It’s hard to believe that two weeks are behind us and we are beginning to gear up for Visiting Day on July 16! The past week has flown by with an incredible schedule of events, intercamps, evening activities, alumni visitors, and more!
After July 4th, we were full speed ahead. Tuesday was busy with intercamps: 9th Grade Girls Soccer Tournament at Lenox and 6th Grade Boys Flag Football Tournament at Mah-kee-nac. We brought the Watitoh spirit and all of the campers had fun. The evening was filled with our infamous Auction Night. “Ken and Barbie” were the MC’s for the night and each cabin was given Watitoh money to spend any way they chose. Some of the big ticket items were: Late night treats and a sleepover in the Cooking Cottage, Waterfront Staff retaking their tag tests, and a special campfire with s’mores.
Wednesday continued more intercampus: Boys Tennis at Greylock, Waiters Basketball at Lenox, and a 2nd place finish at the Romaca Swim Meet. Go girls! Belly Flop for Boys and Hunt the Counselor for the girls was a most traditional night on the campuses. Jake Goodman followed in his father’s footsteps by winning the Belly Flop!
Thursday was the Romaca Track meet and the Boys Taconic Tennis Tournament. Whew…we’re tired even writing this!! The Scouts and Inters enjoyed a trip to Candlestick Bowling while the TICS and Waiters enjoyed a night out in Pittsfield. The rest of camp cozied up for movies. It was “Zootopia” for the younger ones and “Mall Cop 2” for the older ones.
The TIC girls started the weekend off at a Basketball Tournament at Lenox while everyone else enjoyed a normal day of programming. The afternoon brought the beginning of a rainy weekend. But, to no avail, we all enjoyed “Pageant” as our evening activity. Each cabin and their opposite gender dressed up their counselors in pairs: Nemo and Dory, Shrek and Fiona, Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton, Ginny Weasley and Harry Potter, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, and the TIC/Waiter choice of El Chapo and the FBI all made an appearance in the Social Hall! After a lot of very deep questions, the judges agreed that the winner of the night was Ginny Weasley and Harry Potter created by the Upper Seniors!
A rainy weekend it was at Camp Watitoh but that didn’t stop us from having fun! We were able to fit in a normal morning with boating on the lake and an afternoon filled with indoor games and Scattegories. Saturday night was one of the highlights of the summer when we got to watch the production of “How to Eat Like a Child: And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-up.” Our Junior actors were funny, creative, incredibly adorable, and wonderfully talented. Everyone in the audience was smiling from ear to ear!
Sunday was a sacred day on Girls Camp…British Empire! Captains: Rachel Goodman (Australia), Hannah Tomaskovic (Canada), and Abigail Brown (Great Britain) led their teams all day in sports, song, and spirit! They were wonderful leaders on girl side and it was a great day for all. The boys enjoyed their Sports-a-Rama swim meet in the afternoon.
The week concluded with our first social night. Our Debs and Cadets played Minute to Win It while the Inters, Juniors, Scouts and Rangers had an “Under the Sea” themed party at the waterfront. A rotation of games: Coke and Pepsi, Musical Chairs, and Skits made the night interactive and fun! Our older campers danced the night away with DJ Nick (Tennis Director!) all dressed up in “Time Warp” outfits.
The start of the week brought sunshine and a typical Monday schedule. Sports-a-rama was a huge success followed by Hobby Selection and Bunk Challenge!
Tuesday was our Birthday Banquet where we celebrated the 80th Birthday of Watitoh and all of the campers who don’t have a summer birthday. The dinner was followed by a performance by Tom Carroll, a local Berkshire artist who has been coming to Watitoh for years. The week ahead has a busy intercamp schedule, more traditional evening activities and will end with the camp Sing and seeing many of you on Visiting Day!