It started out similar to most, with the weather holding off nicely, so we started our fishing club period on the pier. After only a short while however, a large thunderstorm could be heard in the distance. We immediately sent the kids to the great hall for safety, while the rest of the camp battened down for the coming downpour. I regrettably found myself caught in the early minutes of the storm and, after being soaked clean through, had to seek shelter in the camp's boathouse along with the staff from Courageous Sailing.
After the worst had passed, the campers were released from the great hall to continue their regularly scheduled activities. Regrettably this period was also cut short by another storm band that rolled through the area.
As the thunder from this second onslaught faded into the distance and rain still fell, the camp re-released the campers. Instead of returning to their scheduled periods, much of the camp, without hesitation and as if planned in advanced, set up an impromptu slip and slide using the cover from the pool. It was awesome to see so many of the kids embrace what the day had given them, despite its relative unpleasantness.
|Getting some distance on the lawn.|
|Basking in the golden glory of the sun (and that of our almost completed sign)|
- Cheers, Tom Rebula