Monday, August 22, 2011

So long sweet summer

Camp is over for the summer. Time to bid farewell to old friends and new.

"And as the years go by, I'll think of you and sigh. This was goodnight and not goodbye"

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Super Heros at Maripai!!

Archers to the Shooting Line!

Week 8 !!!!

Our last week of camp brings us a fresh new crop of Super Heros! Campers and staff had a blast dressing up and brushing up on their super hero skills!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

And the Winner is....

The CITs!!!!! Here are the pictures from their performance.

The Rock Fight

One of our favorite all camp activities each year is our annual rock fight. This activity is a competition between units where councilors perform a song for the camp. The catch is that the campers make all of the decisions. They choose the song, the clothing, even the make-up if they would like; and while their councilors are performing they become their official fan club. Everyone in camp seems to have such a fun time with this even.

We Love Our CITs

We've had the pleasure this summer to have a few groups of councilors in training to spend time with us here at camp. We love having them here and we are so inspired by how much they pay attention to tasks and want to keep learning more about our roles at camp. Many of our staff have gone through the same program and they know how valuable that training is to them now that they are councilors.
Our current group of CITs actually spent about half of their time with us going through the Oxford Leadership Program at Willow Springs and a couple of hours learning about how one of our neighboring camps functions as well.
To the parents of our CITs we at Maripai would like to let you know how much we appreciate your daughters for all of their hard work this summer and we thank you for sending them here to help them advance in their leadership skills. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to assist you daughters in becoming the leaders they were meant to be!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Westerns get all of the fun costumes

Here at camp we love to really get into our themes and have fun with it. On any given day you'll see someone getting into a character for our themes. This week is especially fun for our staff! Due to the fact that we are a horse camp it goes hand in hand with western wear. Even some of the girls found costumes to become more involved in the theme.