July 18th, Field Day
We started the morning with an early bird of swimming, running and paddling. Many of the girls also took the morning to practice in some of their small boats before the regatta this weekend! After early bird we all headed up to the main house for a scrumptious meal of breakfast sandwiches, cereal and fruit salad.
Morning classes consisted of a final softball practice while the other girls paddled in their small boats. Everyone went to swim practice before heading up to an early lunch. We quickly ate lunch so we could load up two war canoes and our cedar-strip canoes in order to paddle over to Chikopi for Field Day!
Upon our arrival to Chikopi, the girls and boys were split into seven teams led by our lovely Ak-O-Mak counselors! The seven teams travelled around the field to a variety of activities to earn points in order to be the champions of the afternoon. All of the campers took a quick dip in the lake before heading up to a cookout dinner!
The softball game after dinner was a success! Although we lost the girls played amazingly, certainly one of our best games in years! They played their hearts out and impressed all who watched! Our cheering section was also quite impressive, creating an entertaining array of cheers. Once the game was over the girls all paddled back to Ak-O-Mak. After a long, but fun, day the girls are in bed, getting as much sleep as possible before our weekend of paddling and shopping!