On Wednesday, June 30th, the Allagash Canoe trip was resupplied with fresh produce and additional food. The news we heard from Greg Shute, who did the resupply, was that the group was in tremendous spirits. They were working well together, the leaders were raving about the girls and their hard work ethic and ease of being together as a group. This was great news to get from the field. The Allagash Girls should now be on their third day of paddling the Allagash. The Penobscot White Water Kayaking group also had a resupply on the 1st of July. Great news from them as well. They have been paddling rapids, touring dams, making delicious meals over the campfire, connecting with the other Girls Camp groups visiting Big Eddy Campground (where they are based camped) and enjoying being a cohesive group. The time has been moving by so quickly up here at camp on Fourth Debsconeag Lake. On Thursday we said our goodbyes to the youngest group of girls, Woodsorrel, as they made their way home at the close of their 10-day program. We ended with a great celebration for Woodsorrel, one more fantastic campfire full of singing, skits, laughter, appreciations, and cheer. As Woodsorrel departed, camp life continued on full of laugh and spirit. Over the last few days we have had some pretty silly and fun theme days which included “backwards day” (the day started out with lunch for breakfast and ended with breakfast for dinner. There were various other backwards themes thrown into the day, announcements backwards, t.shirts backwards, etc), “dress like someone else day,” and “pirates and nijas day.” Current Chewonki president, Don Hudson, and his wife Phine Ewing visited camp and shared some of their great talents. Don was up early two mornings in a row offering bird walks for the girls. Phine led a gardening activity, working to restore vegetation in an area of campus that had been overrun with footsteps and traffic. We also had another special guest visiting campus over the last couple of days, Helen Hess, a biology professor from The College of the Atlantic, came to share her knowledge, skill, and humor with the community. She offered a snorkeling activity where girls were able to learn about the macro-invertebrates in our lake. She also offered a fish and leaf print making activity, you may see some beautifully printed t.shirts or other clothing items coming home with your daughter. Corydalis left on Friday for their 10-day canoe trip beginning on the West Branch of the Penobscot River. They have had nothing but sunshine since the start of their trip. Trout Lily left this morning for the start of their 9-day hiking trip on the Maine Appalachian Trail. We will be meeting up with them on Monday for a re-supply of fresh food. Clintonia packed up their bags and gear today, and, will be heading out on their 6-day canoe trip beginning tomorrow morning. Trillium will be with us in camp until Tuesday morning, then they head out for their 4-day canoe trip. Tomorrow is 4th of July!! We are planning camp festivities, a parade, cookout, and sparklers are in order. The sun has set, the lake is still, and girls are in their yurts doing their evening circle up. Sweet dreams to you all. More from the shores of Fourth Debsconeag later.