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Camp is in Full Swing!

Camp is in full swing! Nestled in the midst of Maine’s breathtaking natural beauty, Crescent Lake’s reflective waters and the towering pines of Maine provide a picturesque backdrop to the vibrant activities and friendships that define our Laurel South experience. Days have been full of hiking trips, intercamps, and some special events. The weather here has been a dream — warm days perfect for swimming in Crescent Lake and cool evenings ideal for gathering around campfires under a starlit sky. We can’t wait for our Council Fire tonight!

As June wraps up, we celebrated the return of our 8th and 9th graders from their adventurous trips into the wilderness. These trips (hiking through coastal Maine and rafting in the North Woods) are not just about outdoor skills. They are about personal growth and building resilience, lessons that extend far beyond the campfire circle and create a treasure trove of memories that will last a lifetime.

Last night our 4th grade boys camped out under the stars. For many campers, this was their first taste of sleeping under a canopy of twinkling constellations, surrounded by the sounds of the night. It’s a magical experience that sparks curiosity and fosters a deep appreciation for the natural world. These young campers forge friendships as they roast marshmallows, share camp stories, and gaze up at the Milky Way. Our 4th grade girls will have their turn later this week!

Looking ahead, excitement buzzes through camp as we prepare for our annual Laurel South Carnival just a few days away! The Carnival is a celebration of summer and all the memories that come with it, where everyone contributes to create a day filled with laughter, games, and cotton candy. It’s a chance for campers to let loose, whether through face painting, dunk tanks, or the wide array of inflatable challenges, and to revel in the joy of coming together as a community.

Campers new and old are learning that Laurel South isn’t just a place – it’s an experience that shapes memories and friendships that endure long after the final campfire of the season. Here in Maine, amidst laughter and adventure, lifelong bonds are formed and cherished, making each summer day at Laurel South one to remember. Here’s to another week of memories!