enjoyed the summer like never before. While we’re sad the First Session campers have departed, we choose not to say, “Goodbye”, but rather, “See you next year!”

We’re already gearing up for an equally amazing Second Session and counting the minutes. We can’t wait to see our campers on Thursday!!

First Sessions Winds Down…

The First Session of 2013 may soon be coming to an end, but the good times have not slowed down at all. Yesterday was our final “S” Day, and the entire camp enjoyed an amazing day at Funtown USA. Form the rides to the games to the food and the fun, it was a day not to be forgotten. We’re now into our final “A” and “B” days of the session with all the culminating activities: the Zip Line and Giant Swing at Challenge Course, the final Gymnastics Show, Grilling with Roger at Anything Goes and the good times rock on.

After the incredible production of Lion King by Laurel South’s younger thespians, we’re excited for tonight’s performance of Hairspray. Tomorrow night is our Final Banquet and Social. After packing on Sunday, we will all go to our closing Council Fire before saying, “See you next summer” to our Laurel South family.

It’s been an awesome First Session!!!

The Action Never Stops…

The action never stops at Laurel South! After an amazing “S” Day breakfast, Carnival and incredible Camper Variety Show, our 8th Graders left Monday for their two day trip to Attitash and North Conway. They had a blast. Programs are running full steam and our evening activities are way cool. Our Saco and Kineo campers just returned from their berry-picking excursion. We continue to participate in intercamps and tournaments all over southern Maine.

Tonight is our 3rd Annual Moosebowl!!! Once again the Rattlesnakes and Black Bears will meet on the gridiron. The entire camp will gather for a tailgate cookout for dinner before making their way to the field to watch the men of Rangeley battle it out in a game of flag football. There will be a halftime dance exhibition, tee shirt launchers, announcers and Roger and Dagni at the coin flip. This event has become a favorite for the entire Laurel South family!

Summer Flying By

How quickly the summer is flying by! Another Spirit Day has come and gone and it was a great one. In the end, all we remember is the fun of the competition. We have gotten right back into programming. Intercamp games and tournaments have been awesome. Camping trips are going strong all over the state of Maine. From tennis to rocketry to waterskiing, horseback riding, climbing and lacrosse, our campers are doing it all.

Everyone is excited for tomorrow’s 2nd in-camp “S” Day. From the elective morning to the Camper Variety Show to the famous Laurel South Carnival, the day couldn’t be more exciting.

Our campers have never looked happier. They’re participating, making friends, acquiring new skills, developing existing talents and trying new things. Everything’s fantastic in 04015!

Spirit Day 2013

Tuesday started like any other day at camp. Morning activities were going great. All over camp, the sounds of Laurel South spirit filled the air. Just before lunch, Roger called for a camp meeting. As he made his way through announcement, a roar erupted from the lake. The CIT’s, dressed in Blue and Green, announced the arrival of another amazing Spirit Day!!!

For the next day and a half, the Blue Knights and Green Vikings will battle it out in the friendliest of competitions. We’ll play hard, but never lose hold of the fact that even during Spirit Days, we are one big Laurel South family.
Once Spirit Days conclude, we have so much to look forward to: the 4th of July, the action on beautiful Crescent Lake, intercamp games and tournaments, The Lion King & Hairspray. We can’t wait to keep the action going in Casco!

First Week Finishes with a Bang

It’s hard to believe we’ve been at camp for over a week. “Time flies when you’re having fun,” and that couldn’t be more true in Casco, Maine. Our program days are filled with action. Basketball, Tennis, Climbing, Sailing, Lacrosse, Soccer, Crafts, Ceramics, Fitness, Gymnastics and more. Nights are filled with amazing evening activities and special events. Our 7th, 8th and 9th graders all returned form incredible overnight camping trips. We’ve had our first two S Days (in and out of camp) and they were phenomenal. The fun never stops, and it is always a beautiful day in the state of Maine!

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