Mother Nature at Camp
|Rachel was a counselor for cabin Ishtakaba in 2011.|
I will be a third-year counselor this year and I don’t even remember the number of summers I have spent at Foley. That being said, my first two summers as a counselor couldn’t have been more different. The first year was cold and rainy, even I, a seasoned 1st session camper and native Minnesotan though it was too cold to jump in the lake. The number of days we changed lesson plans, canceled classes, started late because of the rain were too numerous to count. My second summer was hot and I wished I could jump in the lake for the swim test at the beginning of the sessions, but was helping the nurse check everybody in. Last summer the accessory to have was a water bottle filled to the top at breakfast and empty by morning fun. The differences in the summers taught me one very important thing, No matter how much you plan or think “I’ve got everything under control” don’t count on mother nature cooperating.
|Rachel was a counselor for cabin MicMac in 2012.|
The crazy weather brings about some crazy things including hours practicing for the camp-wide lip-syncs and then being told that classes were getting back on schedule and the lip syncs would have to wait. Watching the cabins perform, starting with the youngest and finishing up with the oldest campers, is exciting and hilarious. You never know what song anybody is doing, that is kept as a national secret. The dance moves that everybody comes up with are hilarious, we can make moves to almost anything.
I can’t wait for this summer and all the crazy weather that is bound to happen. I mean we still had snow at the end of April and several lakes still have ice on them in May. So let’s get this summer started and see what the crazy Minnesota weather will bring us. Whatever it is it will create some awesome memories that I’m sure all my friends will be sick of hearing before I can make some new ones.