The morning began perfectly. I know because I was there. As I took Owen E. and Joe B. on their seal runs down the length of the lake, I couldn’t help but notice that the lake was perfectly flat; so wholly placid that the water skeeters tiptoed on it as surely as if it was the sidewalk below me. The sky was a mirror image of the water, so uniformly blue that by looking up I was enveloped in the sky’s expansive scope.
After yesterday’s long day of both extreme action and relaxation, camp settled into its regular rhythm. A long day of intense relaxation and prolonged rest, it was time for the tick of regular activities to start again. With the absence of the senior campers leaving for their four day long trips to the Rangeley Lakes and the Presidential Range, the younger campers strutted their stuff bringing home a whole host of badges at their activity periods.
One of the strangest moments today (if there ever can be a ‘strangest’ at BRC) was when the field and the waterfront battled to gain control of Art. At the beginning of dinner, Curtis and Peter stood in front of their respective easels, with their subject, Jonah K. in the middle. Throughout the meal, Curtis and Peter painted portraits of Jonah each with their own personal flair. Curtis, although not an artist made a valiant attempt at a Picasso style depiction of Jonah while Peter’s illustration showed an incredible amount of detail and careful color placement. Peter’s drawing was warmly accepted by the crowd, and Peter claimed art for the field.
Best Bed: Lincoln H.
Best Cabin: Hornet’s Nest
Supercamper: Tyler S.
Future Forecast: Some toasty temps, More swims! Birch Rock legends come to visit, the library activity takes over all of camp (oh wait it already did), Orb! Quorum! Taco Tuesday, Mulan vs. the Lion King, I’m Your Baby Tonight by Whitney Houston rises to the top of the BRC Billboard charts