Today Cook Julia Munson led us to put in an herbal garden for the summer. Many thanks to her parents, Deb and Brian who came to visit and brought us a portable cedar box and the plants just for the project. Julia, Sarah Mortati, Tae and Hannah planted lettuce, rosemary, thyme, tomato, cilantro, parsley, and dill. We will use the herbs and veggies in our fresh food. Most of our vegetables come from a local farmer, Jason, at Green Ledges Farm. These herbs can complement what we get from his farm. The North Stars, our leadership training program, who are invested in working towards their Lifeguard Training certification, were practicing in water spinal injury rescues. Corydalis and Clintonia yurts worked with Jane Barron on making paddles. Jane visits us every year to help with the paddle making. She is to us a “Resource Woman”, to others she might be a Maine Guide, a boatbuilder, a teacher, a paddler, or a small business person. Thanks Jane for coming again. Trillium and Woodsorrel each took hikes today. Today was first day of our famous Polar Bear swims. The girls (and Staff) get in the lake at 6:30 am for a refreshing start to the day. We had over a dozen campers join in the fun this morning. Our Penobscot White Water Kayaking trip left camp today for two and a half weeks of white water paddling and a little hiking. Other trips start heading out on Saturday. All the yurts went out in canoes and we had a group take our Assistant Director Dot Lamson out for a sail. I think she learned a thing or two from the campers. Sunny and warm are predicted for tomorrow. We look forward to another full day at camp.