Camp Laurel South Blog

Camp is … just around the corner!

We’re so excited to begin the May countdown to camp.  The staff is hired…the fields are green…the new Tennis Complex is just about finished…and we’re getting ready to start moving beds and cubbies in anticipation of arrival day.  Believe it or not, our first group of “Pre Camp Staff” head to Maine in a couple weeks to work on opening preparations.

Max has been busy in the Gainesville office communicating with the 200 plus counselors and staff members who begin their journey soon from all over the country…and the world…to Casco.  We have counselors coming from more than 50 colleges throughout the United States.

Starting in early June, Laurel South becomes a beehive of activity as staff begin to arrive for departmental training programs. Counselors working in Archery, Equestrian, Waterskiing and Riflery will join us on Crescent Lake to fine tune their skills.  We’ll also be running our lifeguard certification program. In early June, the Adventure Staff (Outdoor Tripping and Ropes) join us for an orientation program with Inner Quest and SOLO Wilderness Expeditions, two groups from Virginia and New Hampshire which have been leading our adventure orientation programs for 15 years!   And a few days before the counselors arrive, the Campus Leaders come to work with me, Dagni, Max and Laz to get everything ready for Staff Orientation

We’ll check in from time to time to keep you updated with news from camp.

In the meantime, start laying out your clothes and gear for Summer 2010.  We’re psyched and can’t wait to see you soon!

As always, Dagni joins me in sending warmest and best regards,

Roger

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