Today in camp our theme was “flair day.” Flair is adding a bit of spice to your wardrobe. This can include a silly hat, tie, skirt, boa, or any other extraordinary bit of fun from the costume box. Pictures will be coming to flickr soon… stay posted. This evening is a special evening, the rise of our first full moon of the summer. The moon rise is a spectacular site on the shores of Fourth Debsconeag Lake. It comes up over the hillside, as it gets higher in the sky the moon shadow glimmers off the lake providing an incredible reflection. I think all the girls and staff are gearing up for the rise in what will be minutes. Camp life has been busy!! Today we sent Trout Lily out on their first adventure for three days of white water kayaking at Big Eddy. They will be met by two awesome white water leaders from our Wiscasset campus and learn how to read moving water, navigate in white water kayaks, and explore the shores of Chewonki’s Big Eddy Campground. Trout Lily will be joining our Penobscot White Water (PWW) Kayakers at Big Eddy as well. Our PWW girls have been at Big Eddy for two nights now. They will be sending the majority of their 3 weeks on the Penobscot River enhancing their skills as white water paddlers. The Allagash Canoe trip began their adventure last Thursday, beginning on the Penobscot River. Tonight they are camped on Chesuncook lake, their plan today was to explore the only roadless village in Maine, Chesuncook Village. Chesuncook has a rich history, the girls and leaders will spend a few hours learning about the lives of the people who have lived on these shores for many years. While also enjoying a bit of root beer and fudge from “the store” the only store in Chesuncook Village. Woodsorrel, Trillium, Clintonia, and Corydalis are all gearing up for their adventures departing tomorrow. The spirits are high and there is enthusiasm about the adventures ahead. The last few days have been busy ones, including canoeing, sailing, paddle making, exploring for amphibians, practicing yoga, swimming, kayaking, hiking, campfires, and more! Hopefully you will be getting some letters home soon with details about your daughter’s experiences. Please note, our internet connection has been fairly spotty. If you do need to be in touch with us at girls camp, please call us. We have sent a disc of images down to Chewonki’s main campus in Wiscasset, so, photos will be coming soon. Hope you too can enjoy the full moon rise!