Today I awoke to the sun rising to the east and a nearly full moon setting to the west. The air was, and still is, crisp like an autumn day. The trees, mountains, and lake are all sharply outlined by the crystal clear air. What a perfect sun shiny day for all our groups to come back to camp together again! Yesterday we welcomed back the Maine AT hiking group. They completed their 100 mile wilderness adventure by hiking back to camp. The last days on trail they were based at Katahdin Stream Campground in Baxter State Park. They were able to successfully summit Mount Katahdin, and spoke of spectacular views from the top and along the way. They all carried back with them large smiles, a sense of accomplishment, and their heavy bags (of which they seemed to grow very accustomed to, during all their welcoming hugs and story sharing they walked around with their backpacks on). On Thursday, our youngest group remaining in camp, Clintonia, paddled their way back into camp. We could hear them singing and cheering from our boatlanding all the way over to the back cove dock. They too had smiles that stretched from ear to ear. They were so pleased with their journey on the West Branch and Chesuncook Lake. They spoke of sunny days, swimming, singing, paddling along the river, getting into the groove of setting up camp, spotting moose, and much more. They all have enjoyed returning home to Girls Camp, sleeping in their yurts, eating the delicious food, and sharing songs and stories together as a community. The Clintonia girls led Spa Night last night, which included lavender facial steams, backrubs, hand rubs, and artistic designs on toes and nails. Today we welcome back the remaining two groups who remain out in the field – Trout Lily and Corydalis. Trout Lily will hike their way back into camp from the Maine AT, and Corydalis will paddle and portage their way back to camp through the Debsconeag Chain. Tonight we will all enjoy dinner in our dining hall and perform the final silly campfire. This closing campfire includes trip skits, a way for the community to learn a bit about all the journeys had, whether it is in the form of a song, silly skit, or re-enactment. Tomorrow is Final Celebration Day. Collectively as a community we will celebrate the accomplishments of all with good food, good conversations, and sharing reflections through songs, reading, and images. We look forward to seeing families in Wiscasset at 2pm on Monday, August 10th!!