Sunday, August 25, 2013

Fun at the Campfire

Hello future readers,

Every night, here at camp, I look forward to Campfire time. Since it's still summer, it really isn't good and dark until 9p.m. Then we all get bundled into our jackets, and put on our bandannas and meet at the campfire site near the hiking trail. Sometimes, Kerry, or one of the other counselors have announcements. Then we all chant "Announcements, announcements, announcements! That's a heckuva way to end our day, announcements!" (we only get to do that ONCE!). Sometimes, we tell ghost stories. Once, we had talent night, and last night we played "Pass The Story". Tonight, Kerry brought out her guitar so we could sing! I love camp songs!

One of my favorite songs is "Oooh Motty Wa", because we get to compete to see which cabin can sing it the loudest! It's a call and response song, so Kerry sings the lines and we all repeat them (loudly)! It goes:

"Oooh Motty Wa-ha! Oooh Motty Wa-ha!
Who do they talk about? Who do they talk about?
The Mighty (cabin's name here*)! The Mighty (cabin's name here*)!
So So sisters! So So sisters!
Don't you know that they go Don't you know that they go
Up on the mountain? Up on the mountain?
*Together* Go go go! Go Mighty (cabin's name*)
(repeat twice)
Go go go go go go go! WOOOO!"
(**Red Robins, Blue Jays, Yellow Canaries)

Whoever sings the loudest gets to pick the next song. Tonight it was the Blue Jays. They chose "Three Jolly Fishermen". After we were done singing, Kerry said we could make Jiffy Pop over the fire, and toast marshmallows for S'mores. In case there aren't any S'mores in the future, it's toasted marshmallows and chocolate in between 2 graham crackers. It's super yummy!

Sunny doesn't like graham crackers, so she just eats a chocolate bar.

After a while, it's time to go back to our cabins, so Kerry plays "Taps".

"Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hill, from the sky,
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh."

Good night, future readers!
Until next time,
Your friend,
Julie Newman

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