You know it is early in the session based on how many kids are up before Reveille, playing pinners, and waiting for the horn to sound. Pinners is an Ojibwa original game where campers throw a tennis ball at a set of stairs to thrust the ball into a landing zone that is worth a single, double, triple, or home run. This morning, all four pinners courts were packed with campers. After Reveille, we had a fantastic pancake and sausage breakfast which was followed by Cabin Clean-up.
The morning activity period saw our campers starting their swim tests, with each league being assigned to the waterfront for one activity period to get tested. If your league was not at the waterfront, the campers participated in league play. Peach League (Cabins 1-4), our youngest campers, participated in Basketball, Floor Hockey, Football and Softball. Grapefruit (Cabins 5-8) had Football, Soccer, and Softball. Pineapple (Cabins 9-12) played Volleyball, Floor Hockey, and Football, and our Watermelon league (Cabins 13-14) played Softball, Floor Hockey, Basketball and Volleyball. Luckily the weather held out and we were able to get all of our games in albeit for a brief rain delay.
Our lunch today was our famous Grilled Cheese, and dinner was delicious fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Special treat this evening, at dinner, was Laura Lens’ favorite dessert, BANANA PUDDING!!!
It never ceases to amaze how the campers come together. You see friends, who just met less than 24 hours ago, palling around like they have known each other for years. You see a crowd of 20 campers and staff from cabins 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, and 13, sitting on the campus playing a made up game to try to ward off the rain. You see the magic of Ojibwa come to life.
Second session is off and running, and the countdown to Collegiate Week has already begun!
Here’s to Camp Ojibwa,
Joel and Joey