July 30, 2009
The camp's traditional Wednesday trip to Blueberry Hill (aka, Pitcher Mt.) in Stoddard resulted in 28 pounds of blueberries picked by campers and counselors. Chef Ash and Kristen used them for last night's dessert--peach cobbler laced with fresh blueberries. The blueberry bushes were loaded with the delicious fruit and the campers, divided into teams, used their nimble fingers to fill their containers. We had lunch at the bottom of the hill and then rode to Otter Brook Dam reservoir for a welcome swim on a hot, muggy day. Some counselors and campers hiked to the dam itself and noticed that in 1969 the water in the reservoir reached 88 feet high. (The normal height is about 10 feet.) The frequent rain has not seriously curtailed camp activities; everyone has become used to gray skies interwoven with glorious, welcome days of sun. The Eagle group is paddling and hiking in Newfound Lake in the White Mountain region, and tonight everyone will be in camp for an evening of folk dancing in the meadow blessed with clear skies (fingers crossed).