The sky is falling, the hot chocolate’s warm, and– unbelievably– there are still polar bears out there jumping in the lake every single morning. We’ve seen a relatively steady downpour for the past couple of days up here at Fourth Debs, but our spirits are not dampened! Girls have been busy making paddles (we already have some ready to varnish and go out on trips!), building a new wood canvas canoe, learning new paddle strokes, swimming every chance they get, and singing lots of songs in dry, cozy places. Today, we had a “Mud fest” obstacle course with Wintergreen, Clintonia and Corydalis, which involved making mud castles, army crawling under ropes, lots of teamwork, and some good natured sliding around. As a grand finale, everyone jumped off the dock in a muddy wave and emerged squeaky clean. Serendipitously, during our evening Sing-a-long, a double rainbow appeared touching both ends of the lake right outside! We promptly organized underneath in color coordinating rain jackets to send our rainy-day cheer back home 🙂 Corydalis heads out in the morning for their backpacking trip along the AT, followed by Clintonia and Wintergreen the next day on adventures of their own! The yurts are dry, the fire places stoked, and girls camp is ridiculously fun.